Public Gardens Photo Tours forum: Wellfield Botanic Gardens

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Name: Cinda
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Aug 1, 2011 2:06 PM CST
Located in Elkhart Indiana
Wellfield Botanic Gardens

I just discovered this little gem here in Indiana
It is new , just started in 2005
36 acres , 18 of it water.
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This is the English cottage garden
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 1, 2011 2:09 PM CST
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There is a path going all the way around a nice small lake, with great views.
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 1, 2011 2:12 PM CST
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This is one of the heritage quilts , it was just planted.
I plan to return for another photo opportunity.
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 1, 2011 2:15 PM CST
I was there the last week in may and some beautiful peonies were in bloom

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 1, 2011 2:16 PM CST
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Mother and cubs bronze.
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Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Aug 1, 2011 2:44 PM CST

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Lovely, please keep us updated on addictions to this garden
Name: Sandy Coffman
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wren
Aug 2, 2011 7:56 AM CST

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I really like that quilt, looking forward to how it develops. Do that have more of these or planing more, it is a nice feature.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 2, 2011 9:01 AM CST
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It is one of several Quilts in several towns in northern Indiana. They call it the Quilt garden tour. I visited about six.

They also have murals on some buildings.
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Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
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wren
Aug 2, 2011 12:10 PM CST

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That is a wonderful idea but a lot of work. Wish they had a place that you could get up higher to take a picture from above.
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Aug 2, 2011 12:12 PM CST
I could try standing on DH , he is 6' Hilarious!
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Sandy Coffman
Jacksonville, Florida
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Florida Dog Lover
Birds Butterflies Amaryllis Seed Starter Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
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wren
Aug 2, 2011 12:16 PM CST

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I think a stool might be safer and will not complain as much. Big Grin

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