The Heritage Garden at Lake Katherine is a large organic demonstration garden featuring a variety of fruits and vegetables.
This was my first visit to Lake Katherine, although I've been hearing about it for years. It's still early in the season and not much is going on there yet, but we could tell in a few weeks this place will be beautiful.
It was a chilly, windy day, but we dressed warmly and enjoyed our tour.
More old rusty stuff. I fell in love with the old wood stove.
One of several sculptures at Lake Katherine carved from felled trees.
The man-made waterfall aerates the water before it joins the lake, benefiting the ecosystem of the 20-acre man-made lake, including the resident beaver and swans.
Entrance to the conifer garden
Another delightful tree-trunk carving.
I'm looking forward to seeing the butterfly garden bloom.
A view of the large herb garden.
Lake Katherine offers a variety of programs for children and families, school and scouting groups. There are special events throughout the season, and the clubhouse at Lake Katherine is a popular venue for weddings and other special events. There are many lovely spots for wedding party photos. The indoor nature center is an educational spot for families and groups, with a variety of flora and fauna including snakes, rabbits, frogs, and a very cute and popular ferret who enjoys lots of naps in the hammock in his aquarium home.
I hope to spend some of my volunteer time at Lake Katherine, and will share more photos from this beautiful spot as the season progresses.