As visitors walk down the River of Color, Savanna Blooms is the first Themed Pocket Garden they will encounter. Savanna Blooms was completed in the Spring of 2005 and is nestled beneath the Giraffe Overlook. This unique 2 acre garden, fashioned after a South African oasis, transitions from soft grasslands and fine textured acacia leaves into a bold contemporary garden at its core. Kopje outcrops erupt from the landscape with a serene pool at its foundation that showcases African water lilies and water edge plants. Visitors rest beneath the curved trellis laden with fragrant flowering vines and view the garden’s splendor from an internal vantage point.