North Shore Park in St. Petersburg park is a large waterfront park in Northeastern St. Petersburg.
On North Shore Drive you will find the Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum. Free to the public, it features some 500 palms and cycads.
To me, the palm tree is the heart (no pun intended) of Florida - nothing says "Florida" like the palm tree.
This arboretum was once a golf course. Part of it is now the home of what started as a private collection of palm trees. Gizella Kopsick helped to fund the park and its first 60 plants. It was dedicated on her 100th birthday, in 1977.
Alas, Gizella Kopsick died on July 4, 1980, at the age of 103.
Here are some highlights of the park.
I could look at these plants all day.
It makes me want to sing songs of the tropics.
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