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The Edibles Garden is a newly created demonstration garden adjacent to the Here We Grow! Children’s Garden and is dedicated to showcasing a variety of fruiting trees, shrubs, and vines that perform well in the Gulf Coast region of southeast Texas. Several of the varieties of plants used in the garden are self-pollinating and have low chill hours.
The Edibles Garden broadens the opportunity for learning more about edible landscaping and improves the views to the Children’s Garden. It also offers a perfect view of Dancing Sisters, the bottle tree sculpture created by Southern folk metal artist Stephanie Dwyer in 2015. This connection is further enhanced by the vine trellises in the Edibles Garden that were also designed and created by Stephanie.
Be sure to visit the Edibles Garden throughout the year to observe how the fruiting trees, shrubs, and vines perform. The garden includes the following plants:

TREES

  • LSU Purple Fig (Ficus carica ‘LSU Purple’)
  • Celeste Improved Fig (Ficus carica ‘Celeste Improved’)
  • Banana Fig (Ficus carica ‘Banana’)
  • Dorsett Golden Apple (Malus domestica ‘Dorsett Golden’)
  • Tropic Snow Peach (Prunus persica ‘Tropic Snow’)
  • Hass Avocado (Persea americana ‘Hass’)
  • Arbequina Olive (Olea europaea ‘Arbequina’)
  • Starfruit (Averrhoa carambola)

SHRUBS

  • Pink Lemonade Southern Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Pink Lemonade’)
  • Gulf Coast Southern Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Gulf Coast’)
  • Summer Sunset™ Rabbiteye Blueberry (Vaccinium ashei ‘Summer Sunset™’)
  • Palmetto Southern Highbush Hybrid Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum x V. darrowii ‘Palmetto’)
  • Southern Belle Southern Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum ‘Southern Belle’)
  • Brazilian Cherry (Eugenia brasiliensis)

VINES

  • Novak’s Edible Passionfruit (Passiflora edulis ‘Novak’)
  • Arapaho Thornless Blackberry (Rubus ‘Arapaho’)
  • Ken’s Red Kiwi (Actinidia arguta ‘Ken’s Red’)
  • Carlos Bronze Muscadine Grape (Vitis rotundifolia ‘Carlos’)