This is a nursery with long tradition - have no idea how they survived communist time.
It was started by grand grandfathers, which among other precious plants brought by ship from US this beautiful Metasequoia glyptostroboides.
The tree itself is very impressive - lightness of foliage and interesting colour of bark. There is one more thing that makes it outstanding - arrangement! It is literally smashing in reality. Small cushion plants, mainly different kind of Calluna, on the bottom - make it more beautiful!
The secret is - you need space to present this tree, otherwise it gets lost and loses impact.
Isn't it real discovery to see mature plants, that in our garden are maily small and we have little chance to see them mature, because they grow very slowly. 2-3 cm yearly is everything that Conica was doing! Today 2 m tall Picea glauca Conica known also as White spruce Alberta.
It looks good here with low growing Juniperus and cushion plants.
Columbine - Aquilegia vulgaris plena here Nora Barlow in large beds make a real true experience.
And now my favourite one - flowering rhododendrons.
Different colours, mature shrubs - real breathtaking view!
Last picture taken there, but not last awsome spot to look at - I didn't take pictures of all of them.
I will do it coming spring, cos place is really worth to mention and explore.
On the picture Himalayan Pine - Pinus wallichiana. Looks amazing during 'candle' stage, while all needles look down.
Yellow - an unidentyfied by now kind of Berberis.