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Botanic Gardens find permanent location

by webdev

September 30, 2010

A Botanic Garden that has been shuffling locations for the past 11 years has finally found a permanent location in Traverse City, Michigan, reports the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

The garden offers visitors a glimpse into multiple ecosystems such as woodlands, wetlands and meadows, and also offers a place where families can come to experience nature and learn about various plants and flowers.

Half of the garden will stay as it has been for the past few years, while a new area will be walled off for a picnic area surrounded by wildflowers and a visitor's center that showcases native plants.

It will be the newest addition to the "Central Park" of Traverse City, known as the Commons.

"This is the perfect home," Karen Schmidt, board chair of the garden society, told the news source. "We've always wanted to be at the Commons and it took three tires to make it, our first try was in 2000."

Now that the gardens have settled on a permanent location, the next step is fundraising and carrying out the relocation.

There are a variety of plants that grow in the wetlands that can add beauty and color to a garden or bouquet. states that Bengal tiger cannas, calla lilies and cardinal flowers all grow in marshy areas.


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