Wednesday, May 11, 2011

huntington library and gardens

On Monday we visited the Huntington Library and Gardens with friends.  We never fail to discover something new.  Beneath this massive magnolia on the left was a floor of thick twisty roots and led to the   pond on the other side.  The kids played around in there, climbing, collecting, and having fun until the gardener said it was off limits.  Really?  So, we moved on.




With acres and acres of grass, trails, and beautifully maintained gardens, the kids can freely run and explore (except when the gardeners tell you to move on, which is not that often).


The rose garden is in full bloom!  There was much excitement over the variety of colors and strong fragrances.  An over enthusiastic Henry ran right through some bushes, miraculously with only one scratch.







We renewed our membership along with our friends since this paradise is only a 20 minute drive.
We are fortunate to have such a beautiful and educational place to escape to once in a while.  We will return this weekend for the annual plant sale!  Succulents galore!

8 comments:

Ariane Reichardt said...

Dear Rachel,
I'll coming with you!...

Wonderful pics. Greta...hihi and Henry snuffling at the gorgeously roses.

What a rich flora!

xo dreaming Ariane.

Citlalli said...

Love Huntington Gardens! Really nice pictures.....
Greta is so funny!

velocibadgergirl said...

That last photo of Greta is genius...so sweet and funny!

Lil Muse Lily said...

great pictures. what an amazing place to have near by. love that last picture of Greta in the big leaf!

Misha Lulu said...

omg! how cute the huge leave photo and Henry is so sweet too!

Kelli said...

thanks for the fun day!!

Peggy Ray said...

Gorgeous! Great leaf face framer! Henry doesn't like flowers at all... hehehe!

Kate said...

wherever did you find that fairytale combination of Greta and the huge green leaf? smart thinking you two