|Bienvenido de nuevo a La Vega!|
Welcome back to La Vega! This is my favorite pic from the estate garden, so the peacock gets a double display!
Part 2 brings you other sights at the estate, including the decorative plant sheds, bamboo nursery and of course, the main plant display shed at the entrance. There you can make your reservations for the pond sheds, purchase refreshments, rent all types of equipment, collect area maps, purchase passes and buy fresh fruits and all kinds of plants.
A stroll through the shed where countless varieties are on display is mandatory. It is impossible to leave the park without picking up a few trophies. No doubt, we left with a small crate full of colored beauties, as well as some parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme ... a calming blend of natural scents.
There are still many, many untouched acres at La Vega. Even before entering the main park, there are reminders of the original estate. Some former estate workers' houses are still there displaying the authentic style of that time.
And though ownership might have changed in some parts, there is still the feel of the original estate ... cocoa trees with pods , sprawling samaan trees, mahogany and teak trees, huge bamboo clumps, thick wild vegetation running along the roadside and river course ... and unbelievably fresh estate air!
There are indications that some additional development is in the making in another section of the park. My guess is that it might be finished, up and running by the time of my next visit. The intrigue of La Vega is its multi-functionality which has to be experienced to be fully appreciated.
As we departed, the vehicle was lightly scented with the smell of fresh herbs. I remember thinking that this is a special place for special occasions. I also thought that it came pretty close to what my ideal home space would look like. In the mean-time, I will visit frequently and slowly transform my own space into an idyllic garden.
The pictures that follow provide additional peeks of La Vega's delightfully natural setting. Once again they speak for themselves and the message is consistent ... unspoiled beauty, open spaces, good energy, peace and quiet, bursts of every color, fun and function, freshness and freedom ... and the list goes on!
Become your own guide as you bounce from pic to pic. Find your favorites and be enticed to pay a visit in person.
Here we go!
The 'La Vega' website link is provided in the 'Trail Spots (T-Spots!) side-bar 'travel links' section. For your convenience it is placed right here, at your fingertips ... www.lavegaestate.com .
Be sure to check all the information that is provided about the past and present features of La Vega. Something tells me that whether you're a local or a visitor from abroad, you might just want to go there in person.
What a wonderful way to spend a day ... roaming a natural garden without even knowing that you're taking notes. Simply wonderful!
|The 'assistant trail-spotters' had to take someVega selfies, of course!!|