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Royal Botanic Garden – Edinburgh, UK

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Royal Botanic Garden

(44) 0131 552 7171
Inverleith Row
Arboretum Place
Edinburgh , EH3 5LR,
United Kingdom

www.rbge.org.uk

OPEN HOURS:
10:00am – 4:00pm  November to January
10:00am – 5:00pm  February
10:00am – 6:00pm  March to September
10:00am – 5:00pm  October
* Glasshouses close one hour earlier to garden closing time.

 

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Two places recommended to visit in any area of the world are food Markets & the botanical gardens.  Interesting and culture specific, these locations offer windows into the locals hearts.

The Royal Botanic Garden at Edinburgh is a splendid example as it contains over 70 acres of garden arrangements, with a variety of differently themed areas and many wondrous displays and installations.. The famed Rock Garden, Chinese Hillside and the adjacent Fettes Collage are some if the very unique go-to places if you are in the area.  With spring coming soon, what a great chance to see first hand the rebirth of life.  We packed a picnic from Marks & Spencer and had a wonderful trip to the gardens!  Even if you live nearby,  find a good reason to go.  How about taking your Mother for mother’s day!

Be sure to visit the attached Benmore Botanic Garden, which provides a an entirely new range of unique settings and impressive plant life. It is a mountainside garden, most noted for its Sierra Redwood Avenue, a sort of grand entryway of towering redwoods. These trees are native only to California, and are some of the largest, most imposing, and longest living trees known to man, so their presence in this “Avenue” truly makes this garden a unique and impressive attraction.

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(above photo Queen Mother’s Pavilion ©
Chris Malcolm)

J. Paul Getty Museum – Los Angeles

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J. Paul Getty Museum

(1) 310 – 440-7330
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, California 90049-1687

www.getty.edu

OPEN HOURS:
10:00 am –  5:30 pm   Tuesday – Friday
10:00 am –  9:00 pm    Saturday
10:00 am –  5:30 pm    Sunday

At the J. Paul Getty Museum lives a fine collection of European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, European and American photographs aside rotating special exhibits.  However, they all take a bit of a backseat to the wonderful Platinum LEED certified, modernist complex that highlights both nature and culture.  Designed by Natural light architect Richard Meier, the “Getty” is a as much a park as it is museum.  A haven in the sprawling expanse that is Los Angeles.

Admission to the Getty Center and to all exhibitions is FREE.  This is such a wonderful  opportunity for people young and old to connect to art, architecture and nature.  The building and grounds are such a stunning park, we enjoyed our time outside as much as inside.

The adventure begins as you descend into the underground bond-like parking structure- spiraling down level after level. Then you ascend via tram to the high overlook, floating your gaze over the city- breathing air fresh blown from the sea.  Meandering the inviting pathways, there are scattered bins with sun-umbrellas to protect against the strong sun.

One wanders in and out of the relaxed buildings; never feeling hurried or watched.  The staff is helpful and polite.  Photo taking is encouraged (no flash please) and the experience is one of wholeness. The collection is not about volume, but about experience.  The complimentary colored galleries fill with natural light to create a bond between viewer and art; a bond that I didn’t know I was missing until I found it at the Getty Museum.

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For more images of the Getty Center, please see our Flickr page.