That means the take home is around $170 million dollars in tonights MegaMillions drawing. Congratulations you’ve won! You now have to build a Botanical Garden somewhere in the World. Where would you build it? What kind of Garden would it be? Who would you hire to help build your dream?
[How about a Taj Mahal? nah, not enough money, besides it's really the Worlds most famous tombstone]
So what about this:
[Brookgreen Gardens down in Myrtle Beach, SC]
Quite the place Brookgreen, I’m sure you could get it done for $170 million on a cheaper piece of property. Any ideas yet . . . how about another off the wall jolt of inspiration, something with an historical bent, an homage to the ancients, and sustainable sculpture to boot:
[Carhenge in Alliance, Nebraska]
Carhenge needs lots of Botanical stuff, and a few trees (like the rest of Nebraska) to get to the Botanical part going. But you got to admit the car sculpture is a great conversation starter. You need those starters to get the excitement going, draw in that initial crowd, create a buzz, promo material, etc.
Not exotic enough? How about something really exotic, really strange, wild plants, otherworldly almost . . .
[Lotusland in Santa Barbara, CA a truly fantastic place]
Monuments, sculpture, water, fantastical horticulture take your pick. Find a theme, what would it be? Tell me about it. I’d love to hear the daydreams for your fantasy Botanical Garden.
As I finish this post up the numbers have just come out . . . 16-22-29-39-42-(20) . . . well, I guess I’ll be back tomorrow with another post :-(