plural noun: epiphytes
A plant that grows on another
plant but is not parasitic, such as
the numerous ferns, bromeliads,
air plants, and orchids
growing on tree trunks in
Some Highlights to Enjoy on Your Visit
Several horticulture features are among the most popular with guests and visiting scientists
alike and include:
Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden – One of the only outdoor, elevated rainforest displays in
the world, this feature is designed to give visitors a taste of what it must feel like to live in a tree canopy.
Visitors learn about the intricate web of connections between plants and people. Through self-directed
exploration and interactive play, generations come together to
champion the environment.
Towering Bamboo Garden – Tropical and subtropical varieties
are the largest member of the grass family that can grow as much
as 40 inches a day during their seasonal growth periods.
Banyan Groves – Planted by the Selbys nearly a century ago,
these majestic trees continue to provide a shaded meeting place
for conversation and relaxation.
Mangrove Bay Walk –A wooden boardwalk makes it possible
to explore and learn about the intricate root system of three
mangrove species native to South Florida.
Fern Garden – Prehistoric plants in this garden-off-the-beatenpath
invite meditation and provide a silent space for solitude and
Koi Pond – Surrounded by an oak grove festooned with a variety of epiphytic plants, colorful (and hungry)
Koi fish glide playfully around this Zen-like area of the Gardens.