In 1929 this land was a craggy, dry, desolate, rock-strewn bluff with a breathtaking view of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains and the shimmering Columbia River valley. In 1929 Herman and his new bride, Ruth, loved to stand on the bluff and dream of flourishing alpine meadows, shimmering pools and shady evergreen pathways where the hot, relentless summer […]
In the San Fernando Valley there is a treasure called “SuihoEn”, a six and a half acre Japanese Garden created to demonstrate a positive use of reclaimed water. The “Garden of Water and Fragrance” was designed by Doctor Koichi Kawana and dedicated June 14, 1984 on the grounds of the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant.
South Coast Botanic Garden is a 87 acre garden in Palos Verdes, originally an open pit mine from 1929 until 1956 producing crude diatomaceous. The garden has over 150,000 trees, plants and includes Water-wise Garden, Herb Garden, English Rose Garden and Garden of the the Senses.
Desert Botanical Garden is a fun place to visit when in Phoenix, especially in the spring and fall when the flowers are blooming.
I love nature and wildlife, how could you not when you have entertainment like this!
The Butchart Garden began as a family garden created by Jeannie Butchart in a limestone quarry. From farmland nearby, Jeannie had top soil brought in and used to line the floor of the abandoned quarry. The quarry soon blossomed into a spectacular sunken garden. Between 1906 and 1929 the Butcharts added a Japanese Garden, an […]
What a incredible temporary addition to Desert Botanical Garden! Chihuly in the Garden was both beautiful during the day and at night.