It’s the details that make you feel like you’re in another world at a Disney Park, and horticulture plays a huge role in creating that feeling. When you’re walking through the untamed jungles of Adventureland in Disneyland park, you may notice the towering bamboo plants near Tarzan’s Treehouse. As you’re strolling through the wooded mountains of Grizzly Peak at Disney California Adventure park, you see the colorful California foliage. These are some of the magical details created every season by the Disneyland Resort Horticulture team. Here are some things you might not know about horticulture at the Disneyland Resort:
- The Jungle Cruise tree canopy stands as tall as 100 feet.
- More than 3,600 annuals make up the smiling face of Mickey Mouse at the entrance to Disneyland park.
- With approximately 18,000 trees and 125,000 shrubs, the Disneyland Resort is one of the largest gardens in Southern California.
- Twenty-two topiary animals and characters call the Disneyland Resort home.
- The oldest living tree at the Disneyland Resort is a two-foot-tall Mugho Pine, which is more than 150 years old. Guests can find this tree during a cruise on the Storybook Land Canal Boats in Fantasyland.
What is your favorite detail of the landscape panorama at the Disneyland Resort?
Five Things You Might Not Know About Horticulture at the Disneyland Resort by Erin Glover: Originally posted on the Disney Parks Blog