05.28.15 Part Two – Oklahoma City’s Myriad Botanical Gardens and Observatory

1239871_424507554319814_426618956_nThursday, May 28, 2015 – The second half of our visit to Oklahoma City was spent enjoying the beauty of their Myriad Gardens and Observatory. Click here to read the post about the first half of our day.

This amazing place is smack dab in the middle of downtown Oklahoma City.  I thought how nice it would be for New Orleans to have the raunchy part of the French Quarter plucked out and this type of beauty put in its place.   Right behind much of the beauty were skyscrapers where people were working.  How wonderful this must be to work in this beautiful and clean city and get to spend time in the gardens.

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Aerial view of the gardens and conservatory I found on the internet!

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From their website: The Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory’s unique design has earned attention and praise in the architectural community. It is 224 feet long, 70 feet in diameter, and is covered by 3,028 sections of translucent, double-layered acrylic panels. The Conservatory includes 13,000 square feet of plant display area in two distinct climates: the Tropical Wet Zone, which is at the south end and is watered daily; and the Tropical Dry Zone at the north end which receives water from April through September, followed by drought from November through March. Some 2,000 varieties of plants and a 35-foot waterfall round out the spectacular features of the Conservatory.
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Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!

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