If you read my previous post, you know that I recently hosted our four year old niece for a five day visit---a visit I planned to keep us both busy and entertained. I am blessed to live in a city with wonderful amenities and venues for both leisure and cultural entertainment. This year we have enjoyed the Botanic Gardens several times.
In April we enjoyed a beautiful sunrise Easter service in the garden. Of course, it is filled with beautiful flora of every description. These hydrangeas photos were taken on a visit in late May. Recently a new addition has opened especially for children. So when my niece came, we headed over to check out My Big Back Yard.
It’s a totally kid-friendly hands on experience with lots of opportunities for fun and learning.
She was pretty impressed with the “giant” ten foot sunflowers! So was I!
We made sure we sure we interspersed the learning with a little down and dirty fun!
Lots of beautiful statuary in the gardens. Some is for playing.
And some is just for looking.
There several kid-size houses with nooks, crannies, and holes to poke heads, elbows, and legs into…easy to get into; not so easy to get out of :)
I hear that it has become the hot new birthday party destination!
It is obvious that lots of planning and care went into this new project.
There are several water features. The best is a “storm” complete with thunder, lightening, and, of course, rain! It was a welcome relief on one of our hot days!
This is part of the “house” section of the garden tour. A place to rest….
And kick off your shoes….
or call it a day and head to the “flower bed” :) . And just in case, you think the Botanic Garden is just for kids….
and saw Al Green…He’s still got it! And I’m glad we’ve got the garden. I think next year I’ll buy a family pass! :) So what’s in your hometown? A place to “staycation”?
I am joining our gracious hostess Susan at A Southern Day Dreamer for Outdoor Wednesday. Click here to join Susan and lots of other outdoor enthusiasts. You won’t be sorry!
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