The sharp colours of Spring eventually give way to the softer hues of summer greens. The turn of the late flowering magnolias has arrived amongst the tall cow parsley. The subtlety of these summer plants compared to their earlier flowering brash cousins is more than made up for by the heady scent that exudes from their waxy petals (or tepals as they are technically known). With the advent of Summer, some of the rarer trees of the arboretum now come into prominence, e.g. Taiwania Cryptomeriodes, and the Californian Nutmeg (Torreya Californica); the Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia Glyptostroboides) and the Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo Biloba) as well as many more.