Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Botanicals In Bloom in Milwaukee

Last weekend, I took my camera on a photo shoot to Milwaukee's Boerner Botanical Gardens which are settled on the south side of the city.  I was there to take some more macro shots of flowers for my collection of cards in my Etsy shop, but I also wanted to take advantage of an article I read on on how to take great garden shots.

You must go through the Education Center (pictured above) to pay the $5.00 admission to the garden, and when you walk back outside, you are immediately greeted by six stone statues that represent the life span of a flower.  I posted the first three below:

Here are three more pictures of the statues close up:

I then headed down to the rose garden, which, unfortunately due to the summer drought, was not in full bloom.  I was able to get pictures of some other nice flowers, plus one of the wood and stone trellis:

And a nice pool:

I really enjoyed taking this picture of the hedge garden.  Made me feel like I was in a scene from "Alice In Wonderland".

By the time I was done taking my flower shots, they had turned on the sprinklers and I took some shots of the pond below:

And then got pictures of two more of the gardens' many sculptures:

This one looked prettier from far away:

I had a fun morning taking these pictures, but I always have a good time whenever I visit.  Despite the unusually dry summer, there were a lot of lovely flowers to see.  To see the cards I made with the pictures from this shoot, please visit my shop at

For information on Milwaukee's Boerner Botanical Gardens, go to

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