Bowman's Point | Upper Keys, Florida
The coastal gardens of this Upper Keys sanctuary overlook panoramic views of Florida Bay - the lagoon estuary located between the Florida mainland and the lower Florida Keys.
The landscape master plan is composed of a series of overlook terraces and secret gardens connected by a network of meandering trails and stepping stone pathways. Florida keystone walls and Hemingway flagstone terraces are complimented by crushed seashell pathways and hand-laid cobble pavers.
Envisioned as a plants-man's paradise, Bowman's Point will be a collector's garden. Mature Lysiloma latisiliquum (Wild Tamarind), Guaiacum sanctum (Lignum vitae) and Swietenia mahagoni (Cuban Mahogany) anchor the site while providing shade and protection across the windswept jetty. The plant palette for the garden includes noteworthy palm species native to the West Indies including Coccothrinax borhidiana (Borhidi's Guano Palm), Copernicia macroglossa (Cuban Petticoat) and Coccothrinax macroglossa 'Azul' (Blue Thatch Palm).