Monday, September 15, 2008

Descanso Gardens #6

Just wanted to share some of the areas of Descanso Gardens and maybe you'll see why I enjoy it so much. It's not just the flowers and the treasure trove of things to photograph. It's just a beautiful place. This is my longest picture post yet but I sure hope you enjoy the pics. I kept it as brief as possible (smile). Please click on any picture for a larger and much better view.

This one is just after you walk through the gates past the gift shop and cafe. If you look to the right you may see a path that leads to the rose garden.


This is the rose garden. What I like about it is that they have a wide variety of other flowers in the garden as well.




This is just one of the fountains and one of the running brooks. On the other side of the fountain area and across from the birdwatching station and small lake is a garden of beautiful day lilies.




To the right of these pictures, which you can't see through the trees is the main road/path leading back to the front of the Gardens. If you look closely you can see the stream or brook that is as long as the length of the road with a few bridges that cross from the main road into the Camelia forest which is on the right of these pictures.




Just past the birdwatching station that overlooks the small green lake, is a small forest area that leads to this waterfall. You can sit there or walk down along side it back to the paved road which leads you to the koi pond, another place you can sit.




These are a couple of shots walking through the Camelia Forest. You can take the paved roads or the dirt paths to walk directly among the shade and quiet of the trees.




And just when you think there are nothing but trees you wander upon a small area of day lilies by a small waterfall or this fountain below, smack-dab in the middle of the forest with a bench nearby. I walked up on a couple smooching on a bench and I resisted the temptation to take a picture. :-)


11 comments:

Jayne said...

What a gloriously beautiful place!

June said...

What a place to have to wander around in!

Darla said...

Thank you for the tour, very nice gardens.

The Birdlady said...

I could certainly spend some time there! It's lovely. Thanks for sharing.

kjpweb said...

That sure is a place I'd like to hang out! Gorgeous!
Cheers, Klaus

Digital Polaroids said...

What a wonderful exotic place!

Norm said...

yes! very beautiful place to stay with friends and loveones..cool place..

BNS said...

Looks idyllic -- very inviting.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Thank you all for the comments. I'm glad the photos showed the beauty of this place I was hoping to convey. :-)

Shellmo said...

I felt like I was in a nature retreat - gorgeous photos!

Mary said...

What a peaceful looking place to sit and watch nature. I can see why you like going there :-)