Friday, June 6, 2014

Amarillo Botanical Garden - 6/03/14

The gardens were opened in 1968 after years of fundraising by the various garden clubs that had been in existence since the 1930s. Originally, they set out to determine what plants could survive drought, windy conditions and the very hot environment.

There is a lovely tropical conservatory with a collection of indoor exotic plants. Additionally, there are four acres of seasonal landscape gardens shown below. A real bonus for us is that it is a dog-friendly garden.

Tropical Conservatory (dogs not allowed in here).

Butterfly garden.

Amphitheater garden.

Thirsty Sadie.

Bronze statue - Melodious Toadius.

Meditation garden.

Xeric garden.

Sadie is investigating....

Beautiful mosaic in the xeric garden:

Japanese garden.

Fragrance garden.

Four seasons garden.

We spent about a hour and a half here.  It was a very pleasant visit for the three of us!

Admission is $5/adults and $4/seniors. We also had $1 off admission coupons that are readily available in Amarillo visitor guides.


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