Slide Show: Bishop’s Close Garden
Magnolia sargentiana var rubra
Late flowering cherries and magnolias and early rhododendrons
Spike winter hazel (Corylopsis spicata)
I like the contrast between the clipped boxwood and sinewy trees and curving, informal paths
The handsome and unusual Parrotiopsis jacquemontiana tree
The Bishop’s Close (Elk Rock Gardens) in the Dunthorpe neighborhood is one of the city’s best kept secrets. The garden and house – once in private hands, now housing the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon – date back to the beginning of the last century. The garden is beautifully maintained and is open to the public for visiting year-round. Have you ever been? I just returned from an impromptu visit and a...