I had no idea we had such a place around here. Lilacs were everywhere:
We had so much fun walking around the conservatory -- seeing many things that do not grow in our part of the world. Pomegranates:
The children loved running around and finding things.
And it was all so reminiscent of the Kibble Palace in Glasgow.
Sugarcane -- which I wished the children could have tasted as well as seen:
Orchids hung everywhere. There was even a vanilla orchid, but it wasn't in bloom.
And the pitcher plant!! I was so excited to show this to the children since we had just read about it in science.
This blossom from the Shaving Brush Tree was probably my favorite of the trip. Isn't it the coolest?! (This picture is especially for you, Uncle Bill)
The grounds were laid out as a European formal garden. The inside was definately more interesting to me.
After our flower tour we played at several of the play areas and enjoyed a picnic lunch.
The lovely weather has moved on and we are still having rain. However, the glorious green of May is already showing and I don't mind the rain so much.
David is suffering from a double ear infection -- poor thing. The rest of us are busy with school, chores and trying to fit everything into today. :)