Mother's Day @ the Botanical Garden

May 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Mother's Day was spent with my boys and our moms. My daughter is in Europe so I had to settle for a video call from Paris in front of the Eiffel Tower. Side note... she is having the time of her life. Any way, we started the day off at my favorite brunch spot, the Brunch Apothecary. It was a long wait but worth every second. The place is tiny and they do not take reservations. I had an amazing biscuit casserole with smoked salmon and a Lemon Berry Stubborn Soda. So Good and I do not even drink soda! Brunch was followed up with a trip to the Gainesville extension of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. It is a smaller scale of the Piedmont Park garden but less traffic and free parking. Both our moms are getting up in age and it was record breakingly hot outside so the smaller garden was a better choice. Both gardens have a Mosiaculture sculpture exhibit going on called Imaginary Worlds, featuring whimsical story book like creatures made from living plants. The sculptures take about a half a year to create and were made in Montreal and shipped to Atlanta. Now that I have seen the Gainesville creatures I am dying to see the ones in Midtown.

This time we opted not to hike the trails since it was so hot and last time I did I got my first bout of chiggers. The worst bug experience of my life!

I was inspired by these jellyfish like flowers and oh the poppies! I wish they would grow well in Georgia. Too much work for this horticulture challenged girl. My husband is obsessed with the Big Daddy Hostas. I have a feeling we will have a few in the near future.

Not going to lie, the Pandas were my favorite!

This one did not want his picture taken at all. I told him it was Mother's Day and he had to at least let me snap one or two.

The mom's were seeking shade whenever possible. It was pretty miserable. I hate how quickly it gets hot in Georgia.

Just slightly enamored with these Poppies!

They were serving mimosas but as enticing as that was, I just wanted some AC.

Happy Mother's Day!


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