Friday, June 27, 2014

Shore Acres Flower Garden

In June 2010 Kathi and I visited the Shore Acres State Park, including the Shore Acres Flower Garden in Coos Bay, Oregon. There is a beach and picnic area is for day use. The beach area and flower garden are about a mile apart.

The flower garden was originally part of an estate owned by Louis Simpson, an Oregon timber baron.

We watched beach goers wading and swimming in the cold Pacific water for awhile, then went to the flower garden. We walked the grounds until I could not walk any more and I had to sit for half an our to regain my leg strength before walking back to our car. There are a lot of flowers to see. There is a whole section for hybrid roses.

We have been to the flower garden on more than one occasion, but on this day in June there was a wedding being conducted on the grounds. Over 100 people were walking through the park viewing the flowers while the wedding ceremony proceeded without being disturbed by other park visitors. There were probably another 50 people at the wedding. This is a big park and well worth the time for a visit.

Below are a few photos from our June 26, 2010 visit to the flower garden.

Floribunda Marmalade Skies 2001

Grandiflora Wild Blue Yonder 2006

Wedding Party

William Shakespear

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