The Pines

A Majestic Blend of Evergreens, Color and Art

This display garden gets its name from the tall slash pines which give way to a beautiful view across Lake Orth. A Florida native, slash pines are a major canopy tree for the pine forests of South Florida. This garden also provides access to the event field. Because of its rapid growth rate, slash pine is a valuable tree for reforestation projects and timber plantations throughout the southeastern United States.

Collection Highlights:

Slash Pine (Pinus elliottii var. elliottii)
Queen Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia speciosa)
Art in the Garden: Bird in a Tree, by Gert Olsen. In the background are native scrub Silver Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens ‘Cinerea’)
Rhu Bukit (Gymnostoma sumatranum). This relative of the Australian Pine is whispy and rounded with umbrella shaped canopy.