Duke Farms recently announced that it is “going green”. You can read the press release here. What caught my eye is the fact that they are closing the indoor Display Gardens which I visited last year with the Master Gardeners. I went back today for a last look. It was especially bittersweet as one of the docents told us that what is being kept quiet is that the new facility is much smaller than the existing conservatory so not all of the plants will be moved. No other gardens are willing to take them so they will be lost.
Since I had already documented the different gardens during my last visit, this time I concentrated on colors and shapes that struck my fancy.
I had fun with patterns. . .
. . . and perspectives. This is the same bridge from both ends.
It looks completely different, doesn’t it?
Hmmmm . . . are we in Japan . . . . or New Jersey?
As before, my favorite gardens were the French Garden with pansies this time instead of tulips:
And the English Garden:
I just loved the snapdragons. I hope my snapdragons look as good this year.
I’m so glad that I had another chance to see these wonderful gardens before they are gone forever. More photos of my visit can be seen on Flickr.