LINTON’S ENCHANTED GARDEN in Elkhart, Indiana

DSCF6050

Enjoyably unique sights to be seen….

July 8, 2015

Linton’s Enchanted Gardens in Elkhart, Indiana  was  a must-see while I was exploring  the Amish Community of  Elkhart County.   It was like nothing I had ever seen before and  vastly exceeded my expectations!  Entrance to Linton’s  is free for,  in reality, it is a home and garden center.   They have  flowers, plants, bushes, trees, statuary,  gifts, chocolates,  jewelry and that’s only  the beginning.  There is also a cafe, petting zoo, train rides, paddle boat rides , kids play area and  gem stone mining.  Plus the greatest stroll  ever through their  incredible and imaginative  grounds.    I easily whiled away  a couple of hours as I had to be sure I didn’t miss anything.  Be ready to smile and feel  the kid in you come to the surface as you meander  through the gardens….

DSCF6065

Pond inside the gift shop fully stocked with koi.

DSCF6068

Also inside the gift shop, though I couldn’t  find a price tag on it.

DSCF6076

Victorian  set among the flowers.

DSCF6071

Linton’s version of Area 51 !

DSCF6074

Every nook and cranny had an idea behind it and then took it a step further.

DSCF6088

Pagoda time

DSCF6103

The  Lost Mine to  compliment the gem stone mining.

DSCF6081

I need one of these  in my  garden.

DSCF6082

Paddle boating with grace.

DSCF6094

Cottage with topiaries.

DSCF6106

Trains ride.

DSCF6110

Barn for the topiary animals.

DSCF6109

Friendly bear waves at the passersby.

DSCF6054

Lastly,  a bench  with  the greatest eco-friendly umbrella  to sit a spell and reflect on how many purchases  you can fit in the car.

Thanks for reading  !  Hope you enjoyed Linton’s!

Advertisements

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Maureen Mahach
    Jul 15, 2015 @ 08:01:21

    It took me a while to figure out that was a “man with a cap” mowing the lawn. Too bad the artist couldn’t have made a narrower neck. That would have made me happier. :o)

    What a fun trip! I am living vicariously through you and your “Travel Addiction” for now. Thanks for sending.

    M.

    >

    Like

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: