Year Opened: 2006
Garden Designer: Lauren Springer
Also called the "Hell Strip," a term coined by garden designer and manager Lauren Springer in her bestselling gardening book The Undaunted Garden: Planting for Weather-Resilient Beauty, the Xeric Parkway Strip showcases long-lived, easy-care plants that thrive in intense heat with low water input.
Located along Botanical Lane to the south of The Gardens, the Xeric Strip's design is simple, naturalistic and bold, with unifying repetition of species, forms and textures to be easily read and enjoyed by drive-by traffic as well as pedestrians and bicyclists. Plants are of low stature for safety and sight lines.