Huntsville Alabama Huntsville Botanical Garden 35805

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Huntsville Alabama Huntsville Botanical Garden 35805

Today was rainy in Huntsville Alabama and probably not the optimum day to visit the Huntsville Botanical Garden for quality of light, but I don't think there is really a bad day to visit the the gardens so off I went.

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is a 112 acre island of paradise in the middle of a city known for it's high tech companies, missile defense and dedication to space travel.

Many events take place at the Huntsville Botanical Garden; some of the more familiar ar the annual Plant sale, the Fall Scarecrow Trail and the well know Galaxy of Lights around the winter holidays.  Garden tours and facility rentals may be scheduled by calling (256) 830-4447 ext. 237.

Huntsville Botanical Garden Entrance Visitor Center

The visitors' center offers the gift shop and Clementine's restaurant where you may break for a sandwich, soup or salad.

Bonsai Group Bonsai Tree

There are many stops along the wandering nature trail and the Washio Ishii Bonsai display is one of my favorites.  Bonsai Trees fascinate me although I've never had much success growing them.

Wedding by the lake at the Huntsville Botanical Garden One of many water features and the Butterfly house

Take time to reflect at one of the many reflection ponds or hey...why not book your wedding!

Butterfly house Zebra Longwing

The Nature Center and Butterfly House is one of the largest in the nation.  Actually the Huntsville Botanical Garden claims that it's the largest open-air butterfly house in the nation, but other botanic gardens make the same claim.  It really doesn't matter because 9000 square feet of butterflies, turtles, ponds, walkways and other things I'm sure I missed was worth the visit.  

Tug of war

Hey, how about a tug of war...I'm sure these kids can outlast all of us!

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is located at:
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue
Huntsville, Alabama 35805
(256) 830-4447

www.hsvbg.org


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George Souto
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Nick sounds like a great place to spend some time with the family. 

That is an interesting butterfly in the picture with the strips like a tiger.

Sep 25, 2010 01:29 PM #1
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
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Nick...aren't those bonsai tree creations great; wonder how old those are.  The tug-of-war statue was something that I had wanted to put in our yard a couple of years ago--THEN I saw the price at one of our local nurseries. Needless to say, we did not purchase it.  It was so neat to see it 'in person' so to speak, & to see it at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens must be a fun experience for all.
Totally great localism.

Have a great Sunday

Barb & Sal  

Sep 25, 2010 02:03 PM #2
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Diane Williams
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Nick, this is on my list of places to visit. My son has some beautiful photographs he has taken at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens.  One of those photographs is framed on my bookcase at the office. What a nice post on a great place to visit in Huntsville.  Glad you got some rain, we are so dry the leaves are falling off of the trees.

Sep 25, 2010 02:14 PM #3
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June Tassillo
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Nick ~ I love Botanical Gardens and your right, there is no bad day to visit.  You did get some awesome photos too.  Great job on Highlighting your beautiful area.

Sep 25, 2010 03:40 PM #4
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Dawn A Fabiszak
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Nick ~ nice photos.  Did you take the one of the butterfly?  And the tug-o-war statue is adorable.

Sep 25, 2010 03:48 PM #5
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Jenny Kotulak
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Ooh the Galaxy of Lights sounds neat.  Great photos even for a dull day.  Makes me want to go exploring tomorrow.  I must go check the weather forecast.  It was cloudy and cool here today.

Sep 25, 2010 05:49 PM #6
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Jark Krysinski *PREC (Personal Real Estate Corporation)
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Nick, thanks for the post, and the comment on my profile.  Olympics have created a bit of condo-surplus in the Olympic Village (which created a bit more inventory here), and they were followed by the HST which has affected new sales and messed with clients minds for a few month's of adjustments.  It also increased the tax I charge on real estate services which is always frowned upon by a small percentage of the clientele.  You could say that these variables required adjustments and earthlings are a bit slow with change.  That said, and all the complexities evident therein, I always that changes are "no obstacles, only challenges" and I'm ready for the challenge with a smile on my face.  Gotta keep on keepin' on.  Cheers, and good luck with all your endeavours my friend.  Jark.

Sep 25, 2010 08:26 PM #7
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Great job spotlighting the Huntsville Botanical Garden, nick. Looks like a nice place to go to unwind and embrace the beauty of nature.

Sep 26, 2010 05:41 AM #8
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Ok, I'm officially jealous you have a butterfly house in your Botanical Gardens Nick :/   I've yet to see let alone photograph one of those Zebra species you have in your bog, very cool!

Sep 26, 2010 06:42 AM #9
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Debbie Walsh
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Terrific photos Nick.  Looks like such a beautiful place!

Sep 28, 2010 01:05 AM #10
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Nick T Pappas
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George-yes very interesting stripes like a tiger...that's why they call it a Zebra Longwing :))

Barb & Sal-I've always liked Bonsai Trees, just wish I had more luck growing them.

Diane-we've had a couple of rain days now, but are still down 10" year to date.

June-thanks, but the more I use this camera the more it's limitations present themselves.

Jenny-the Galaxy of lights is very cool especially for the younger kids.

Jark-you have a great attitude regarding change being a challenge rather than an obstacle.  I'm curious...what is this real estate tax you charge...never heard of it?

Craig-thanks, it was a peaceful day and of course it always smells great there.

Cynthia-well come on back to the south and we'll get you a few photo's.

Debra-it really was a nice break in the day...how can a place like that not be relaxing??

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