It was beautiful!!
The kids said it was just like a zoo but for flowers instead of animals.
The Botanical Garden was a treat that I may not have decided to go to on my own. Alisa wanted to take the kids; it's a school field trip and a good excuse to get together; winners all around.
Now that I'm looking at the pictures I took, I didn't get many of the flowers and plants.
We were there 3 hours and didn't make it to everything before they closed. We missed the rose garden. They were working on the Japanese garden, so there will be even more to see when that's finished. We did get to do the new Family Adventure area. It has a water feature and a growing hedge maze (too short to get lost in right now) and sand pits and lots of fun activities.
Jonathan, Phoebe, Harrison, Wyatt, and William hula-hooping.
Jonathan and Wyatt playing chess while William watches.
I believe Wyatt won.
They built a hill specifically for rolling down!
These were cute little play cottages.
Some of the crew were probably a little too short to enter. Others of the crew (ahem: Liz) were perfectly suited for entering.
(She loves it when we make short jokes about her.)
There were beautiful greenhouses or conservatories, each with a different climate and plant-life family.
The Piney Woods area was probably mine and my kids' favorite. It reminded them of Florida.
There were also these tiny example houses, each with a different front yard landscaping. It would be a great way to figure out what style you would like and what plants would work here in Texas.
A fun time ~ highly recommended!