The duck pond is often a starting point for families at
Manito, as children and adults enjoy the varied bird populations.
But the 90 acre park is full of trails, winding roads, and scenic views.
Some areas, like the Joel E. Farris Perennial gardens,
change markedly from week to week.
In fall there are fewer flowers blooming, but a lovely landscape none the less.
Near the Perennial garden is the showier formal Duncan
Garden, with the Gaisler Conservatory in the background.
It also changes from week to week, but looks great all summer.
One wing of the Gaisler Conservatory features seasonal displays of flowers.
The other wing has succulents and cacti from around the
There's also the middle rainforest section with orchids and tropical plants
The identifying placards are necessary for the scientific enjoyment of the Conservatory, but detract from the aesthetics...
The Rose Hill Rose Garden is also popular from late June
Down in back of it is a less known lilac garden with many varieties of the Lilac City's favorite flower.
The Japanese Garden fronts on Bernard Street, and is separately
enclosed, but still on the grounds of Manito Park.
It is full of serenity, when not full of people.
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