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Category: Education

Giant Amazonian Water Lily

Known as the Giant Amazonian Water lily, Victoria amazonica , named for Queen Victoria in the 1830’s, has blooms that only last two nights!  Tucked between the huge circular leaves, called platters, are single buds that open white the first … Continue reading

HBG’s Nationally Accredited Trillium Collection

While HBG houses many plant collections the Trillium collection is our first to receive national accreditation as a viable and sustainable plant collection through the American Public Garden Association’s (APGA’s) Plant Collection Network (PCN).  Amy Highland, Curator of Mt. Cuba … Continue reading

The Monarch Butterfly

It’s that time of year when I’m scouting our butterfly nectar beds and corridors for the elusive Monarch, our Alabama state insect!  When I see one, like I did last week and again today, I know they are on the … Continue reading


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