Cheesman is gorgeous with a nice running park and lots of green space. It even has a picture perfect neoclassical pavilion surrounded by a rose garden.
This part Saturday I treated myself to a nice day in the park while G was entertaining his brother who flew into town.
The gardens are so much nicer than I thought they would be! It only costs $12.50 for a whole day in the different gardens.
Some of my favorite garden shots:
|Very Provencial! Feeling like Southern France|
|Polka dotted orchids!|
|This is in the tropical conservatory. Reminds me of Swiss Family Robinson!|
|I've always loved clematises!|
At the end of the day I decided I wanted to come back as the season's change so I stopped by the visitor's office and asked about membership options. It turned out that they had a special that day, so if you had already paid for admission they took that place an additional amount of time off the membership costs. I ended up getting a membership for 2 for only $45 ($20 off the list price)!
If I go by myself just 3 more times I pay it off! If I drag G, it pays for itself in even less trips!
I also got a free pass to go to the Garden's CORN MAZE near Littleton. I dragged G and my cousin out for the adventure:
We managed to finish the maze in under an hour! Such winners! We celebrated with burgers afterwards.
Things I learned:
1) I'm really excited to watch the leaves turn colors at the park
2) I'm never bringing kids to a full size corn maze. Disaster waiting to happen.
3) My younger cousin is pretty awesome
4) Squirrels are very possessive of their trees
5) I want a tropical conservatory in my home, complete with tree house, stat