Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Afternoon at the Park

Today Christina and I took advantage of the unbelievable weather this afternoon and went to Nathanael Greene - Close Memorial Park. Our first stop was the Gray-Campbell Farmstead. The main house is only two rooms, but I think I could live there. Although, the woman demonstrating the wooden dancing doll who kept exclaiming "I have a magic finger!" would have to go.

From there, we walked over to the Japanese Stroll Garden. It was beautiful! After that, we stopped by the Master Gardeners' Demonstration Garden. It was very impressive. Even at the end of August, the plants are still very colorful and healthy looking. Lots of ideas and just fun to walk through.Next was the Hosta Garden at Close Memorial Park. The hostas aren't at their best this time of year, but they still looked wonderful. I'd really like to go back in early summer to see them at their prime.
We spent about three hours at the parks and still have more to see when we return. If you haven't had the opportunity to visit those parks, it's well worth spending an afternoon there. Don't miss David's ode to his Sony Sport in the post below! :) And there are more pictures of the demonstration garden and the hosta garden over on the Fremont Garden blog.


David said...


I have a magic finger also. It seems to only appear in and around Boston when trying to navigate traffic.


Must keep the fishie and the birdie away from one another.


Keetha said...

I love hostas, mainly because it's pretty much the only plant I know on sight. So when I see it, I can say, all nonchalant, "Isn't that a good looking hosta!"

Thus, I appear well informed about plant life and such.