Our Bromeliads collection is relatively new, having been developed in the late 1990s. In addition to the very different types of flowers that all of the species produce, the leaf colors and shapes also provide an interesting contrast. Three major genera of bromeliads dominate the plantings, Aechmea, Billbergia, and Neoregelia. A large stand of bamboo is found on the northern edge of the garden, tucked away within the stand is a wonderful ‘secret’ bench. This plant group also contains terrestrial desert species, such as the South American genera Dyckia and Puya, which can be seen in our Desert Garden.