Escaping to a Garden Oasis in Palm Coast, Florida
Sure, George Washington never slept here, but his distant cousin did. Washington Oaks Gardens, formerly the private holding of Washington's relative, has now been entrusted to the public. Lying between the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas River, the formal gardens are a serene place. Spanish moss drapes the massive oak trees; reflection pools mirror gazebos, benches, and bamboo; and the paths are lined with ornamental grasses and flowers. A salty tang pervades the air, compliments of the gentle ocean breeze rolling off the Atlantic. Strolling through the gardens has a calming effect, assuaging everyday cares, especially if you visit when the azaleas, camellias, and roses are in bloom. Too bad old George never made it here—he would have enjoyed the place.
- Jossie McManus This almost looks like a painting, great shot!
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- Megan Cytron (Editor) Gorgeous spot!