I went last weekend after not having been there for 27 years...it's a 20 minute drive...lol!
It was a free weekend to all county residents so it was hard to get good pics...so many people!
I wanted to show these to you guys who are interested in making Faux rocks and faux rock walls etc.
This place was started by draining an ancient sinkhole in the early 1900's. The same family owned it for almost 100 years. I'm not sure , but I suspect alot of this rock work was done in the 50's to 60's era and later.
First pic is near one of the larger ponds. All ponds are crete. See the "domes" in the back round.
In some places it was hard to tell the real rocks from the fake...you had to be there...lol!
This texture was on all the formations, so I think these were fake and then mortared together sorta... You can't really see, but there was a plant of some sort comming out of that hole...it's brown in the pic.
There was alot more to see and touch...you bet I touched all the rocks I could so I could feel the texture...lol!
The place is quite large with many spiraling paths that lead down to the bottom area of the sink hole and then back up. There are ponds and man made rocks and walls all over.
I liked the fact that they used alot of combinations that looked good...old bricks, plus smaller real rocks and Faux rocks all together. The plants are huge...many of them been there for years and years. Lots of niches in the faux walls for plants too.
Definately worth the trip for crete and plant lovers.
I will go back when weather gets cooler this fall and on a weekday so I can take my time closely examining all the crete work.
I think the man that started this was as "possesed" as we are...about plants and crete...lol!