We went on a field trip to Brookgreen Gardens last weekend and it was lots of fun! The boys and I are going to spend the whole month of April studying life cycles of various plants, insects and critters—Spring is such a wonderful time to do this—and Brookgreen is a beautiful place to see Spring in action firsthand.
We saw lots of flowers, plants, butterflies and wildlife of all sorts. We spent a lot of time in the Children’s Nature Room. There was loads to do, make, read and learn in this area. The kids had fun making their own frogs, salamanders, using the microscope, coloring, digging for hidden treasures, reading books, sculpting with clay and building with small logs and pieces of wood.
See that elderly lady in the background of this first picture? Jack sat beside her while he read books and talked her ear off. She loved it and so did he. When we left he gave her a big hug and kissed her arm. She about melted. Following his lead, Joe and Jesse also gave her hugs good bye. It was the sweetest thing and touched me for sure. Brookgreen Gardens was founded by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. Anna was a sculptor. Her sculptures are known and displayed throughout the world. Brookgreen Gardens features many of her sculptures in a natural outdoor setting. Brookgreen has the largest collection of American sculptures in the country. We enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful creations at Brookgreen created by both man and God. It is a peaceful place and somewhere you could just stay all day long soaking in the beauty and tranquility. It was a fun time together that I am very thankful for.