Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Park Day: South Bay Botanic Garden

Today was the free day at the South Coast Botanic Garden, which once upon a time was a landfill and is now a very nice green space on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Here are some highlights:

Jackson's a giant! (Jackson at the three bears' house in the Children's Discovery Garden. Goldilocks is inside and there are three topiary bears just outside the frame of this shot.)

Flowering peach trees in bloom. You could hear these trees buzzing from several feet away because there were so many bees on the blossoms.

Jackson points out a western fence lizard in the wall.

Close-up of a "bluebelly."

Jackson gets into the spirit of the Garden of the Senses, reaching for a scented geranium.

Absolutely loved this garden of the senses, which is full of interesting plants to see, smell and touch, with lots of signs throughout, encouraging interacting with each plant and suggesting which to smell and touch.

Little guy explores a fountain and plot of lavender in the Mediterranean garden.

Little boy, stroller, sage, California poppies. Can you find the lizard?

Hi everybody!

1 comment:

Cupcake Mama said...

I love all of your park reviews. I am thinking a roundup for redtri.