Zimmerman Shade & Color Island

A Blend of Color and Texture

The planting compositions of the Island are designed to display how color can still be achieved in a shady area. The plants utilized provide color through foliage, diverse texture and flowers. Ferns, begonias and bromeliads are essential components to accomplishing the main goal of the garden.

Garden Highlights
The Island is lush with bamboo, ferns, begonias, bromeliads and other foliage.
Crotons add eye-catching color.
As part of the Island renovation, Lungo Mare, also known as the Escofet Bench, was added to provide a structural element important to any garden design. Of modular conceptual beauty, design and function, the bench is the brainchild of the Escofet Architectural Concrete Company established in 1886. The bench arrived at Mounts Botanical from the company’s headquarters in Barcelona, Spain in 2009 and had to be craned into place.
A view of the Island’s overlook from across the Lake.

The Color & Shade Island was dedicated in honor of the Zimmerman family (Zimmerman Tree Service), February 2011.