Strickland Garden and Color Border
The perennial border beside the Great Lawn and the Conservatory is known as the Strickland Border, thanks to Dickie Strickland who donated it. Plantings and annual beds echo the Color Border on the opposite side of the lawn to create a sense of unity. Some of the perennials in the garden grow tall and flop over by the time they bloom, so they are cut back in spring and early summer so they will be shorter and more compact by the end of the year. Pruning perennials this way delays their blooming by a few weeks. The Garden stops all of this type of pruning by July 4 so the plants have time to form flowers before frost knocks them back.
Take in sweeping vistas of the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory and the Midtown skyline beyond from the Garden’s largest open space, the Great Lawn.
Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory
Explore the botanical richness and stunning biodiversity of several distinct environments housed in the Fuqua Conservatory, where a tropical rainforest meets the South African Desert. Visitors can learn how humans relate to the plant world in many complex ways.