Several weeks ago I read in The Star that the poinsettia display that traditionally had been at Swope Park would be at Powell Gardens this year. I had mixed emotions about this.
If you have never been to the Swope Park greenhouse to see this fabulous display of poinsettias, then you have been missing something truly beautiful. I started going to see it several years ago, and it became a tradition each year. I did not know that there were so many different kinds of poinsettias, and the park people displayed them throughout the building with waterfalls, Christmas decorations, Christmas scenery and so much more.
What has upset me with having the display at Powell Gardens is that it is a longer drive for many people, plus it costs $7. It was free at the Swope Park greenhouse. Oh, did I mention, there was also free coffee and hot cider?
It was such a wonderful place for all ages to see something so beautiful and magical. I hope they rebuild the Swope Park greenhouse and bring it back to where it was.