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Being a third generation Florida native, I'm completely enamored with the diverse beauty of this gorgeous peninsula. For most of the year the weather is divine which makes exploring its unlimited nooks and crannies fun and easy.

Wherever I go I appreciate nature and the world around me. Come along with me as I share the places I visit and perhaps a few other amusements I find interesting along the way.

(FYI: Every post prior to January 1, 2009 was previously published and imported from my garden blog)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Palma Sola Botanical Gardens

My mom and I have been on a roll lately of going over to the beach whenever we get a chance. I've shared some of those photos here from time to time.

On the way we took some time recently to stop by the botanical gardens being developed at Palma Sola. They have a piece of property that is quite beautiful.

Located in Bradenton, FL, it is right next to Robinson Preserve, a 487-acre wetland habitat.

The flora was bright and intense as it transitions from summer to autumn. The sun shone brightly but the autumnal angle softens the harshness with each passing hour of the day.

It isn't a large garden but there is room for growth with acres left to be planted as they gather funds to do so.

Not a huge fan of crotons myself but even I couldn't help but be drawn to the vibrance and enormity of the mammy crotons.

Everything tropical to fill up your peaceful zen and gardening soul was offered for plenty of oooohhhs and aaahhhhs. An inspiring stroll through walkways of lush foliage is recommended any day of the week or season of the year.


TROLL Y2K said...

I'm a bit disappointed in the "improvements" to the Botanical Gardens. Frankly, it's exactly the same as it was 10 years ago.

Meems said...

Fortunately for us it was our first time there so we didn't know it hadn't changed.

Susan said...

I've never heard of this botanical garden, but it looks very lovely. Thanks for posting on it.