Today was just fabulous. The weather cooperated and I got the chance to visit one of my favorite places, the Tower Hill Botanic Garden. I've been a member for a few years now and always enjoy visiting. I never see the same thing twice, and often find new plants and flowers along the way. This time I took my friend David, who is also a photographer, as he had never been before. We both use Fuji cameras and with our 60mm macro lenses we decided to venture out there and explore.
If you're in New England please visit them as there is so much to see. Its a great place for families, students and to just spend the day seeing everything they have to offer.
Don't forget to visit the Twigs Cafe. We made sure to stop for a bite. We enjoyed some very tasty sandwiches and then went back to taking photos.
Since we had our Macro lenses with us we decided to spend the day taking close up photos. Its funny how many times we found something interesting and David telling me he could spend hours in that one area taking photos. I had to remind him we still had a lot more to see.
Near the parking lot we saw this nice plant with many flowers on it. The bees seemed to like them as well.
I like these small plants. I have some in my yard as well, but they tend to be early bloomers and enjoy spreading.
Walking along the path I saw this blossom tree. These are nice and bright and really add a lot of color to the scenery.
There were a ton of daffodils everywhere which was nice to see. There were different varieties as well.
Here is a close up.
Yup another photo of these small plants. I just really like their bright color against all the green around.
When the bees and wasps and hornets are out you know Spring is here. So, I had to get at least one photo of one of them.
Further along the path we were treated to several areas filled with tulips. I'm always happy to see these every year, but David had not seen so many in one place. He sat down and took a lot of photos. This cluster is in front of the main entrance to the Tower Hill information center building. I'm so glad Spring is here!
Here is another angle so you can see how tall some of them are.
As you can see from the two previous photos there were some smaller ones growing underneath as well. Here's a baby tulip.
And here are the parents! Just kidding.
From there we continued on to the backside of the gardens towards the pond area.
This plant is found near water a lot around here, but is often curled up. These caught my attention.
Alongside the path I saw this very small plant. It appears it hasn't bloomed yet and almost has a wintery look to it.
This was another wildflower growing along the path.
On our way to the Twigs cafe to get some lunch we walked by the water fountain located in the middle courtyard area. I saw these tulips getting hit by the sun.
After lunch we walked around a little and then decided to head out. These two tulips were near the road so I preferred to have them in black and white. I really like how the sun is hitting them.
A little further I saw this grip of tiny flowers low to the ground.
Once again I had a great time walking around the Tower Hill Botanic Garden. I know I'll be back soon as some areas haven't fully bloomed yet and I really like seeing their vegetable garden as well. But, even so, we didn't get to see everything on this walk. I know David enjoyed taking photos as well.
So if you're local or are visiting check it out! There is tons to see and some great food the Twigs Cafe!