Next we made our way outside to check out the many garden areas. One of the main reasons for our trip was to see the Branch Out display. Six magical treehouses were created this past Summer at the Gardens each representing a different theme encouraging interaction, creativity and fun.
Another treehouse, the Light House was right by this one with yellow, blue and red colored windows so that you could experience nature in unique colors. There was a little book stop set up with a free library. They encouraged you to take a book, sit down and relax then return the book to the stop when you were done.
Along the way we stopped at the Elizabeth and Nona Evans Restorative Gardens and were immediately cooled down on this hot day. The area provided some shaded areas along with a reflecting pool and some lavender and mint to smell also. There was a large wall with plants in interesting places and some cascading water. We sat and relaxed for a while in this area, and I was instantly relaxed, and could have probably stayed in this one area all day.
They were offering a great tree climbing activity with ropes and guides that Ethan was able to enjoy. It was a nice bonus and something else for the children to do, and all of the workers were so nice and helpful which was great.