“Blue” Eucalyptus Walk
This western corner of the garden is named for the lemon-scented gum trees that line the property’s edge and the abundance of plants selected in part for their blue flowers, including several jacaranda trees. The gum trees, or Eucalyptus citriodora, are noticeable for their smooth white bark and beautifully curved limbs, which add grace and drama to the garden. During the springtime, a riot of blue-flowered plants dazzle visitors, including Spanish bluebells, hellebore, bearded iris, bear's breech, lily of the Nile and dwarf plumbago, among many others. The Museum’s only sculpture by Pierre-Auguste Renoir—Venus Victorious—can be found here. An Australian tea tree, which is in truth a shrub, blankets the island between the two paths with its lovely small blue-gray foliage (look for Gwynn Murrill’s charming Sitting Cheetah sitting here).
|Auguste Renoir, Venus Victorious
|Gwynn Murrill, Sitting Cheetah
|Jacques Lipchitz, Bather