England, green and pleasant character
No need to travel to England by train, plane, or boat. In Mondo Verde, you will admire the magical and beautiful gardens that England has to offer. England has a green and pleasant character. The idyllic rolling hills and green landscape provide the ultimate tranquility from north to south you will find a stunning landscape. A wonderful journey of discovery guaranteed!
Two kinds of gardens
The floral focus in Mondo Verde is particularly on special trees and typical summer blooms. The English style has two faces. Somewhat the stately formal gardens and on the other hand the wild style of the typical English garden. The wild style is also characterized with a typical cottage. In World Garden England, Mondo Verde has created some characteristic water features. Here, visitors enjoy stone bridges to get to different parts of the World Garden.
England’s formal gardens divide into 7 different courtyards. First, visit the Venus Court, named after the Goddess of Love. Here the colors of white, soft yellow, peach and gray predominate. Roses, ornamental shrubs, numerous flowers, and hedges form the soft feminine side. In addition, in the Apollo Court you admire the ideal male beauty. The pruning forms look more angular and masculine than in the Venus court. The real eye-catcher, the water work! The colors of shrubs, perennials and grasses look mainly purple and dark blue with a yellow accent.
England, a variety of flora
Golden rain tree
The Golden rain tree (Koelreuteria paniculata) is native to East Asia. This tree is also called the Varnish tree. The tree species belongs to the Soapberry family. It grows approximately to a height of 7 meters. However, people also found specimens of 17 meters! The Golden rain tree is characterized by a round, open crown and leaves with a deeply serrated leaf edge. The young leaves look red-greenand later turn green. In autumn, the leaves have a yellow hue. The Golden rain tree blooms from August to Septemberwith yellow flowers. These are in a long panicle with a size of 20 to 40 centimeters.
In general, European beech (Fagus sylvatica) is found in Europe and western Asia. Nowadays, the European beech is spreading in all temperate climate zones of the world. This plant is from the Fagaceae family. It grows up to a height of 46 meters. How tall! European beeches are often plant in avenues. With their long branches they then form a kind of canopy over the road.
In Mondo Verde you admire very old European beeches. Well over 100 years old! They let their branches hang like arms over the water and walkways. This makes for a magnificent sight where you imagine yourself in an exciting primeval forest.
Thanks to a smooth, gray, and rather thin trunk, this tree has difficulty with sudden exposure to sunlight. In fact, the bark catches fire easily. The leaves look spring-nervous and slightly wavy and glossy. In beech forests, one notices that little grows underneath. Because of the dense foliage, very little sunlight reaches the ground.
European beech has both male and female flowers on the same tree, meaning monoecious. European beech also grows beechnuts. A beechnut encloses itself with a hive, formed of fruit leaves and bracts. In each nap there are two nuts. The ripe beechnuts fall to the ground in four parts and the hive opens.
The Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia sullivantii goldsturm) is native to North America. The plant is known for its yellow and black flower. The plant blooms from August through October. The plant feels at home in full sun, but it also blooms in partial shade. In winter, the leaves often remain green on the plant. There are always new leaves at the base of the plant for a new growing and flowering season.
The yew is known as a native plant species of Europe, the Atlas Mountains (North Africa), Asia Minor, Iran, North America, the Celebes Islands and Indonesia. A yew grows slowly as a tree or shrub, but lives for a very long time. The height of a Yew ranges from 1 to 40 meters. Eventually the trunks reach as much as 4 meters in diameter! Each cone contains a single seed.
The Rhododendron (Rhododendron) is a plant species native to the Far East, but is found worldwide. The Rhododendron has more than 800 species, all with different flower colors. Most species of Rhododendron are native to the forest areas of the Himalayan Mountains. There are also native Rhododendron species found in North America, from Nepal to northern Australia and a few species in Europe.
The Rhododendron likes an acidic and moist soil (with an acidity level between 4 and 5.5), with a position in semi-shade. The Rhododendron is known as a hardy, evergreen shrub or shrub. This means that during the winter period, the leaves also remain green. In spring, the rhododendron blooms profusely. The flowering period starts from early April until the end of June, with a flowering period of about 4 weeks. The flowers glow in many different colors, including purple, pink, white, lilac, orange, yellow to red. Some varieties even have bicolored flowers. The color of the flower depends on the rhododendron species.
Not only the flowers of the Rhododendron steal the show, but also the height of this ornamental plant has a captivating effect. Some Rhododendron varieties grow to a height and width of 3 meters! You have to be patient to reach this height and width, because the Rhododendron grows an average of 10 to 30 centimeters per year.
Did you know that the Rhododendron is a poisonous plant species? The poison of the Rhododendron can cause paralysis of the whole body. Therefore, this plant of should absolutely not be eaten by children and adults!