A Close Change in Scenery
Posted on 08/22/2011
Scenery in the city can become monotonous with buildings galore and little natural environment. If your garden in the backyard with a few vegetables and flowers isn’t cutting it, chances are there is a garden oasis in your city just waiting to be explored.
Whether you’re an outdoors enthusiast or someone who needs a little fresh air, these outdoor gardens are often hidden gems within your suburban community. And as the seasons change, and the weather cools, it’s a great time to discover those hideaways.
Not only are outdoor gardens free, they’re also a great way to exercise while admiring beautiful plants, trees and flowers. Gardens can offer a scenic view compared to your normal exercise route. In some gardens there are specified trails for hiking, jogging or bicycling. Even if you’re just out for a stroll, you’re getting exercise while checking out the environment.
Gardens can be a great place for bonding, whether it’s with your children, significant other or a group of friends. Take a picnic with you and admire the lush green landscape and water features as you eat. Some gardens have open areas where you can lay down a blanket or play some catch.
These gardens are easy on the eyes and the wallet. If you’re tired of city sidewalks, look for a getaway. Escape the urban norm and find a garden near you to explore today.