Friday, February 1, 2019

Garden Of Africa at Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park

I promised to  feature the rest of the European garden  at the Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park on my next post, so here it is.  Although the park is long and narrow, you will notice as you go on from the parking lot to  the main park that this ain't your ordinary park, it will lead you to different worlds and cultures. The park has different areas that represent each of the continents, I did not see Antartica but I must have missed it if there is. Each continent’s section has sculptures and live plants that represents that area of the world.
The funding for this park  is well worth it for  generations to enjoy.
All of the areas gives a person or families to enjoy a  summer picnic.  Whether you plan to just go for a walk, jog, or enjoy an afternoon stroll with your dog, this area is perfect for all of that.  I think the most fascinating feature of this  park is the Mirrored German Sculpture, it is really a must see.
The most relaxing part for me was  this grassland area surrounded by tall blowing grasses reminiscent of the African Savannah. 
This area reminds me of my childhood.  We have a similar grass which we called "talahib", a grass that was used initially for roofing and  broom back in the day.
Places like this really bring joy to my heart.  I remember how happy I was exploring the Spring Garden at Point State Park in Pittsburgh.  I find it fascinating to learn the different uses of plants.
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Once again I can boost that the Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park is a great family friendly place to go. It doesn't cost you anything to explore as it  is free and parking is available in an adjacent lot.  It's an educational place to explore with the whole family.  You get to learn  some parts of the world by reading all the infos available in the park.

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Candysfarmhousepantry said...

This park looks like a great place for a photo shoot of your daughter. She seems to be having a good time and enjoying everything about the park.

AiringMyLaundry said...

I know my family would enjoy exploring this park as well. My daughter loves to take photos, so I can see her snapping away all over the place.

GiGi EatsCelebrities said...

I haven't wandered around a park and truly appreciated nature in a long while and I need to do it. Thank you for reminding me to take advantage of what's around me!

Miriam T. said...

I'd never heard of the Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park. It seems like they have some interesting architectural designs and lots of greenery. I really like that it encourages kids (and parents) to spend more time outdoors.

Tasheena Womack said...

I love that this park offers free onsite parking and admission. I would love to visit this park during our travels this year.

1stopmom said...

What a wonderful looking park. My family loves to explore parks and it looks like there is a lot to see there. You took some great pictures.

Marcie W. said...

This park looks like a nice place to spend the day. Anything involving plants, flowers and trees is a win in my book!

Brandy Ellen said...

What a fun park. My family would totally enjoy this as we are super outdoorsy people, when the weather is warm!

Beth Patterson said...

It must have been quite a challenge for the landscapers to find plants to represent the different continents that would all grow in the same area! It looks like a beautiful park!

Terri Steffes said...

I adore parks. Especially ones with special meanings or special acts of nature. I love that people are like me and love them too!

The Super Mom Life said...

I love visiting places like this. It's very relaxing to me to be outdoors.

Justin Race said...

This park looks so cool. I like that it has areas to represent all of the continents.

tiarastantrums said...

oh, you all running about in short sleeves and shorts over therer. It is so cold here still, looks like such a great place to wander about and enjoy the day.

Gust și Aromă Moldavia said...

It's so beautiful to discover this International Park more and more with every your post! It's so green and nice!

Unknown said...

It's always fun to walk around the park. Look at those hydrangeas! Such huge and beautiful flowers. - Lynndee

Dhemz Apdian - Dias said...

Sounds like a great place to visit sis. I'm excited for Spring so we can visit the botanical garden again.

Amy Smith said...

This looks like a great park if you want to spend time outdoors AND for a photo shoot! Cute pictures :)

NPC said...

What a beautiful and fun place to explore. So much greenery! I love it. I hope I can visit!

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