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Re: Cypress gardens

well, cypress gardens had at least three distinct personnas--in one area, it was a legitimate botanic garden, not great but better than many i've seen; in another area it was a collection of tacky shops amid big, wire-framed animals covered with ivy; and sort of separating these two venues was a moronic water ski show [watching someone else water ski is a lot like watching paint dry]. when they had a special show, such as the begonia show, they hung them in baskets and planted them in urns among the shops. the shops area also had a butterfly house, which was nice but small, and what was billed as a colonial garden--which i think was used for weddings and such.

At 06:47 PM 4/23/03 -0700, you wrote:
Jim, is Cypress gardens primarily a park with lots of plants shaped like silly animals? I have a virtual friend in Fl. and she sent me about 15 pics of CG but they're all of elephants and duckys. I was hoping for nice cycads, ferns and other tropical trees. I did see one very impressive Banyon tree. A hoary old specimen I must say.


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