Olive Allée

Different varieties of olive trees planted by Kinton Stevens to use as root stock. Used by Gavits as an extension of Parterre axis and now leads to the Cactus Garden.

Pomegranate (Punica granatum) The pomegranate is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub in the family Lythraceae, subfamily Punicoideae, that grows between 5 and 10 m tall. The pomegranate originated in the region extending from Iran to northern India, and has been cultivated since ancient times throughout the Mediterranean region. Tow pomegranate shrubs grace the end of the allée and frame the hippocampus fountain. 

Many species of olive trees line the allée.

A marble Hippocampus (mythological horse/sea-monster) fountain (1920s) sits at the end of the allée at the entrance to the Cactus Garden.

Notable species: Aloe barberae,  A. dichotoma,  A. plicatilis, and  A. ramosissima. Large specimens of the gru-gru palm (Acrocomia aculeata) and a ponytail palm (Beaucarnea stricta).