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.
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.

Add This