I wanted to roam a bit around Athens, Georgia, so I headed to Google looking for free things to do. One of the most highly reocmmended on the ‘to do’ list was a visit to the State Botanical Gardens.
Free? Yes, free!
I headed there, took advantage of my handicapped parking placard, pulled my walker out of the car, and headed in. I also grabbed my rain jacket since fat gray clouds threatened rain.
Free entry, but there was a $2 suggested donation. After dropping a $5 bill into the box, I stepped into the tropical garden greenhouse.
Then I headed to outdoor gradens but immediately fell into a conversation with a mother-daughter duo. The mom kindly offered to take my photo.
To the knot garden and herbal area.
To another area.
And back through the greenhouse to leave.
There was much I didn’t see because I simply can’t stand long enough. The walker helped a lot and extended my range, but there was so much more!
I got to my car, stashed my walker, tossed my purse, water bottle and rain jacket in the car, and climbed in. As I reached my arm out to close the door, the threatened rains began.
Beautiful photos! My daughter in law and Larry graduated from the University in Athens!
I really like to Athens, and I really liked Augusta. I feel like I could live in either one.
You should visit Greenville, SC! I’d love to live there if it was affordable. It’s lush and they get rain but the temperatures are almost equal to Bisbee.
I’m kind of sticking with the Coast as I head north, unless it gets too hot. When I come back south, I’m going to go to the western side of North and South Carolina and then cut up to Louisville to see my sister. That could be a month from now. Maybe more!
Greenville is definitely on my list
What a fun adventure. Beautiful flowers.
As always thank you for sharing your adventures and things I may not get to myself.
Hi Emilie, good to hear your trip is still going well.
Yes, that’s a daylilly and a begonia.
Were you sure it was a sotol and not a yucca? I’d never noticed a sotol until coming to AZ, but lots of yuccas in GA—like that Adam’s Needle. There is at least one prickly pear species native to the SE.
Enjoy your trip.
It was labeled as sotol.
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