Botanical Gardens


There are many things I love in life, my family, friends, photography, etc.  But as everyone knows I love Botanical Gardens, Arboretums and nature of all kind.  Well on my birthday I got the above tattoo.  It means “Botanical Gardens” in Kanji.  I got it because I’ve always wanted a tattoo and to remind me to pursue one of my dreams of seeing and photographing as many gardens as possible.

So far, to date, I’ve visited the following.

Biopshere 2 Center – Arizona
Desert Botanical Gardens – Arizona
Tucson Botanical Gardens – Arizona
Sahuaro Rose Garden – Arizona
Boyce Thompson Arboretum – Arizona
Tohono Chul – Arizona
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum – Arizona
Mesa Community College Rose Garden – Arizona

Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens – Kauai, Hawaii

Fred Meyer Sculpture Gardens – Michigan
Dow Gardens – Michigan

Holden Arboretum – Ohio
Stan Hywet Gardens – Ohio
Cleveland Botanical Gardens – Ohio
Orchid House – Millers Reserve – Ohio

Japanese Tea Garden – San Francisco, CA

Buchardt Gardens – Victoria, B.C., Canada

U.S. National Arboretum – Washington, DC

The above photograph was taken recently at Dow Gardens this Summer in Michigan.  I am very happy with my tattoo, I really do love it and what it represents to me.  I hope you will enjoy seeing my photographs from the above gardens as I post them periodically and hopefully add to my list!

Can anyone suggest a garden I should not miss?

One thought on “Botanical Gardens

  1. Nottingham Arboretum, Nottingham, England

    This garden was my tram stop during my study abroad trip. It was small but lovely to walk past everday!

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