On wednsday the boys and I had a day trip about an hour away with my friend and her little sister again. We went to see some amazing gardens and enjoy a picnic amongst them. They have huge glass greenhouses with an arid garden filled with lots of deserty plants and sculptures of animals you would find in those areas, then a victorian garden, an Italian garden filled with things of the romantic nature, an amazing tropical garden, and then lots of outdoor gardens.
We went when Big Mister was about six months old in the late spring and thought it was amazing then, we only saw afraction of the flowers in bloom as when it is full summer. AMAZING! They have also added a lot of new gardens and have fabulous childrens gardens. The childrens gardens have several water area's as well as little vegi gardens to see what different things can be grown. We loved the playhouse/treehouse they have with play kitchens and sculptures of animals and children. One of the new things since a few years ago was an outdoor dance studio, with a dance bar along a 'funny' mirrored wall and a platform to play on as well as dress up clothes for them to put over they're clothes and feel like it's for real. The other new garden was a traditional farm and garden. It had real vegetable gardens and flowerbeds, as well as all the animals, horses, cows, pigs, chickens, crows, sheep, goats, and they were all in life size and life like sculptures. We saw continuous flowers and shrubs and waterfalls wherever we walked and the pictures can't even begin to show everything or how awesome it was.
We had a great day and am looking forward to a date with my husband and show him this place. Even husbands will love this with a delicious picnic on a blanket over the beautiful lawns.
P.S. I think you can imagine how wonderful it was, we had about 100 pictures and our camera died early so we couldn't take more.