Mom intended to stop first at the butterfly exhibit, but once Cam and I spotted all those nicely manicured gardens and people strolling quietly along garden paths, we knew what we had to do. Run at mach 2 speed screaming and yelling at the top of our lungs, obvi. We spent a fair bit of time in the children's garden (although this too was pretty manicured and didn't invite much investigating (unlike the U.S. Botanic Garden's children's garden)) and the rest of the time running willy nilly along paths. Cam has been working on potty training and we made no less than 5 trips back to the bathrooms for her. I refused to go each and every one of those times and waited until we were a good 15 minute walk away from the bathrooms to complain loudly that I had "to go poops." Needless to say, we never made it to the butterfly exhibit, which was probably a good thing because there were about a million campers/schools visiting.
All in all, the gardens are pretty and would be fun for parents with little babies or more docile children than we -- there are lots of paved areas for strollers. The National Arboretum probably suits our personalities better, but we still want to go back for the butterfly exhibit -- next time on the weekend.
a nice peaceful children's garden? dance party time, duh.
we had a pretend wedding in the pavillion. then another dance party.
flower in my hair for our wedding.