The Koehn Garden is a walled garden experience in the heart of the Garden and serves as a stage for performances, events and a season-long roster of horticultural theatre. The masterfully designed and richly planted borders evoke the spirit of the Midwest, while celebrating the classical mixed and layered border planting style.
Matching serviceberries (Amelanchier) punctuate formality along the midsection of the oval event lawn. Shrubs like Syringa (lilacs), Chaenomeles (flowering quince), Hydrangea and Buddleia (butterfly bushes)provide architecture around which hundreds of perennials, self-sowing annuals and bulbs teem in seasonal array. Along its western wall, an espalier of Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris (climbing hydrangea)and annual vines provides a modern, architectural backdrop to a 220-foot long, seasonally colorful boulevard of annuals.
The Koehn Garden is made possible through the generosity of Linda and Tom Koehn.