Among the rolling hills and corn fields of southwestern Indiana lies a veritable oasis of lush flora and gorgeous statues. In the late ’70s, a forest in Hazleton, Indiana, was transformed into a wonderland of azaleas, rhododendrons, roses, and other blooming wonders. Visiting the Azalea Path Arboretum and Botanical Gardens is a sensory experience that will become a treasured memory!
In May, individuals, bus groups, and schools have the opportunity to admire Encore Azaleas and Schroeder Hybrid Azaleas. Volunteer opportunities are available for those passionate about making the world a more beautiful place. The Azalea Path is also a popular location for professional photo shoots.
My family and I have visited during different parts of the year, and it is stunning long after the last azalea blossom falls.
So if you’re ever passing through the southern portion of the Crossroads of America, take a detour and discover this hidden paradise.
Until next time, Happy Trails!