I don’t know much about Texas and I will admit if I am not paying attention I find it easy to confuse Amarillo and Armadillo. Amarillo is a town with a proud history of quarter horses and cattle. The scent of cattle reminds you of their importance in the economy today. Yet the moment you step inside the fragrance garden of the Amarillo Botanical garden the scent of chocolate flower surrounds you and you realize you are in an incredible gem of a garden.
An edible garden is just beginning to grow, though the artichokes were ready to steam and serve with cheese sauce for dinner tonight. A waterfall tumbling into a small pond has a great display of blooming water lilies. There is a small xeriscape area and a desert garden with agaves and cactus. All of these gardens could be replicated at home.
Beyond these beautiful spaces are a terraced concert area backed by the conservatory of tropical plants. A fiddle playing frog welcomes you to this space.
The garden adjoins a city park, and lake. This is a welcoming garden full of beauty and unique elements that will surprise and charm you.