Wellfield Botanic Gardens is thrilled to present its Quilt Garden Exhibit for 2021: “Peace Flower”
Wellfield is a proud participant in the QUILT GARDENS Along the Heritage Trail program coordinated and sponsored by the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Peace Flower” was installed at Wellfield on May 18 – – visit often to see its progress as it fills into full beauty.
Quilt Gardens and Quilt Murals are on display through September 15 for your viewing pleasure. In total, 17 gigantic gardens around Elkhart County feature more than a million vibrant blooms and 21 hand-painted super-sized quilt murals add to the visitor experience.
The Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail joins quilting, gardening, and art into a one-of-a-kind seasonal event. This colorful patchwork of quilt inspired gardens and quilt-themed murals is linked by the roads that form the Heritage Trail.
Every quilt garden and quilt mural has its own intricate pattern, many are original designs and each has its own unique story. Each of our unique communities that host quilt gardens & murals has its own special character and fun finds you’ll want to explore.
On May 18, Wellfield’s Quilt Garden bed was transformed from bare to brilliant as a dozen volunteers and staff led by Amy Myers, Lead Horticulturist, decended upon the delivery of over 1,400 plants to create “Peace Flower”, this year’s featured design. This year’s design is themed for 2021: The Year of Peace at Wellfield.
Here are the plant species/cultivars and their counts used to create our 40’x40′ Quilt Garden:
- Vinca ‘Pacifica white’ = 449
- Pentas ‘Glitterati purple star’ = 40
- Salvia ‘Cathedral blue sky’ = 119
- Salvia ‘Cathedral deep blue’ = 282
- Begonia ‘Eureka green leaf pink’ = 528
Here is Peace Flower on May 18:
We’ll update additional photos of ‘Peace Flower’ as the garden fills in over the summer season.
If you’d like to visit more Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail, CLICK HERE or DOWNLOAD the Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail MAP here