The outside plantings occupy a 3 acre site with gravel paths, elevated wooden walkways, a pond, and a host of largely unidentified specimens. The website divides the garden into about 15 sections, with detailed descriptions of the residents of each. Sadly, one does not carry a computer with them while visiting here, significant limitation. There...more
The indoor specimens in the 4000 sq foot greenhouse are comprised of both orchids and other plantings, some surrounding water features. Some specimens are draped over a small tree killed in the 2004 hurricane. Through windows at the back of the public area, one has visual access only to the workroom where plants not in bloom are kept. The displays...more
The American Orchid Society was founded in 1921, with the goal of increasing importation of orchids from Europe, making their cultivation accessible to those not members of the privileged elite, and organizing exhibits, award systems, and publications. After spending 60 years at Harvard University in Boston, the headquarters moved to a former...more
Scattered throughout the garden are varied wooden and stone exhibits, mostly reproductions and interpretations, of Japanese lore. Shishi Odoshi ( image 1 )- Deer Chaser - the sound made when bamboo strikes a rock is said to drive local pests, particularly deer, from the garden. Water flows into and fills a bamboo tube. When the weight is...more
Kameshima, the Turtle Island, recalls East Asian tradition that the tortoise has a life span of 10000 years and appears in gardens as an emblem of longevity. These are generally constructed to resemble a turtle, although perhaps not very every vantage point. And of course, what turtle island would be complete without a living specimen ( image 2 ).more
A large segment of Yamato Island is devoted to the bonsai collection, stated to be the best public display in the southeastern United States. Bonsai means 'tray planting', trees growing in a container and artistically shaped. The specimens are 10-20 years old and emphasizes species which thrive in the local climate.more
1901 S. Ocean Blvd, Delray Beach, Florida, 33483, United States
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1236 George Bush Blvd, Delray Beach, Florida, 33483, United States
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82 Gleason Street, Delray Beach, Florida, 33483, United States
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Hidden in country club row on Jog Road between Clintmore and Linton, Gotham relies on its sophisticated décor and delicious dishes to bring in premier patrons of Boca and Delray. Cushiony high-backed booths blanketed with designer fabrics, an intimate lighting concept with flickering candelabras and bulbous chandeliers, and a fabulous neo-classical...more
Henry's provides very adequate portions of well-prepared American classics at reasonable prices for the area for upscale dining. The exotic martini list is of adequate length and the martinis are above average. The clientele includes both young and old. We have not had any bad meals here. Substitutions are allowed for side dishes on the menu items...more
Take Yamato Rd to Powerline Rd. Turn left. Follow Powerline Rd which turns into Jog Rd.
Morikami Museum is located at 4000 Morikami Park Road. Off of Jog Rd.
The Morikami is open Tuesday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
For more information on this exquisite museum visit them at: www.morikami.org
The inaugural Downtown Delray Beach New Years Weekend Craft Festival is the perfect location for an outdoor craft event. The area is filled with quaint shops, popular restaurants and the best views of the Atlantic Ocean. This venue always attracts a large crowd of locals and tourists!Venue: Delray Beach Tennis Center, 201 West Atlantic AvenuePublic...more
Unique little cottage vintage clothing store with amazing selection of casual clothes and evening gowns, as well as furs, purses, and jewelry. I finally got a chance to stop in here a month or two ago and was suprised! They specialize in 40's,50s, and 60s.Mon-Sat Noon-6PM Not out of line with your typical vintage shop, obviously more than thrift...more
This little known shop houses all the mark downs from the store on Atlantic. I got some wonderful bargains including a silk camisole by Trina Turk for $25 and a skirt for $115 that was originally over $300. They do not accept credit cards. There is an ATM across the street at the 711more
If you hear the phrase 'snowbird' be warned that they are not referring to an unusual flying animal. A snowbird refers to a person from the New York/New Jersey area, usually Jewish, who lives in Florida during the winter and NY/NJ in the summer. Get it, they migrate 1,000 miles twice a year??? It's not considered a compliment, usually the most...more
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Be warned that if the tide has been rough and or it has been extremely windy, the sea churns up the lovely man-o war. If you step on one you may get stung and if you encounter one in the water, you will not be happy. Remember the movie "Finding Nemo"? When the fish gets stung by the jelly fish and loses consciousness? I don't think you can lose...more
Portuguese Man of War JellyfishBeware of the very dangerous jellyfish.We encountered them in the water andwashed up on shore on these Floridabeaches in December:Boca Raton Beach - Deerfield BeachDelray Beach - Lantana Beach~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ DO NOT TOUCH THEM IN WATERDO NOT PICK THEM UP ON THE BEACHThe sting of the Portuguese Man Of War is...more
Historically, NY and NJ residents have the reputation as this country's worst drivers but this must have been decided before experiencing what happens when those NY/NJ drivers retire and move to FL, especially the Delray Beach/Boca Raton/West Palm Beach area. This area has some of the world's worst drivers that I have ever seen. Think careening...more
Boston's is ok for drinks but the food is bad, the service is slow and unconcerned, and the place smells like beer and ketchup. Don't bother eating here if you want good seafood, you won't find it, despite the fact that it dominates the menu. Calamari is a disgrace.
Unique Suggestions: Boston's is an acceptable place to meet for drinks, hang out in the bar or upper deck to enjoy the people/sports watching and views. Have a tropical drink and enjoy the ocean breezes.
Fun Alternatives: Instead eat at Blue Anchor, Puzza Rustica, Dada, or 32 East. Or try Splendid Blendeds, City Oyster, Sandwiches by the Sea, or Ziree Thai and Sushi. The Shore is an alternative on the beach but it is very expensive (hip too) and Cafe Luna Rosa is good but with not very good service and overcrowded tables.
You'll have better luck farther from the ocean along Atlantic or taking a picnic with you to the beach.
Suprisingly, you'll probably need a cardigan type sweater regardless of time of year because most restaurants and stores and totally over air-conditioned.
Photo Equipment: Bring a camera if you plan to go to nature preserves.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Comfortable flip flops or walking sandals, beach towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat with a brim, swimsuit! You won't need bug spray unless you are camping in the west, as the east cost is sprayed.
This is a 25-acre site just near the Office Depot corporate campus (south of Linton on Congress). It has a short paved path and a dirt path, the paved path ending up at a wooden deck overlook. When I went here I didn't see any animals except a few lizards, dragonflies, and a few birds. The park ranger told me that some turtles nest here, and the...more
Visit the Morikami Museum located at 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach FL Tel: 561-495-0233. One of the best museums/gardens I have been to in the world. This place has it all. Beautiful, tranquil Japanese gardens and extensive Japanese artwork. Very decent cafe as well. Check out http://morikami.org for more information.more
See:Kame Shima, Turtle IslandThe tortoise, or turtle, is believed to live 10,000 years, in part due to the beard-like sea grasses that grow on the shell of some of the animals.A common feature of some Japanese gardens, not all such islands bear as striking a resemblance to the creature as this.Watching these fish at feeding time was quite...more
Bonzai:The most outstanding public display of the living art of bonsai in the southeast emphasizes a variety of species that flourish in Florida but do not grow in more temperate climates.The term bonsai literally means 'cultivate in a tray;' but bonsai can better be defined as a tree or grouping of trees artistically shaped and cultivated in a...more