Wednesday, July 13, 2011

ATLANTApix: Lily Pads

Lily Pads at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Lily Pads at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
The lily pads in the Conservatory Pond at the Atlanta Botanical Garden are but a few of the strikingly beautiful examples of their species on display. The Conservatory Pond, as well as the Aquatic Plant Pond near the Conservatory, is filled with colorful lily pads, fish, and the occasional frog.

I vividly remember visiting the Fuqua Conservatory when it first opened in 1989. The Conservatory Pond featured a "dragon" topiary. It was in three sections...the tail poking out of the water at one end, a "hump" in the middle, and a dragon head bursting forth from the other end of the Pond. It was a remarkable grand opening display and a sight that I'll always remember as impressive.

The next time you're at the Atlanta Botanical Garden for their Thursday night "Cocktails in the Garden" event, be sure to venture into the Conservatory. At night, the Conservatory resident frogs and birds turn the volume way up! You'll want to hear this.

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