Friday, July 15, 2011

Longwood Gardens A Wonder In Every Sense

 Wilson and I enjoyed a quick lunch at the Terrace Cafe.
 After lunch we headed to the East Conservatory.
 This is a spacious glasshouse that includes a series of intimate and distinctive garden rooms inspired by Moorish, French and Modernist style.

 Green Wall
This is the largest indoor green wall in North America.  Designed by Kim Wilkie, this living wall supports more than 47,000 plants and encompasses a surface of 3,590 square feet.  In case you're wondering what's behind the 4 doors ... it's the restrooms!

 The Music Room
Inside the Music Room there is a special exhibit called Notes from the Forest where you'll delve into the creation of musical instruments using wood.  You can also listen to music played on Longwood's resident 1923 Steinway Grand Piano by it's newly installed player mechanism.
 This display shows how craftsmen select different types of wood to build parts for instruments.  
The exhibit ends October 16.
This summers stunning Waterlily Display . . .
Located in the elegant courtyard of the Conservatory.

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