Trip to Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA
April 14, 2008
The Indoor Children's Garden

There are marvelous gardens at Longwood Gardens to occupy an adult for as long as the legs hold up.  But this area is really special.  It is designed for children and everything is child-sized and child height.

The garden occupies one corner of the conservatory.  The temperature is pleasant - not too warm nor too humid.

These hummingbirds spit into the flowers.
Parents are encouraged to bring a towel and change of clothes for the little ones who enjoy splashing in the fountains.
The pelican has a mouthful of fish who spit at the swimming fish.

The salamander spits into the shell bowl.

This lizard has the cutest expression as he basks in his shell-pool.
This hallway is about 4 1/2 feet high.  At the end you can see a kid-sized pie-shaped staircase.  At the base is a small basin/fountain.
Here it is.
And it has dry ice spurting out.
Some kids loved it, but some found it scary.

These are two of the three creatures spitting into the flowerpot.

This guy drools!

Even the handrails are remarkable.

The birds in a nest are adorable.

There are many more fountains.  It is worth a trip to see something designed for kids that exhibits a wonderful combination of art and whimsy.

Photos by Leslie

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Published 4/14/08

We have been getting around. 2005

You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!  Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.

 travel to
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island

Texas Signs amused us
More signs.

Art Museum at Vassar

Mid Atlantic:  
Longwood Gardens
Longwood Fountains
Longwood Flowers
Winterthur Silver
Winterthur Children's Park

Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY
Cherry Valley, New York
CMOG  Corning Museum of Glass -

Hot adventures
from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix

Spring finds us in Maryland and Delaware.
New Castle, Delaware, is a quaint river town.
The flowers were lovely.
And so were the birds and other animals.
Longwood Gardens
    Child Garden with fountains and sculpture

Our trip to Baltimore and Washington.
Baltimore people watching
Baltimore Architecture
Baltimore Orioles game
we're off to Washington, DC
Washington flowers are here
American Indian museum
Fireworks on the Fourth of July

Garden - heirloom tomatoes
     Garden in June
We made Dill Pickles
And we picked blueberries and made blueberry buckle and cobbler.

We love the minimalist (NY Times) no-knead bread.

In July the daylilies are blooming

B-Mets game
A strange vine appeared
    It's carrion flower - or Jacob's ladder.
We went to Meredith Dairy Days
Downy Woodpecker feeds its baby.



Other interests: 

House and Garden


No Knead Bread

daffodil 3

Animals hummingbirds  2
robin baby

Gray Fox

Insects  - moth pictures - polyphemus

Hummingbird Moth  1  2

October Snow
Oxford House
Tree Disaster
In Autumn    Before/After Exterior

Stone Quarry Hill Art Park  2

kids on the swing