Hilltop Gardens... is a tropical healing garden and organic farm located in the center of the Tamaulipan Biotic Province, a huge area in South Texas and northern Mexico along the Rio Grande River. It is semi-tropical with warm winters and semi-arid with hot, dry summers.
Hilltop Gardens farm was first planted with aloe in 1939 and is one of the first commercial Aloe farms in the country. Hilltop Gardens is believed to be the first business using Aloe Vera gel as an ingredient in cosmetics. It is the historical home of aloe. Hilltop Gardens is currently striving to serve the Econet , our parent company, by developing procedures for growing organic ingredients- vegetable, herbs and fruits, all for the myriad of nutraceutical products produced by the Econet. Sustainable farming and gardening processes will bring to the forefront our corporate philosophy “to bring the best of nature to humankind”.
Exhibits include a Sensory Walk, a Healing Garden, a Memorial Aloe Garden with one of the largest collections of aloe species available for public viewing in the U.S. and a large Children’s Garden for kid in all of us.
Hilltop Gardens, the historical home of aloe, is a tropical healing garden, farm, and Inn. It is a destination for guests to experience, learn, and enjoy the best nature has to offer. 🍃
Anyone know what kind of plant this is? Almost looks like porcupine quills!