How does your galaxy grow?
Quite contrary to a typical galaxy, this one needs water to flourish.
Pictured above as it appears at the
Paleaku Peace Gardens Sanctuary in
USA, a meticulously planned garden spanning about 30 meters provides a relatively accurate
map of our Milky Way Galaxy.
plants depict stars,
globular clusters, and even nebulas.
Many bright stars visible in Earth's night sky are
depicted on leaves surrounding the marked location of the Sun.
Plant rows were placed to represent arms of our Galaxy, including the Sun's
Orion Arm, the impressive
Sagittarius Arm, and the
little discussed Norma
A small bar runs through our
has been built to represent represents the
central black hole.
What a stellar use of space!
Credit & Copyright:
Garden by Jon Lomberg; Kite Aerial Photography by Pierre and Heidy Lesage