Palms are well known in popular culture as the backdrop of deserted islands and glamorous warm climate cities. They are found throughout the world’s tropical and subtropical regions, with a majority of species being found in moist forests, but extending into Mediterranean and desert landscapes as well. Los Angeles is home to many ornamental palm species, some of which can be seen here. Our Palms collection is planted upon a sloping hill in the center of the Garden. Over 30 species can be seen from many parts of the world.