Tour Discovery Gardens:
Southwest Garden

The Southwestern Garden is set off by a low stucco wall.  You will enter the garden across a rustic wooden bridge over a dry stream bed that leads into a garden containing cacti, succulents and flowers of various tones of yellow, red and orange.  Florida fieldstone is used as edging for the plant beds and walk that lead to a shaded seating area and hidden entry into the next garden.

Southwest Garden Plant Inventory

Common name Botanical Name
Aloe Aloe spp.
Carolina Jasmine Gelsemium sempervirens
Cathedral Cactus Euphorbia trigona
Century Plant Agave spp.
Christmas Cactus Schlumbergera spp.
Coneflower Echinacea purpurea
Crown of Thorns Euphorbia milii
Earth Star Cryptanthus 'Pink Starlight'
Firecracker Plant Russelia equisetiformis
Golden Carpet Sedum Sedum spurium 'Golden Carpet'
Goldenrod Solidago fistulosa
Jade Plant Crassula ovata
Jerusalem Thorn Parkinsonia aculeata
Mexican Bush Sage Salvia leucantha
Mexican Flame Vine Senecio confusus
Night Blooming Cereus Cereus spp.
Pencil Cactus Euphorbia tirucalli
Prickly Pear Opuntia spp.
Red Fountain Grass Pennisetum setaceum 'Purpureum'
Rose Cactus Pereskia grandifolia
Summer Sun Heliopsis helianthoides 'Sommersonne'
Thryallis Galphimia glauca
Wax Myrtle Myrica cerifera
Zig-Zag Cactus Cryptocereus anthonyanus


Garden Photos:

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Southwest Garden
Southwest Garden


firecracker plant
Firecracker Plant

Jerusalem Thorn
Jerusalem Thorn

Mexican Bush Sage
Mexican Bush Sage

Prickly Pear
Prickly Pear

Rose Cactus
Rose Cactus

Rose of Gold
Rose of Gold