It is a walking tour, but relaxing. Benches and chairs all along the way to rest. There is some climbing involved...stepping on smooth stones and boulders to get to different places. You don't, however,have to do any climbing....you can stay on the white gravel path and see just about everything.
The "kids" did have some fun being silly. They were singing, "My bucket has a hole in it." Just plain fun for an Aunt and Nephew. Entertaining for Grandma. Lots of laughs yesterday.
I love the Japanese fountains. They are everywhere...so simple. Always set in a beautiful spot.
Here's another that caught my eye. The garden is so quiet...you can hear these little tinkling fountains and water falls before you come to them.
Here they are feeding the koi. There are some huge fish in these waters.
I loved the little mini gardens on a rock. Hostas, iris, moss...so pretty. Probably my favorite part of these beautiful gardens are these small plantings.
This garden is not full of flowers. Just mostly flowering shrubs and a few simple plantings of iris right now.
Here we are Mom and Daughter. We are resting...almost the end of the day and we are getting tired.
The garden is full of different trees, and shrubs. Rhododendrons and Azaleas are everywhere. So pretty at this time of the year. We missed the Redbuds...maybe next year.
After leaving we were wanting some ice cream. So on to Rockford and the dairy queen. Banana split for the boy, hot fudge sundae for Grandma, and a diet coke for my slender daughter. We had a great time and the day will make for a wonderful memory for us.