Shore Acres State Park 90038 Cape Argo Highway Coos Bay, Oregon
Perched on a scenic bluff above the Pacific Ocean, Shore Acres began as a private estate with luxurious gardens featuring trees, shrubs, and flowering plants brought from around the world aboard the sailing ships of pioneer lumberman and shipbuilder Louis J. Simpson. [from shore acres website]
Art Bear's Breeches (Acanthus mollis) Crimson Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) Entry Flowers Lavender Cotton (Santolina Chamaecyparissus) Monkey Puzzle Tree At Shore Acres State Park Seating The Garden The Greenhouse The Pond
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Art, At Shore Acres State Park, 90038 Cape Argo Highway, Coos Bay, Oregon

The more recent and specific sense of the word art as an abbreviation for creative art or fine art emerged in the early 17th century. Fine art refers to a skill used to express the artist's creativity, or to engage the audience's aesthetic sensibilities, or to draw the audience towards consideration of more refined or finer work of art.[from wikipedia]

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Bear's Breeches (Acanthus mollis), From Southern Europe, At Shore Acres State Park, 90038 Cape Argo Highway, Coos Bay, Oregon

Acanthus is a genus of about 30 species of flowering plants in the family Acanthaceae, native to tropical and warm temperate regions, with the highest species diversity in the Mediterranean Basin and Asia. This flowering plant is nectar producing and is susceptible to predation by butterflies, such as Anartia fatima, and other nectar feeding organisms. Common names include Acanthus and Bear's breeches.[from wikipedia]

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Crimson Barberry (Berberis thunbergii), At Shore Acres State Park, 90038 Cape Argo Highway, Coos Bay, Oregon

Crimson Pygmy Barberry is a deciduous ornamental shrub with outstanding color. These would look terrific in your landscape border or perhaps in a Japanese-themed garden.[from naturehills]

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Entry, To Shore Acres State Park, 90038 Cape Argo Highway, Coos Bay, Oregon

A gate or gateway is a point of entry to a space which is enclosed by walls. Gates may prevent or control the entry or exit of individuals, or they may be merely decorative.[from wikipedia]

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Flowers, In Shore Acres State Park, 90038 Cape Argo Highway, Coos Bay, Oregon

A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also called angiosperms). The biological function of a flower is to effect reproduction, usually by providing a mechanism for the union of sperm with eggs.[from wikipedia]

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The Garden, At Shore Acres State Park, 90038 Cape Argo Highway, Coos Bay, Oregon

A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation, or enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. The garden can incorporate both natural and man-made materials. The most common form today is a residential garden, but the term garden has traditionally been a more general one.[from wikipedia]

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The Greenhouse, At Shore Acres State Park, 90038 Cape Argo Highway, Coos Bay, Oregon

A greenhouse (also called a glasshouse, or, if with sufficient heating, a hothouse) is a structure with walls and roof made chiefly of transparent material, such as glass, in which plants requiring regulated climatic conditions are grown. These structures range in size from small sheds to industrial-sized buildings. A miniature greenhouse is known as a cold frame. The interior of a greenhouse exposed to sunlight becomes significantly warmer than the external ambient temperature, protecting its contents in cold weather.[from wikipedia]

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Lavender Cotton (Santolina Chamaecyparissus), From Southern Europe, At Shore Acres State Park, 90038 Cape Argo Highway, Coos Bay, Oregon

Santolina chamaecyparissus (syn. S. incana), known as cotton lavender or lavender-cotton, is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to the western and central Mediterranean.[from wikipedia]

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Monkey Puzzle Tree At Shore Acres State Park, (Araucaria araucana), 90038 Cape Argo Highway, Coos Bay, Oregon

Araucaria araucana (commonly called the monkey puzzle tree, monkey tail tree, piñonero, or Chilean pine) is an evergreen tree growing to 1-1.5 m (3-5 ft) in diameter and 30-40 m (100-130 ft) in height. It is native to central and southern Chile and western Argentina.[from wikipedia]

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The Pond, At Shore Acres State Park, 90038 Cape Argo Highway, Coos Bay, Oregon

A pond is an area filled with water, either natural or artificial, that is smaller than a lake. It may arise naturally in floodplains as part of a river system, or be a somewhat isolated depression (such as a kettle, vernal pool, or prairie pothole). It may contain shallow water with marsh and aquatic plants and animals.[from wikipedia]

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Seating, In Shore Acres State Park, 90038 Cape Argo Highway, Coos Bay, Oregon

A seat is a place to sit. The term may encompass additional features, such as back, armrest, head restraint but also headquarters in a wider sense.[from wikipedia]

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