I recently toured the Botanical Gardens of Chapultepec, Mexico City, Mexico. It was not only beautiful but was amazing. I had been before but in the last two years, they have really made a lot of improvements and changes and I loved them!! They have collaborated with various artists that have designed certain areas and/or installations in the garden throughout.
I have seen this over the years in Mexico City and the trend finally made it to Austin a few years ago. I always thought they did and do a nice job of this planting with the succulents. I feel the key is to really pack them in there to have it nice and full.
Photos of the various cactus, agave and Yucca beds.
Another concrete stacking succulent pile. I love how this filled out!!
Two views of the same bed- love the combos here and how the Creeping Jenny adds that perfect bright pop of color!!
A few of the artist inspired beds.
I love plants planted in mass. The Agaves do not disappoint.
They really do a good job I feel on their displays.
These straw ant sculptures are all over the place- some stand alone like this one and some peeking out behind an agave or yucca. They are creatively placed throughout.
There were hummingbirds all over the Agastache but I was not able to get them clearly.
I loved this- they had tubes filled with different dried peppers throughout the gardens.
A few shots of the perennial gardens. Everything was simply beautiful.
Another artist installation/creation. I like how they used simply barrels and loaded them with plants.
I liked this little trio!
An example of the bees placed throughout.
Hope you enjoyed the photos!!