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Tour Discovery Gardens:
Children's Garden

rainbowHere you can wander down a walk surrounded by native plants and rest in the shade of the Chickee, (a Chickee is a native Seminole Indian Hut authentically made for the Discovery Gardens by Seminole Indians) but don't miss the discovery of the animal tracks along the way. 

To learn more about butterflies and beneficial insects, check out the butterfly house. Step inside a greenhouse to view orchids and foliage plants, or learn about hydroponic vegetable production in a variety of forms. Don't get lost in the maze but make sure you discover all the hidden characters from children's literature.  Take your time as you wander through bird house alley and marvel at the assortment of colorful houses, many created by area children.  Your senses will come to life as you discover color, smell, touch, taste and sight provided by plants in the senses garden.

Children's Garden Plant Inventory

 

Common name Botanical Name
Aloe Aloe spp
Anise Illicium parviflorum
Bishop's weed (Blue) Aegopodium spp.
Blackberry Lily Belamcanda chinensis
Blue Plumbago Plumbago auriculata
Blueberry Vaccinium spp.
Cabbage Palm Sabal palmetto
Cat's Whiskers (White) Orthosiphon stameneus
Chinese Privet Ligustrum sinense
Chocolate Mint Mentha piperita
Comfrey Symphytum officinale
Dwarf Burford Holly Ilex cornuta 'Dwarf Burfordi'
Dwarf Palmetto Sabal minor
Firecracker Plant Russelia equisetiformis
Greek Oregano Origanum vulgare subsp hirtum
Heavenly Bamboo Nandina domestica "Harbor Dwarf'
Indian Hawthorne Rhapiolepis indica 'Alba'
Lambs' ears Stachys olympica
Lemon Grass Cymbopogon citriodorus
Loblolly Pine Pinus taeda
Mexican Bluebell Ruellia caroliniensis
Mexican Bush Sage Salvia leucantha
Mexican sunflower Tithonia rotundifolia
Penta Pentas lanceolata
Peppermint Crape Mrytle Lagerstrroemia indica
Phillipine Violet Barleria tristata
Podocarpus Podocarpus macrophyllus
Red Fountain Grass Pennisetum setaceum 'Purpureum'
Rootbeer Mint Mentha Rootbear
Salad Green Eruca vescaria satava
Sandbac Jasmine Jaminum sanbac
Scrub Palmetto Sabal etonia
Society Garlic Tulbaghia violacea
Walter's Viburnum Viburnum obovatium
Wax Myrtle Myrica cerifera

 

 

 

Garden Photos:

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Chickee
Chickee

Greenhouse
Greenhouse

Grow Table
Grow Table

hearing
Hearing

sight
Sight

smell
Smell

Taste
Taste

touch
Touch