The mission of LGBG is: "Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden enlightens and inspires its constituents through its outstanding botanical collections, horticultural displays and landscape design. We engage our constituents with the natural world through interpretation, programs, educational resources and outreach. We advocate for sustainability and stewardship of our planet."
The botanical garden has over 40 acres of formally managed garden areas, including a rose garden, children's garden, Asian garden, conservatory, perennial garden, and meadow, among others. I visited at the peak of the Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia sp.) bloom and I got many great new photos of fantastic tree bark. As I have mentioned in a previous post, I'm a huge fan of tree bark, so all of the new bark photos from LGBG will be featured in a future post.
|Pond in the West Island Garden|
|Walls around the Four Seasons Garden|
|Fountain in the Four Seasons Garden|
|View into the Rose Garden from the Asian Valley Gate|
|"Diamonds in the Rough"- Stick sculpture by Patrick Dougherty; a Meadowmorphosis|
|View of the Conservatory from the Rose Garden|
|Orchid collection in the Conservatory|
|Justin and Grace on the bridge in front of the Conservatory|