From conservatories to a nursery display to a Las Vegas style garden...these pictures capture a little bit of everything. So grab your cup of favorite hot cocoa and take a quick trip to see some truly beautiful gardens without leaving your own chair...
|W. W. Seymour Conservatory in Tacoma|
|Conservatory in Tacoma|
There is so much to inspire here. I love this mix and it could easily be reproduced in a smaller setting at home. This is definitely Pinterest worthy.
Now if we head on down south, to Georgia that is, we'll find another beautiful conservatory. Open in 1952, "Callaway Gardens is nestled in the southernmost foothills of the Appalachian Mountains." (source) I can't even imagine putting together this poinsettia tree, but I'm glad they have gardeners that don't mind doing the work. I love the idea of the lawn inside too. Very nice.
Going back north, we stop at Pittsburgh to visit the Phipps Conservatory to check out their display. This one was built in 1893 by Henry Phipps as a gift to Pittsburgh. Nice gift...I wouldn't mind a small one I think! I'm not sure what plant they lined the flower beds with, but they're perfect! The paths in this picture make me think this display was designed for the kids. I can only imagine them running all around the paths...fun. Check out more info here.
|Phipp's Conservatory in Christmas|
The Christmas tree lit up in this photo is absolutely stunning! This is definitely walking in a Christmas wonderland.
|Cactus Light Display|
Now this is making the most of what you have and I love the creativity. Who needs snow or poinsettias to get into the Christmas spirit here? "One of the best Christmas light display takes places at the Ethel M’s Cactus Garden in Las Vegas - over half a million twinkling lights are put up! Each year, the cactus garden, at 2 Cactus Drive, decorates over 300 species of plants with Christmas lights." Love. Las Vegas Style Christmas.
|Christmas Florals at a Gardener's Center|
I have this photo here because you can find inspiration in a greenhouse too. Like these croton houseplants mixed in with poinsettias. This is fun and so cheery. Hats off to a creative designer.
|Longwood Gardens Christmas Display|
I saved my favorite picture for last. This "take-your-breath-away" display is downright beautiful. Just give me a hammock so I can live here please. I can't tell from the photo all the plants they used, but it looks like moss and ferns are included in this eye stunning creation. It's "garden meets Christmas" at its finest and I think it's pretty spectacular! This garden is located in Kennett Square, PA. So if you're in the neighborhood, here's a place that screams "Christmas Cheer" to the fourth degree. Pretty amazing stuff. More information here.
Well, that's the tour. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I now have a new list of a few places to go and see and get a chance to breath in that Christmas spirit. Blessings!
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