Friday, April 16, 2010

Sumptuous Settings for Springtime Travel!

May I suggest:


settings for Springtime


Sonoma County Getaway

Click on garden to read full feature on Bay Area Tendrils Garden Travel.

Sonoma Hort Display Gardens - Sebastopol, California

Van Dusen Botanical Garden .. Vancouver, British Columbia

Surface Tension: A Permanent Installation by Andy Goldsworthy
Hess Collection Winery Napa Valley, California

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Arboretum at U.C. Santa Cruz, California
Spectacular blooms year-round.
Jardin de l'Alchimiste - Garden of the Alchemist
Photo Courtesy of the Garden
Wondrously Magical
Eygalieres, France

Ira Keller Fountain .. Portland, Oregon
Exquisite Rush of Cascading Water .. Multnomah Falls & Ira's Fountain

Cherry blossoms! 2010 Sakura Matsuri Festival takes place May 1 & 2 at:'ll see Trillium & slipper orchids,
peonies, shooting stars and wisteria amid the garden's glorious blooming displays.


  1. Alice ,
    So glad you reminded me of Sonoma Hort.
    I bet it is looking just 'off the charts' right now.
    Must bring a picnic lunch and hope that nobody else has
    snagged the picnic table next to the pond.
    thanks for the reminder.

  2. Michelle,
    We may have to fight over the picnic table!
    Definitely one of the best local days trips I can imagine on a Spring day.

  3. What a great post, highlighting gardens all over for us to visit. Spring is such a great time to stroll around!

  4. Hi Alice, what a varied lot of photos - all so appealing - one day ... dream on ... cheers, catmint

  5. Hey Wendy and Catmint,
    So much to see.. I'm dreaming along with you. There's just never enough time!

    Stone Art,
    Seeing the Keller Fountain was more than I could ever have imagined after having viewed images of it countless times. If you visit the West Coast, I highly recommend it a visit to Portland.

  6. Wow Alice! Love it all, fantastic post. I especially like the Andy Goldsworthy installation.

    RO xxx