Brookside Gardens is a wonderful morning trip with the kids.
Right near the main entrance is the children's fair garden. There are flowers, a little house, a bridge and more to look at. There is a list of things to find hiding among the flowers.
As you continue on, there is a gorgeous lake and an Asian inspired gazebo to explore. While resting there, we saw several families of turtles and some really big fish! We got some great photos!
They have another area with more cultivated flowers and a 'wedding gazebo' which was great to get a picture under.
They are well known for the butterfly garden, and they have guided presentations to teach you all you want to know.
They offer a variety of classes year round, from summer scientific camps to storytelling with a bonfire.
In the winter, they have a lighted winter garden (think Christmas lights) that you can walk through.
We love brookside gardens - it's a great morning out with the family.