February 2, 2006
I went to see the Huntsville Botanical Garden in the last of January, which is in the middle of winter. As you might expect, plants and trees are not blooming during this time of year.
Having said that, I put the Huntsville Botanical Garden as the second best the I've ever seen (behind the Japanese Garden in San Antonio). Perhaps it is because it was winter and different than others I had seen, but the plants were very well trimmed. I'd very much like to visit this garden again in the summer to see if it has the same beauty as in winter.
Exhibits are organized into either trails or gardens. Mostly the local plants are represented. The Aquatic gardens combines architecture, water, and plants. A couple of the gardens the stand out are the daylily garden and the herb garden. There is also a vegetable garden where children can learn how things grow. There is also a butterfly garden. One final exhibit of note is the historic dogwood tree, which is over 100 years old.
I recommend this attraction for anyone visiting Huntsville.
From journal Gateway to the Stars