The Garden’s palm collection spans the tropical and subtropical world and includes everything from Florida’s state tree, the sabal palm (Sabal palmetto), to the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) to the menacing, spiny zombie palm (Zombia antillarum). Like our other collections, we grow palms, in part, as a conservation measure. Guests will find specimens such as Attalea crassispatha, a palm planted in honor of our partnership with Haiti’s Jardin Botanique des Cayes, and Tahina spectabilis, a species from Madagascar discovered less than 20 years ago. Both are extremely rare. You can find some 1,400 palms throughout the Garden with significant displays in the Kapnick Caribbean Garden, Lea Asian Garden, and Scott Florida Garden.