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WALLASEY-Beaumaris’ garden grows over one hectare – almost two and a half acres – within a two-hectare paddock. It lies at about 550 metres – 1800 feet – above sea level and slopes from north to south on four more or less distinctive levels. Temperatures range from below 0º centigrade in winter to as high as 45º at the peak of summer.

Eglantine rose in the paddock dates from perhaps as early as the 1860s. The paddock features spectacular single specimens of – now senescent – Eucalyptus radiata narrow-leafed peppermint or black peppermint, at least 30 metres high, and E. microcarpa grey box, listed as a threatened species in its range. E. cinerea silver dollar gum also grows here with Acer maple, Castagna chestnut, Quercus oak and Liriodendron tulipifera tulip tree, a copse of Robinia pseudoacacia locust or false acacia, Aesculus x carnea pink horse chestnut and Corylus avellana common hazel. The paddock also hosts Acer rubra red maple.

In the lane grows a pair of Quercus acutissima Himalayan or sawtooth oak, Acer, a pair of Malus x purpurea ‘Eleyii’ purple crab – spectacular when in flower in spring – and M. spectabilis Chinese crab or flowering apple, known by its Chinese name as hai tang hua for its flowering beauty. Alternating Liquidamabar styraciflua liquidambar and Ulmus parvifolia Chinese or lacebark elm also grow here.

Please note: this list is a work in progress.

Roses
R. arvensis
R. brunonii

R. rubiginosa
R. english rose ‘Leander’ [David Austin 1982]
Rosa sericea subsp. omeiensis f. pteracantha
R. moyseii ‘
Geranium’
R. floribunda climbing ‘Altissimo’ [Delbard-Chabert 1966]
R. tea noisette ‘Alister Stella Gray’ [Paul 1894]
R. early hybrid tea ‘Cecile Brunner’ [Veuve-Ducher 1881]
R. gallica
hybrid ‘Scharlachglut’ (‘Scarlet Fire’) [Kordes 1952]
R. china rose ‘Mutabilis’ (‘Tipo Ideale’) [Henry Correvon 1896 (Prince Gilberto Borromeo)]
R. tea noisette ‘Lamarque’ (‘The Marechal’) [Marcehal 1830]
R. rugosa ‘Roserie de l’Hay’ [Jules Gravereaux 1910]
R. english rose ‘Graham Thomas’

Shrubs
Berberis
Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea
Buxus macrophylla japonica
B. sempervirens
Camellia japonica hybrid ‘Camberwell Pink’
C. japonica hybrid ‘Camberwell White’
C. japonica ‘Emperor of Russia Variegated’
C. japonica ssp. rusticana ‘Yuki-Botan’ [‘Snow Peony’]
C. magnoliæflora
C. rosiflora
C. sasanqua
‘Maiden’s Blush’
C. s.
‘Mine No Yuki’ [‘Snow on the Mountain’]
C. s. ‘Setsugekka’
C. s.
‘Yuletide’
C. transnokoensis
C. x williamsii
‘E. G. Waterhouse’
Chænemoles japonica
C. speciosa
‘Nivalis’
C. x superba
Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’
Cyrilla racemiflora
Hydrangea arborescens
‘Annabelle’
H. aspera villosa
H. macrophylla
H. quercifolia
Lonicera fragrantissima

Michelia figo
M. yunnanensis
‘Scented Pearl’
Osmanthus x. burkwoodii
O. fragrans

Philadelphus coronarius
P. mexicanus
P. x virginalis ‘Minnesota Snowflake’
Photinia beauverdiana var. notablis
Viburnum plicatum tomentosum
‘Mariesii’
V. sargentii ‘Onondaga’

Trees
Acer palmatum
Acer negundo
Amelanchier canadensis
Arbutus unedo
Betula alba
B. nigra
B. pendula
‘Dalecarlica’
Cercis canadensis
Disospyros
Ginkgo biloba
Liquidamabar styraciflua
Liriodendron tulipifera
Mahonia x media
Malus x purpurea
‘Eleyii’
Malus floribunda
Morus nigra
Olea europæa
Photinia beauverdiana var. notabilis
Prunus laurocerasus
Pyrus communis subsp. pyraster
P. ussuriensis
Quercus acutissima
Q. palustris
Q. robur
Q. 
robur ‘Fastigiata’
Ulmus parvifolia
Zelkova serrata

Perennials
Alchemilla mollis
Aquilegia
sp.
Iris pallida argentea
Lychnis coronaria alba
Heucheria
‘Obsidian’
Phlomis fruticosa
P. russeliana

Herbaceous
Cynoglossum amabile

Bulbs
Galanthus nivalis
Lilium leucanthum var. centifolium [China]
L. regale [China]

Orchard
Citrus
Lemon Meyer
Mandarin Imperial
Mandarin emperor
Orange blood
Orange ‘Leng’ navel

Pear
Beurre Superfin (quince rootstock) [8]
Doyenne du Comice (quince rootstock) [15]
Sensation [16]
Josephine [21]
Packham’s Triumph [9]

Plum
Coe’s Golden Drop
Prune d’Agen
Prune Robe de Sargeant

Quince
Smyrna [10]

Apple
Chataignier [F32]
Cox’s Orange Pippin [F33]
Court Pendu Plat [E28]
Gravenstein [G35]
Esopus Spitzenburg [H36]
Stayman’s Winesap
Tydeman’s Early Worcester