Summer Blues

Courtyard Display

On view: June - July

Late-flowering hydrangeas make the Courtyard a delightfully cool retreat in the summer, beginning with large, spectacular mopheads and ending with the tall Paniculata 'Grandifolia', known in America as PeeGees. In July, the statuesque Agapanthus appears in the Courtyard with its large umbels of inky blue flowers. Hydrangeas are native to Japan, where they have been grown as ornamental plants for centuries; Western travelers brought them to their gardens in the late 18th century.

Please note that the Courtyard displays are part of a living collection and as such the actual flowers may be different than what is described on our website.

The Summer Blues Courtyard installation is made possible through the generous support of Vivien and Alan Hassenfeld.