Sunday Jazz at the Parks

Sunday Jazz at the Parks
... reminder, to all of you who may have missed my last post in May about OutJazz, you still have the opportunity to sit at one of Lisbon’s beautiful gardens and listen to live Jazz for free. Since last May, OutJazz has been bringing music to everyone, gathering people at some of the most interesting parks in Lisbon. Untill September, jazz will take over a main garden in the city, a different one each month. The music will play at the sound of nature, in the open air. So, as you may be walking along...
August 7th, 2010 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
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Dublin Daytrip: Exploring the Powerscourt Estate

Dublin Daytrip: Exploring the Powerscourt Estate
... Waterfall. Pack a picnic from one of the many gourmet shops in Dublin and hop in the rental car heading south into County Wicklow, also called the garden of Ireland. (Alternatively, there are bus tours of County Wicklow that definitely include the highlights of the Powerscourt Estate). However, with the independence of a rental car you will be free to explore things at your own pace. At the almost 400-foot waterfall there are picnic tables and the thundering water makes a great backdrop to enjoy...
August 2nd, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 1
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Summer Beauty at Kubota Garden

Summer Beauty at Kubota Garden
Kubota garden, a 20-acre Japanese garden in the Rainier Beach area of the city, was originally a private garden made up of five acres and owned by Japanese immigrant, Fujitaro Kubota.  He started the garden in 1927, eventually growing it into a successful seed business, only to have everything brought to a screeching halt when he and his family were sent to the internment camps during World War II.  The garden was not maintained during the war. After release, the Kubota family returned to the...
July 2nd, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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Winter Flowers in Bloom at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens

Winter Flowers in Bloom at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens
If you’re looking for respite from the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s CBD, you’ll find it at the Royal Botanic gardens, the largest public garden in Sydney. The Royal Botanic gardens are a little piece of paradise in the middle of the city. They’re located between the harbour and the central business district, and are a haven for people looking to enjoy life at a slower pace. Roses in the Sydney Royal Botanic gardens The gardens span 30 hectares and are home to more than one million plants....
June 23rd, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
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La Canada Flintridge’s First Green Gallery

La Canada Flintridge’s First Green Gallery
Descanso gardens Something other than flowers is blooming in the Descanso gardens, the Sturt Haaga Gallery of Art. Lots of excitement surrounds the 2,800 square foot “green” gallery’s opening, set for later this summer, because it will be the city’s first museum-type art exhibition open to the public. Visitors will see state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly features of the gallery, in addition to the works of art it houses. The new Sturt Haaga Gallery of Art is being changed from a...
June 15th, 2010 | Joannaline C. Young | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Ultimate Pub: Allen’s on the Danforth

The Ultimate Pub:  Allen’s on the Danforth
Out on the Danforth at the start of Toronto’s Greektown is a “secret” garden with an enormous willow tree.  This gem of a garden belongs to Allen’s - an Irish/American pub whose roots are from the famous Joe Allen’s in New York, London, Paris and Miami. This is not your ordinary pub.  It boasts one of Toronto’s most extensive beer and scotch lists and a hamburger that ranks among the city’s best. Other notable items on the menu are: the chilled minted...
May 20th, 2010 | Jane Apor | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: bar, beer, burger, garden, pub, scotch

Home and Garden Show

If you’re looking for fresh ideas for your home and garden, here’s a great opportunity to shop, compare and save on all your home improvement needs under one roof.  The Maricopa Country Home and garden show takes place this weekend on August 7, 8 & 9 at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Here’s what you’ll find: • Ideas to add an international flair to your next landscape project • Design room vignettes • Free U of A Master gardener Seminars • Wine tastings and Cooking...
August 3rd, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 0
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Fabrico Infinito – fancy art gallery and tea room

... Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real, this shop combines an art gallery, a unique design product area and a tea room (serving meals) with an enchanting garden. You can find books, art, jewellery, furniture, one-of-a-kind chandeliers and many other things. You can then have a city break at the garden and taste their excellent delicacies – excellent cakes, teas and brunchs. This is a new fancy art gallery where the details are looked upon. Rua Dom Pedro V, 74 (see location on the map) Opened: 11:00 –...
May 27th, 2009 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: art gallery, Family Friendly, garden, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping, tea, The Arts

Paddington Reservoir Gardens Give Historic Site New Lease of Life

With all the city’s leaves changing from green to red, it’s exciting to hear Sydney’s getting another garden! Next Sunday sees Paddington Reservoir gardens officially open to the public. The afternoon’s festivities will include entertainment, a photographic exploration of the reservoir, and free afternoon for the first one thousand visitors. This historic site played a key role in Sydney’s early water system supply, and today it remains an outstanding example of 19th century construction....
March 22nd, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
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Take a Rare Tour of the U.S. Botanic Garden Green Houses

Just one day each year, the U.S. Botanic garden opens its greenhouses and growing facility to the public for tours. The site includes 85,000 square feet of greenhouse space split into 34 sections. The tours gives visitors a a view of plants not on display a the U.S. Botanic garden next tot he Capitol Building. The collection includes: Orchids Medicinal plants Insectivorous plants Rare and endangered species of plants All kinds and types of plants, and flowers Meet with the growers and horticulturists...
February 13th, 2009 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, flowers, garden, outdoors, Washington DC

Everything Tastes Better with Chocolate

... on? When the flavors of rich chocolate enter the picture, life just gets better and such is the case this weekend. At Fairchild Tropical Botanical gardens, the world of tropical plants will be transformed into an international chocolate festival this weekend. Whether you want to taste or feel the richness, you will have the opportunity to indulge in mind, body and soul. The festival takes place this weekend Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. The cost is...
January 23rd, 2009 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, chocolate, Events, fairchild, festival, garden