Friday, September 1, 2017

Falls Park on the Reedy

Public gardens come in a variety of sizes and types, from a pocket garden at a busy intersection to grand ones such as New York's Central Park. Greenville, South Carolina, has the lovely Falls Park on the Reedy in the heart of the city.


Once an area of various industries, houses and roads, the Falls of the Reedy River were reclaimed and transformed into a public park.



A pedestrian bridge crosses the river.








Welcoming paths meander along the river, bordered by plantings.







 

 


The park has one of the most amazing trees I have ever seen. Still standing, still thriving...




We had gone to experience totality and viewed it from another park outside the city.


The 'diamond ring' effect.


Neither of us had been to Greenville before and we thoroughly enjoyed our get-away weekend!








12 comments:

  1. Beautiful park. The waterfalls are so pretty and that tree! Wow, how amazing. Not something you would forget. Thanks for the tour of blooming flowers, wildlife, waterfalls and trees.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Bonnie! I thought it so wonderful to have something like this right downtown.

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  2. What a glorious treasure right in the heart of downtown. I have been through Greenville on the way to Georgia, but the next trip I may have to stop and spend some time here. Loved your photos - and what a great tree!

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    1. Darlene, if you have the time downtown Greenville is really delightful. Well worth a stop or a weekend!

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    1. Thanks! It really was a pretty park, and obviously well-used by the folks in Greenville.

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  4. Sandra, what a beautiful park in downtown Greenville! That tree is amazing! What a nice get-away to experience the eclipse! Thanks so much for sharing at Gardens Galore!

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    1. Thanks, Pam, I've truly enjoyed your garden party.

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  5. This is so beautiful! I enjoyed the park and the eclipse. :)

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    1. Thanks, Stacey! It was such a pleasant surprise to find the park in the middle of the city.

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  6. What a lovely park in the middle of the city! The waterfall is so pretty. I've not been to Greenville but since we live fairly close by in Charlotte, I think I will check it out. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Oh, I hope you get the chance! It was quite a special park and well worth visiting.

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