A Visit to Beaumont Botanical Garden

by blackspanielgallery

A visit to a garden can be relaxing, and I fond this garden particularly tranquil. It is worth a visit.

We recently found a pleasant garden in Beaumont, Texas. It was a relief side excursion from an evacuation to avoid the dangers posed by Hurricane Ida. During the stay in Beaumont out of harm’s way we went through a park. One aspect of the park was a botanical garden. It was a hot September day, so we decided to recall the location and return later.

A short time later a cool front lowered the temperature a few degrees and, more importantly, lowered the humidity. So, we returned, earlier in the day, and went in.

The garden has no fee, which added to the pleasantness of the experience.

The Conservatory

We entered the conservatory.  A small visitor center with free maps seemed a worthwhile stop.  There were others inside, so we waited for the employee to assist us.  While waiting I could not help but admire the art on the walls, art with a flora theme.

 

Passing through the building to the opposite side our exit was into a huge greenhouse.  There were several paths, not just one single route, through the greenhouse.  Inside there were trees which fit nicely under the high ceiling, shrubs, and various plants of a myriad of sizes.  On the walls were small plants arranged in matrix fashion.  In fact, there were several such groupings.  One plant, a hibiscus, stood out.  I have never before seen a hibiscus tower so high.  It seemed to be about three or four times my height. 

 

Nestled between the foliage was a water feature with a bridge over it.  Interesting boulders complemented the landscape. 

 

A few flowers, I believe to be iris and orchards, were in bloom.  While the blooming plants were scarce, finding them was rewarding. 

Inside the COnservatory

Conservatory 1
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Conservatory 2
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Conservatory 3
Conservatory 3
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Conservatory 4
Conservatory 4
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Conservatory 5
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Conservatory 6
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Conservatory 7
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Conservatory 8
Conservatory 8
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The Outdoor Walk

Outside there were paved trails, and the lush trees provided mush appreciated shade.  The walk was relaxing.

 

Just as was the case inside the greenhouse, boulders were placed decoratively in the garden.  And there was an outdoor water feature complete with fish. 

 

I had a sense of being more in an arboretum than in a garden. 

 

Few plants were in bloom, but many plants did have colorful leaves.  I have been in other gardens, and this seems to be the way things are in them as well.  Gardens may have a few beds of annuals, but most of a garden is usually trees and shrubs.  The beds of annuals for this garden are, as is often the case, near the entrance.  Some of the lack of smaller blooming plants might be due to the season, but this is not likely since I did not see an abundance of dormant beds. 

 

Two features did appear, a gazebo, which is not unexpected, and a maypole.  It was a blue maypole complete with ribbons, and it was even highlighted on the map.  I suppose it is a permanent feature, and I wonder if an Oktoberfest celebration might take place in the garden annually.

Outdoor Garden

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Other Gardens I Have Visited

A visit to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens is worth the time, even in seasons other than spring.
Visiting a botanical garden is a tranquil activity, and can be easily enjoyed by anyone willing to let the sights, smells, and sounds of nature take center stage for a few hours.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed the images.  I took them with my phone, which is less cumbersome than my camera. 

 

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The introduction image is my own image.

Updated: 09/10/2021, blackspanielgallery
 
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blackspanielgallery 7 days ago

Wizzley does allow us to see much of other places. I have learned much of England reading Frank's articles as well as yours and much of India reading Pateluday's articles. Sharing is a good aspect of Wizzley, and making friends is another.

Veronica 7 days ago

I love these articles about beautiful places and this is another excellent feature of Wizzley; I feel like I have had a personal glimpse from all over the world. Ty. BSG. Love.ly

blackspanielgallery 8 days ago

There were many interesting scenes, not all of which could be included. The one you point out is an image taking in the view from the walkway. In a garden one must look at a distance, then look closely at individual plants and blooms, or something will be missed. Here, the focus is only on the images I selected to include. To fully appreciate any garden one must visit. This is just a sample of what one will find.

DerdriuMarriner 8 days ago

Thank you for allowing us to share in the lovely beauty of such a welcoming garden. In particular, I like the arrangement of the second conservatory. The floral and foliar colors manage such photogenic brightness and greenness!
Would you say that it seems like only a staggered few or an enthusiastic multitude show up at such a comforting place?

blackspanielgallery 9 days ago

Thanks, it was done with a phone. I have more, but did not know how many images the Wizzley module would accept. It was a welcomed break while evacuated for Hurricane Ida awaiting utilities and food and fuel supplies to return at home. Since I am unaccustomed to taking photos with my phone I have numerous of images of my finger.

frankbeswick 9 days ago

Glorious photography!

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