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2014 Miami Biennial - Pinecrest Gardens

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Walter John

Pinecrest Gardens is the former site of the esteemed Miami Parrot Jungle. It was located very close to the hotel and was on our way to Fairchild gardens. The palm collections here were originally begun by one of the IPS founders, Nat De Leon. Personally I was glad they didn't keep parrots in the cages there any more, as I'm not a big fan of this. The landscaped tropical settings here were fabulous, I loved it. Here we go..

We picked this day to wear our "Aussie Ratpack" tees, as can be seen in the gathering of people about to enter the gardens.

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Our guide explains a few things about the garden history and if anybody plays up or goes off the path they'll get thrown into one of the bird cages. Thanks for letting me out Tim..:D

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In we go, a little congestion is soon sorted

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It doesn't take long to see how beautiful Pinecrest is, very nice indeed.

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Walter John

Contd......more later, got some chores to do....hope you get the feel of this place, and once again I ask others to post here their experiences of Pinecrest via camera and comment. Any readers please leave a remark or two, I need encouragement to complete my biennial photo posting I've committed myself to carry out. Thanks.

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Walter John

More from Pinecrest..

Lots of nice pond features, had that natural feel for sure..Caught everyone's attention.

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Some wonderful Licuala palms, for that perfect tropical touch.

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Monster Corypha lay waiting.. not good for the neck muscles.

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I loved this place, did I say that already ?

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Walter John

This big lake area was having some changes carried out, you could see some interesting palms down there. Here's a 3 arced photo capture.

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Tall cabadae bending

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The amphitheatre, palms galore down there.

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That's it from me on Pinecrest, hope you liked..

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waykoolplantz

The flock of Pink Flamingos in the lake was always amazing.

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