Rose Garden, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA ~ Photos

The Rose Garden at Point Defiance Park has more than 1500 rose bushes, miniature roses, a wishing well and gazebos. The nearby Fuchsia Garden contains more than 125 varieties or upright fuchsias. The Dahlia Trial Garden is spectacular to walk through as the plants reach heights of more than 6 feet.

Benches are about for you to sit amidst the beauty of this oasis.

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Japanese Garden, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA ~ Photos

A short walk from the Duck Pond and Rose Garden is the exquisite Japanese Garden. It’s a splendid place to sit, relax and reflect on it’s beauty and simplicity.

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Duck Pond, Point Defiance Park, Tacoma WA ~ Photos

The Duck Pond is in the garden area of the Point Defiance Park. On a sunny day, the shade is very welcome. Will have posts/photos of the beautiful Japanese & Rose Gardens. Great way to spend a gorgeous day and in the Pacific Northwest, we take advantage of sunny days.

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Point Defiance Park, Tacoma, WA ~ Photos

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

When you pay your admission, you receive a welcome map detailing the gardens,  collections and walking paths. There are numerous benches, strategically placed, where you can sit and marvel at the natural beauty.

Use the welcome map to plan your journey. Perhaps you will want to explore the Japanese Garden and Koi Pond, the Children’s Garden, the newly designed Rose Garden, the California native plants, the Garden for the Senses, the Living Wall. Or just wander among the magnificence of nature and find your own path.

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

Photos ~ South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes, CA

South Coast Botanic Garden, LA ~ Photos

South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

When visiting the LA area, check out this beautiful oasis, located on the Palos Verdes peninsula. The 87 acres have over 2,500 species of plants so that there is always something in bloom. For me, it is always a must visit place.

When you pay your admission, you will receive a welcome map detailing the gardens,  collections and walking paths. There is tram service offered on weekends.

Your walk starts at the Japanese Garden and Koi Pond. From there, you can meander through the Children’s Garden and the nearby, newly designed Rose Garden. Enjoy exploring the California native plants.

There are benches located throughout the garden, many in shade. Guests enjoy bringing food and having picnics in the lovely surroundings.

There is information on their web site how you can plan your event in this beautiful garden setting. Check also for upcoming events https://southcoastbotanicgarden.org/

Enjoy your journey. Additional photos:  Photos ~ South Coast Botanic Garden, Palos Verdes, CA

Explore Coastal South Carolina

When you visit Charleston,  plan time to explore the gorgeous nearby coastal area and discover your own special places. Soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the beach, golf and local cuisine. Indulge yourself.

Discover the Myrtle Beach area

  • Wander about Brookgreen Gardens
  • Stroll the boardwalk
  • Savor seafood specialties at the many restaurants along the boardwalk
  • Dine at Villa Romana Italian Restaurant
  • Check out the Amusement Park and Ripley’s Believe It or Not
  • Walk the beautiful beach

Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina ~ Photos

Myrtle Beach, SC ~ Photos

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