Their website breaks out four categories . . .
It turns out that March is not the best time of the year to appreciate the botanical nature of the gardens. Come back in April, they advised, when the azaleas are blooming and the butterfly exhibit is open. However, we did see one lovely redbud in bloom.
Here we were on better footing. The sculptures hang out all year.
A 45-minute cruise along an old canal and two streams gave the narrator time to talk about the area’s history — plantations, slavery, and rice growing — as well as an opportunity to prove that the signs don’t lie. I saw the gators for myself, and am willing to take their word for it on the snakes.
Taking photos in zoos seems to me to be cheating, but I’d never been this close to an active black-crowned night heron so I couldn’t resist.
As always, the unplanned or unexpected elements can be as important as the main attractions.
I added to my small collection of arch photographs.