Art at Brookgreen Gardens

Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve, located just south of Murrells Inlet, in South Carolina. Though the gardens were somewhat dormant during our visit, the sculptures were fabulous.

“Fighting Stallions” by Anna Hyatt Huntington at the entrance to Brookgreen Gardens. Two horses, rearing on their hind legs, are striking each other with their front hooves and biting. One has sunk his teeth into the other’s neck as it throws back its head in pain. Their muscles are taut with struggle, and manes and tails disordered in combat. One nude rider clings desperately to a horse’s back, while the other, thrown on the ground, protects his head with an upthrown arm.

Dueling Horses

Eden Project

Dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World by some, the Eden Project in England is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football fields. More than just a huge, tropical garden, Eden is a gateway into the relationships between plants and people. Not only a mind-blowing visitor attraction, Eden is also fast-becoming a unique resource for education and knowledge towards a sustainable future. The project is located in a reclaimed china clay pit, located 2 km from the town of St Blazey and 5 km from the larger town of St Austell.

Eden Project

Colorful Landscaping at Christ Church Oxford

Memorial Garden is the main visitor entrance to Christ Church and the Meadow, in Oxford, England.

The south garden known as the Rose Garden was designed as an iris garden and now has changing seasonal bedding, replanted twice a year. The north east garden is roughly trapezoidal, and bounded by walls on all sides.  It is known as the ‘Circle Garden’, the name derived from a former round bed.  It now has a lawn surrounded with mature shrubs including Wisteria, Magnolia, Photinia, Viburnum, Abelia and some lower herbaceous planting.

Colorful Landscaping at Christ Church Oxford

Bench View – A Serene Place to Rest

Since opening in 1977, Morikami has been a center for Japanese arts and culture in Delray Beach, Florida.

The 16 acres that surround Morikami’s two museum buildings include expansive Japanese gardens with strolling paths, resting areas, world-class bonsai collection and lakes teeming with koi and other wildlife. The wider 200-acre park features nature trails, pine forests and picnic areas.

A bench to view and feel the serenity of the gardens …

A Serene Place to Rest

Bench View – Meditation Gardens

Internationally renowned gardens at Self Realization Retreat, Encinitas, California, offer a diversity of colorful plants, meditation nooks, koi ponds, and spectacular ocean vistas – providing a unique inspirational setting where one can pray, study, meditate, or just sit quietly enjoying the expression of God’s beauty in nature.

A bench view of the Pacific Ocean from the Meditation Gardens

Encinitas, California