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.
The visitors' center offers the gift shop and Clementine's restaurant where you may break for a sandwich, soup or salad.
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.
Take time to reflect at one of the many reflection ponds or hey...why not book your wedding!
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.
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
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