Mmmmm... ketchup. I mean, hi! Welcome to round 2 of catching up with my garden trips in Ohio. Back in August, Amy, Carole, and I headed out to the Toledo Botanical Garden and the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art.
The Toledo Botanic Garden is a very nice place. There are several kinds of gardens near the entrance, and then more mini gardens tucked among a fairy large grounds. This is nice because you never know when you're going to be coming upon the next garden!
I liked that there were benches, gates, trellises, and other "homey" items placed in each setting, because it made the gardens seem very inviting.
I also really enjoyed both the use of stunning, contrasting color and subtle pairing of textures and hues.
There was also art in the garden, which looks nice both close-up and from a distance.
And, of course, I couldn't resist the obligatory butterfly shot:
We then headed to the art museum. We ate lunch and then watched a glass blowing demonstration. I don't care how many times I watch this process, it never seems at all possible that anyone can have the skill and artistic bent to shape molten glass into anything other than a blob. We also toured the Glass Pavilion, which had glass art through the centuries. I was amazed at the colorful, intricate designs that were made B.C.!!! We also headed back across the street to the main museum and saw a Warhol exhibit, which was quite good. A few series were on display, that I had no idea he had done. (Not that I'm an expert, of course!) And all of this was free! We'll definitely we heading back.