Wordful Wednesday-I’m a Sucker for Botanical Gardens

I love, love, love visiting Botanical Gardens, and this one in Balboa Park in San Diego is no exception.  My children actually liked visiting, too.  I’m not sure if we just lucked out that day or if the lilly pond with koi leading up to the indoor garden was a factor.  Whatever it was, I’m not complaining.

Do you have any local botanical gardens you’d recommend?

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    Dagmar ~ Dagmar's momsense
    Twitter: DagmarBleasdale

    I’m flying to San Diego in 2 days for BlogHer, hope to see you there!

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    Kristina P. says:

    I don’t even know if we have botanical gardens around here!

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    Twitter: elainea

    Wow, that place looks amazing! I love the botanical gardens in Fort Worth, near where we lived in TX. SO pretty…

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    Honey Mommy says:

    Those lily pads are so cool! I have never actually seen one in real life… it’s a bit too cold here.

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    dysfunctional mom says:

    Those are absolutely beautiful. I have a purple lotus tattooed on my back and it looks just like the ones in your photos!
    We have Kanapaha Botanical Gardens here, and they are gorgeous as well.

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    Julie {Angry Julie Monday}
    Twitter: AngryJulie

    Beautiful!!! Love it!

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    Mrs. Marine
    Twitter: mrsmarine

    Oooh Pretty I wanna go there!!! I have never been to a good one. I want to though!

    Aloha! Mrs. Marine
    & the Tiny Troops

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    Twitter: debi9kids

    I WISH we had one near us… I think the closest would be 2 hours away in Philadelphia….

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    Twitter: ErinsMiracles

    LOVE the lilypads…..have you ever seen the bottom of one of those GIANT ones? There are like needles on it!

    Such pretty pictures!

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    Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud
    Twitter: TweetingMama

    I’m a sucker for botanical gardens too, but I haven’t been to one in years. 🙁 I’ll need to fix that! By the way, you took some fabulous shots Angie!

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    blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell says:

    That’s absolutely gorgeous! I wish I had time to see that this week. See you soon!

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    beautiful! looks so peaceful 🙂

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    We have a local gardens that we like to visit, especially during Christmas because the put up Christmas trees from all over the world.

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    Twitter: SeriousKrystyn

    It sure is beautiful there. We have some here, but I’ve never been! And, since it’s a million degrees right now, I don’t think we’ll be headed there any time soon.

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    Stacy Uncorked
    Twitter: RandomCoolChick

    What a perfect day to visit the gardens!

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    A Mountain Momma
    Twitter: amountainmomma

    Gorgeous, I wish there was one around here, my girls would love that.

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    Kitchen and Kids
    Twitter: kitchenandkids

    Beautiful pictures. We have some great botanical gardens by me. A large one in a nearby city, as well as a small one in the city I live in. I love to go visit them.

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    I love them too! Great pics!

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    That’s gorgeous. I don’t think we have anything like that, you know, you can only look at so many different varieties of cactus and desert grasses before your kids mutiny…

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    Twitter: kindredadventur

    Beautiful pictures. I love how you captured the pink of the flowering lily pads. We have the Morton Arboretum, in Illinois, that I just love! Nothing like a beautiful day … with the kids! -Laverne

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    Courtney says:

    Love this! I wish we had more around here. I guess I need to get to researching. I would love to go to a place like this.

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    Twitter: imperfectmomma

    Oh how peaceful and serene that looks (well..the pics without the hundreds of people)

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    Wow…we have botanical gardens in Hawaii but they look NOTHING like that!

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    Gorgeous photos, mama!

    I love botanical gardens too! We have a few pretty ones here. My favorite is Bok Tower over in Lake Wales, FL. That’s a gorgeous day trip. If you are over this way again, you should definitely visit it.

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    Twitter: atlantamilitary

    Oh my gosh….I have honestly never been to a botanical garden, but maybe I should try it out! And if I am ever here, I will have to go to that one. It is simply gorgeous!! I love the pictures of the lillies in the pond! So pretty! 🙂


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    Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation
    Twitter: RachelVoorhees


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    French Foodie Mom
    Twitter: FrenchFoodieMom

    Angie, Am I finally going to get to meet you in the flesh this weekend at BlogHer? I hope so! Just arrived in your city and it is BEAUTIFUL.

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    scrappysue says:

    the wellington botanical gardens are pretty cool – so when you comin’!?!?!?!?! the spring tulips in september are awesome!

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    Jeanne Winters says:

    Oh – I love Balboa Park! We have no botanical gardens nearby, but often stop at them while traveling.

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    Michelle @ One Crafty Mama says:

    Don’t you just love Balboa Park? It such a gorgeous place to visit.

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    Well next time your visiting your favorite Little Sister in Utah, we should hit Red Butte. Its in Salt Lake near the U. Also, did you ever go to the one in DC, its awesome.

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    tori nelson
    Twitter: toristoptalking

    Gorgeous! We visit Cheekwood in Nashville quite a bit. Always a lot of pretty to take in!

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    Kelli @ writingthewaves
    Twitter: writingthewaves

    Love the lily pads! I am sucker for the botanical gardens too. Especially the butterfly garden. I am hoping to find one near our new place too.