Chilean Coomb

Halfway down the Garden on the western side, the hollow on the flank of the hill is named the Chilean Coomb.

It is an open glade in the heart of the Garden, so named because of the exotic South American plants growing there.

Species of interest found in the Chilean Coomb are the the Monkey Puzzle tree introduced by William Lobb, the stunning Chilean Lantern Tree, with deep lipstick-red waxy flowers reminiscent of tiny lanterns and one of the most flamboyant species of flowering trees, the Chilean Fire Tree with scarlet flowers.