Garden Club tours Coral Castle Museum


Last spring, the Green Thumb Garden Club went on a tour of the Coral Castle Museum in Homestead. The guides shared a beautiful love story about Edward Leedskalnin, his history and the science behind his genius work during the May 15 visit. They saw an engineering marvel that has been compared with Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Egypt.

In 1984, The Coral Castle was placed in the National Register of Historical Places. The Coral Castle, originally called Rock Gate Park, is the story of Ed Leedskalnin, a 5-foot-tall, 100-pound Latvian immigrant who, without any help, using simple tools, many of them homemade, dug out, carved and moved tons of coral rock after being rejected by the love of his life. He spent 20 years building this Coral Castle.

The club had two wonderful guides who were very interesting and knowledgeable of Ed’s story and the Coral Castle Museum that he built.

After the tour, they ate lunch at a barbecue restaurant in Homestead. There were nine members and three guests in attendance. They all appreciated Bobbie Pierce driving a bus to take them to this event in Homestead and back to Clewiston.

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