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!