Desert bloomers

The new Xerophytic Garden at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is now open to the public, showcasing an array of cacti and succulents.

 

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.

 

Rainbow flowers

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

 

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...

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.

 

A bountiful garden

Tucked away in the Salt Creek community of Grand Cayman is a garden brimming with native species and mature fruit trees.

 

Mature trees add value

Mature trees are among Cayman’s most precious natural resources so it makes sense to preserve them wherever possible.

 

Enchant with a fairy garden

Fairies and other magical “wee folk” have long been fixtures in fables, myths and ancient folklore, in which these mystical beings have flitted across gardens. It is often said that they bring luck, prosperity, and good health to the chosen few whose garden they inhabit.

 

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.

 

A guide to Contained Gardens

Perhaps you live in an apartment with just a small balcony? Or perhaps you have a tiny outdoor space, such as a patio, back porch or even just a doorstep?    

 

Henrik Lindhardt gives his tips on how to correctly pot a plant

Drainage is important. Make sure the pot has a hole in the bottom and preferably a saucer to catch any drain off. Fill the bottom of the pot with a good layer of gravel...

Favourite Herbs

Add some punch to your cooking with fresh, home grown herbs. These fragrant plants add flavour to foods that could otherwise be bland and many have added nutritional benefits to boot too. Grow in...

Chef’s picks

Thomas Tennant, Chef de Cuisine at Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink restaurant, picks his top three herbs. 

 

Journey down the wet road

Lincoln Road. Rodeo Drive. The Champs-Élysées. The world’s most famous roads are memorable for a variety of reasons, but they all have one thing in common–good design. When a road has been well designed, it becomes more than just a thoroughfare. 

 

Designing a garden

Designing your own garden? Tom Balon of Vigoro Nursery shares his design tips with InsideOut.

 

A garden in harmony

The two-storey home blends seamlessly into its surroundings, hidden away among the lush natural foliage. 

 

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.   

 

A garden of Treasures

It can be difficult to create a lush tropical garden in Cayman’s harsh climate, particularly when the property is situated on the shores of North Sound.   But for the Hesters, it was a simply another challenge on the way to building their dream home.

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...

A field of greens

The idea of a waiting list for lettuce may seem absurd. But, after one taste of Patrick Panton’s crisp, delicious baby greens, it is easy to understand why this unassuming vegetable has suddenly become one of the most in-demand foods on island.

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