Numerous species of cold-hardy palms grow at CGBG. Many shrubby and trunked palms were first planted in the late 1990s. This is the largest outdoor palm collection north of Florida and includes members of genera Sabal, Serenoa, Acoelorrhape, Rhapidophyllum, Livistona, Butia, Acrocomia, Brahea, Washingtonia, Trithrinax and more.
A 45-foot observation tower overlooks our developing 4-acre Bamboo Maze. Planted with over 2,000 plants in the summer of 2014, it will take 3 to 5 years for it to fully grow-in to create the three different maze experiences: one low/easy maze for small children, one intermediate maze, and one large (most challenging) maze. Feel free to visit the mazes now, but remain on pathways so to avoid damaging the growing bamboo plants.