I had not been to the botanical gardens here in years. So, of course, when visitors from out of town came by, I went. Isn't that how it so often is? We go around as tourists in other towns, but neglect the features of our own?
Here are some amazing topiary:
I especially loved the orchids:
Looks like a welcoming alien
There's something sea creature like about these guys.
The orchids are all together in an enormous humid green house. There is also a desert house, a cold tropics house, and a warm tropics house.