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Spider Island

• Handcrafted boardwalk

• Woodland walk

• Seating area


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Spider Island

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Spider Island

A handcrafted boardwalk leads to Spider Island, and its proximity to the water provides a close view of the lake and shoreline plants. It makes the small island garden appear larger.

Designed as a quiet, contemplative retreat, this garden features naturalistic plantings of trees, grasses, and wildflowers surrounded by tranquil views of the lake and shoreline. Sweeps of woodland, meadow, and shoreline plants help create the natural style of Spider Island. A woodland path leads to a secluded seating area beside the lake.

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