Hickory Farms Newsletter – June 2016
Are you looking for a nice day trip this summer? Have you considered visiting a botanical garden?
My wife and I always look for public gardens when we travel. They are usually very nice, relaxing places to visit and excellent sources for information on what grows well in the area. Some have restaurants, educational exhibits and certainly beautiful spaces to enjoy. I always tell people to just look around the neighborhood to see what grows well. A visit to a public garden will show you many plants you might not have considered. This winter we visited the Florida Botanical Garden in Largo, FL. In this case it’s just fun to see the plant possibilities in a tropical climate. I’d highly recommend a visit to this garden if you are in Florida. It’s well maintained, admission is free and there’s a complete “village” of reconstructed old southern buildings such as homes, stores, church, school, train station etc.
Here are some day trips for you in this area:
940 S Hempstead Rd, Westerville, OH
A great place to see shade perennials
Franklin Park Conservatory
1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH
Indoors, and a great winter destination
6733 N Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH
Wonderful dwarf conifer display
7770 Jacksontown Rd, Heath, OH
New Japanese garden, go to Granville for lunch!
50 Trimble Rd, Mansfield, OH
Large old manor with home tour
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH
Ditto as kingwood
Hidden Lake Gardens
6214 Monroe Rd, Tipton, MI
Has a wonderful display of mature dwarf conifers and succulents in conservatory
Toledo Botanical Garden
5403 Elmer Dr, Toledo, OH
I’ve never been here! But it’s on the wishlist
2 Hippo Way, Toledo, OH
Wonderful small zoo with old architecture and intense plantings
3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH
Many zoos promote themselves these days as zoological and botanical gardens
Spring Grove Cemetery
4521 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, OH
Yes, this old cemetery has a wonderful collection of trees and shrubs
If you’ve got some favorite gardens to add please let me know.
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