At Cally there are over 3,500 kinds of perennials, shrubs and climbers planted out in 30 large borders. These pictures have been chosen to give some idea of what visitors will see in mid to late summer. Click on each image for a larger version.

Stipa pulcherrima seedheads with Heliopsis 'Hohlspiegel' in the background.

Digitalis schzikinii, a reliably perennial foxglove.

Looking across the garden with Helleborus x sternii ‘Cally Strain’ in the foreground, and an ancient Cedar of Lebanon beyond the wall. Sambucus ‘Ardwall’, Cornus alternifolia ‘Argentea’, Astrantia ‘Buckland’, Geum ‘Dolly North’, Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’.

A view towards the north-west corner where the house, with Carpenteria californica ‘Bodnant’ in flower, is built into the corner of the garden. Eryngium x zabellii ‘F.C.C. form’, Baptisia australis, Trollius chinensis collected in Russia, Asphodelus microcarpus.

Hakenochloa macra ‘Aureola’ with a Bergenia seedling raised from the variety ‘Eric Smith’.

Paris polyphylla, from George Forrest's original collection with Hosta 'Halcyon' and Geranium 'Winscombe'.

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