Edgeworth's Garden


Maria Edgeworth Centre Garden

Outside the Maria Edgeworth Centre is a grassy area with path and seating and along the walls you can find the Centre Garden. These pages give you details of the plants in that Garden.

Boston Ivy garden plant

Boston Ivy

Parthenocissus tricuspidata is a flowering plant in the grape family native to eastern Asia in Korea, Japan, and northern and eastern China. Although unrelated to true ivy, it is commonly known as Boston ivy, grape ivy, and Japanese ivy, and also as Japanese creeper, and by the name woodbine.

Boston Ivy is a very vigorous grower, incredibly hardy and will grow almost anywhere. It is self climbing and will adhere to any vertical surface. 

Many universities in the north-east of the USA planted Boston Ivy on their campus buildings because of its rapid growth and ability to brighten up
bare brick walls as well as for it’s vivid autumn colours. As a result, these prestigious seats of learning became known as “Ivy League” colleges.

Boston Ivy is toxic to cats ,dogs, horses and humans, but, on the plus side it will not be eaten by deer or rabbits.

Boston Ivy can be propagated from seeds or cuttings but remember to give it lots of space.