Hi everyone! Today we’re sharing pictures of our recent field trip to Callaway Gardens! On May 10, 2013, the gardens offered free admission to everyone in honor of National Public Gardens Day and we decided to pack up the Hundred Acre Wood crew to drive out to Pine Mountain, GA.
One of the things we loved the most was the free BINGO game that they hand out at the visitors’ center. The kids get to walk through the gardens looking for items on their bingo sheets and then marking them off. We ended up seeing almost everything on our list!
The gardens holds a live “Birds of Prey” show every day. During the show, they allow some of the birds to fly loose over the audience’s head, which was a huge hit with the kids. This is a Harris’s Hawk resting on the keeper’s glove.
This lovely bird is a Red-tailed Hawk. It was simply stunning.
After attending the bird show, we walked over to the Butterfly Center. It was an unforgettable experience. Inside the center, there are live butterflies and moths flying around everywhere!
This one landed right on my shoulder and Christopher Robin snapped a pic before it flew away.
We grabbed a snapshot of the kids in front of the center’s waterfall.
Piglet relaxes with Christopher Robin before leaving the center. She wasn’t too sure about the flying insects, as you can see.
Right before we left, we walked through the Azalea Bowl down to the Sibley Horticultural Center. We were so glad we did.
The kids got a kick out of the topiary.
Then we walked through an enclosed garden and it was truly breathtaking. We passed under a waterfall and down to this garden where we took a brief break on the benches before walking back.
On the way back to the car, Piglet perked up a bit. I guess she knew we were heading home!
We had a wonderful time at Callaway Gardens. Everyone was helpful and attentive and we got a chance to enjoy looking at the wonders of God’s creation and marveling at the “works of his hands”. (Psalm 19:1) We’ll definitely be back!
Have you visited a botanical garden with your family? How did you enjoy it? Let us know in the comments.
Keep on learning!