We entered through the south gates and wandered past the Japenese Garden which wasn’t open yet into “The Grove” where we found a POW/MIA Memorial.
We continued down the road and came to another Vietnam Memorial. Seven pillars in a semi-circle.
We walked back toward the Japanese Garden and turned right into the Trial Garden with its Gazebo.
Next we enjoyed the Four Seasons Garden with its many sculptures.
We passed through the Shelter House and went down into the “Rose Garden”. It doesn’t have any roses at present time due to some type of plant disease.
The Rock Springs Woods section was closed for the removal of “invasive” plants.
So we went left into the Republic of Texas Miniature Rose Gardens.
We continued on to the Oval Rose Garden.
We continued on along the same path and came to this tree with many drooping branches.
We looped back through the Perennial Garden.
The Japanese Garden was now open and we went through it. I have so many pictures from it, I decided to make it a separate blog. After the Japanese Garden we walked the Texas Native Forest trail, part of which is on a raised boardwalk. This section has fun stuff for the kids and was very busy with little folk.
At the end of the Texas Native Tree trail is the Conservatory (which we didn’t go into). We did go to the courtyard behind it.
As we made our way back we passed this statue and the Texas Garden Club.