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Sadie Seymour Botanical Gardens

I enjoyed this small, tropical terrace garden (free admission) at the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu and Kuakini highways, established by the Kona Outdoor Circle.

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Usually I respond to plants first and design second, but I particularly liked the design here. The plants, grouped by nativity, come from tropical regions across the world. Sorry, I didn't make any notes about species. Sadie Seymour's son Scott Seymour did the design. She was an amateur gardener and community activist (1907-1975).

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I imagine someone has to pull seedlings out of there.

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3 comments:

Christopher C. NC said...

Very nice garden. I like the terrace design too.

rainymountain said...

I liked the design too, simple and a little formal which gave space to show off the trees. The plants are amazing. Thanks

Ann, aka Amateur Bot-ann-ist said...

I went to that area as a teen and don't remember much of it at all. (I think I spent that vacation mostly arguing with my mother.) This is a great reminded that I need to go back there soon. I loved that you showed the seeds in the cracks too.