So y’all know I’m a big fan of gardens to begin with. But these were beautiful. Truly spectacular and well-maintained. I don’t even want to think about how much work goes into the Creation Museum gardens both in planning and execution. The winding paths bring you to a variety of garden landscapes that even in mid-spring were just lovely – I can only imagine what it will look like in another month or two.
Some of the gardens you will see include a bog garden (complete with carnivorous plants), Japanese meditation garden with koi pond, rainforest tropical garden, butterfly or hummingbird garden, and of course, the petting zoo.
The gardens are able to be navigated by stroller via the paved walking path from the front of the Creation Museum. The suspension bridges can’t be crossed by stroller so the second day Sidney wore Vivian in the baby carrier and we carried her. There ARE bridges that can be crossed with the stroller or wheelchair though so you’d just have to go around the suspension bridges – all the gardens are handicapped-accessible.
And oh the gardens. Amazing gardens. You’ll be seeing photos from these gardens for months in future articles because I took about a thousand. (That’s not an exaggeration.)
The petting zoo was nice – if you live in a rural area like I do you may find most petting zoos a bit of a yawn. Oh hey – more chickens. But this petting zoo focused a lot on unusual animals and hybrids from animals in the same kinds like the zorse (zebra horse cross) and alpaca-llama hybrid. There was also a wallaby and coatimundi in enclosures but not pettable.
Oh! One more cool feature – the walking paths have call-in commentary you can access via cell phone. You can call the number and hear the information. Like a tour but at your own pace which makes it nice for the kids.