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The Queensland Gardening Pages
Information & resources about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld

Mexican & South American theme gardens

including Aztec, Mayan and Inca historical themes


This page is intended to cover the broad themes of the Mexican, Central and South America, as well as the ancient cultures of these regions.

The types of plants that suit such gardens will vary quite a bit, from the heat and drought tolerant plants associated with the classic Mexican look (see also Mediterranean Style Gardens and Drought tolerant plants) to the lushness of a Rainforest Gardens.

The main focus purpose of this page will be to identify thematic plants and especially architectural elements, Garden Art and Decorative Accessories that can be used to evoke the ambience of your chosen theme.


There isn't much to see here yet, but here are a few links to get you started:

The Olson Lab, Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Research on dry tropical habitats. Includes pages on many interesting plants from these regions.
El Charco del Ingenio Botanical garden and nature preserve, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Jardin Etnobotanico de Oaxaca at The Human Flower Project. Post about the The Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Cactus Tropical Garden Botanical garden of cactus and succulent plants, Reunion Island (Indian Ocean)
Diane's Baja Desert Garden Blog Baja California Sur, Mexico
Paisagens Brasileiras Blog about University of Delaware's study tour of the landscapes of Brazil

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