Formal Garden Plant List – Sherman Library and Gardens

Formal Garden Plant List

Formal Garden Plant List

With a central landscape bed featuring symmetrical plantings, the Formal Garden takes a contemporary spin on the traditional definition of a ‘formal’ garden.  Edible plants are utilized in ornamental seasonal displays, with surrounding beds highlighting permanent specimen plants like the Bodhi tree, Mexican fig, and false aralia.

Ananas lucidas

Family Name: Bromeliaceae
Common Name: Red Spineless Pineapple

Beta vulgaris

Family Name: Amaranthaceae
Common Name: Five Color Swiss Chard

Chaenostoma cordatum

Family Name: Scrophulariaceae
Common Name: Bacopa

Coffea arabica

Family Name: Rubiaceae
Common Name: Arabian Coffee

Ficus religiosa

Family Name: Moraceae
Common Name: Bodhi Tree

Lamium maculatum ‘White Nancy’

Family Name: Lamiaceae
Common Name: Spotted Dead-Nettle

Ocimum kilimandscharicum × basilicum 'Dark Opal'

Family Name: Lamiaceae
Common Name: African Blue Basil

Sedum spathulifolium

Family Name: Crassulaceae
Common Name: Broadleaf Stronecrop

Syzygium jambos

Family Name: Myrtaceae
Common Name: Rose Apple