Bok Tower and Gardens is a rather large place that is so varied I thought it prudent to divide up the pictures for you all. We now continue our tour in the main area of the gardens near the visitor center. There were gorgeous irises blooming.
A rill set up with the wonderful sound of water provided some ambiance to this garden in a courtyard.
Eating al fresco outside is a little furry squirrel who was most happy patrons shared their lunch with it! This squirrel was almost domesticated so unfazed was it by the people eating their lunch nearby.
The view from the patio was gorgeous. Agaves were a central feature of many of the gardens we saw in Florida-not just in this public garden but all along the roads in private gardens as well. I don't think agaves would ever grow this large in Tennessee.
Can you tell the difference between the real agave and the metal one in the above picture? It is of course the one with the glass stamens that is closest to you in the picture. Seeing this vignette in real life made it seem as though the metal plant was real. Myself and several other visitors had to get up close to confirm this was indeed a metal sculpture.
Eye catching tiles decorated the courtyard. I really enjoyed the tropical nature of these tiles.
Lastly, a sea of monkey grass and river pebbles. This vignette was so ideal I just loved it! There was a pre-teen girl walking back and forth on the pebbles in her socks. She informed me that if you take off your shoes and walked on the pebbles then your feet would get a massage. I just smiled. I was already familiar with pebble walks like this but had never seen one with the stones set in concrete and one so large as this. The juxtopositon between the grass and undulating rocks was so perfect that one could almost envision this walkway a river....
in the garden....
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