For my mom's birthday this year, we planned a little outdoor adventure with the family. Just southwest of Charlotte is the beautiful Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.
|Mr. G taking a walk through the fall flowers.|
This is a great seasonal activity to enjoy on a day with good weather. Spring and Fall are probably the best times to visit, but if you don't mind a little heat, I'm sure summer has bountiful blooms. In winter, they also decorate with lights for the holidays. There is even a four seasons garden that shows beautiful color year round.
|This is us!|
|It's decorative gourd season.|
|He loved this fluffy pink grass.|
|Our favorite part was this cave in the children's area.|
|The indoor gardens were full of fun too.|
Our last stop was in the orchid conservatory. Since the gardens weren't too crowded the day we went Mr. G got to walk around at his leisure discovering things large and small. The grandparents enjoyed their visit just as much as the little one, and I highly recommend a visit with friends and family of any age.