One of the first things you will notice upon entering the garden is the intoxicating smell of the Ylang-ylang tree (Cananga odorata). Competing for best scent in the garden is the Frangipani (Plumeria obtusa) and the native Fiddlewood (Citharexylum spinosum). The White Scented Garden behind the executive office is not to be missed.
Other trees, though lacking in scent, have beautiful blooms, such as the Ashoka tree (Saraca indica), Silk floss tree (Ceiba speciosa) and Starburst bush (Clerodendrum quadriloculare), which all bloom at different times throughout the year. These trees and flowers are essential for the many pollinators we host in the garden – including 3 honey bee hives (can you find them?).
Trees with smaller blooms such as the Bauhinia and Tabebuia send out flowers continuously through the seasons. The large native Seagrape (Cocoloba uvifera) and Ficus Aurea in the NW corner of the garden are original plantings of Carl Fisher’s 1920s golf course.