The seven gardens

Seven delightful gardens are strung together along Seven Mile Beach, each with its own distinctive character.

 

A tropical beach garden

Tucked away on Cayman Kai and overlooking a tranquil lagoon is a stunning beach garden which beguiles its location.

 

Beach horticulture – Beach palms

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

Putting down roots

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

 

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...

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.

 

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.

 

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 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?    

 

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