Entries Categorized as 'travel'

Kentford Farm Visit

June 3, 2013

On my way to Pequot Plant Farm on Sunday I noticed the “Open Garden” sign on Rt 184 for Kentford Farm.  Dear Reader, I confess I have passed this sign many times and not stopped, this was an extreme oversight on my part. To quote from their website: “Kentford Farm is a perennial garden located in […]

Guided Tour of Orchids in Turkey, April 4-18, 2010

February 3, 2010

Holly Chase has an exciting Botanical Tour of Turkey organized for April 4-18, followed by an extension trip to Cappadocia April 17-20. This is professionally guided by a Turkish taxonomist and a Swedish orchidologist.  Holly promises a special gift to our Mystic Garden Club for each member who joins the trip.  This is a grand […]

Brussels in Bloom

March 8, 2009

Click on the images to enlargeCraftsmen arrange the flowers by hand, directly onto the square’s cobblestones, without any soil. Grass and tree bark are also used to provide color. Story submitted by Jane Bogdan.

Photos from the Tundra

September 22, 2008

Fran Oat has shared photos of flowers on the trundra on her trip to Siberia and the Bering Sea.

Gardens created for the 2008 Beijing Summer Oympics

August 27, 2008

A Visit to Portland Rose Garden

July 18, 2008

Diane Davis visited The International Rose Test Garden, in Portland, Oregon. It is the oldest official continuously operated public use test garden in the U.S. Its primary purpose is to serve as a testing ground for new rose varieties. The 4.5 acre garden with over 7,000 rose plants is on a hill with beautiful views […]

The Butchart Gardens

June 15, 2008

Karen Carriera recently visited The Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia. She brought back some wonderful photos. The Butchart Gardens were originally a limestone and clay quarry for Mr. Butchart’s nearby cement factory. The first section of the Residence was completed in 1904. Jennie Foster Kennedy married Mr. Butchart and devoted herself to the development […]

Photos from Trip to Logees

April 29, 2008

What a fabulous place Logees is! This trip was a terrific success and hopefully will be an annual event.

Karen’s Photos from St. John

March 31, 2008

There’s nothing like a winter get away to “the islands”. We are greeted not only with blue skies, warm breezes but also a feast for the eyes of wonderful tropical flowers. Karen Carriera has returned from St. John with these wonderful pictures to share.border=”0″ />

Christchurch, New Zealand – Festival of FLowers

March 28, 2008

These photos were taken by Bert Turner at the Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand at their “Festival of Flowers” week. Note the center aisle from entrance to altar area paved with flowers. Side aisles features the arrangements. Costume for the parade were done by Jenny Gillies, Costume & Fabric, Cosume & Fabric Designer. Fabulous! Her […]