Monday, April 14, 2014

Norton Art Gallery

Last weekend my wife and I visited the Norton Art Gallery Gardens in Shreveport, Louisiana with our daughter and her family.  The gardens are known for their azaleas and last weekend was peak time for them.

The gardens contain over 15,000 plants, including approximately 100 native and hybrid varieties of azalea. These blossom into gorgeous colors including white, purple, pink, red, orange, yellow, and even some bi-colored blooms in the early spring.  Along with the azaleas are flowering shrubs, including sweet spire, dwarf abelia, and loropetalum, and lovely trees including birch, corkscrew willows, Crimson Queen maples, Bloodgood maples, dogwoods and redbuds. Several small streams tumble over rocks and waterfalls as they make their way toward the large ornamental pond at the center of our gardens.

While we were in such a beautiful place we took photos of our grand daughters.  They loved being outside on such a beautiful day.

We had such a good time at the gardens.  The weather was perfect and the azaleas couldn't have been more beautiful.  It was a day I will never forget.

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  1. I always love to go to such gardens or , in Australia, the Botanical Gardens. Especially when the sun is shining! Your grandchildren are so beautiful! Have a great week and many of those outings with the family!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  2. Natural beauty for all to enjoy.

  3. Your photos are marvelous! Glad you had such an enjoyable day visiting the gardens with your family.

  4. Thank you for such lovely photos, especially the pictures of your granddaughters.

  5. Stunning photos! And the ones of the flowers are lovely too! :-) I'd love to spend the afternoon in these gardens.