In the latest edition of Kentucky Nature Walks, we visit the fairly popular 'Moss Gibbs Woodland Garden' in Broad Run Park, located within The Parklands of Floyds Fork. It officially opened May 10th, 2019 and contains over 4700 plants and trees with 200 different species, many of which being native to Kentucky. More than 15 acres and $2 million in donations have allowed this area to be one of the most incredible areas in the Parklands.
The Woodland Garden has magnificent stone paths leading throughout the forest with many smaller paths branching off the main one, leading to secluded viewing areas with benches, stone stools, and other nooks & crannies to sit back, relax, and unwind in.
A truly amazing amount of biodiversity is contained within the gardens. We saw many types of butterflies, caterpillars, and other insects. We also were able to identify many kinds of trees such as the Kentucky Coffee Tree, Beargrass, Paw Paw trees, Oaks, Magnolias, Cedars, and many more.
One of the most impressive parts of the Woodland Garden is the stone bridge over the ravine. It's "dry laid" meaning no cement was used; the only thing holding it up is gravity. It adds to the natural beauty of the place.
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