Sunday, October 25, 2015

Daniel Boone Native Gardens

Located in Boone, North Carolina, the Daniel Boone Native Gardens were opened in 1963 to nurture rare or endangered plant species. The three acres, which are maintained by the Garden Club of North Carolina, include a bog garden, fern garden, rhododendron grove, rock garden, wishing well, and a pond alongside the Squire Boone Cabin.

The garden is open daily May through October from dawn to dusk. Admission is $2.00 per person.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sunken Gardens

Today's garden  is Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg, Florida. I used to live near this place, and it was one of my favorite gardens to visit. Sunken Gardens is one of the oldest in the state. It was begun in 1903 when George Turner decided to drain a five acre pond and make it a nursery. The pond was ten feet below sea level, hence the name, Sunken Gardens.

The garden has grown considerably, and now has over 4,000 varieties of tropical and subtropical plants.

The garden is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and Sunday noon to 4:30. Cost of admission for adults is $8.00, and for children, $4.00.

Before I go, I just want to say I'm sorry for not being very regular on this blog. I've been busy with other projects including preparing for a recital. Those who follow my other blog have seen the video clip from it. Those of you who would like to see it, can find it here.