This important group of plants occupies a relatively small section of the Garden but, because it is the first collection you see, and contains many striking, colourful species, it does tend to have enormous impact on the visitor entering the Garden. Agapanthus praecox with its beautiful blue flowers is popular in horticulture.
There are large beds of "liliaceous" plants and many members of the Amaryllidaceae. Palms, strelitzias and wild bananas are conspicuous larger plants in this section of the Garden.
Sunbirds feed on the nectar that overflows the large, boat-shaped spathe of Strelitzia nicolai.