Friday, August 16: After I tear myself away from the orchid garden in the Conservatory of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, I walk outside to take a stroll around the extensive grounds. I first see the Robins Visitors Center across the Fountain Garden.
Asian Valley celebrates the sacredness of nature with East Asian plants, rocks and water cascades.
The West Island Garden is a wetland garden with a focus on native species and carnivorous pitcher plants.
The Flagler Garden and the Woodland Walk have winding paths featuring a rich palette of perennials, shrubs, trees and bulbs.
The Children’s area has a tree house, a children’s garden, a farm garden and an international village.
The Louise Cochrane Rose Garden has more than 1,800 roses selected for fragrance, rebloom and disease resistance.
By this time, I’m getting eaten alive by mosquitoes and I promised my father I’d be at his house in Yorktown by 5:00, so I head out of the beautiful Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, promising myself to return here on a cool fall day.