What do an octopus tree, leopard tree, and cat's whisker plant have in common? They represent a collection of plants and trees with animal names! The Animal Garden has 45 plants with this distinctive trait. There is the “wild animal” section with the leopard tree, leopard plant, fox tail asparagus and kangaroo plant. Remember the nursery rhyme, “hickory dickory dock, the mouse ran up the clock”? There is a dog represented by the dog bone tree; the cat represented by the cat's tail and cat's whisker (there is catnip for accent); the mouse represented by the mickey mouse plant-cat-mouse chase and the hickory dickory dock represented by the hickory tree. The mouse can run and hide like in the nursery rhyme. The sandbox tree, shrimp plant, oyster plant, and octopus tree form part of the “ocean” section. The butterfly plant, the spider plant, spider lily, ant tree, and tapeworm plant create the “insect” section. In the “farm animal” section we can find the burro's tail, pony tail, chicken eye, hogplum, and eggfruit tree. Watching over the garden is Nellie, an eight foot tall giraffe made of iron frame and steel mesh that is slowly being covered over by a creeping fig plant. At its base is the kangaroo fern.