Tuesday, September 1, 2009

botanic gardens

i have driven past the botanical gardens before but never stopped in to check it out until this past weekend. i love playing stranger in my own town and doing things for free. visiting the botanical gardens was very peaceful and relaxing.

once you go down the hill, the botanical gardens is set in this beautiful valley
walking around the reservoir loop trail you can see the old water outlet source
some beautiful flowers along the way
my favorite picture of all
the back side of the old water outlet source
and an old stone foundation covered with moss
"begun only as a dream in 2000, the west virginia botanic garden (wvbg) is on its way to becoming a reality on the 82-acre former tibbs run reservoir property off the tyrone road in monongalia county, wv. the former 15-acre basin will be transformed into two or more smaller pools with islands and aquatic plant displays. the old water works, still present, will stand as a link to the past."
-quoted directly from the wvbg pamphlet

if you would like to know more information regarding the botanic gardens in morgantown, please visit their website.

while it is still in the beginning stages it is still really nice to go out and visit nature.


  1. LOVE it over there!
    SO pretty and peaceful.
    I'm going to try to make it there soon.

  2. These gorgeous places beautiful
    I live in the desert

    Nice blog