Friday, November 5, 2021

MEADOWLARK GARDENS ON 10-27-21 - PART 1

 Here we are again.  Our previous visit before this one, was at the end of August.  This time Autumn is very much under way.For some reason that escapes me now, we didn't leave the house until mid afternoon.  Usually we are out in the morning but by the time we got to the garden, the sun was lower in the sky and not as harsh.  Better for taking photos we keep hearing.This is the visitor center.  In the wintertime there are logs burning and their warmth makes you want to grab one of those chairs.  The way into the garden is through the visitor center, after paying an admission charge.  Under the age of 6 you get in for free.  Between the ages of 6 to 17 it is $3.00.  Between 18 to 54 it is $6.00.  55 and over it goes back down to $3.00.  Because we visit often during the year we buy the single annual pass for $35.00 which comes with a free guest pass.  The family pass is $50.00.  During the middle of winter it used to be free.  Whether it still is I'm not sure but will find out next time I go, because it will probably be wintertime.  These fees were on their website at the time of writing, on November 1st, 2021. The Fairy Garden is right outside the visitor center.  Most of the fairies have flown south with the birds, but there were a few who had stayed behind.

You can just about see them if you look inside these towers.  There was flying practice going on!

The garden is getting ready for their Winter Walk of Lights starting in November.  You can check that out at this link.
The area was in the shade and the lights were very pretty.
There was a lot of activity and the gnomes were out and about.  
These were very kind, hardworking gnomes, not a mischievous one in the group.
This fellow made sure the path was well lit, asking the lady to be careful where she put her feet.  We are recognized at this garden.
Thank you Mr. Gnome!  The garden looks lovely as always, and we appreciate all the hard work that goes on here.

More posts to follow and thank you so much for visiting.  I hope your weekend is a grand one.



54 comments:

  1. The fire would be amazing in the winter, looks a largish fireplace.
    The gnomes are looking good too.

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    1. I know Margaret, I love that fireplace and the stained glass above the mantle :)

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  2. What a great place to visit. I love all the gnomes. I could get used to having a fireplace like that too.

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    1. Thanks Ann, I love the gnomes too. They are new to the garden (to me as I haven't been here at this time), whether they will still be there after the Winter Walk of Lights is over, I am not sure.

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    1. Estou muito feliz que você tenha gostado das fotos. Obrigado e um abraço e boa semana continuou :)

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  4. Love it!! The gnomes all seem friendly enough. But those fairy lights would shine and make the whole garden special!!!

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    1. So glad Anni, those lights certainly do make it all special :) Thank you!

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  5. Hello,
    What a pretty visitor center. The gardens, lights and gnomes all are wonderful.
    Have a happy day and a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, we have always enjoyed the visitor center, and everything in the garden. You have a happy day and great weekend also :)

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  6. that is a great price for the annual pass. i love that free standing tower and the fireplace is magnificent.. never seen one in front of a window and I love it

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    1. We think so too Sandra, and love everything that you have mentioned. Thank you :)

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  7. These gardens are so lovely and I really like the coziness of the visitor's center. These seem like very reasonable rates, which makes it very nice.

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    1. Thanks Jeanie, and yes we think the rates are very reasonable also. It's a good place for parents to bring their children. I often see moms with strollers here during the day time :)

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  8. It must be nice to be able to visit a garden like this so frequently, using an annual pass. Good sights and good exercise!

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    1. Thank you Gigi! We feel very grateful with our local gardens, and getting the exercise in such pretty surroundings.

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  9. I love it! Wish there were more Fairy Gardens around here.

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    1. Thank you Ginny :) I don’t see too many fairy gardens either and am very appreciative of this one.

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  10. Such a nice visit.
    I do like the gnomes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan :) I find the gnomes delightful.

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  11. I always love the smell of a freshly burning fire!

    Such sweet gnomes!!!

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    1. Me too, love walking through our neighborhood and smelling wood smoke in the air. I felt the same way on the gnomes. Thanks Debbie :)

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  12. What a fun garden! We could all enjoy a few fairies and gnomes in our lives. Have a terrific weekend, Denise.

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    1. I think so too :) Thank you Kay and the same to you :)

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  13. What a lovely trip! I enjoyed that!

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    1. Very happy you enjoyed the garden Jenn, thank you :)

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  14. I love gardens. They have a cute collection of gnomes - I'd like to get some

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    1. Thanks Carol, I enjoyed them too :) I have one, a gift from a friend. It is treasured.

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  15. I think you could have a fight on your hands as to who sits in front of the fireplace when lit, if lots of people are there! Very nice pics of the garden.

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    1. Thank you Linda :) I think we would have to be very lucky with the right time.

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  16. The gnomes were much fun to see, once again, Denise.

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  17. Oh, I didn't know they did a holiday thing, but it makes sense!

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    1. Yes, it seems most botanical gardens have these events now. I am looking forward to seeing it here :)

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  18. Love the fun garden!

    What a cute collection of gnomes!

    Happy Sunday, Denise!

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    1. Thank you Veronica, happy you enjoyed. And a Happy Sunday to you too :)

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  19. Darling post, Denise! It's nice to hear you are known by such cute gnomes. How lovely to visit this magical place often enough to experience it in all seasons.

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen! Yes, they truly are a friendly bunch :))) Each season brings another kind of beauty doesn't it :)

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  20. Awww --What a lovely garden and your pictures are great. I wish I lived somewhere near a Fairy Garden and a place where the Gnomes recognize me!

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    1. Thank you Sallie, I enjoy getting in touch of my whimsical side with those gnomes, :)

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