This is a Cornelian Cherry Dogwood - Cornus Mas (don't know why it's called a cherry when it's a dogwood).
Edit: This info provided by Barbee'. Thank you! "The Cornus mas is called Cornelian Cherry because of the edible fruit it bears".
Edit: Thanks to Xris I now have a name for this lovely shrub - Stachyurus Praecox, AKA Spiketail.
The Lily Pool Terrace - the lilies bloom in July, August and September. On the left is the Mixed Perennial Border with Hellebores, daffodils, crocus, chionodoxa (Glory of the Snow) all blooming now, to name a few, as well as some lovely shrubs....
......such as this Witchhazel.
This wonderful display of daffodils was on the opposite side.
A clump of charming Hellebores.
Such sweet little faces
Vibrant tulips on the other side of the Lily Pools, with many more yet to bloom.
Another type of tulip (I assume) that I'm not familiar with. It grows very low to the ground.
Edit: More info provided by Xris. Thank you! "Looks like a variety of Tulipa kaufmanniana, also known as Water-lily Tulips".
I couldn't find a name for this one. It may be a white Chionodoxa, but I'm not sure.
Edit: Thanks Isabelle, for providing the correct name for this one. It's Scilla tubergeniana (mischtshenkoana)
Magnolia Plaza is home to more than 20 kinds of Magnolias, loaded with fragrant blossoms in early spring.
......and creamy white.
A closer look at the lovely pink blooms.
Here's what the esplanade looks like now, with tree peonies in the foreground on the left, which will bloom in May, I think.
Prickly leaved Mahonia
I'm guessing this lovely shrub is Camellia Sasanqua, but I'm not at all sure.
These mini daffodils were planted on terraces covered in vinca minor.
It was an excruciatingly long day, but well worth it. We were up at 4:00AM to catch the bus at 5:45 AM......and didn't get to bed until 1:30 AM on Sunday morning! It's a 4 & 1/2 hour bus trip each way, but it was very relaxing and enjoyable, with a good book and good company to pass the time. We had a wonderful day with the kids, and seeing the BB Gardens was a very memorable experience, and something we've been wanting to do for quite some time. How fascinating it would be to see the changes through each month of the year!
I'll post some photos taken in the glasshouses of the Steinhardt Conservatory next time. My camera sure got a workout! :)