Sunday, March 23, 2014

Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens


The Chattanooga Choo Choo Gardens are part of the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  The property was once part of a busy railroad terminal.  If you go, you can still see parts of the old terminal.  It's basically a courtyard surrounded by train cars and formal gardens.

There's a water garden with 400 fish, an herb garden, a rose garden with 500 rose bushes, and a day lily collection featuring 184 varieties. There's also a lovely Victorian-style gazebo which serves as a setting for many weddings.

  
The gardens are open from dawn to dusk.  Admission is free.

20 comments:

  1. Nice way to fix up the courtyard.
    Now, saw Chattanooga ten times fast!

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  2. Hi Sherry - I think that would be one fun garden to visit .. I'd like to see it one day .. the gazebo looks a great setting .. cheers Hilary

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    1. It's something you have to see if you visit Chattanooga.

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  3. now i'm singing the song! hehe

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    1. That's pretty much what happened to me when I visited that place!

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  4. Oh my goodness this garden is amazing and what a tremendous history.

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  5. 500 rose bushes? The scent must be heavenly :) ~Sigh~ So glad spring is finally here. Shells–Tales–Sails

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  6. just the name of the place sounds fun. Neat history and lots of variety.

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  7. Hey Sherry,

    That's a tongue-twister of a name. I would like to go there just to count the fish.

    Um, Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Gary :)

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  8. That sounds like such an interesting place. Loved the pictures too.

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  9. Wow, Railway memorabilia and gardens; sounds like a great combination to me. I remember the song 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' from when I was a child and being surprised some time later when I found out it was a real place!
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  10. Chattanooga Choo Choo... I'd say aptly named too. :)

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