Meadowlark Botanical Garden

Since my dad was in town, we decided to check out Meadowlark Botanical Garden. Not only is it beautiful, it’s about 10 minutes away!

First off, the park isn’t that big, but if you take your time, you can really enjoy it. The landscaping is really something special.

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The lakes are clear—so clear in fact, you can see all of the koi swimming a few feet under the water.

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The paths are all connected, and it’s easy enough for anyone to enjoy.

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This was one of my favorite parts of the park.

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You can see there’s plenty of activity in the water. The koi are huge, as are the snapping turtles.

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There’s a part of the park that’s considered “wet lands”, and this path runs through it.

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This is a korean bell tower.

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These alien-looking pods contain some sort of asian nut, according to my dad. They’re really sharp, and I wouldn’t recommend handling them with your bare hands.

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There were thousands of different specie plants. I’d probably avoid this place if you have strong allergies.

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And of course, a small bonsai garden.

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I highly recommend the Meadowlark Botanical Garden. It takes about 1-1.5 hours to walk around.