Dogwoods

Hundreds of native dogwoods, Cornus florida, are located throughout the gardens. Their beautiful white flowers (these are really bracts) usually appear in mid to late April. In autumn their red fruits are appealing to birds and squirrels.

Blooming later in the season is the kousa dogwood, Cornus kousa. A large example of this tree grows near the Manor House in combination with oakleaf hydrangeas.