Located on the steep eastern edge of the Garden, this area is evocative of the rocky slopes above the Mediterranean Sea. Featured in this area of the Garden are plants found in places ranging from the Canary Islands to Israel. There are many species of aromatic lavenders (Lavandula), oregano (Origanum), and thymes (Thymus) from Italy and France. Strawberry trees (Arbutus), rockroses (Cistus), olives (Olea europaea) and heaths (Erica) are also in this collection. Bulbs can be seen flowering in fall, winter and spring.