Yesterday Gregg and I went on a mini-road trip to The Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond (Virginia). If you went the straightforward route it would take you about two hours to get there but this is summer, and the freeways are very congested with holidaymakers heading down to the beaches. Even when it's not summer we enjoy traveling the smaller, country roads which take us through rural farmland. It is a beautiful ride but takes us longer to get to our destination, and with a stop for breakfast at Amy's Cafe we reached the gardens in about three hours.It was our first time here and we were not disappointed. We both agreed that it is the best botanical garden we have visited so far, and if ever you are in the area we can highly recommend it. At any time of the year I am sure it will be pretty amazing and we have put it on our list for seasonal visits. This is a place we will never tire of. I have it in mind to go back and see their light show around the holidays. We said that we might stay overnight at one of the local hotels next time as we would have liked to have gone back the next day.
I have identified flowers where I can. I tried very hard to remember to look for markers. This is a Purple Passion Flower.
I hope someone can identify this pretty little flower. It was all on its own and there was no identifying sign.
Not sure what this one is either.
Daylily. There was nothing to say what kind.
This is a Stokes' Aster - Stokesia laevis 'Omega Skyrocket' - Asteraceae.
Peace Lily - Spathiphyllum cv - Araceae.
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