Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia goes through the end of February. Yesterday my husband and I enjoyed a day roaming the gardens for half off.
I love gardens no matter what time of year it is. Lewis Ginter shows off their plantings best features year round. My husbands favorite plant was a massive Loblolly Pine back in the Dwarf Conifer section. I went to see the Daffodils. It was a bit early but there were some early blooming varieties that were quite lovely. Especially a patch of miniature yellows with a cup no larger than my pinky fingernail.
Photographs by Robert Llewellyn (the last day was Sunday) and outside behind the Conservatory the massive, Diamonds in the Rough stick sculpture by Patrick Dougherty; a Meadowmorphosis. Children were especially enjoying the outside exhibit.
Botanical Garden to McIntire East. Let's hope it's a major part of this City owned park land. Check out my NEW Garden Lovers Calendar on my blog for upcoming Charlottesville gardening related events.