cacti and succulents (Crassulaceae), such as spurge (Euphorbia), Sedum, house
leek (Sempervivum), Whitlow grass (Draba) and silver thistle, grow in cracks and
crevices on the stark rocky hills.
In spite of the barren, eroded soil,
the plants that have established themselves on the sand and shingle covered areas
of the Chiron Garden often
display their surprisingly brilliant flowers: tamarisk, oleaster, broom, barberry,
foxtail lily, globe thistle and lamb's ear.
A large open sandy area with
gravel, shingle and pebbles in various sizes and colours is an invitation to create
one's own sand pictures here in the Chiron Garden.