Botanic Gardens: Coffee & Bonsai Exhibition

I met some women from the AWCD at the National Botanic Gardens.

Such a lovely place just 10 minutes from our house – must remember to come here more often.   The kids love it here too and they still occasionally talk about entering their pumpkin decorating competition next year.

There was a bonsai exhibition on so made it a bpoint to have a small walk around and a viewing of the exhibit.   Can’t help but think of Mr. Miyagi from Karate Kid.

We took a walk around the kitchen garden and a few paths before heading out as I had the school run, otherwise,  I would have stayed longer and walked more.  Looking forward to returning again soon as the place is so beautiful and FREE!

The cafe was very good too.  As the group opted for breakfast, I waited an hour and ate lunch 🙂

The cafe by 11 am was packed so come early.  They take cards here but the car park requires notes or coins – a bit old fashioned in that it doesn’t take cars, but at least they have a car park.  The neighboring streets have parking (some free, others for a fee) as the car park does fill up and if you are unlucky you can get stuck in a queue waiting for one to leave in order to enter.

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

I am an American currently living in the Netherlands. I enjoy snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journey as we moved from USA to the UK for a couple years then onto Ireland for three & half years and now in our next adventure in the Netherlands where the kids and are are learning Dutch. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is half American & half Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! I seen ’em do it man, they fuckin‘ drown ’em in it. When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family – essentially a journal of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring with our two amazing kids.

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