Pinellas County Parks and Conservation Resources Department partnered with the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation to expand the Botanical Gardens by about 8,000 sq feet with a new Vinery.
A 239-foot fence was installed as a backdrop and aluminum Hubble trellises – unique three-dimensional designs that will turn vines into trees were added. There is also a 18-foot cement circle connecting the Vinery, the Palm Garden and the Memorial Walkway.
Many types of vines where chosen to populate the Vinery. Examples are Alamanda, Mandavilla, Passion Flower, Dutchman’s pipe vine, jasmine, Cape Honeysuckle, Thunbergia, Bleeding Heart, Orchid vine and Gold Finger plant.
Currently the Vinery ends by a beautiful pond surrounded by native plants. The pond is next to the P2000 Natural area.