Bringing the Field Trip to You: A Trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden August 01 2012, 0 Comments
The Atlanta Botanical Garden is one of my favorite places to spend time in the city. Last week we had a free afternoon and took advantage of some cooler than usual weather to go check it out and get some inspiration. Since it's Wednesday, and you're most likely trapped at a desk dreaming of the weekend, I figured it might be a good time to bring a little adventure to you.
We saw this cute little cucumber in the Edible Garden, where they grow foods that are suited to the climate and season. They have recipes on the website, too, of what you can make with the plants that you find there.
The Edible Garden also boasts a large wall of vertically grown herbs. You'll have to visit to find out more about how they grow plants on that wall, but the technology is pretty neat and actually really simple.
We were pretty fascinated by the water lilies, and won't admit to how much time we spent there taking pictures and watching the frogs. This little guy was hanging out making some noises and sitting very still. We thought he was fake until we saw the skin under his mouth jiggle.
The indoor greenhouses and orchid rooms were on last stop on our afternoon trip. I love the way they hang and layer plants in there, and this was also the first time I'd noticed their cool way of displaying tillandsia from the rafters.
Hope you enjoyed this little desktop trip, and try to check out the Atlanta Botanical Garden next time you get a free moment.