Friday, May 15, 2009

Garden Destinations That Inspire

Many of us will be planning Summer vacations, so I thought I'd take this time to mention a few for plant lovers. Actually, even if you're not a plant lover, these spaces have a lot to offer.

Atlanta Botanical Garden - Georgia
My sister lives in Atlanta and recently hosted a friend of hers from out of town. They spent a delightful evening at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. From May 2nd - October 31st they are showing the sculptures of Henry Moore. This might sound high brow, but my sister said they drank Apple Martinis and took turns trying to figure out the titles of the abstract pieces.

Cagles Dairy Farm Canton/Resaca - Georgia
What kid hasn't wanted to go to a dairy farm? If you didn't get your fix when you were little, or you have some youngsters that are game, head to this functioning family dairy. The site has specific details about tour times. Also keep it in mind for the Fall, because they have hayrides, bonfires, and a corn maize!

Brookgreen Gardens-Upstate Sculptour - South Carolina
Visit three venues in Spartanburg and enjoy marvelous artwork on loan until August 16, 2009. It's for people who don't know from abstract. See intriguing figurative sculptures amongst the plants and animals of this beautiful part of our country.

Lauderdale County Tomato Festival - Tennessee
On July 10th and 11th head to Ripley, Tennessee and give props to the area's tomato growers. Maybe even stay in The Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge. If waterfowl thrill you, this is your dream vacation!

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