Hello everyone and welcome to part 16 of “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard” in our continuing exploration around our home town.
Today while out and about we visited Highland Park. Some of you may have heard of this place which is part of the Frederick Law Olmsted park system of which countless parks across United States and Canada bear his name.
Highland Park is a beautiful 150-acre park and perhaps best known for the annual Lilac Festival in May and features over 1,200 lilac shrubs representing over 500 varieties woody plants including Japanese maples, sweet-smelling magnolias, selections of shrubs including barberries, azaleas, mountain laurel, Andromeda, and 700 varieties of rhododendron and a pansy bed with 10,000 plants, designed into an oval floral “carpet” with a pattern that changes each year. The park contains many memorials including The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Workers’ Memorial, Victims’ Rights Memorial, and the AIDS Remembrance Garden.
If you would like to see other beautiful places we explored in the Rochester, NY area just hover and click here “Rochester, NY – Our Back Yard Part 14” and you will be whisked to our last post which will contain links to all the areas we have shared.
Thank you again for visiting and being along with us to see USA Through Our Eyes.