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CEG Winnie the Pig Garden

The Winnie the Pig Garden is a charming little garden, which is of special interest to children. All the plants have animal names that could be heard in the common farmyard. Winnie, the garden’s namesake, presides over the care of the plants and visitors herself. She is a large, graceful pig formed of found metal objects, created and donated by Anne Gibbons. She dances on a big metal ball and beckons to children of all ages to share her delight in this playful plant collection.  This list is current as of September 2020.

Fire-resistant plants are noted by a


  • Cornus kousa ‘Samzam’ – kousa dogwood 


  • Cornus alba ‘Bud’s Yellow’ – yellow twig dogwood 
  • Hydrangea paniculata ‘Little Lamb’- panicle hydrangea


  • Bergenia cordifolia – pigsqueak  
  • Digitalis – foxglove  
  • Hosta ‘Blue Mouse Ears’ –blue mouse ears hosta  
  • Nepeta x faassenii ‘Walker’s Low’ – walker’s low catmint  
  • Stachys byzantina – lamb’s ear  
  • Serpervivum tectorum – hens and chicks


  • Andropogon gerardii ‘Red October’ – turkeyfoot grass
  • Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Burgundy Bunny’ – miniature fountain grass