Bus Trip To The Aloe Vera Farm

Hilltop Gardens, located in Lyford, Texas is a 720 acre farm and retreat.  It is recognized as the first commercial aloe farm but a few years ago a freeze forced them to move all the aloe plants to Mexico and other locations south of the Tropic of Cancer.  The farm now is dedicated to growing organic vegetables.

Visitors at Hilltop now get to tour the peaceful gardens that include A Sensory Walk, Memorial Aloe Garden, Children’s Garden and a visitor’s center.

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Dale and Dianne Colburn and Rita Bendel

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Jean Holmes, Sharon Dagsguard and Gail McCrabb

The gardens are connected with a beautiful walkway that is lined with exotic and tropical plants, colorful flowers and butterflies.  There are also many different aloe plants, of which there are over 250 varieties.

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Jack Hulsey, our faithful Bus Driver

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The Hibiscus were in bloom.

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After an enjoyable tour we stopped at Tucker’s BBQ for lunch which was really good.

The trip was about 40 minutes on the bus.  During this time we were entertained by Lee and LOTS of Texas trivia.  We were just glad no test followed!!!

 

Thanks to Della Rae Orndorff for the pictures
and information about this trip!

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