Shangri La Botanical Gardens was the brainchild of Mr Stark who took the concept of Shangri La from the book Lost Horizon published in 1933 and transformed it into a reality of beautiful gardens and a place of peace and tranquility. This lovely place is located at 2111 West Park Avenue in Orange, TX.
This beautiful glass canopy with vines/plants growing on it is flanked on either side with green houses you can tour. They had orchids, mums and other plants.
I just love different shades of purple in these flowers that were inside one of the green houses.
Who says pond scum can't be pretty?
This is a little blurry, but I think you get the general idea how beautiful this bearded iris is.
They were also having a scare crow decorating contest. This green sequined gown really caught my eye. It was my second favorite scare crow.
The Vincent van Scare Crow will probably win, they even painted their own "Starry Night" on a real canvas.
There was lots of seating under this huge roof supported by large logs.
What a great place. For more information go to: http://www.shangrilagardens.org/
Only about two hours from Houston, it makes a great get away for a Saturday.
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