It’s a great spot for afternoon naps too. Missy has her outdoor bed and there’s a day bed for people as well.
The gardens serve a dual purpose. They create a relaxing tropical atmosphere, but more importantly, they shade the area from the hot afternoon sun in Summer and they protect it from the winds in Winter.
Because these are the gardens we see the most they are the most nurtured.
To the right is a stand of Majestic Palms. They are only 3½ years old but will be giants when they finish growing. Already they are providing shelter for gingers and cordylines and bromeliads.
This garden is starting to look quite jungle-like.
Future plants for this area --- just to enjoy it.