The Christie Walk

The Christie Walk is an additional walk found adjacent to the Japanese garden. This walk contains plants from all over the world, representing Ella Christie’s other travels around the globe, as she travelled to many other countries in addition to Japan, including America, India, Tibet, Malaysia, China, and Korea. Some notable plants within the Christie Walk which represent these places are Darmera Peltata (also known as Indian rhubarb) from North America, Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’ from the Himalayas, Cercidiphyllum Japonica from Japan, which notably has leaves which turn red and smell sweet like candy floss in the autumn, and Camellia Sinensis from China, the leaves of which are used to make tea. These are all pictured below.


Darmera Peltata (Indian rhubarb)


Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’ (Himalayan poppies)


Camellia Sinensis