Blooming news: Garden Club update

The Garden Club of Grand Cayman is currently primarily focused on preparations for the upcoming Flower Show, scheduled for March 31 – April 1, 2017. Such an event requires a great deal of planning, and...

A Savannah sanctuary

A serene garden can calm the mind, soothe the spirit and remove us from the stresses of day-to-day life, even if just for a few moments. English philosopher, statesman, scientist and author Sir Francis Bacon...

New Patron of Garden Club

Since arriving in the Cayman Islands in 2018, Elisabeth Roper has delighted in the tropical foliage. “My favourite has to be the poinciana trees - such a beautiful colour when in bloom; they provide wonderful...

Putting down roots

World-renowned horticulturalist Michael Ferrero brings a wealth of plant knowledge with him to Cayman from around the globe.

 

InsideOut joins Garden Club

InsideOut magazine is delighted to have become a “Platinum Friend” of the Garden Club of Grand Cayman.

 

Eden in East End

A couple’s cozy coastal hideaway is a garden of delights. Driving through Gun Bay, passing the rustic Eastern seascape and quaint Caymanian abodes, one could easily overshoot and miss the home of Berna and Steve...

Escape to Paradise

With views that encompass the breathtaking water and a private park for the children, this is a garden of adventure and relaxation, of joy-filled games and long afternoons by the pool.  

Herb Gardening for Beginners

If you’re a budding gardener, growing an herb garden is easier than you think and an ideal way to flex your green thumb. Plus, you get the satisfaction of seasoning your culinary creations with...

Prickly garden at Botanic Park

The new Xerophytic Garden will be a model for gardeners in the Cayman Islands who want to grow cactus or other low-maintenance plants that require little water.

 

Oasis shade

A garden without trees somehow feels incomplete. Trees create a sanctuary, not just for wildlife but also for us. The shade from a tree creates a cool oasis away from the heat of the day.   

 

Water Wise

 Bright green, freshly mowed, neatly trimmed and blossoming: your garden is your pride and joy. Until your water bill arrives, that is. When the summer showers peter out, keeping your garden in bloom can put...

The hanging garden of Camana Bay

 With limited space often a major factor when creating a garden in Cayman, a living wall may be the ideal solution for small areas.

 

Rainbow flowers

The following plants are suggested by the experts at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park to create a colour garden at home:

 

A garden palette

“I love my garden, the different textures and colors.  I always try to pick plants to give a different dimension. Things are constantly changing – we’re always adding and improving.”

 

Rooted in the community

Established in 1957 with the aim to beautify Cayman while promoting an interest in and knowledge of gardening, the Garden Club of Grand Cayman continues to transform the natural environment into retreats of repose...

Beach horticulture – Beach palms

Tom Balon of Vigoro Nursery gives his top tips for palms which work well in a beach garden. 

The colours of the rainbow

The Colour Garden is one of the biggest attractions at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and is a beautiful feature that anyone can emulate at home.

 

East meets west

Japanese and Caribbean horticultural and design influences have blended seamlessly to create a peaceful and intimate garden in Cayman. 

 

Pretty pot plants

As cookware has become an integral part of kitchen design,  InsideOut out asked Cynthia Hew of Bon Vivant for some stylish ways to keep your pots and pans accessible:

 

Try a terrarium

Create a mini-greenhouse for small plants. Terrariums have entered interior décor style lists in recent times. Gaining popularity amongst millennials as a way of integrating tiny gardens into small living spaces, terrariums are fast becoming the plant...

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