A couple of weeks ago, we took the boys to see the scarecrows at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. It had been a long time since I had been and was a little surprised that they charge admission ($10/adult), I guess since both the botanical gardens (BBG and Aldridge) we usually go to are free. But! The gardens were huge and wonderful and totally worth it.
They have a bonsai display, an herb garden, nature trail, daylily garden, vegetable garden, fern glade…
…a lovely water feature:
…and all those scarecrows! This one, called ‘Toil and Trouble’ by Dot’s Greenhouse, won 1st place People’s Choice award:
This one was promoting the Alabama Chicken & Egg Festival:
The baby loved it too:
While we were there, they had a wedding going on! We didn’t even realize it until we were right there in the children’s garden. What a nice setting:
The scarecrow that I put up each year – here he is last year:
got broken! Well, his head got broken. All I know is that he was okay and then the mailman came and then there were shards of terracotta everywhere. So.
There’s a list of botanical gardens in every state here.