The Gardens of the Big Bend
The Gardens of the Big Bend showcase plants and landscaping methods best suited for our region.The gardens serve as a living laboratory to evaluate new plants and as a living classroom to demonstrate environmentally sound landscaping practices.
All of this takes place in a beautiful setting of trees, shrubs, and planting beds linked by mulched paths.Trails and soon-to-be directory will lead to planned and existing research gardens showcasing crapemyrtle, magnolia, hydrangea and many other plants under study at the NFREC.
To serve as a living laboratory to evaluate new plants for gardeners, nursery growers and landscapers.
To promote garden plants adapted to regional landscapes.
To demonstrate environmentally sound principles of landscaping.
To provide a beautiful and educational environment for students, visitors, and local/regional citizens.
The Gardening Friends of the Big Bend, Inc.
-Hardy Palm Garden
Please join us in developing
-Gardening in the Sun
-"New" Plant Showcase
-Garden of Tears (weeping plants)
-Mesozoic (from the age of the dinosaurs)