The beautiful, highly textured bark of a Parrotia persica, Persian ironwood tree.
Cloranthus serratus, a pretty woodland groundcover; I think it looks like a hybrid between Rodgersia and Fothergilla...
Some members of Elisabeth's collection of Hepaticas; there are over 100 species from Japan and Europa, many of them extremely rare.
The working area was filled with amazing plants, temporarily housed in thousands of pots, waiting to find their homes on the slopes of the large garden.
More information, see Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden.
Holly, thank you for a wonderful tour and congratulations again for your new job as a head gardener!