We arrived at Powell Gardens in Kingsville, Missouri, on a typically hot and humid Midwestern summer day. I had read that there are 915 acres of gardens here: I imagined this massive rolling landscape would be a perfect spot for playing a game of
Botanical Gardens: The Bucket List
Chocolate might go with almost anything: Wine, fruit, ice cream, coffee -- but cactus? Yet here I am, standing among the cacti eating gourmet chocolates at the botanical garden at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory in Henderson, Nevada. An old hollowed
The first thing we saw when we arrived at Sunnyside Gardens was tortoises. Lots of them. Randy picked one up and turned it on its back. It's a ritual they've engaged in more than once. Randy lives and works on the property with his parents, and
It isn’t the biggest garden I have ever visited, but it is certainly the most remarkable. I am surrounded by plants of every conceivable hue, their colours heightened by the recent rain. Our guide, Jamie Lee, cautions us to watch our step on the
I have no way to know what the Garden of Eden looked like, but in my imagination, it looks just this: Palms and ferns grow exuberantly, birds dot in and out of the foliage, and everywhere there is green -- blue green, bright green, yellow green, dull
I slow to a stroll along the two-lane road, which passes under a railroad trestle bridge then takes a gentle angle upward. Gazing at the tops of trees took precedent after all; I am impressed by the towering specimens’ ability to block out the blue
I’m looking at hundreds, possibly thousands, of orchid blossoms in one of the world’s absolute best plant places: Kew Gardens, London. The waxy lustre of the extravagant petals gives the deceptive impression that these plants are indestructible.