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There are close to 200 countries in the world. Each has a unique climate, plant material, and design style. Larger countries with different regions may have more variety in their landscaping. Depending on exactly where you live RI and nearby MA and CT range from USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7b to 5a. Hardiness zones are based on the average annual extreme minimum temperature during a 30-year period in the past, not the lowest temperature that has ever occurred in the past or might occur in the future. Many other environmental factors, in addition to hardiness zones, contribute to the success or failure of plants. Wind, soil type, soil moisture, humidity, pollution, snow, and winter sunshine can greatly affect the survival of plants. The way plants are placed in the landscape, how they are planted, and their size and health might also influence their survival. The plant material displayed in our Gardens of the World experience may not be 100% accurate or native to each country but it based on what is available in this area and shows how you can take certain elements from these countries and use them in your own landscaping.
Central Nurseries, Inc. of Johnston, RI designed the space, provided the plant material and the other garden accents and put it all together with the help from the schools and other partners.