We visited the Cleveland Botanical Gardens on Friday along with several other homeschooling families. The gardens were having a special orchid event and I had never taken the kids there before. Seemed like a great idea.
The entry was filled with all different kinds of orchids.
Inside the glass house, we were surrounded by butterflies and birds. And also people. Lots of people. I expected the gardens to be fairly empty at 1:00 on a Friday afternoon. It was not-it was bustling and a bit difficult to stand out of the way long enough to really watch the animals.
As we moved into the desert area, space opened up. I really enjoyed seeing the spiny plants and desert animals. This part was a big winner with the kids too. The chameleons, tortoises and hedgehogs were highlights.