Back when SB was in preschool, one of my favorite things to do on a nice day was pick him up from his classroom and picnic in the Story Garden. He went to school at our local children's museum, The Discovery Center. Right outside of the museum, between it and the Binghamton Zoo, is the Story Garden.
We chose to picnic in the Magic Tree House.
The Cottage is covered in flowers inside and out. It even has floral window boxes on the insides of the windows.
D for Dragon, F for Footbridge, or N for Nest.
it's nice to take in the beautiful gardens,
The Story Garden was completely constructed with donations and volunteer hours. 2 years ago vandals on a drunken binge(they had lined up their beer cans on one of the walls) destroyed large chunks of the garden, uprooting plants, turning over one of the smaller houses, and breaking many sculptures. A local grocery chain donated surveillance cameras, university students by the hundreds volunteered, and the Junior League which does much of the daily maintenance on the garden all pitched in to clean it up and create an even better Story Garden. I think bringing the magical world of books to kids is one of the best ways to donate your time or money. I don't always have money to give, but I do have time, and causes like this are the ones that move me.
Thanks for popping in and picnicking in the Story Garden with me and SB. I'm linking this up to Decor to Adore's Wayfaring Wednesdays.