Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Lost Garden Rediscovered at Kauai

The common denominator between the Kauai Allerton Garden and Allerton Park Monticello is evident in the Diana Garden at Kauai. In fact there are two common features. One is that many of the pieces installed at the Kauai garden were … Continue reading

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Walk on the Water – Flowers are Worth the Wading

Today the trail from the Centaur to the Sunken Garden was quite hikeable. It may be one of the few trails hikeable in the Park today due to the high waters on the Sangamon River. From the Centaur south toward … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers Abound

This is now the time to hike the trails at The Park as often as possible. The Spring flowers are bursting forth. Unlike last year the Dutchmen’s Breeches are full-bodied pastel pink pantaloons. The first river overlook on the Buck … Continue reading

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Robert and John’s Kauai Paradise – the other Allerton Park

In 1964, shortly before his death, Robert Allerton and life partner and adopted son, John Gregg, entered into a charter agreement by Congressional act to establish the Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden. This later became the National Tropical Botanical Garden. The … Continue reading

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