Penn State Arboretum

20120813-131726.jpgA trip to Penn State to visit family over the weekend necessitated a trip to the new Arboretum. It’s beautiful, in a large field near the law school. Perhaps the water lily garden was the highlight, with its pink and pale yellow flowers. We enjoyed the fountain too, as well as a shady nook over-planted with a canopy of pear-shaped gourds. A serenity pavilion overlooks Happy Valley in the distance, with a massive oak well-framed by the view. It’s worth a visit next time you are in the area. The project is only half-finished, with more gardens to come. There promises to be more each time you go.

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