The topic for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Gardens and do I have the garden pictures!! Wherever we go on our travels we always look out for a pleasant public garden in which to spend some time and over the years we have found a multitude of gorgeous places. Rather than overload the post with too many images, I’ve narrowed it down to just a few of the more memorable gardens that we’ve visited.
Closest to home is the Chicago Botanic Garden and probably my most favorite spot to sit and look at the flowers is the Circle Garden.
The Frederik Meijer Sculpture Garden in Grand Rapids, Michigan, provides a delightful blend of art and nature.
Although the reason we went to the Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis was chiefly to see the Chinese Lantern Festival, we went back again to take in everything else that the garden had to offer and it was spectacular!
Another place that really impressed us was the garden at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. The perfume in the rose garden was heavenly!
Green Bay Botanical Garden in Wisconsin is another one of my favorites. We have spent many hours wandering around here looking at all the beautiful flowers and plants.
Back to Illinois and the gardens at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. Immaculately kept, these gardens are a must-see for anyone visiting the area.
Also in Illinois, Anderson Japanese Garden in Rockford is a little different in that it doesn’t have a huge display of flowers but makes up for it with tranquil settings amid lush greenery. Make sure you visit the waterfall and perhaps feed the koi fish swimming in the pool.
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