Have you been to the Botanical Garden?

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Have you been to the Botanical Garden?
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Mon, 10-06-2008 - 2:44pm

Does your town/area have a botanical garden?

Have you visited it?

Do you like to visit botanical gardens when you travel? If you have visited gardens in other areas, do you have a favorite?

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Mon, 10-06-2008 - 9:16pm

Toledo has the Toledo Botanical Garden and we have visited it! And Bowling Green has the Simpson garden park, not exactly a botanical garden but still--- and my DH is active in the design and planting of it.

Visiting gardens is NOT one of my favorite things, however. So I don't have a favorite...



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Mon, 10-06-2008 - 11:15pm

There's the Bogor Botanical Gardens (Kebun Raya Bogor in Indonesian) about an hour away from Jakarta.

I was there a few months ago. I should plan a trip soon!

Singapore has a beautiful botanical garden, which I visited many years ago. When I lived in Lyon (France) the Parc de la Tete d'Or also had a botanical garden which was beautiful.













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Registered: 08-07-2007
Tue, 10-07-2008 - 11:57am
We have at least 2 that I know of, and I've been to both.

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Registered: 01-26-2007
Tue, 10-07-2008 - 2:28pm

I don't think my area here has a botanical garden. I don't usually visit them because of a childhood experience. I'm terrified of snakes. We went to a botanical garden for a school field trip and there were gardner snakes everywhere and I freaked out and it's ruined me for them now. : )

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Wed, 10-08-2008 - 7:11pm

How neat that your DH is active in designing and planting a garden park. Even if the "formal" name is not a botanical garden, that counts in my book.

I have only recently become in interested in seeing the designs etc. of different gardens. I know my garden will never look anything like that , but.....

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Wed, 10-08-2008 - 7:21pm

That is really neat that you have been to gardens in so many other parts of the world. It sounds like you enjoyed the Bogor Botanical Gardens since you would like to return.

Thanks for stopping in.

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Wed, 10-08-2008 - 7:23pm
It is hard sometimes with kids to visit gardens when you are traveling - especially with kids. I know my kids would rather do something more exciting. lol! Do you like visiting gardens or is it just not your "thing"?

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Wed, 10-08-2008 - 7:36pm
Mandy - I can understand not wanting to go to a botanical garden after that. I dislike snakes too. Even though I know there are "good" snakes, I just think they are Ick! Fortunately I do not see them as much here in WY as I did when I lived in FL. When we lived in FL My DH shot a 5 foot rattler one day when we were out in the pasture checking on cows that were ready to calve. I can understand not wanting to go to a botanical garden after that.

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Registered: 07-13-2008
Wed, 10-08-2008 - 8:13pm
I happen to live very close to the Margorie McNeely - Como Park Conservatory here in Saint Paul, Minnesota. And I have to tell you; it is wonderfull! The Como Conservatory is a large educational facility comprised of several distinct gardens. They a Tropical Garden, a Japanese Garden, a Fern Room, a Palm Room, also seasonal and children's exhibits to name a few. Como Conservatory is absolutely free and open year round. For more information please visit their website: http://www.comozooconservatory.org/cons/index.shtml

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Wed, 10-08-2008 - 10:40pm
We have one (in Pgh), but it's been a couple of decades since I've been there

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