|Palm Tree House|
We got off to a late start so ate our lunch upon arrival at the gardens. We explored the rose gardens, took a walk in the treetops and then off to the Hive!
|Hanging out on a downed tree by the treetop walk.|
It was kind of mesmerizing inside. There was a soundtrack that was really quite beautiful and meant to simulate bee communication. It was really a cool experience, though hard to describe. At one point all of my kids were on the floor, feeling, listening and taking it all in with all their senses. (Frankly, I wanted to lay there with them.)
|Looking up through the center of the Hive.|
After the Hive, we went to the playground for the obligatory "run around" of the day. We saw a magnolia tree with a single bloom on it. The fragrance was delicious, even my kids enjoyed it. We found so many varieties of trees and flowers. It was a lovely way to spend our day!
|Looking through the floor of the Hive|