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Leaming's Run Gardens is the largest annual garden in the United States. Actually, it's not just a garden, but a series of 22 separate theme gardens along a walking path. Each garden has its own theme, such as a colonial garden, an English garden, and a garden of different flowers all one color.
We begin our tour by walking through the woods.
the woods, we see a small stream.
Much of the stream called Leaming's Run is located underground, just beneath the gardens, and provides constant natural irrigation.
As we leave the woods, we enter the first garden:
Here are a few of the 22 separate theme gardens that we
find as we continue our walk down the path:
|And here are some of the individual flowers and plants we saw:|
Don't these flowers look a bit like a Van Gogh painting?
After walking through a number of gardens, you come upon
a small cabin. This is a reproduction of the temporary house that the Thomas
Leaming family used while their permanent house was built in 1706. The
cabin is a small museum showing what life was like for the original owner.
Next to the cabin is a small farm, typical for the early
1700's. Here, you'll find chickens and goats and vegetable gardens.
In August of each year, Leaming's Run Gardens becomes
a haven for hummingbirds migrating
south to Central America. This is a wonderful time to visit!
Leaming's Run Gardens is so full of hummingbirds in August of each year, it's called the Hummingbird Capital of the East Coast!
Watch a hummingbird video on your monitor, click below! See a hummingbird hover and turn in mid-air. It's in slow motion, so you can see every beat of its wings!
(it takes a long time to download, but if your computer is like mine, once you get it downloaded the first time, you can go back and watch it whenever you like, and it starts up immediately - try it!)
Approximate Download times:
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a good DSL connection (cable modem similar)
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To start the download, click here!
The gazebo is a favorite place to sit quietly and just feel the magic around you.
Directions to Leaming's Run Gardens
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© 2008 Clay Mikolasy, Producer of "Great Places in South Jersey"