Moon Garden/Ficus Tree
Giant Oldham’s bamboo towers to the right of the path in this section of the garden, dwarfing even the Museum itself. In contrast, a carpet of pygmy bamboo nearby serves as groundcover. The silk floss tree is noticeable for its spiky trunk and white, delicate, ball-like flowers. Sculptures in this area include John Mason’s Black Cross and two works by Henry Moore—Two-Piece Reclining Figure No. 9 on the left of the path, and Reclining Figure, which lies ahead where several paths converge. Visitors who stay on the left pass the mighty Moreton Bay fig tree, one of the oldest trees on the property. Berkeley sedge can be found at its base, and Robert Morris’s Untitled steel blocks can be seen at the pond’s edge. Plants found throughout this corner of the garden include the purple water iris, European water clover, black elephant ears, and narrow-leaved cattail.
|John Mason, Black Cross|
|Henry Moore, Two-Piece Reclining Figure No. 9|
|Henry Moore, Reclining Figure|
|Robert Morris, Untitled|
Aeonium 'Mint Saucer'
Colocasia esculents niger