We took notice of all the natural beauty that we were surrounded with, and we took our time viewing every attraction. The grounds are well maintained. It's amazing how Pennsylvania has such great soil and the perfect climate for tulips, bulbs, daffodils and all kinds of flowers to flourish without a flaw.
We went through a topiary garden that consisted of evergreen yews which are meticulously clipped into whimsical shapes. Since I LOVE anything with birds...I had to get a picture with it.
This Scottie dog yew reminds me of little Noah!
There were also birdhouse tree houses that looked like an actual tree house! These tree houses seemed big enough to live inside. It would be so nice if we had one of these in our backyard! The kids can play in this all day long.
|Sierra running up the stairs|
|all the girls looking down below|
There is a chimes tower with a beautiful waterfall nearby. The sound of the water falling was so relaxing. It was a pretty warm day and we were tempted to jump in, but we didn't.
On the steps that lead up to the chimes tower
Three times a day the bells chime to let us know that it's time for the main fountain show. It was pretty cool. Not as cool as the fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, but it was fun for the kids to see.
They also have a conservatory which housed many different flowers. My husband and I took so many photos. I wish I could put them all on this blog post, but there are just too many. I've added a few of my favorite flowers...
Hydrangeas..my favorite flower
Jon found this cool Bonsai tree
and I found this cool banana tree
Chelsea endured the endless walking and was such a good sport
I can't believe we walked every acre of this garden and it only took us about five hours to do it. This has now become on of our favorite attractions in Pennsylvania, and it is a place for us to go to relax and learn about horticulture, garden design, and art.
*Ever been to Longwood Gardens?
*Did you know that it can take years for the topiaries to develop in their desired forms? (poor bird!)