Greenway and Gardens
Greenways are defined as linear tracts of open space with the ability to connect people to destinations. These “corridors” usually parallel rivers or stream beds, but can also be found along abandoned railway lines or utility easements. Greenways enhance the overall quality of life in a community by promoting healthy activities, a clean environment, and potential economic benefits.
Along the greenway you’ll find a number of gardens that are perfect to sit down and relax or enjoy the scenery.
This garden features an elevated boardwalk which meanders through 7 acres of natural wetlands. Stone pathways traverse a forested hillside, and visitors can enjoy the sounds of water at Serenity Falls – a re-circulating waterfall – while viewing the many varieties of plants, birds, and other wildlife inhabiting the area.
Known for its massive annual plantings and bronze sculpture, this 7.5-acre garden is a popular and relaxing retreat.
A Wedding Gazebo adds an air of elegance, a man-made re-circulating stream provides texture, movement and sound, and a Sensory Garden engages visitors in an interactive landscape experience. A variety of sculpture placed throughout the garden provides artistic and historic interest, and a Paver Plaza, located at the garden’s entrance, offers a way to lend your name to the garden.
This 17-acre site features 14 plant collections, special display gardens and distinct structural features. The extensive variety of plants offers rich educational opportunities for children and adults, landscape designers, and homeowners.
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