Garden Eight is oriented toward the north and the canal. Along the circle walk are four Siebold Viburnum with hypericum and perennial amsonia and astilbe. Shrub ensembles include lilacs.
The display beds feature red and white shrub roses with herbs marjoram and thyme to add fragrance throughout the summer. The red rose, which has been vigorous for many years, is a variety called “Lava Flow.” The white rose is a similar variety. Rugosa roses are featured along the outer bed.
The approach is the main grade-level entries to Foundation Hall (meeting hall) and the lower level of the Temple. A bridge along the circle walk offers a special perspective on this entry. Plantings above the walls include cotoneaster and mugo pines, which do very well on the site.
View overhead map of the Gardens