We were just wandering around town late yesterday afternoon and, without really planning it, ended up at the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. We have watched this site develop over the years from a relatively modest garden into an absolutely marvelous place. In fact, it has recently been voted one of the top ten most inspiring gardens in North America by Horticulture magazine. There are many well-planned and well-tended gardens, interesting paths, and fascinating plants. In addition, they have an incredible Thai pavilion that is one of only four situated outside of Thailand. The visual impact of the gold leaf covering this structure is almost overwhelming -- and my pictures cannot do it justice by any means.
Click on either of the links above to visit the gardens and learn more about the pavilion.