We have many guests at Busch Gardens Tampa who have questions about the beautiful plants that are part of our themed gardens. In addition to the 268 species that are labeled, we have a staff of skilled horticulturalists and gardeners on staff to answer your plant-related questions. Each month, we will feature a number of our trees, shrubs, annuals and more right here on the Inside Busch Gardens blog where you can ask horticultural questions for one of us to answer.
Our February weather has been unseasonably warm, and many of our plants have started to bloom at little early. You can see these plants blooming at Busch Gardens right now and many will continue to bloom into March.
You can find a number of orchids throughout our park. We change out our orchids as needed to ensure they have gorgeous blooms all year long for our guests to enjoy.
This time of the year, our most asked about trees in the park are the purple and yellow trumpet trees. These trees put on a spectacular flower show in Mid-Febraury and March.
Here at Busch Gardens Tampa we love to use plants native to Africa. The desert rose is native to east Africa and blooms in late winter throughout the summer. Desert Roses come in many different colors, including dark pink and red.
Queens Wreath is a gorgeous vine full of lavender flowers. It also often called sandpaper vine due to the rough texture of older leaves. You can see it blooming in Timbuktu and Bird Gardens near Walkabout Way.