We then went on to see the Garden at the Getty, which is always wonderful. It was sad to see all the water features switched off and empty but entirely appropriate in the current drought. One wonders how long it will be before we can enjoy them again. I have written about the garden before but it is lovely to see at any season. (Last year's visit) Its very horticultural and with its carefully planned color combinations, seems to my eye to be very much in the British style of planting, such as you would find at Wisley, Sissinghurst or Hidcote.
Inevitably many plants that I knew and some I couldn't identify at all. Its good to see unusual plants used amongst the familiar. Shrubs, trees, climbers, herbaceous, annuals, bulbs - they are all represented and beautifully grown.
|Canna - probably 'Durban' (syn 'Tropicanna', 'Phasion') or could be the dwarf 'Pink Sunburst'|
|Digitalis - one of the 'Illumination' series|
|Climber - name? (Update - Bauhinia corymbosa - thanks Max)|
|Curious - like an Achillea but shrubby? (Update - Athanasia acerosa - thanks Max)|
|Thunbergia battiscombei (Thanks max for the ID)|
|Echevaria agavoides - thanks for the name Mark and Gaz|
|Grevillea - species? (Update - 'Peaches and Cream')|
|Just love these simple container mixes, prostrate rosemary, white alyssum and Erigeron karataviense|
|Kangaroo paw - Anigozanthos 'Bush Gold' ?|
|Ordinary petunias but loved the deep red colour|
|A restio - Elegia tectorum?|
|The architecture is beautiful with lovely stonework including these panels with great leaf fossils.|