The Gardens of the Big Bend
The Gardens of the Big Bend will showcase plants and landscaping methods best suited for our region.  The gardens will serve as a living laboratory to evaluate new plants and as a living classroom to demonstrate environmentally sound landscaping practices. 

All of this will take place in a beautiful setting of trees, shrubs, and planting beds linked by mulched paths.  Trails and directory will lead to planned and existing research gardens showcasing crape myrtle, magnolia, hydrangea and many other plants under study by the NFREC.  Over time, these pre-existing plantings may be integrated with the gardens.
The Beginnings
Proposed Gardens
Serve as a living laboratory to evaluate new plants for gardeners, nursery growers and landscapers

Promote garden plants adapted to regional landscapes

Demonstrate environmentally sound principles of landscaping

Provide a beautiful and educational environment for students, visitors, and local/regional citizens
The Gardening Friends of the Big Bend, Inc.
Shade plants
Native plants
Gardening in the Sun
"New" Plant Showcase
Garden of Tears (weeping plants)
Mesozoic (from the age of the dinosaurs)
Hardy Palms
The Possibilities
are unlimited!

Please join us in developing

The Gardens
of the
Big Bend