It turned out to be spectacular! It deserves more time than we could give it, of course. This 270 acre garden began as a vision in 1991 and opened to the public in 2007. Much of the garden consists of maintained trails through natural growth. You can even hike to the waterfront and take a boat ride!
We managed to to a pretty good job of covering the central, more formal parts of the garden. Put your walking shoes on. Here we go.
A close up of the wind sculpture.
These "formal" pumpkins announced the entrance to the event lawn, where I suspect at least several weddings have taken place.
What is that weird plant with the balloon like pods on it?
We have no idea. We've never seen it before.
Into the Children's Garden. It was amazing, and we didn't begin to see it all.
These stones spurted water, and are called The Whales.
There was lot more to this day, but I'll have to save that for another post. This one is more than full! ;-)