The Brazilian Garden
This may be my favorite part of the gardens.After entering the gardens,you are in the Burle Marx Plaza,which also contains The Water Garden.This area is a tribute to Roberto Burle Marx,the father of modern landscape architecture and is devoted to the plant diversity of Brazil.
This area contains the Aloysia,which I mentioned in the previous post…
the plant that smells like grape bubble gum..
Strawberry Tree,Muntingia calabura,S.Mexico,Caribbean,C & S America
Flaming Glorybower,Clerodendrum splendens,Tropical Africa
the most beautiful section was The Water Garden…
After leaving the Plaza,one walkway takes you to The Chattel House,where you find the Bocce Court….
and a beautiful pergola….
covered in Queen’s Wreath,or Sandpaper Vine(the leaves feel like fine grade sandpaper),Petrea volubis…
it reminded me of Lilacs
After leaving there,we head to the New Asia Pergola,The Thai Pavilion,…
You like containers?How’s this one grab ya?
and the Javanese Ruin….
And who says botanical gardens can’t have a sense of humor?
This plant was not marked,so I have no idea what it is,but I’d love to know.
The way the delicate pink flowers cascade down,and sway in the breeze,is beautiful.
Walking through the rice paddies,we met up with some fellow tourists….
It was getting hot,and smoky(the smoke from the fire in the Everglades was moving in.Sad,sad,sad,but I guess that is Mother Nature’s way….),so it was time to go.
We missed seeing the Birding Tower,the Palm Circle,the Butterfly House.Much,much more.
It’s gonna take another trip….
as you leave,
you pass this sign.
I just love the message….
especially the middle one…..
If you get the chance to visit these gardens,