Wednesday, August 20, 2014
A Public Garden---Part 2
Today we are back at The
Ewing and Muriel Kauffman
This two acre garden is located
in the heart of Kansas City.
I'm sure this picture is in the first
post but I wanted to tell you a
little about this building.
This is the Orangery and it is the
major architectural feature here
in the garden. It is one of the first
things you see as you turn the
corner and walk into the garden
itself. Orangeries originated in
Europe, where aristocratic families
built conservatories with the windows
only facing south to allow the citrus
to ripen in the winter months. In this
garden it is used for a gathering place
for visitors and a site for fragrant and
In the photo above and below
visitor's are greeted by these
very large trees as they enter
Each of the trees had beautiful
flowers growing around the
There were several of these
hanging from the ceiling.
you can see how tall those
I thought this sculpture was adorable.
There was a plaque but I could not
get a good picture. Look closely
and you will see what the boy is
sitting on while reading his book.
Another pretty one.
I think this is an orchid growing
at the bottom of this tree.
Let's go back outside again.
This was a beautiful garden back
in June and I am sure it was pretty
during these summer months when
Zinnias, Celosia, Coleus, Marigolds
and other beauties are in bloom.
If you missed Part One you can find
it here. You will need to scroll past
Part Two to find Part One.
~Keep on Dreamimg~