Dear Janet & Steven,
On the way back north we stopped off to see the Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, Alabama. We ...were just looking to take a travel break and stretch our legs... we (found) a very amazing place containing one of the best Japanese Gardens we have seen in the U.S. ...something to add to your to do list if you haven't seen it.
Dennis & Carole Groh
Dennis and Carole Groh specialize in conifers, Japanese maples and fall color in their Michigan garden, and bring home ideas when they travel.
Photos on this page Copyright 2011 Dennis Groh
Above, right: The meditation garden in Birmingham Botanical Garden
The Torii, a traditional kind of gate that would be the entrance to a Shinto shrine.