The Heritage Garden is intended to showcase the plants that played
an important role in
Cayman’s history. The displays include grounds,
or areas where root crops and vegetables
would be cultivated; the economically important Silver
Thatch Palm / Coccothrinax proctorii;
and the medicinal garden with the types of plants Caymanians used
to treat various ailments.
In the heritage vein, an old Caymanian house, circa 1900, owned
by Julius Rankine from East
End, Grand Cayman, was brought to the Park and restored, and a
sand garden was developed
around the house showing the traditional ornamental plants of
that setting. There is also a
collection of the traditional fruit trees.