Monday, April 12, 2010

My World Tuesday - Walled Garden

View from Visitor Center

While in South Carolina I stopped for a brief visit to the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden. The zoo and gardens are along the banks of the Saluda River just outside the city of Columbia. I was interested in seeing the Walled Garden, one of five themed gardens. The Walled Garden features a variety of plants, trees and shrubs arranged with walkways separating the beds. Ten of the beds are replanted twice a year - in the spring and fall. There is a central stair step canal with fountains at each end. At this time of year, the garden is bursting with color. Plants are identified with small tags placed near each type. The garden includes some art and benches are scattered throughout. The Visitor Center anchors one end of the Walled Garden and offers additional information on the gardens. There are also additional plantings outside the Visitor Center. More images will be posted on all three of my blogs this week and next.

Along the north wall

Stair step planter

Lower fountain and canal

Walk toward the Visitor Center

Bench by the south wall

Hybrid daylily in front of Visitor Center

7 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Lew: That is a neat pictorial of the gardens. Thanks for sharing all the greenery.

J Bar said...

A great place.
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Shey said...

I love going to botanical gardens. This place has very beautiful gardens. Would love to visit this place too.

Ann said...

This is such a beautiful place. When I am retired, I like to volunteer in a place like this.

eileeninmd said...

The walled garden looks like a beautiful place to visit, Lew! Your photos are wonderful too.

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous place, Lew! And your photos are stunning! The colors are so varied and beautiful! Thanks for the tour!! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Regina said...

Beautiful and delightful world.
Thank you for sharing.