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botanical gardens

Today, we visited the National Tropical Botanical Gardens, specifically the Allerton Garden which is part of it. Lots of interesting plants. I have notes which I will share when there’s time. But in the meantime, pictures. Click to enlarge.

 The view from our balcony, one way.


 Our tour group – two Canadians from Winnipeg, Penny and our guide.

 Allerton was a very wealthy man who created a fancy and very interesting garden with fountains and sculptures. Here’s Penny with a mermaid.

 The most important bush in the world – cacao!

 That’s a cacao pod! Be still my beating heart.

The Georgie O’Keefe/Emily Carr roots of the banyan trees

ribbons of root – fantastic

 Penny and I nestled in the banyan. Jurassic Park was shot on this island and these trees were featured.

A typical hideous little cove on the south coast



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