August 8, 2012

The Community Gardens

Columbus has a treasure that I recently discovered - the Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden.

When I went to the Conservatory on Mother's Day (my son's treat) I noticed that there was an outside garden area, but it was raining cats and dogs that day, so I bookmarked it in my head as a place to come back to visit some other time.

Tour of a beautiful community garden in Ohio.


And last week I finally had the chance to stop in with my camera and see what was going on. Yeah, I know it's been three months since Mother's Day. I've been a busy girl!

It was a feast for my gardening eyes.

Black-eyed Susan at the Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden

Everywhere you look there are lots of fountains,

Fountain at the Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden

Fountains at the Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden

arbors,

Arbor at the Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden

statuaries,

Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden

and flowers.

Pink zinnia at the Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden

Lots and lots of flowers.

Beautiful climbing roses at the Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden

Although I only managed to take a few photos of the actual flowers. I guess I was focusing on all the other "stuff" around me.

There is even places to sit and read a good book

Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden

or have a function.

Fireplace and cook stove at the Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden

I think my favorite part of the gardens was this vegetable and herb area which was planted in a formal English garden style. It seemed such a fun way to plant veggies and puts my straight old boring rows to shame.

Vegetable gardens at the Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden

There is a berry area. I has to resist the urge to pick some and plunk them in my mouth.

Raspberries at the Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden

And, of course, since it's a community garden, there are plenty of plots that the city folk can rent to flex their green thumbs.

This is the handicap gardening area of the park.

Handicap gardening area at the Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden

I thought it was sort of ingenious that they are sort of like desks you can just roll up to and garden away.

Handicap gardening table at the Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden

And let's end this tour on a junk gardening note.

Silverware art at the Franklin Park Conservatory Community Garden

I smiled when I saw this sign made out of silverware. A garden after my own heart!

Does your community have a community garden area?


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14 comments:

  1. Not too many pictures for me- although 250 may have been a bit of overkill on your blog! lol What a great place to visit- It looks beautiful!! Phish Food is MyHero's Achilles heel! lol xo Diana

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  2. What beautiful gardens! I love the formal English style garden, too...and OH the berries!

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  3. You could easily give me more photos. Love the berries.

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  4. What a beautiful place. Love that fountain and all the herbs. Crazy for Black-eyed Susans too.

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  5. Such a lovely oasis. You definitely have a beautiful place to go visit often.

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  6. Pam, I'm always in the predicament. Half the time I'm thinking, is anyone even looking at my photos? Did I put in too many? Yours are lovely. Don't fret, I'm sure the B&J helped out a bunch! Yum!

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  7. Wonderful photos! I also love the herb garden. Thanks for sharing this great local attraction.

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  8. What a beautiful place to visit! It's always inspiring to see such "artful" displays.

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  9. I love FPC Since we got Izzy we haven't been as much but we were going once a month b/4

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  10. It's hard to cut down on photos. I feel your pain.
    Anyway, I love what they did with the vegetable garden too. We are wanting to put in a veggie garden but didn't want it to look like a farm. Good idea for next Spring! Thanks!
    m.

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  11. What a gorgeous place, it's no wonder you took 250 pictures! Ben and Jerry's sounds like a plan to me...it left you with some great pictures to share.

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  12. What a fantastic place. I would love for my garden and yard to look like this. This must have been a treat.

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

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  13. Love the fountains....What a great place. Love the community garden too, too cute!

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