Friday, May 28, 2010
Matthei Botanical Gardens
We spent most of the day at Matthei Botanical Gardens. It is such a peaceful, beautiful place! Each time I'm there, I wonder why I don't go there more often.
We got there about 11 and headed out for an hour's hike. It was still relatively cool out, and the trees provided lots of shade. We then stopped for a well-deserved rest and picnic lunch. After lunch, there was time for just a little sketching in the gardens before we headed inside for a guided tour of the conservatory. There, we explored and learned about plant diversity by visiting the different areas: Tropical House, Warm Temperate House and Arid House.
The children were very, very tired after two full days of active exploration outside. I think we got them all tuckered out, just in time for long holiday weekend.
Enjoy the 3 days with your children.