What’s a garden without water?
I love the sound of running water in the garden. Don’t you? I have a couple of water features in my own garden. One of my favorite things is to sit on the patio with a cup of coffee in the morning and absorb all of nature around me. An added bonus is hearing the sound of my fountain as the water runs down the sides of it. A garden truly gives us an opportunity to use our five senses. They had several beautiful water features at the Botanical Gardens.
This fountain was positioned in the center of the perennial border. Now I don’t have room for something this large in my own yard. It is pretty spectacular though, don’t you think? Remember as a kid throwing pennies into fountains such as this and making a wish?
There is also a canal that runs the entire perimeter of the Botanical Garden. So instead of walking or taking the tram you can also cruise along the canal in a boat and see the garden from a different perspective. The tour guide also points out interesting features along the way.
This fountain was part of the bog garden. I love the simple beauty of the waterlillies with the woods in the background. Another bonus was the creatures this pond attracted such as frogs, dragonflies, birds and other various wildlife.
Now this is the children’s garden. My boys would of loved being able to play in these fountains. I thought this was a fun addition for the kids especially on a hot summer day. Don’t you wish you were a child again so you could play in the water?