Friday, June 24, 2011
I'll do what I can to speak about the "growing" importance of garden tourism as an opportunity to draw new visitors and improve Buffalo's image.
I'll also show some travel photos of gardens destinations around the world I've visited -- the Chelsea Flower Show, Stourhead (the inspiration for Olmsted's Delaware Park), Villandry (the most beautiful vegetable garden in the world), Longwood Gardens, Giverny, Keukenhof, Alhambra, Chicago's Lurie Garden, Holland's Aalsmeer Flower Market, NYC's Highline, the Loire Valley's International Garden Festival, Isreal's Baha'i Temple Gardens, and Austria's the "Sound of Music" garden - Mirabell Park.
If there's time, I'll quickly go through some smaller, though significant gardens -- like those of Da Vinci, Reubens, Shakespeare, George Washington, Frank Lloyd Wright, chef Rick Bayless and a quick tour of less well-known homes & public gardens from Mexico, Greece, Germany, the Caribbean, Italy, and Belgium.
Add to all that a smattering of Washington D.C., Disney, a couple castle gardens and a pilgrim garden. Then, a tease of one of the best garden destinations in the U.S. -- Buffalo, NY (photo at top!).
See you on Monday?