Monday, April 11, 2011

Camden Children's Garden

On Saturday we went to the Camden Children's Garden which is adjacent to Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ (definitely not a place known for it's lovely gardens). I was pleasantly surprised by this little gem of a garden and it's fairytale, Alice in Wonderland and Dinosaur themes. There were also a few rides and several activities for kids. What there were not a lot of were children and that was a shame!
(Love that hummingbird carousel creature above!)

A gorgeous pink azalea blooming in front of a vibrant yellow forsythia, color bliss!

I want this huge dino in my garden.
He's made entirely out of car parts!

Cherry tree blooming in front of Alice's tea cups.

The cougar is forever chasing the rooster on the carousel.

They even have a butterfly house!

Did you know that Walt Whitman spent his last years in Camden?
I didn't but here is his statue in the gardens and you can visit his house too.

"A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books."
Walt Whitman

A nice view of Philadelphia.


Dom said...

Love the humming bird!

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

Come to think of it, I don't really know that much about Walt Whitman, and he's one of my favorites! "I think I could turn and live with the animals"... and what an amazing Hummer to catch the brass ring on!

Studio at the Farm said...

Jennifer, would you like to adopt me? You and your daughter go to the coolest places. this theme park is wonderful, and I LOVE the carousel.
PS.- Just joking, Jennifer. i think I am old enough [chronologically, not emotionally] to be your mother.

Kat_RN said...

Nice find. I want to go. You know I love old carousels.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Loved the hummingbird also! I've enjoyed looking at all your photos the past week. You certainly have visited some cool places!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This place looks AMAZING - perfect for a "child" like me. :) Thanks for sharing these photos. I can always count on you for recommending fascinating places to visit. Theresa :)