A Flagstaff Landscape Architect’s Visit to Secret Garden Oasis @ Cameron Trading Post

Posted on May 17, 2010

May 17, 2010

The garden's entry.

The garden's entry.

As we await the full splendor of summer perennial blooms here in Flagstaff, I just can’t resist sharing some photos of my recent visit to the gardens at Cameron Trading Post’s motel. My husband has been driving past the Cameron Trading Post on his commute for over half a decade and has heard of the good eats told about by numerous visitors, but he never knew of the garden’s existence. Well, now the secret’s out!

Imagine finding an oasis in the desert...

Imagine finding an oasis in the desert...


Although the drive from Flagstaff is 45 minutes to an hour (depending on what part of town you live in) it is worth the trek — especially if you are a flower lover!
The gardens are behind the Gallery on the north end of the Trading Post.

The gardens are behind the Gallery on the north end of the Trading Post.

But if you can’t make the drive out to Cameron while the garden is at its peak, take a minute to enjoy the photos I’ve posted here. And get inspired to create your own garden oasis — although not blooming yet in Flagstaff, nearly all of the plants can also be grown here.

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Among the plants to be enjoyed are:
Yarrow
Iris
Columbine
Lambs Ears
Roses
Butterfly Bush
Primrose
Daylilly
Red Hot Poker
Catmint
Iceplant
Shasta Daisy
Red Valerian
Blue Fescue
English Ivy
Virginia Creeper
Wisteria
Honeysuckle

I thoroughly enjoyed taking in all of the garden’s splendor, complete with wonderfully sweet scents, the soothing sound of water fountains,
and design surprises around nearly every bend.
Enjoy, friends!
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever."  -- John Keats

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One Response to “A Flagstaff Landscape Architect’s Visit to Secret Garden Oasis @ Cameron Trading Post”

  1. Judy Broeder
    May 27, 2010

    Wow! Wish we would have known about these gardens when we visited. We’ll definitely have to stop next time to your house. It looks a lot like landscaping you create so no wonder you enjoy it so much.


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