Laumeier Sculpture Park // St. Louis, Missouri

Explore the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri. This gorgeous sculpture garden is one of the best free things to do in St. Louis! … The Laumeier Sculpture Park is basically an outdoor art museum, which is the perfect combination for me. Not only do you get to see really cool works of art… Continue reading Laumeier Sculpture Park // St. Louis, Missouri

Missouri Botanical Garden // St. Louis, Missouri

The Missouri Botanical Gardens is one of the top attractions in St. Louis, Missouri. It’s absolutely beautiful and well worth the visit. Here’s what you need to know. … The Missouri Botanical Garden is one of my favorite attractions in St. Louis. The gardens are all so well done, there’s a large variety of environments,… Continue reading Missouri Botanical Garden // St. Louis, Missouri

See Rock City Gardens // Chattanooga, TN

Rock City is a classic American tourist attraction. It uses beautiful natural surroundings, and then mixes in some weird, kitsch-y stuff to create a very strange yet magical world. Located in the American South, Rock City is on top of Lookout Mountain, straddling the line between Tennessee and Georgia. Most people visit while staying in… Continue reading See Rock City Gardens // Chattanooga, TN

Guide to The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina

The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina is a must-see attraction for anyone that loves architecture, history, and gardens. Keep reading for my full guide to the Biltmore, including what to do, things to know, top tips, and a sample itinerary for the day. … I took a week-long road trip earlier this year through… Continue reading Guide to The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina

Christchurch Botanic Gardens // Christchurch, New Zealand

One of the first things I look for when I visit a new city is the local gardens. Maybe there’s a big botanic garden; maybe there are decorative gardens set alongside an historic home; or maybe it’s just a small park with cool flowers. But whatever it is, if plants are involved, I want to… Continue reading Christchurch Botanic Gardens // Christchurch, New Zealand

Wellington Botanic Garden // Wellington, NZ

The Wellington Botanic Garden is one of the main attractions in New Zealand’s capital city. Nestled into the hills of the city between Thorndon and Kelburn, the gardens are a place for both tourists and locals alike. Highlights of the gardens include the Lady Norwood Rose Garden, the Treehouse Visitor Center, a sculpture trail, the… Continue reading Wellington Botanic Garden // Wellington, NZ

Queens Gardens // Nelson, NZ

The Queens Gardens in Nelson, New Zealand is a beautiful garden park and a great place for a morning or afternoon stroll. Inspired by Victorian-era ornamental gardens, Queens Gardens is filled with a variety of plants, flowers, trees, and sculptures. Within the park, you’ll find the Boer War Memorial, a lone California Redwood tree, a… Continue reading Queens Gardens // Nelson, NZ

Sunken Gardens // Napier, NZ

As you walk along Marine Parade in Napier, New Zealand, you’ll see many things: art deco buildings, crashing waves, the National Aquarium, a skate park, and lots of sculptures and  landscape art. One thing you might miss if you’re not looking is the Sunken Gardens. While the gardens aren’t hidden, they are sunken–they are set… Continue reading Sunken Gardens // Napier, NZ

Government Gardens // Rotorua, NZ

The Government Gardens in Rotorua is a public park on the shore of Lake Rotorua. While the whole park is beautifully landscaped, gardens are not the only attraction. The park land was gifted to the British crown in the late 1800s by the local Maori peoples. The land was used to promote the geothermal features… Continue reading Government Gardens // Rotorua, NZ

Chinese New Year Display at the Bellagio Conservatory

Since today is the start of the Lunar New Year, I decided the best way to kick off my coverage of last week’s trip to Las Vegas would be to show you the beautiful display at the Bellagio Conservatory. The Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at the Bellagio in Las Vegas features seasonal horticultural exhibits throughout… Continue reading Chinese New Year Display at the Bellagio Conservatory