Tour Discovery Gardens:
Shade Garden

Come and rest while you enjoy the cool breeze and floral beauty that you can find in a shade garden.  Azaleas, camellias and gardenias welcome you to the more formally planted area of the Shade Garden.  An assortment of various ground covers, flowers and other plant selections lead you to the bridge crossing over a small recirculating stream.  On this side of the stream you will find many native shade loving plants that provide more of a natural woodsy feel to the garden.

Shade Garden Plant Inventory

Common name Botanical Name
Aaron Caladium Caladium bicolor 'Aaron'
Alba Plena Camellia Camellia japonica 'Alba Plena'
Australian Tree Fern Cyathea australis
Autumn Fern Dryopteris erythrosora
Beefsteak Begonia Begonia erythrophylla (Rhizomatous)
Bleeding Heart Clerodendrum thomsoniae
Blue Sage Eranthemum pulchellum
Bugleweed Ajuge reptans spp.
Burgandy Glow Ajuga Ajuga reptans 'Burgandy Glow'
Butterfly Orchid Encyclia tampensis
Candidum Caladium Caladium bicolor 'Candidum'
Carolyn Wharton Caladium Caladium bicolor 'Carolyn Wharton'
Cast Iron Plant Aspidistra elatior 'Milky Way'
Chenille Plant Acalypha hispida - pendula
Devilwood Osmanthus americanus
Dwarf Ardisia Ardisia spp.
Elephant Ear Alocasia spp.
Elizabeth Arden Camellia Camellia japonica 'Elizabeth Arden'
Evergreen Giant Liriope Liriope muscari 'Evergreen Giant'
Fashion Azalea Rhododendron - hybrid
Fatsia Fatsia japonica
Fetter-Bush Agarista populifolia
Fleeceflower Polygonum capitatum
Florida Anise Illicium floridanum
Florida Dogwood Cornus florida
Florida Flame Azalea Rhododendron austrinum
George Lindley Tabor Azalea Rhododendron - hybrid
Holly Fern Cyrtomium falcatum
Jacobinia Justicia carnea
June Bride Caladium Caladium bicolor 'June Bride'
Katherine Nuccio Camellia Camellia japonica 'Katherine Nuccio'
Korean Rock Fern Polystichum tsu - Simense
Leather-leaf Fern Rumohra adiantiformis
Lily of the Nile Agapanthus africanus
Lily of the Nile (Dwarf) Agapanthus africanus 'Peter Pan'
Little John Azalea Rhododendron - hybrid
Mahogany Fern Didymochlaena truncatula
Mathotiana Rubra Camellia Camellia japonica 'Mathotiana Rubra'
Mexican Bluebell Ruellia caroliniensis
Miami Supreme Gardenia Gardenia jasiminoides 'Miami Supreme'
Mondo Grass Ophiopogon japonicus 'Nana'
Mother-in-Law Tongue Dwarf Sanseviera trifasciata 'Hahnii'
Nun's Hood Orchid Phaius tankervilleae
Oak Leaf Hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia
Peace Lily Spathiphyllum spp.
Pink Beauty Caladium Caladium bicolor 'Pink Beauty'
Pink Cloud Caladium Caladium bicolor 'Pink Cloud'
Radicans Gardenia Gardenia jasiminoides 'Radicans'
Red Bud Tree Cercis canadensis
Red Flash Caladium Caladium bicolor 'Red Flash'
Setsugekki Camellia Camellia sasanqua 'Setsugekki'
Shishi Gashira Camellia Camellia hiemalis 'Shishi Gashira'
Simpson Stopper Myricanthes fragrans
Skyrocket Clerodendrum indicum
Southern Charm Azalea Rhododendron - hybrid
Staghorn Fern Platycerium bifurcatum
Strawberry Begonia Saxifraga stolonifera
Swedish Ivy Plectranthus australis
Umbrella Plant Cyperus alternifolius
Veitchii Gardenia Gardenia jasiminoides 'Veitchii'
Walking Iris Neomarica gracilis
White Gerbing Azalea Rhododendron - hybrid
White Queen Caladium Caladium bicolor 'White Queen'
Wild Azalea Rhododendron canescens
Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Brunsfelsia pauciflora


Garden Photos:

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shade garden
Shade Garden

Bridge and stream
Bridge and Stream


cast iron plant
Cast Iron Plant

holly fern
Holly Fern


rex begonias
Rex Begonias

staghorn fern
Staghorn Fern