One of the big outdoor events of Summer 2011 (ended August 21) was the Big Bugs exhibit at Glenwood Gardens in Woodlawn. Since my kids love finding bugs in our backyard and on our hikes, I thought they would enjoy the huge insect sculptures and I was interested as well. Glenwood Gardens is a little far from my home to visit often, so the exhibit was a good excuse to take the journey and let the kids play at the Highfield Discovery Garden. They were more interested in the Discovery Tree and Trolley Garden (VERY cool play areas) than the bug sculptures, but I got them to pose for some photos anyway!
Here are some photos taken during our visit. Also included are pictures from a 2008 visit, chosen because I neglected to take photos of the Discovery Tree this time around.
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Besides the features mentioned above, Glenwood Gardens has many other things to do and explore, such as a vegetable garden, rain barrels with buckets so kids may water the plants, and special events related to nature. Check out their nice website for more details. Although it's hard to pull the kids from all the fun stuff in the Discovery Garden, I hope to explore the hiking trails on the property sometime which offers views of the West Fork Mill Creek. Watch for a Trail
Tale post in the future.
Please note: there is an admission charge to enter the Discovery Garden. Adults: $7; Children 2-12 and Seniors: $5
For more information about the creator of the Big Bug sculptures, David Rogers, visit his website: http://www.big-bugs.com/.