On Sunday 1st April we went to the Botanic Gardens. We must have been the only family there. Small Sprog observed we were definitely the youngest (and that even included me!). However both he and Tall Girl love visiting. Tall Girl is taking photography GCSE and we both like to take photos there. Small Sprog loves the cactus and the tropical house which has a pond, massive lilly pads and friendly fish, this is enough to keep him interested for quite a while.
It's just a short drive from home and it was the first day of the summer opening times. A lot of plants are still to emerge but there was a wonderful carpet of spring flowers there so I thought I would share some of my favourites.
I thought these were Pasque Flowers but I'm not sure
There were some exotic flowers in the greenhouses, I shall save them for another time.
(For more flowers have a look at Emeli-J's post which is here.)
Photographing them means I can look at them again and again long after they have faded, which is kind of magical when you think about it!