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Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy, California

Through the early 1980's Michael traveled the world visiting theme parks looking for inspiration for his tree themed park.

Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy, California

Working the numbers he eventually came to the realization that his park needed to add something else in order to attract enough guests to make his venture successful.

Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy, California

While the circus trees are insanely cool...

Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy, California

...especially the "basket tree" that was created by grafting six different sycamore trees...

Gilroy Gardens, Gilroy, California

...his park needed something more to bring in paying guests once he opened the gates to the public.



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