Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Lure of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge








Back in March of 2015, I wrote a blog post on the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge. My husband and I were visiting the area in February and we decided to walk across the bridge to see the gardens. It was extremely cold and icy that day. The gardens were down for the year, but as we walked across the bridge we could tell what had once been blooming in the gardens and that there was something very special about this place.

Since that time, much has changed. We purchased a home in Lake Lure and made the move to North Carolina. When we were in town, we would stop by the bridge and walk the gardens. They were always changing with the seasons and always beautiful.

The bridge was built in 1925 on the Broad River in Lake Lure. In  2011, the bridge was closed due to constructing a new road and bridge. The old bridge was turned into a garden with raised themed beds running over the 155 feet length of the bridge. In October of 2013, the bridge was dedicated as "The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge".

The bridge has become a place where visitors from around the country come to visit and enjoy the flowers and wildlife. They take pictures of family and friends posed in the gardens to remember their visit. Here are some pictures of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge in bloom. Enjoy!


















The gardens on the bridge are maintained by a group of very hard working and dedicated volunteers who work tirelessly to keep the gardens beautiful, blooming and ever changing. Donations of time and money keep the gardens blooming and open for the public to visit and enjoy.

If you are ever in the area, please stop by the bridge and stroll the gardens. Take time to talk to the many wonderful volunteers that make the bridge possible. They are always ready to share their love of gardening with each and every visitor to the bridge. For more information on the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge go to their web site www.LakeLureFloweringBridge.com or  Friends of Lake Lure Flowering Bridge on Facebook.

Happy Gardening!
Debbie

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