Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens is the botanical jewel of the North Georgia Mountains.  This botanical paradise bursts with dogwoods, tulip magnolia, native azaleas, lady slippers, trillium, and over 2,000 rhododendron blooming from early April to late May in Hiawassee, Georgia

Dogwoods adorn the banks of beautiful Lake Chatuge.  Boats buzz on the lake as you view the stunning view from picnic tables.


Tulips put on a colorful show at Hamilton Gardens.


Thousands of rhododendrons and azaleas burst forth like rainbows.



 
This Mallard duck and wood duck stroll across the shore looking for handouts from people.



My sister and I enjoyed touring Hamilton Gardens very much on Easter afternoon.  What a perfect, sunny day to get outside and savor God's creation after attending an uplifting service at Pilgrim Baptist Church that morning.

For more information:
Hamilton Gardens
PO Box 444
Hiawassee, GA  30546

website: www.fredhamiltongarden.org
e-mail:  info.hamiltongardens@gmail.com
Contact:  (706)913-1444                           

13 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

How very pretty! Wonderful to see you and your sis enjoying such a lovely garden. My sister who lives in KC, has friend interested in moving to Hiawasee. I will have to pass along this link.
Thanks for your well wishes on our move.

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---I've never heard of those gardens --but I'm going to put them on my list of places to visit...

Are all of the Rhody's blooming already?? Ours don't bloom til about mid-May....

Fantastic group of pictures and what a great Easter you all had.

Hugs,
Betsy

magnoliasntea said...

What a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon. You got some really nice photos at the gardens. I clicked on all of them for a better view, and they are all just beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with your readers. :)

lil red hen said...

This looks so lovely!! Aren't spring colors just the best? We drove home Sunday from church along a mountain road, and I've never seen as many dogwoods in my life.

So nice you and your sister could make this trip together.

Susie Swanson said...

What a beautiful post Brenda. I love these photos. I love visiting Hamilton Gardens. I bet you both had such an enjoyable time.Those flowers are so gorgeous this time of year. I'm so glad you had a nice Easter and the weather was perfect. Thanks for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

truly gorgeous blossoms!

Daisy said...

What beautiful photos, Brenda! This looks like a lovely place to visit!

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Brenda Kay Ledford said...

The Rhody's have not all bloomed yet. They were budding on Easter when we visited the gardens. Due to several cold snaps, it has caused these flowers to bloom later than usual. If we can get a few days of sunshine, I think the Rhody's will bloom very soon.
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Janet, said...

Beautiful pictures! I love dogwood and rhododendron.

Glenda Beall said...

I must go over and visit the Gardens soon and see the Rhody's blooming. Your photos are gorgeous, Brenda Kay.

Rana Williams said...

Brenda, thank you for giving us such beautiful photos of this wondrous place. I hope to go. Very nice!

Thank you again,

Rana

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