Bette S. Walker
Hillsborough County IFAS Extension Office
03/04/2007 - Last Tuesday, with the weight of the world bearing down on my shoulders at work, I decided I needed a long lunch - a very long lunch. On a whim I drove over to the Hillsborough County Extension Office. A year ago I had read a very complementary article by Monica Brandies about the Bette S. Walker Discovery Garden and had been seeking an excuse to stop by for a tour. The result was a very enjoyable experience.
While February is typically not a month when Central Florida gardens are at their peak, the Discovery Garden was clearly designed to shine in all seasons.
|The first thing I noticed was that the garden was divided into sections such as water gardens (see the pictures to the left and far right), a backyard patio and a wildlife habitat. There were also several niches (picture to right), which provided an abundance of landscaping ideas.|
|Even though it was late Winter, there were several flowers in bloom.|
A special thanks to Kenneth, who maintains the garden and who took the time to show me around.