Five ponds showcase over 140 varieties of waterlilies in their natural environment. Each pond originates from the flow of underground springs. No artificial liners or concrete were needed for construction, creating the largest natural display of waterlilies in the nation.
These selected varieties of varying size, shape and color are from world-renowned hybridizers. Meandering paths follow each of the Waterlily Gardens resembling radiating waves of a pebble tossed in a still pond.
Monet’s Garden at Giverny outside Paris delighted Mr. Gibbs. The bridge, with its rolled steel beams, rails and arbor, was measured and reproduced with the same radius. An island was built to support the bridge for its proper span. Monet’s color choice was used and the wisteria-draped bridge casts dramatic shadows upon the water throughout the day.
Other highlights include wooden bridges, a covered bridge, a natural rock bridge, islands, waterfalls, a Japanese pagoda viewing deck and numerous benches.
Japanese Maples, thousands of daffodils, and other plants, provide additional seasonal interest in the Waterlily Gardens.