Here is the Google map view of the main part of the gardens. On the left you can see the elaborately laid out flower gardens with a nice lilly pond in the center. The structure on the right is the gigantic greenhouse.Each room of the greenhouse exhibits a unique habitat. The different environments were well presented and carefully recreated. Below, you can see Amanda standing next to some towering cacti in the desert themed room. In the tropical jungle room, if there wasn't a cement path underfoot, I might have thought I was in the rainforest. Even the heat and humidity was spot on.
|Are we in Munich, or Arizona?|
|Are those plants in the background, or kiddie pools?|
The days activities ended with a birthday pie. Amanda made a Banoffee Pie which is a ridiculously tasty concoction of banana (hence the misspelling of bonanza), dulce du leche and whipped cream. It was really good; I recommend you make one.
All in all, it was a great birthday. You can check out some more photos from the garden at Amanda's Picasa page.