Thursday, July 18, 2013

This Texas Botanical Garden Is So Worth A Visit

The Fort Worth Botanical Garden in Fort Worth, Texas is gorgeous.
Classic columns

 frame a view of a rocky waterfall.

Gorgeous urns, overflowing with vines and blooms.

Arched trellises covered in climbing roses

and a formal rose garden

with fountains.

What you can't tell from these photos is that the day I visited it was a chilly day in May, so much so that I was wishing I had gloves on my hands, something I didn't consider I would need here. But the gardens were inviting enough to walk despite the cold.

Though I do love seeing pictures of gardens, I always enjoy visiting a garden without any previous information. Without expectations there is less disappointment and it is a great feeling to be pleasantly surprised by what you find--a lesson I am still trying to learn and apply to my life.  Beautiful azaleas were in bloom, which I really didn't expect to see here and 

and the pink roses and blue salvia were seemingly in perfect condition.

Oak trees are amazing to me because of the sculptural effect of the branches that go long and wide, and get a little twisted like lightning bolts in the sky.

There are several different gardens in this 110-acre botanical garden, one of the oldest gardens in Texas that is free with the exception of the Japanese garden, which has a nominal fee but is worth every penny to see, not to mention the tranquility you will feel.

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