This weekend we decided to finally get ourselves to the Garden Centre to look for some much needed plants for our front ‘garden’ (I say garden loosely as its a pretty small area). After seeing a number of posts recently with other bloggers sharing their gardening and allotment adventures, I realised I probably should be spending some time introducing our Toddler to plants and how they are grown. I decided that we would also have a little look for seeds so we can grow some flowers and herbs with our biggest little lady.
This was Willow’s first proper trip to the Garden Centre (she was tiny when we last went) and who would have known it would turn out to be such a fun adventure park for Toddler to explore and such an enjoyable family day out?
Spot the Toddler.
The sun had his hat on so Willow wanted to wear hers too. She was definitely the most colourful child running amongst the plants.
She adores animals, I think she’d love one of the smaller ones out the front of our house (although I do think it would take a while to get in every day as she’d always want to stop and pet it!)
Willow thought the water features naked bum was hilarious!
Always has to touch everything to feel the different textures, she told me this was rough.
‘Me and My Shadow’
Willow is such a little explorer, everything is so fascinating to her, she has to look, smell and touch everything. I wish I could see the world through her eyes.
All the excitement of the Garden Centre had her jumping for joy!
We came away having had some much needed and wonderful family time and six packets of seeds in hand. Unfortunately they didn’t have the plant pot I was hoping for the herbs so we have yet to plant the seeds. We also now know which plants we are going to get for the front of our house, some beautiful evergreen shrubs, but we need to do a little work on our little patch of ‘land’ before we make our purchase.
After such a lovely day I think popping to the Garden Centre is going to become a regular occurrence for us (plus the tea room looked like they had some rather delicious cakes that probably need taste testing).