Saturday, May 28, 2011

Royal Botanical Gardens

Last week on the long weekend we finally went to the Royal Botanical Gardens, a place that has been on my list of must sees for a long time. DD1 and my granddaughter joined us there too. Although it was lovely I think it will be more in bloom later in the season. We intend to go again insha Allah. One funny thing I noticed was that most of people who were there were orientals and white senior citizens. I wonder why? Everyone should go to places like this to see Allah's grandeur and to think about Jannah, the best garden of all.  The most memorable thing for me was touching a cork tree. It looks just like the cork you see in bottles,lol. I looked at their program book and saw that they have activities for homeschoolers but we live too far away. It made me think of RiverCityHomeschooler. Enjoy the pics!


  1. As salaam alaikum,

    Aww, maashaa ALlah! It is too bad you all don't live closer.

  2. Wa alaikum Salaam

    Yeah it would have been so nice. That area costs a lot to live in though. There's nothing like this near me either. Last year we went to an abouretum and its slightly closer than this place but still hours away.

  3. As salaam alaikum,

    Hours away, subhannallah! How do you manage during the road trip with the little ones? We don't frequently travel and when we do, it is at the most only 1 1/2hrs. away.

  4. Wa Alaikum Salaam

    Yeah this place is 3 hours north of me. I think I have less small kids than home are 19, 14,13,11,10...those are fairly easy and then there is 6,4,2 which is more difficult. We take lots of washroom breaks and bring lots of snacks and drinks and the big kids play DS or read and the little kids have toys. Sometimes we listen to lectures or bring a plug in dvd player. It can get pretty crazy though sometimes with kids fighting.