One December Day in Denver, 2021

Our 2021 two-week Winter Holiday Break started with one day to explore Denver. With just one day in the city (and a starting point of the Hilton Embassy Suites Convention Center), we decided to focus on the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (we receive free admission through our Membership with Virginia Living Museum and the reciprocal ASCT Passport Program) and the Denver Botanic Gardens … Continue reading One December Day in Denver, 2021

CHILDREN’S GARDENS OF THE US- THE NORTHEAST

I have been visiting Children’s Garden up the East Coast since 2008, when my co-worker Emily Clack and I presented in Delaware at the Annual American Horticultural Society’s Youth Gardening Symposium. Since then family trips have take us from Winterthur Garden & Museum in Delaware up to Coastal Maine Botanic Garden. Find More Children’s Gardens:Children’s Gardens of the SouthChildren’s Gardens of the WestChildren’s Gardens of … Continue reading CHILDREN’S GARDENS OF THE US- THE NORTHEAST

Children’s Gardens Of the US- The Midwest

Between personal travel and work, I’ve been lucky to visit more than 30 Botanical Gardens around the world. The popularity of Children’s Gardens soared in the 2000s and I was a relative newbie at Norfolk Botanical Garden when the World of Wonders Children’s Garden opened in 2006. After years of trying to remember “in which garden I saw which feature,” I’ve decided it’s time to … Continue reading Children’s Gardens Of the US- The Midwest

Children’s Gardens of the US- The South

Between personal travel and work, I’ve been lucky to visit more than 30 Botanical Gardens around the world. The popularity of Children’s Gardens soared in the 2000s and I was a relative newbie at Norfolk Botanical Garden when the World of Wonders Children’s Garden opened in 2006. After years of trying to remember “where I saw what feature” I’ve decided it’s time to put them … Continue reading Children’s Gardens of the US- The South

CHILDREN’S GARDEN OF THE US- The West

Between personal travel and work, I’ve been lucky to visit more than 30 Botanical Gardens around the world. The popularity of Children’s Gardens soared in the 2000s, and I was a relative newbie at Norfolk Botanical Garden when the World of Wonders Children’s Garden opened in 2006. In a series of four blogs, I’ve collected photos of the Children’s Gardens from the US. I get … Continue reading CHILDREN’S GARDEN OF THE US- The West

Cincinnati & Dayton, Ohio- Fall 2021

Across the Ohio River The occasion for my visit to the Cincinnati area was the wedding of a hometown friend and a long overdue reunion with my family and childhood friends. The wedding venue was actually in Covington, Kentucky, conveniently located across from the city and next to a pedestrian bridge that connected us to downtown with less than a 15-minute walk. Where I stayed:Embassy … Continue reading Cincinnati & Dayton, Ohio- Fall 2021

Barry Art Museum, May, 2021

The Barry Art Museum is on the campus of Old Dominion University in Norfolk. Admittedly, despite living within walking distance, this was our first visit as a family. With just an hour we only had time to dive into three of the four galleries. Orchids: Attraction & Deception ODU and Norfolk Botanical Garden partner to share the University’s orchid collection in the Garden’s Tropical Display … Continue reading Barry Art Museum, May, 2021