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took my daughter to a 70 acre botanical garden today

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posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 12:34 PM
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its a cool place.
we go quite often. they have a flower garden and a shade tree garden. a stream and trails. remains of an old water wheel grain mill that used to operate there.
black walnut trees all over the place.


her and i have a good time. we have little science lessons and talk and make up stories.

we talk about how it must of been thousands of years ago when everything looked dense like this. the types of animals that live there now.
different kinds of trees and bugs.

its a sun time.

ever go to any gardens like that??











posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 12:39 PM
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Never been to a botanical garden such as that. Looks like you and your daughter are having a fun time, which is awesome.

Thanks for sharing pics... nice to see family hanging out together 👍🏼



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 01:56 PM
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If you and her ever get to Hot Springs, Arkansas.
www.garvangardens.org...

Garvan Woodland Gardens is a 210-acre (850,000 m²) botanical garden located at 550 Arkridge Road, approximately 6 miles from Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, United States. Owned by the University of Arkansas, it has the stated mission of education, research and public service. For an admission fee, it is open daily, except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and the month of January.[1]

Garvan Woodland Gardens is situated on a woodland peninsula with 4.5 miles (7 km) of shoreline on Lake Hamilton. It features rocky inclines reminiscent of the surrounding Ouachita Mountains, floral landscapes, streams, and waterfalls in a natural woodland setting, plus the fifth-ranked Garden of the Pine Wind Japanese Garden with Japanese maples and tree peonies, a conifer border, and various flower and rock gardens. Its collections display hundreds of rare shrubs and trees, including camellias, magnolias, roses and more than 160 different types of azaleas.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:27 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

What a beautiful post! I have been to similar places where you just get lost in the beauty of your surroundings being out in nature. It's wonderful that you have such a lovely relationship with your daughter and have science lessons, make up stories and ponder things. love it!

Thank you for this thread and the pics!



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Did she beat your ass with that yellow chicken toy?



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: TinySickTears

Did she beat your ass with that yellow chicken toy?



she was too busy hitting me with black walnuts



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:33 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
she was too busy hitting me with black walnuts


Now that really sounds like a fun time. Good on her.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:36 PM
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originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: TinySickTears

What a beautiful post! I have been to similar places where you just get lost in the beauty of your surroundings being out in nature. It's wonderful that you have such a lovely relationship with your daughter and have science lessons, make up stories and ponder things. love it!

Thank you for this thread and the pics!




thanks.
we have fun together.

we were walking around talking about how strange the world is.
how things interact.

we were talking about how cool it would be if we were walking through a jungle and above us in the treetops there were monkeys hopping from tree to tree and massive mccaws flying around above us just soaring.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:38 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
...and massive mccaws TOUCANS flying around above us just soaring.


Fixed that.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:38 PM
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Awww, so sweet! Magical! You sound like an awesome Dad!




posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:41 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: TinySickTears
...and massive mccaws TOUCANS flying around above us just soaring.


Fixed that.




i watch ripley the toucan on insta every day. i still want one



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:54 PM
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That looks kind of like the van dusen botanical garden where I live. It's a beautiful place and it's really cool to walk along through a bunch of different ecosystems all in one place.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:49 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Nice tatts lol.

Still trying to find be conspiracy here



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 04:12 PM
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Good post.
Good Dad!



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 04:30 PM
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The Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver is really nice as well

vancouver.ca...


Bloedel Conservatory is a domed lush paradise located in Queen Elizabeth Park atop the City of Vancouver’s highest point. More than 120 free-flying exotic birds, 500 exotic plants and flowers thrive within its temperature-controlled environment.


Open all year.



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 05:14 PM
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Awesome! Keep taking her as often as you can! Teach her what plants and flowers and roots are edible, and which can be used for medicinal purposes. The time is coming when such knowledge will be invaluable!



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 06:31 PM
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Great post and you're a great dad. Flag for you and keep up the good times and as for all the readers they're gardens all over the world to see and explore. My best,



posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I have been to this one, although it is a tad bigger, at 1,070 acres.

Near Philly.... Longwood Gardens



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 01:28 AM
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Careful there tiger, I think she can take you and she's armed with a rubber bird thing!



posted on Sep, 2 2018 @ 09:51 AM
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Excellent thread!! Wonderful to see.

Yes! I love going to botanical gardens. Have ever since I was a little kid. You're giving your daughter a wonderful gift by introducing her to botanical gardens.

My first experience with one was the Los Angeles Arboretum. I loved walking along the various biomes they created there to showcase the various plants and trees. Soon I found that botanical gardens were my favourite place to go. I went to Descansos Gardens just before moving permenantly away from Los Angeles as a way to say goodbye.

A impressive botanical garden for its size is the San Fransisco Botanical Gardens. You have to pay 15 bucks to get in but its so worth it. Bring a book and find yourself a comfortable place to sit and relax for the day.

Recently my favourite botanical garden is the Roma Street Parkway and Botanical Gardens in Brisbane. Every time I fly to Australia its the first thing that greets me. I take the train from the airport and am literally dropped off right there at the gardens. Tropical and accented with copious water ways, fountains and exotic birds. I spend a few hours there just decompressing before heading up the Queensland coast and towards home.

I think it would be great for every body to share their botanical gardens pictures here on this thread make it a happy place for all of us.


Hope you and your daughter go back to the botanical gardens many times again. They're special places.







 
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