Botanical Garden


Pinecrest Gardens is a lush paradise featuring both exotic and native tropical plants, sinuous rock formations, and water features. The Gardens are listed on the National Historic Register and recognized for their significance by the Cultural Landscape Foundation. The 11-acre design includes a tropical native hardwood hammock and Baldcypress slough, dry succulent gardens, palms, orchids, and diverse specimen plantings in a unique historic landscape and urban oasis. The Gardens’ horticultural history and distinctive identity are built upon the site’s interesting geology, subtle changes in elevation, and varied soils.

Several garden areas contain mosaics made from broken or cut brick. The inlaid patterns feature leaves, flowers, flamingos, snails, and other natural shapes. Additionally, a variety of fine sculptural art can be found tucked into the landscape. The Gardens’ history, period architecture, forested areas, aquatic features, theme gardens, dry gardens, and open vistas contribute to Pinecrest Gardens’ unique appearance.