Gee whiz....who knew we had such a lovely botanical gardens just 30 minutes away?
I heard about Shangrila Botanical Gardens about a year ago and have yet to make the quick trip over to Orange, Texas to check it out....until today, that is.
We had a girls day with Gianna, my mom and me - and it couldn't have been a more lovely day.
I anticipated leaving really early (they open at 9am) but didn't make it there until 11:30. The weather was perfect - warm and breezy, the azaleas were in full bloom, and the egrets were nesting. What a perfect time to visit.
I thought it would be a great time to get some shots of my munchkin, but someone didn't have the same agenda as me.
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Oh, and they have an adorable hands-on children's section. REALLY cute.
Lots of super cute topiaries.
One would imagine this would be an ideal photo opportunity....if they didn't have a two year old.
They even had these clever trees....
They kids could even water the flowers.
I'm not going to tell you how many shots I had to take of my water-dumping child before I could get these two. (It was getting close to nap time.)
I'll have to do this post in segments. Suffice it to say, it was a wonderful little field trip and well worth your time. Maybe we can get a little field trip for Munchkins and Mommies one morning.
It makes for an AWESOME afternoon nap for the little ones.