I’m heading out to play the piano at my wonderful church. This Easter I’ll be playing at four services. I’m excited…however it has required lots of practice and so I decided to re~post a former blog post. I think you will like it. There is so much beauty here on the coast and I just love sharing it all with you!
This post has been re-edited from March 2016
Hi There! Happy beautiful Spring! Today I thought I’d take you to the botanical gardens at Shore Acres Park. The park is located 13 miles southwest of Coos Bay/North Bend and U.S. Highway 101.
It’s just a short ride from where I live, so what do you say you hop on in and lets go!
Here we are! toldyaitwouldn’ttakelong! Oh!Oh!Oh! I see this is my lucky day. There’s Doris Day parking!
Okay, grab your coat because it just might get a little chilly.
This amazing botanical garden began as a private estate with luxurious gardens.
Trees, shrubs, and flowering plants brought from around the world aboard the sailing ships of pioneer lumberman and shipbuilder Louis J. Simpson.
The once famed estates of Simpson now features lushly planted gardens.
There is something blooming everyday of the year.
Since it’s beginnings the plantings have been designed to take advantage of the area’s mild climate. They have created a “garden for all seasons”
During the early Spring there are hundreds of spring bulbs and daffodils, & tulips.
The rhododendrons and azaleas are just now getting their buds, and will be in full bloom til mid-May. (Wanna come back with me?)
From May-September there are a variety of flowering annuals/perennials.
And, since I’m a lover of all things roses I’m hoping to return in June when over 600 of those pretties will be in bloom!
August through mid-October there are 250 dahlias, and of course on Thanksgiving Day through New Year’s 250,00 holiday lights are lit.
If your not able to make it to the Oregon coast by then no worries….you can always watch my Christmas video below. (grin)
Wishing you a Blessed Easter and Spring!