Plant of the Week

Our first bloom of the year can only be described as ‘a winter gem to cheer a January day’ – the words of Walter Sawyer, University Parks Superintendent. Chimonanthus praecox, also known as winter sweet or ice flower, is a very early flowering and highly fragrant shrub, found by the South Lodge.  Apparently you can smell its ‘spicy perfume’ before you see it! 

Chimonanthus praecox
Chimonanthus praecox
Chimonanthus praecox
Chimonanthus praecox
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