Friday, February 27, 2015

McGovern Centennial Gardens

Nestled in Houston's Museum District is a wonderful park,  Hermann Park.  To celebrate the park's 100th birthday, they spent the last year constructing the McGovern Centennial Gardens - and we got to visit last week
This overlooks the sculpture promenade which features public art that was donated from countries around the world.

There is a section for edibles. I would love to have raised beds this tall

There are arid plantings full of succulents, Palmes, and water wise plants

The Rosegarden seem to just have knockout roses but it will be quite beautiful as they fill in in bloom on and on and on. 

My favorite part of this garden was the spiral walk. it's a 30 foot garden mount or hill with that slowly inclines for a nice stroll up to the top. I didn't get a good picture of it but a few pictures from different spots on that walk

This is looking back towards the pavilion. What you can't see our waterfall like fountains coming from where we're standing down to the ground level

And the last shot is from the top of the mound

It's a great place to spend a little time outdoors.

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