Thursday, December 18, 2014


Longwood Gardens has about 20 indoor gardens which cover 4.5 acres, in heated and climate controlled greenhouses and conservatories.  A walk through all the gardens would cover about a half mile journey of delight as you explore the different areas.  There is something to delight everyone, and so much more.  Here are a few more things that caught my eye.  

A lovely huge tree, simply decorated with glowing red balls, sprayed manzanita branches and live white poinsettias.  

The South African inspired tree which I loved, with garlands of dried Protea flowers (the national flower) and topped with a bunch of Stelitzia Reginae (native to South Africa) - also known as the bird-of-paradise flower.  Very appropriate seeing as the theme is "birds".  I love the blues and golds.

Garlands of gold dried Protea flowers adorn this lovely tree

A very striking tree adorned with wooden birdhouses handcrafted by Jim Bewley created a lot of attention

Exotic and tropical looking glass birds amongst the Bromeliads

The blue Bromeliad tree - very striking

And from the front side - quite wow!

An incredibly large and stunning wreath made from succulents in the desert garden area

The light is fading fast as the sun sets and the twinkling Christmas lights are beginning to show.

Don't forget to check out their website and even better, plan a visit or add it to your list.

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