Sunday, October 3, 2010

Glacier Gardens at Juneau, Alaska

Wherever I go, I like to visit local gardens and nurseries. to learn a thing or two from the professionals. My Alaska trip was no exception. While I was on my trip to Alaska, I visited the Glacier Gardens at Juneau. Upside down flower towers are the trademark of Juneau's Glacier Gardens. Flower towers are made by recycled large tree stumps, which are inverted and lined with a net to support the soil to create a garden on top. 

Flower towers are made from an inverted tree trunk like this.

Hanging baskets in this garden are nothing like I have ever seen. Next year's project is to emulate something like this.

We went on a trolley to the top of the hill.

Words cannot describe the beauty of this view.

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including gluten free recipes), please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at my website

I am joining Susan's Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday, smiling sally for blue monday.


  1. Wow, I've never seen anything like these upside-down tree planters. All of your shots are just gorgeous.

    Happy 1st Blue Monday, Komali!

  2. Wow, those are fabulous pictures...the view is breathtaking.

  3. Great idea and I love off the photos of Alaska. It on our list of places to go.
    My Blue Monday link for you

  4. Wow, I have never seen anything like that. Thank you for taking me armchair traveling today. I had a ball.

  5. Those are gorgeous pictures! Thank you for sharing the beauty!!!

  6. So serene, and so beautiful. Hope you enjoyed it thoroughly.

  7. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this part of the country today!
    Happy Blue Monday...

  8. Gorgeous photos from the Juneau gardens. The upside down trees with the flowers planted are gorgeous. My son and I took this excursion when we took our Alaska cruise. The golf cart ride up the mountain was fun and the view is beautiful.

  9. Wow how amazing is that! So beautiful.


  10. What beautiful photos you took! I love those tree flower scapes...incredible! Any the!