Walking towards the Greenhouses, you will pass a miniature taxodium wetland area, where, in the spring, the enormous white and yellow bracts of the skunk cabbage (Lysichiton) can be seen, as well as beautiful marsh marigold (Caltha palustris). This is followed by a strip of lawn behind which there is an extensive border of annuals. The combination of plants here changes every year.
Slightly further along is the Bamboo Bush. In addition to numerous species of bamboo, there are also Japanese and Chinese plants here, including peony and epimedium species. Peonies flower for a short period only, but the seed heads that remain are also highly attractive.