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The Gardens

The horticultural department propagates thousand of specialized plants to feed caterpillars,
and flowering specimens to provide nectar for adult butterflies.
Caterpillar food plants such as the Passiflora (flowering passion vine) are essential; their
smell attracts adult butterflies, and they lay their eggs there.
Blossoming nectar plants include Zinnias, Buddlea, Salvia, Pentas, Porterweed, and Clerodedrum.
Entrance Small waterfall In the rain forest
Clerodendrum paniculatum-Pagoda Flower Monarch visiting Mexican Sunflowers Mexican Sunflower
Lilly pond Koi in the pond Being fed by visitors
Koi Butterfly feeder The Flora
Bougainvillea Bougainvillea
In the Rose Garden English Rose Jatrophe gossypiifolia
Lantana Fluttering Anthurium
Bromeliads LillyPond Water Lillies
Guests at the pond Just hanging around Visiting  Heron eyeing the Koi fish
He stayed for days ? Anthurium
Hibiscus Rhododendron Narnia Passiflora