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Jan 25, 2012 4:52 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
Another gem in the Mid-Atlantic is Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA. If you live within 1.5-2 hours of the state capital, it is a very easy day trip at any time of the year. Once you're there, you don't have to leave: there are two cafes in the garden and a large and lovely gift shop. Plenty of free parking too.

Here is a link to their web site: http://www.lewisginter.org/

Here are two views of the Conservatory. During my visit (May 2010),
they were having an exhibit called "Glass in the Garden"
with distinctive works by noted artist Hans Godo Fräbel placed all over
the gardens and inside the Conservatory. These are two of the larger
pieces in front of the Conservatory


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Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jan 25, 2012 4:56 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
Here are some of the "stick figures" we saw as we wandered around the gardens that day.

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ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jan 25, 2012 5:03 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
You had to look carefully, or you'd miss some of them Whistling
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This denizen of the lake was checking things out too.
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A couple of the pieces inside the Conservatory.
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Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jan 25, 2012 5:13 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
The Japanese Water Iris and Pitcher Plants were putting on a spectacular display
in the Martha and Reed West Island Garden.


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ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jan 25, 2012 5:20 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
May is a wonderful time to enjoy the Rose Garden!
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ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jan 25, 2012 6:02 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
And if you visit in April, you will be hard pressed to pick your favorite tulip!
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Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
Imageeric4home
Jan 26, 2012 12:27 AM CST
Name: Ric
Dover, Pa
Lewis Ginter just became a must see rather than a wanna' go. Lovey dubby
Beautiful gardens, thanks for sharing Barb. Thumbs up You should add a link over here:http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/9515/?offset=60#end_of_thread
Ric
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Thanks to Grandma and the joy flowers brought to her and in turn to me.
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jan 26, 2012 10:11 AM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
Glad you like the pictures, Ric. You and Holly would love it, I am sure! It's much more expansive than my photos show - just look at the map on their web site. I have some more photos of the grounds and different plants still to post.

It's a great place to spend an enjoyable day, just strolling the grounds, having lunch at one of the cafes, and visiting the gift shop. They have reciprocal admission for members of the American Horticultural Society too. My best friend from college lives within ten minutes of this place - I sure envy her!

The spring and fall Garden sales are also fabulous.

And no, I'm not getting any kickbacks for my comments - can you tell I like the place? Hilarious!

Yeah, guess I could post links to the specific gardens threads in the "Beautiful Gardens we've visited", but I guess I figured that since this was in the same forum, that folks would see it anyway?
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
LorettaNJ
Jan 26, 2012 1:38 PM CST
Beautiful pictures. I like the little stick figures. Reminds me of something my son likes to do. He takes posed photos and insert stick figures into the action. It amazes my husband and I what he comes up with.

I like the way you are setting up separate threads for each garden rather than one long thread. It is easier to reference and others can add their own.
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jan 26, 2012 2:00 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
Thanks, Loretta - that was my goal - to make it easier for folks to find information/photos/reports for a specific garden without having to wade through pages of chat and photos of many places, all jumbled together. Smiling

Those stick figures were quite interesting, and it was fun to try to spot them as we walked around.

Your description of your son's stick figure photos is very intriguing! Maybe you could post some of them over here, so we can see them too: http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/42470/
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
ImageNJBob
Jan 26, 2012 9:26 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J.
Barb really nice pictures , all those Tulips make me look forward to spring on a icy day like this.
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jan 26, 2012 10:38 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
I hear you Bob! I got some serious Spring Fever while getting those pics ready to upload! Sticking tongue out

Of course, I hate to tell you, but down here near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central VA (where I am this weekend) it is currently - CURRENTLY, as in after 11:30 PM in JANUARY!!! - 58 degrees out! This is just not natural... Blinking
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
Imagesallyg
Jan 26, 2012 11:06 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
So beautiful!!! Aahhhh
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jan 26, 2012 11:13 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
Sally, have you ever been down there? It's not that far from you... Whistling

And here's a temperature update... I just looked at the wireless reading outside, and it's GONE UP. Blinking

It's now 59.9 degrees? Confused Blinking Confused Almost warmer outside than inside where we've turned the thermostat down for the night. WOW.

Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett
Imagesallyg
Jan 27, 2012 1:02 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
I have not been, YET Big Grin

I heard a warm front was to move in overnight. How unusual though!
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imageeric4home
Jan 28, 2012 3:43 PM CST
Name: Ric
Dover, Pa
Sorry Barb, I see your point, I just don't venture about a lot. Hilarious! Ric
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Thanks to Grandma and the joy flowers brought to her and in turn to me.
ImageDaylilyDiva219
Jan 28, 2012 10:31 PM CST
Name: Barb
Falls Church, VA
Zone 7a
And I get what you're saying too, Ric. Actually, there's nothing wrong with getting the information out in multiple places! I will do that - I have missed things in the past if they're not in threads that I'm watching. Thumbs up
Breathe in, Breathe out...Move on - Jimmy Buffett

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