Leif Erikson Park is located in downtown Duluth along the shores of Lake Superior. It contains a rose garden of over 3000 roses and other beautiful flowering delights! Here are a few close ups of my favorite coral roses:
The roses bed gardens are separated by well-trimmed hedges and grass, and also beautiful brick pathways.
The park is named after the famous Viking explorer Leif Erikson, who is the first Viking to discover American. There is even a full-scale Viking ship on display in the park, but we didn't know that when we were there, so we missed it. Oh well, next time!
It was so hot and humid on this day, which I was not expecting, as Duluth is known for it's cooler weather because of it's proximity to the great lake of Superior. I started the day with jeans, a shirt over my tank, and my hair down. I was so uncomfortable and I didn't think I could bear one more minute of the jean fabric sticking to my legs, so we stopped at a gift shop to try and find something else for me to wear. I ended up buying this Duluth baseball cap to hold my hair up and keep the sun out of my eyes and a pair of children's shorts in a XL size for $5.00. I then changed in the store dressing room. I looked terrible in the pictures, but I sure felt better! It was not one of my most fashionable days, but better than dying of heat stroke!
There was a lot of architectural interest as well such as this iron and stone gazebo, a stone bench, and a fountain.
Many of the rose bush gardens were bordered with Sweet Alyssum. The green confers, mature trees and hedges also provided a fantastic backdrop for the roses.
Some rose bushes were even grafted into trees.
I loved this amazing border of Begonias!
The rose garden sits high on a hilltop above Lake Superior, offering breath-taking views.
Have a great day! Amy
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