Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New York Botanic Garden

We typically schedule two bus trips to unique destinations each year.  This past fall, The Traveling Herb Seminar to the Bronx Beauties, took us first to the New York Botanical Garden.  This 250 acre garden features over 50 diverse gardens including the rose garden, perennial garden, and children's adventure garden. 
The herb garden photographed here has the gorgeous conservatory as its backdrop.


 The Victorian conservatory was built in 1902 and features 11 gardens including the rainforest, orchid, and cactus gardens. 

After our intrepid travelers meandered through the grounds of the New York Botanic Garden, they stopped by the pavillion to gather their basket lunch prepared by Sweet Remembrances. The menu featured French Style Cheese Spread and Crackers, a Marinated Beef and Sun Dried Tomato Salad, Parmesan Tortellini Salad, Flavortop Muffins and Chocolate Zucchini Cake.

6 comments:

lemonverbenalady said...

One of my favorite gardens on the planet! Thanks for sharing it!

Steph said...

Wish I could join you for one of these!

Angela McRae said...

A spectacular garden and a spectacular lunch--what lucky ducks!!!

Marilyn said...

Sweet Remembrance does the best lunches. I do remember one similar to this and I loved everything about it. That Beef and Sun Dried Tomato Salad is the best!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

The gardens look wonderful...loved the knot garden....and Nancy...you're amazing...how on earth do you have the energy to make so many lunches?! Love the baskets you pack them in...very cute!! ~Donna

GardenofDaisies said...

Your picnic lunches look delicious! I am a huge fan of zuchinni cake... I would have gobbled that up first!