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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Touring Through The Gardens Note Card Party

One of our favorite excursions is a trip to the Botanical Gardens near our home. The Garden's cover 155 acres, with over 40 themed gardens. I can't think of a time of year when I don't enjoy visiting. It's a beautiful place to take a walk, with lots of areas to sit, tucked all through the gardens. If walking through 155 acres seems a little daunting, you can hop a tram or take a little boat ride. Each time we go we chose a different direction to walk, you never see the entire Garden with one visit, that's why we get a Family Pass each year.It's hard to pick a  favorite time of year to go, there is Spring with the beautiful azaleas



But I also love the Bicentennial Rose Garden that begins blooming around the end of May






With Summer the Perennial Gardens are blooming, and this year they hung baskets on the                      bridge... gave me all kinds of inspiration for my own garden next year


The hours change with the arrival of Fall but the Garden is still a great place to visit that time of year. Temperatures are cooler, so the walking a little more pleasant and the fall color is beautiful. Starting in December till the first part of January, they have the Garden of Lights, this helps keep interest up in the Gardens all year round

I know it's not the same as being there but I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of the Gardens. Linking up with  Vee today and her Note Card Party

A Haven for Vee

18 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh, I certainly have enjoyed this tour of the Botanical Gardens! No wonder you are a frequent visitor!

I want to meander down that path, and then si a spell in the gazebo.

Blackberry Lane said...

Your blog and photos are extraordinary. The garden is beautiful.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are beautiful photos. It reminds me of the botanical gardens in Asheville, NC. We love to go there when we are in NC. I don't think your link is working at Vee's note card party. You may want write her an email and do another link. Sweet hugs!

Nancy said...

Beautiful pictures of these gardens....You are absolutely right most gardens are beautiful in every season which makes them a teat to visit any time....

podso said...

Such richness of color in your notecards! I enjoyed visiting and seeing them. I also looked at your photo blog and I think we have a lot in common in the way we look at life through our cameras! You have a beautiful family too!

Vee said...

Beautiful location, beautiful note cards! Is your header also from there? It's so lovely. I can not imagine having such a large garden to enjoy, but I would certainly love to try. Our local gardens are much, much smaller. Thanks for joining in. (I think that everything is all fixed now.)

Lavender Cottage said...

Thanks for dropping by to see my note cards, you have included a path that beckons as well.
The Botanical Gardens are gorgeous with a forest to meander through and walkways of flowers. It would be amazing to see the light show at night in person.

Pamela Gordon said...

What a beautiful place to visit, walk and take pictures! Your photos are beautiful and perfect for notecards. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings, Pam

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Such beautiful gardens! Your photos are lovely and would make a perfect set of note cards!

Barbara F. said...

First, I adore your header photo! It looks like something I pinned on Pinterest! Love all these photos - those gardens look fabulous. Visiting from Vee's party. xo

Beth said...

Oh how beautiful! I love the first photo. Stunning! Your header photo is great too.

bj said...

Just beautiful...I love every one of them.

Ceil said...

Hi Maryann! How gorgeous are these pictures? And what a treat to see them at the end of the summer/beginning of fall.

Your header photo is breathtaking too! I love fall colors.

I am a Nana too, but only 2 1/2 children. (I'll have three grandchildren in December, my daughter is pregnant.) I love being a grandparent :)

So nice to meet you today :)
Ceil

Jodi-Marie said...

I can see why you would want to visit here often. Absolutely beautiful.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Maryann

I love your selection of note cards for September and I would love to receive any of them.

Beautiful botanical gardens, you are so lucky to have that on your doorstep.
Is your lovely header photo taken in the gardens too?

Actually I'm amazed at the standard of this month's note cards it's incredible!

lovely to met you today.
Shane

Stephanie said...

Hi Maryann! Wow, your photos are lovely and that last one is just breathtaking :) Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day! Hugs!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Beautiful photos....a lovely place to visit.

Enjoyed seeing your note card collection!



Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Oh, these are lovely note cards! What beautiful gardens. I also like your header photo.
Thanks for visiting me and your nice comment.