Formal Afternoon Tea at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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“Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy.”  ~Astrid Alauda

For my birthday, my dear friend Nancy surprised me with a day trip to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum for formal afternoon tea! We arrived a couple hours prior to tea time so we could tour the many, many beautiful gardens. It was such a tranquil day. I took a bazillion pictures, and narrowed it down to a little less than a bazillion 😉 Enjoy!

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cool flower child car

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cool tractor with a flower man at the wheel

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This amazing structure is called “Uff Da Palace.”

It took artist Patrick Dougherty an entire month weaving sticks and saplings into this sculpture!

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Nancy and Bonnie in the Uff Da Palace

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I loved all of the little waterfalls around the arboretum!

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waterfall…

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waterfall in the Japanese Garden

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fox gloves

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Kitchen Herb Garden

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Kitchen Herb Garden

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this rose is so red it almost doesn’t look real!

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It was roses, roses all the way…

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Linda, Bon, and Nancy in the Rose Garden

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Japanese Maple

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Wildflower Garden Path

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Minnesota’s State Flower-The Ladyslipper

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Wicked cool flower siding!

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cacti

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Orchid

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Jack in the Pulpit

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pretty

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Salvia

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pretty

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Tea Menu!

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Tea Room at the Arboretum

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Mmmmmmm….tea treats!

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Tea!

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Trifle

Now I am inspired to go flower shopping!

~Melissa

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