Saturday, September 30, 2006

Adelaide Botanical Gardens

With spring officially here we decided to take advantage of the warmer weather and headed off for an afternoon at the Adelaide Botanical Gardens. We packed a picnic lunch and went to the gardens which was just to another quick drive to the city.

When we got there it seemed that everyone else had the same idea as there were many other families just enjoying the sun and having picnics under the many trees and sprawling green grass in and around the Botanic Gardens.

After our own picnic under the trees just outside the garden gates, we went inside and did a little exploring. Entrance to the gardens is free and the last time we were at the gardens was when our little boy was only a few months old. We just strolled around enjoying the surroundings. It was a very relaxed environment and we could see many people taking advantage of it as they napped and dozed under the canopies. Rest was the farthest thing from the kids minds as they enjoyed running around the green lawns and climbing the trees.

We also went to the Bicentennial Conservatory ( entrance wasn't free ) in the Gardens. The conservatory itself is a big white half circular structure which houses a mini-rainforest display. It feels exactly like a rainforest inside as sprinklers go off every so often to keep the conditions humid and hot. There were even tropical birds living inside the conservatory that called out every so often. The boy and girl had fun mimicking the birds' sounds as they cawed all the time we were inside.

With all the walking we did, needless to say we were all tuckered out when we got home.

Pictures here and on our Flickr slideshow

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hi, it seems that its not only the kids but also the Dad and Mom who enjoyed the Botanical Garden visit!! beautiful plants and flowers!!
you and Meme are doing the right thing to spend a lot of time with the kids- remember they grow up soo fast- its a one time experience all the way- no retakes nor repeats in your kids life!!
love to all
mommy etts