Rose and Fragrance Garden

A Garden for the Senses

The design of this landscape adds a new dimension to a beautiful garden. The artful arrangement of plants pleases the eye while scent brings another element into play, creating an unforgettable experience. From softly scented leaves to heavily perfumed tropical flowers; fragrance adds another level of indulgence to this garden. Roses, often called ‘the world’s most popular flowers,’ add a touch of elegance as well as familiarity of color and additional fragrance.

Garden Highlights:
“Trai Tich Lan” Perfume Tree (Fagraea ceilanica) – Large, creamy flowers are trumpet shaped and appear multiple times a year.
Longan Tree, one of the oldest trees in the Garden and the largest specimen of its kind in the State of Florida.
Angel’s Trumpet (Brugmansia), beautiful by day and intoxicatingly fragrant at night.
Ylang-Ylang Perfume Tree (Cananga odorata)

The Ylang Ylang Tree is native to tropical Asia, Indonesia, and Australia. This fast growing tree with long drooping branches can start blooming at only 3-4 years old and reaches heights of over 60 feet. Since it is such a fast grower, the wood is not very dense and the branches break easily. Fruit is small and green but matures to dark purple. Flowers start as pale green and are nearly invisible since the color blends in so well with the leaves. As the blooms mature, they turn yellow and chartreuse, which makes them much easier to see. The extremely fragrant blossoms can be smelled from quite a distance away and the fragrance is most intense at night when it attracts nocturnal pollinators such as moths. It is a key ingredient in the perfume Chanel No 5.

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