The Organic Gardener

In the past few years, Cayman’s culinary industry has been swept by an organic revolution.This push towards fresh, locally-grown produce is changing the way consumers think about food.  

Beach horticulture – Beach palms

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

Seaside garden blooms

Having a garden by the sea on the south shore of Grand Cayman is a challenge.  The salt air and the sand are permanent problems that daunt all but the most determined of green-fingered enthusiasts.

 

The sculpture garden

The sculpture garden at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is a serene gathering place for visitors as well as a permanent spot for artistic displays.
 

 

An Oasis of tranquility

Nestled amidst the hustle and bustle of Seven Mile Beach, Jan and Ken Dart’s garden is a relaxing haven. The chaos of bumper-to-bumper traffic and the shouts of children splashing in the ocean fail to penetrate this lush ...

Top 10 Trees at Camana Bay

Trees around Camana Bay not only provide shade but they have become an attraction to passersby, who are on their way to socialize, shop and work.

 

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...

Colourful surprises

Sidebar: The colours of the rainbow Look out for these delightful flowers and fragrances in the Botanic Park’s Colour Garden:Red section - large leafed plants like Heliconias, Gingers and a wide variety of Crotons...

Growing veggies from seeds: a beginner’s guide

Apart from providing gardeners with fresh produce, planting and harvesting can be a rewarding and therapeutic past-time. To grow vegetables from seed does not necessarily require a garden. They can also be grown in a pot, planter box or basket. Ask staff at local nurseries for assistance if you need further guidance.

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...

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...

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.

 

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.”

 

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.  

Going native

The Native Tree Nursery at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is propagating a selection of native species that are ideal for Cayman’s landscape.  

 

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...

Save money

Back to Main Story:  Give your garden Curb Appeal Installing xeriscaping and low-maintenance gardens would significantly reduce garden maintenance costs and reduce water consumption. This can be achieved by making sure the right plant...

Gardens of light

Landscape lighting, correctly designed, can not only illuminate your garden or outdoor space to great effect but it can even make it look bigger.

 

The butterfly effect

Fascinated by butterflies from an early age, Joanne Mercille-Ross has created a garden designed to attract Cayman’s fluttering species. She has dedicated herself to studying and recording the insects, and delights in the numbers which...

Colourful Koi

Multi-hued fish are prized by collectors. The beauty and serenity of richly coloured koi gliding gracefully through the water have enchanted people for centuries. These prized fish - exhibited regularly in competitions similar to dog shows...

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