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A day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum-a perfect day!

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Today we decided to go to an Arboretum that I had seen on Facebook but I had never been there. It is about 45 minutes from our home, if it was closer I would love to have a membership there. It is 11,000 acres of trails and land. Perfect in the summer for walking and visiting beautiful flowers and gardens and in the winter it is open for cross country skiing and snow shoeing.
It may have been a little early in the season as many flowers were still not in bloom but the ones that were- beautiful! A riot of every color you can think of.
Here are several that were my favorites!

My husband the navigator studying the map.


I love tulips, I can't grow them myself but I love to see them in other people's yards!












The Japanese gardens.






I thought these looked like stain glass flowers.


















This is going to be a patchwork quilt pattern when everything is in bloom.




The long and winding road.




They have every single tree that you can think of and they have them in different sections of the arboretum grounds.


These were my favorites!








And then on to the sculpture gardens.
















It was sunny, warm and just perfect to be outside smelling the wonderful scent of all of the trees and flowers that were in bloom.
I would love to go back in July when the roses are blooming and a few of the other gardens as well.
I hope everyone had a great Sunday and I hope you enjoyed walking along with me for a beautiful day in the gardens!
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  • MPLSKEN
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    Wow, beautiful! I always drive by that place on the way to my partner's brother's house in Victoria. Now I see what I've been missing out on! Definitely need to go there this year!
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    2230 days ago
  • JACKIEWALKS4FUN
    Awww, now that is the kind of place I would love, ALL THE FLOWERS emoticon
    Thank you for taking us along. The Tulips so pretty. emoticon
    2230 days ago
  • SPINNINGJW
    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
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    2231 days ago
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    Love seeing any of my sparkfriends doing this! Good for you! I appreciate your sharing it with us Holly & hubby!! Such a beautiful place! Reminds me of Brookgreen Gardens in the Myrtle beach SC area. I especially love the statues, as I did down there!
    Thank you for showing us how much fun exercise can be! Thats why I post blogs like that too, as you know! You don't know what you're missing until you get out there to see it!! Now I want to find the nearest garden to explore...I believe its farther than yours is. Have a great week! Hugs
    2232 days ago
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    What a gorgeous place!!! Thank you so much for sharing Holly! I loved all the pictures of the flowers and trees, and the sculptures also of course, but my favourite was the one of you with the cherry trees, this one is really wonderful!
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    2232 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15491213
    emoticon for sharing all those beautiful pictures.
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    My kind of Sunday! Great Pics!

    Spring cannot come fast enough for me!

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    2232 days ago
  • FORZACHANDMATT
    How beautiful!
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  • ANGGEL40
    Thanks for taking me on this beautiful walk with you....it's so beautiful... I might need to come vacation that way just so I can take that walk myself! Happy Monday!
    2232 days ago
  • GINIEMIE
    What a beautiful walk, and seeing the paved pathways makes me think Erik could do this too. I am sure I can find an Arboretum close to us-preferably not down town Atlanta 40+ miles is a bit much for me-especially heading into town.
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    2232 days ago
  • MISCHAKEO
    I loved walking with you. What a beautiful place!
    2232 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Such lovely pictures and it brought back the day we spent there the first time a few years ago. We were there later and everything was gorgeous. We need to get back there one day to see what is different out there now. My hubby and I also visited a similar gardens in Az. that wasn't in full bloom and I was disappointed. It was I believe in March, but some blooming was happening.
    2232 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    Your pictures are gorgeous. What a beautiful spot, what a lovely day: I can just about smell those flowers!
    2233 days ago
  • JANETRW50
    Oh my! The stained glass flowers look like lady slippers to me. Lovely pictures
    2233 days ago
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    Oh my gosh, what beautiful photos! It looks like an absolutely stunning place. Thanks for sharing them, I loving going "with" you on adventures!
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  • KOHINOOR2
    Wow!!! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your walk with us. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • JANTHEBLONDE
    I am so glad you and your honey had the most delightful day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum! The pictures you took are absolutely beautiful! I think you should've been a photographer! Thank you for sharing you're wonderful day!
    Hugs and love to you my wonderful Sparks friend, xoxo
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    2233 days ago
  • CHRISTINEBWD
    Oh how I love photo blogs!! Great pictures and looks like a wonderful day with your honey! emoticon
    2233 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    Lovely! What a wonderful way to spend a day. From the looks of the smile on your face it was an enjoyable day.

    Have a great week ahead!
    2233 days ago
  • SCOUTMOM715
    Gorgeous pictures emoticon
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  • PATRICIA-CR
    Amazing perfect day indeed!!!

    emoticon emoticon for such a lovely walk along.
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  • KANSASROSE67
    THANK YOU for sharing these. I wish I could visit...what a wonderful place.
    2233 days ago
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