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The Native Plant Garden… a lovely environment for plants that are born and survive in the wild in Florida, here in their natural habitat and maintained by the The Gardens.

Our Gardens

The Butterfly Garden… is filled with beautiful and colorful ever changing plants and flowers, it has become a haven for a dozen or so different species of butterflies at any given time; and don’t forget the bees.   Don’t miss the flighty hummingbirds, as well.   


The Palm Walk Garden… February 27, 2015 introduced native palms to The Gardens in a way that looks totally natural in the setting, almost as though they have always been there. Darl Emling, along with assistance from Josephine Telenko and Susan Shay Frostrom brought this wonderful Garden to life.

The Bamboo Garden…  lush and lovely bamboo, the perfect backdrop to any tropical planting, enjoy the many varieties on display.

Friends of the Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens

The Secret Garden… a quiet nook accompanied with a cool shady corner perfect for relaxing and contemplation, and a magical space for your special event.

The Hibiscus Garden…  a beautiful formal garden maintained by the Treasure Coast Hibiscus Society to display rare and unusual plantings of hibiscus and featuring an event space for your special use. 

The Rose Garden… located immediately west of the Butterfly Garden through the white picket gate. Here you will find native roses perfect for our climate offering a representative collection of old-fashioned and landscape roses to visitors. These varieties are managed organically. Hundreds of supple rose blossoms create an environment that both excites the senses and soothes the soul. 

The Orchid Room… located in the oaks to the west of The Pavilion. It houses over 100 orchids of rare and exotic variety planted and maintained by the Port St. Lucie Orchid Society. It is must see for all visitors.

Native Trees In The Gardens…  Mature Sand Pine (30-40’) high; Southern Slash Pine, Sand Live Oak, Laurel Oak, Chapman’s Oak, Myrtle Oak, Strangler Fig, Sable (Sabal) Palm, Red Maple, Saw Palmetto, Loblolly Bay, Swamp Red Bay and Lyonia, Royal Ponciana, Bald Cypress, Queen Myrtle, Foxtail Palms, Silk Tree, Jacaranda, Olive trees and more.

The Bromeliad Island Garden…  while you will see bromeliads throughout The Gardens, we encourage you to visit our Bromeliad Island Garden which hosts a veritable array of beautiful and colorful Bromeliads.  

The Cactus & Succulent Garden… located on the west walkway to the event lawn / southwest of the Orchid Room. This garden will eventually be expanded with more succulents and cactus along the enjoining pathways.

The Amphitheatre-Promenade Area… beautiful plantings created to please the eye and spike the senses, often changing to challenge your knowledge of Florida horticulture.

Critters in The Gardens…  Great Blue Herons, Northern Cardinals, Bobcat, Eagle Owls, Turkey Vultures, Common Nighthawks, Black Racers, Fish Crows, Blue Jays, Gopher Tortoises, Loggerhead Shrikes, Common Flickers, Red Bellied Woodpeckers, Null Woodpeckers, Mockingbirds, Ospreys, Rufons-sided Towhees, Raccoons, Easter Phoebes, Florida Scrub Lizards, Grey Squirrels, wild Rabbits, Carolina Wrens, Mallard Ducks, Great White Egrets, Sand-hill Cranes, Dart frogs, geckos, Mourning Doves, and more...

Art in The Gardens... The Gardens features some wonderful sculptures and art from world renown artists and painters throughout the grounds and within the Pavilion that blend beautifully into the tapestry that is the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens.