Banks of azaleas and rhododendrons on both sides of the reflecting pool bloom in every conceivable shade.
Hybrids include the white Boule de Neige (French for snowball), Pink Twins and the vivid red Nova Zembla.
The Japanese maple (Acer palmatum ‘dissectum’) at the head of the pool and the globose sourwood (Oxydendron arboreum ‘globosum’) are particularly striking in their crimson autumn foliage. Next to the maple is a mature mountain silver bell tree (Halesia monticola).
In spring, look for the Double Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida ‘pluribracta’)