In my last post, I talked about the circus museum at the Ringling. Equally as impressive though are
the 66 acres of gardens that span the estate. Mable Ringling's Italian inspired rose garden is beautifully structured in the shape of a wagon wheel while the secret garden by the Ringlings' estate along with the dwarf and courtyard gardens contain some beautiful statues including replicas of famous Renaissance statues like Michelangelo's David. Simply walking along the trails will lead you to a picturesque view; the grounds have an amazing variety of exotic foliage including bamboo, a state champion Banyan tree collection, and various bougainvillea. I truly felt like I was traveling in another country at some points.
Stay tuned for part three of my trip!