Thursday, 14 February 2013

Botanic Gardens

Yesterday we visited the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens. First we went into the greenhouse. It had a mountain plant section, a rainforest section, a desert section, a Pacific Islands section and a section called 'continents apart'. I liked the bottle brush tree because it reminded me of home and I really liked the desert section because of its wide variety of cactus and how it had American plants and African plants on two different sides of the greenhouse section.

When we got out of the greenhouse, we saw a fountain. It was so cold that day that the top of the water had frozen solid! We had lots of fun throwing the sheets of ice into the centre of the fountain as well as breaking up the ice. In one sheet of ice there was a pinecone stuck in it. 

Then we explored a section of the gardens. In it there was a rockery which looked like a mountain, a fen they had made with native water plants and a small section of the garden where they grew plants with a little less water.

On the way back, we saw a little grey squirrel. It ran up a tree trunk and across the thinnest twigs, over the path onto another tree.

1 comment:

  1. Love your post Jacob, what a wonderful outing. Great shot of the pine cone in the ice. Wish I'd been there to see the grey squirrel too! Love Grandad