Heading out on a trip to the botanical gardens can be a fun and exciting way for a family to spend a day, but you need to do some planning to ensure it is a success. Some parents try to wing it, and inevitably spend the day thinking about “I wish” moments that would have made the day easier. The botanical gardens are meant to be enjoyed, so take the time to consider some things ahead of time.
Here are my top two tips to help you get the most out of your trip.
Create Excitement About The Plants
You can create excitement by sharing some of the facts about plants. A good example of this would be their defense systems. For example, some plants have thorns to protect them while others excrete toxic chemicals. It’s a good idea to research the plants you will be seeing so that you have some details to share with your children. Kids are naturally fascinated by things like this.
Find the Children’s Garden First
Most botanical gardens have areas just for kids; locate this area first. These areas allow the children to enjoy a hands on experience so that they can better enjoy the gardens. This experience is also a learning one, so parents are as satisfied as children are by it.
The important thing is to have fun at the botanical gardens with your kids. You may be able to create a lifelong learner when it comes to plant life. You may even be able to show your indoor-loving child that there are wonders to see if he or she is only willing to step outside the front door.
Our favorite gardens in Florida, so you can start crafting your own family garden getaways:
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 S Palm Ave | Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941- 366-5731
Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Blvd | Lake Wales, FL 33853 | 863-676-1408
Naples Botanical Garden
4820 Bayshore Dr | Naples, FL 34112 | 239-643-7275
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens - Delray Beach
4000 Morikami Park Rd | Delray Beach, FL 33446 | 561-495-0233
3600 W Sample Rd | Coconut Creek, FL 33073 | 954-977-4434
3750 S Flamingo Rd | Davie, FL 33330 | 954-473-2955
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HI, I AM MANDY!
I am obsessed with traveling, could eat tacos everyday, can sip wine or shoot whiskey, trying new restaurants gets me excited and my children fill the days with joy, laughter and challenges!
I share fun things to do in and around the Southwest Florida area plus host monthly "Girl's Night Out" events at local businesses and cannot wait to meet all of you! I also do the same thing for the Fort Lauderdale Community!
Aside from Housewives In The City I am a freelance writer, Columnist for Lee Family News , Family Travel Blogger + Influencer and Publisher for a SWFL Church.