Submitted January 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM

The recent storms have created a snowonderful scene here at the Garden. If you've never seen the Garden covered in snow, you don't want to miss this enchanted landscape!

Oak Tunnel
Oak Tunnel

Compact European Cranberry
Compact European Cranberry     Viburnum opulus 'Compactum'

The contrast of these bright fruits are striking against the white snow.

Cascade Falls Bald Cypress
Cascade Falls Bald Cypress     Taxodium distichum 'Cascade Falls'

This is a deciduous conifer that has yet to lose it leaves. Hurry and come see it before the leaves senesce completely.

Hot Wings® Maple
Hot Wings® Maple     Acer tataricum 'GarAnn'

These are the seeds of the maple tree, most people know them as helicopters, but they are botanically termed samaras.

Sugar Tyme® Crabapple
Sugar Tyme® Crabapple     Malus sutyzam

There are still lots of fruit hanging on!

Blue Pyramid Arizona Cypress
Blue Pyramid Arizona Cypress     Cupressus arizonica 'Blue Pyramid'

The small yellow appendages on the ends of the branches are the pollen producing male cones.

Red-leaf Rose
Red-leaf Rose     Rosa glauca

Hey rose, what bright red hips you have!

Rose Garden Waterfall
Rose Garden Waterfall

Isn't this scene serene!

We keep our walks shoveled so you can experience the wonder and beauty of the Garden year round. So grab your coat and ear muffs and head up for some fresh air.

If you are a federal employee on furlough, admission is free for you and your immediate family for the duration of the government shutdown. Just make sure to bring your government ID.

Photos by Heidi M. Simper

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