It's a very beautiful place with some very important messages about caring for our planet.
Everything there is an adventure for the children and there is something around every
corner to explore.
This was a common site of my family throughout the day. Off my loved ones would trot leaving me lagging behind with my camera snapping shots of luscious plants! Little Mannie
There were lots of things to exlore, paths to follow, objects to climb...
tunnels to weave through, plants to touch and smell...
(sensitive fern - the leaves fold in when touched which delighted both the children)
And I drank in the colours, textures, contasts and hues - super inspiration.
I love the frilly skirts on these helenium...
... the delicateness of this pink gypsophila
...and the hairy petals on these flowers (are they a type of rudbeckia?).
Two colours I rarely put together are pink and orange, but look how well nature does it here in this echinacea flower.
There were many stunning flowers in the tropical biome.
It was packed with people. We had to park a mile from the visitor centre and the buses were so busy we walked in with a bit of piggy backing for Little Mannie! Somehow I managed to take a few shots of some empty areas!
I literally took hundreds of pictures so I'm trying to be a bit selective! (Not to mention that I'm having to upload each picture to picasa first because blogger is being a nuisance!)
This driftwood sculpture is life size and just stunning.
Well, that's enough for today! Well done for keeping with me!
Next time I have an update for you on the Japanese Flower Cowl - oh so close to being finished!
Hope you have a great bank holiday weekend and that you see a little sunshine.
I will announce the winner of my giveaway on Tuesday 28th August. Still time to enter if you haven't already!