Ready for your visit: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

This beautiful and unique botanical garden is dedicated to preserving and being a living seed bank for tropical plants from around the world. It has over 2,000 species, representing more than 125 families and 750 genera. It is right on the ocean and the walking trails in the garden are said to provides loads of … Continue reading “Ready for your visit: Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden”

Visit a special garden: The St Petersberg Sunken Gardens in Florida

St Petersburg is a lovely mid-sized town on the coast of Florida, with a very special garden that’s more than a century old. It’s famous Sunken Garden is a 6 hectare oasis, originally built by a visionary plumber who purchased the land in 1903 to devote to his gardening hobby. In 1999 the city government … Continue reading “Visit a special garden: The St Petersberg Sunken Gardens in Florida”

The very special Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden

The Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden in Yunnan province China, is at the heart of a biodiversity hotspot that isn’t well known outside China. In 2014 the website Science Codex reported that 30 new species of spider had been identified in the Garden. This area of China is one of the few parts that hasn’t seen … Continue reading “The very special Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden”

How the right layout can give your tropical garden harmony

Do you believe that it isn’t possible to have the same sense of proportion, colour and depth in a tropical garden than what you can find in cooler climates? Well think again. This is a photo of The Kampong, the historical home of botanist Douglas Fairchild. This scene is just one of many beautiful views … Continue reading “How the right layout can give your tropical garden harmony”

Mounts Botanical Garden: Palm Beach County’s oldest public garden

If you’re lucky enough to visit Florida, you need to find time to visit the Mounts Botanical Garden in Palm Beach County. With more than 2,000 tropical and subtropical plants, and more than a dozen specialised garden areas, its a jewel. One really cool specialised garden is the Garden of Well Being, which showcases plants … Continue reading “Mounts Botanical Garden: Palm Beach County’s oldest public garden”