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Monday, August 31, 2009

Fernwood Botanical/Railway Garden

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve is such a treat! Located in Niles, there are at least 10 different trails featuring ponds, a river, ecology, grasses, wildflowers, butterflies and more. There are perennial, annual, Japanese, boxwood, herb/sensory and fern gardens. This year a Railroad Garden was added by the renowned architect and naturalist, Paul Busse. The elaborate 3-D Railroad garden has over 510 feet of railroad track, a seven foot waterfall, a covered bridge, mountain tunnels, a train depot, a local mill replica, and 12 fairy tales homes to delight visitors of all ages. The structures are made of all natural materials, including moss, twigs, leaves, bark, vines and seeds.

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