Plants of Promise Garden

Award-winning landscape plants, new introductions and superior plants derived from the region's native flora await discovery in the diverse Plants of Promise (POP) Garden.

Plants that show promise are not only displayed on a residential scale but they are also evaluated for use in the Southern Appalachian region. The acronym, POP, is quite appropriate as plants are literally popped in for evaluation and popped out to make room for new additions.

A variety of blooms and scents pervade the POP Garden landscape. In the springtime, drifts of daffodils flash in waves of brightness. In the summer, the garden twinkles with the quick-winged movements of butterflies, while fall brings a kaleidoscope of fiery colors.

New plants are continually introduced and are left to spread freely amid a fluid landscape design that was designed and constructed by Arboretum staff.