Well, what did you know? We did end up visiting the Botanic Garden. I found out that they were offering free entry to the National Orchid Garden for whoever went along with kids. Sooo we trooped on down to take a look see.
It was orchids galore which well, didn’t quite interest the kids (thank God for free admission. There’s a reason why I like to go during such promotions…!) but we still spent 1-2 hours there. The kids enjoyed running all over the place and shrieking in delight at goodness knows what. The art and science that goes along with orchid cultivation, was obviously lost on them.
There were some really beautiful blooms along the winding paths but inbetween snapping away, herding the kids and avoiding the dslr toting tourist crowds (they came by the bus loads!), I don’t have the names of the flowers, except the generic catch all, ORCHIDS. Didn’t help that the names weren’t very visible except in the VIP garden.
Personally, the flowers are lovely but they blur into one after a while. Some are really ‘different’ but by and large, they have similar characteristics. Heck, maybe it is the same common ones that the gardens recycle along the footpaths. Nice setting for photography and the enthusiast. More on Flickr or… Just pop over to the gardens or the bookstore. Some things, you just got to experience.