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Monday, May 23, 2011

Dawes Arboretum

On the way back from the Phipps Conservatory we stopped at Dawes Arboretum. We love visiting Dawes at any time of the year. There was a chill in the air and a little wind, but we enjoyed our visit. Because Dawes was celebrating National Public Gardens Day, there were tram rides and free Sun flower seeds. Well, I am not known to pass up a packet of seeds. Now if only it would stop raining so I can plant them.

According to their website, Dawes has 1,800 acres with hiking trails and a driving tour that is four miles long. Lots to see at Dawes. Please visit their website to add meaning to these pictures. Most were taken from the tram while moving, so enjoy the ride.

View of Dawes Lake

Azalea Glen

All Seasons Garden
Honshu Japanese Kerria

Wayfaring-tree Viburnum

Prague Viburnum

Dawes Memorial

Buckeye Collection

Buckeye 17
17 Ohio Buckeye trees planted to commemorate Ohio being the seventeenth state to enter the union

Cypress Swamp

Observation Tower

A 2,040-foot-long Hedge of Woodward Arborvitae spells out "Dawes Arboretum" seen from the lookout tower

Spirea Collection


Crabapple Collection

Holly Collection

Views from the tram

Flowering Dogwood
Cherokee Chief

Slender Hinoki False Cypress
(center front)


Carolina Silverbelle

Conifer Collection

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