Walking the garden with Peter Zale, Part 2

The Rock Garden created by Mary Henry, a self-taught botanist, horticulturist and explorer, is the first to be designed and built to be self-sustaining with plants native to N. America. It graces a topography that offers superb collections of prominent plant families....

Walking the garden with Peter Zale, Part 1

The renowned plant breeder and botanical explorer joined the Henry staff in taking in the rehabilitation of a garden whose founder inspired his career. As Zale puts it: “In my opinion, Mary Gibson Henry is one of the most under-looked and underrated...

Saving Amaryllis x Henryae

Peter Zale, the Associate Director of Conservation, Plant Breeding and Collections at Longwood Gardens, was kind enough to save one of the Henry Botanic Garden’s most prized plants, Amaryllis x Henryae. Peter took our last remaining specimen and propagated and...

Rock Garden Renewal

The Rock Garden created by Mary Henry, a self-taught botanist, horticulturist and explorer, is the first to be designed and built to be self-sustaining with plants native to N. America. It graces a topography that offers superb collections of prominent plant families....