Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Sunday, July 13, 2014

More Hot Springs and Garvan Woodland Gardens

We had visited Garvan Gardens in 2011, but we returned Thursday to see their topiary displays that were part of their "Mystic Creatures" exhibit. 

If we saw nothing but these elaborately sculptured displays, it would have been worth the visit.

First, was the Sea Serpent.

Next, Jolly Roger the Sasquatch.

We continued our walk through the gardens with views of Lake Hamilton.

This bridge was one of our favorite walkways in the park.

The next topiary display was named Fairy Village and contained several pieces making up the village.

Here is The Fairy Gourdmother.

The last one is The 'Shroom Family.

After touring Garvan Gardens and lunch, our next destination was the Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

Once you ride the elevator to the top, you are elevated 1,256 feet above sea level and are able to see 140 miles on a clear day.

There were some pretty great views of Hot Springs.

After our visit we returned back to the campground.

We had some pretty good views of the Super Moon this weekend.

The temperatures have been back in the 90's the last couple of days, so we have enjoyed taking our Fold Cat out on the lake finding little coves to stop

and beat the heat in the water.


  1. We miss y'all too. We're looking forward to staying close by you this winter!