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Friday, May 5, 2023

Best Gardens in the word


Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou, China

Originally built in 1509 during the Ming Dynasty, the Humble Administrator's Garden started as a private garden for the Imperial Envoy and poet Wang Xianchen. The legend goes that Wang longed to retire from the stresses of official life, and the garden served as the perfect place for him to create a new quiet life.

Built upon the ruins of the Dahong Temple, the expansive landscape contains 48 different buildings with 101 tablets, 40 steles, 21 precious old trees, and over 700 Suzhou-style penjing. Not only is it considered by many Chinese horticulturists as one of the finest gardens in all of southern China, the verdant escape was also named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Elon Musk BBC interview 


My brother tells me things arent so bad we could be trapped in a hole filled with water

I know he means well

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Best Gardens in the World


Powerscourt Estate in Enniskerry, Ireland

In an effort commemorate his reign and leadership, Richard Wingfield, 1st Viscount Powerscourt, commissioned the German-born architect Richard Castle to build a 68-room mansion resembling a great Italian Renaissance villa in 1730.

The gardens, developed to complement the Palladian architecture, were created over two main periods. The formal plan for the gardens was laid shortly after the estate was finished, but the design was not implemented until the 1840s.

From thriving wall gardens to unique Japanese planting to the enchanting Tower Valley, the lush wonder exhibits the best in landscape design with breathtaking views of Sugar Loaf Mountain.


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Monday, May 1, 2023

Worlds Best Gardens


Aswan Botanical Garden in Aswan, Egypt

Covering over 16 acres with hundreds of species of flora and beautiful birds, the Aswan Botanical Garden constitutes the entirety of Kitchener’s Island in the Nile.

The island was given to Lord Horatio Kitchener in the 1890s after serving as commander of the Egyptian army. Kitchener utilized his knowledge of exotic palms and plants to transform the island into a global display of rare blooms from East Asia, India and other parts of Africa.

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I got my dad: He put down his fork and said "I'm pretty full."

I quickly replied, "You're even prettier empty."