My last post was from earlier in the day today. After a good rain, we headed over to the botanical gardens to walk a little more.
Asheville Botanical Gardens consists of 10 acres and an easy 1/2 mile loop. There is a small visitors center with a gift shop. The flowers were beautiful as you stepped down from the parking area. We took off to the left. There is a little overlook off the main trail to the left where you have views of the creek. You then head on and cross a couple of bridges. You are now walking beside of the creek. The water in the creek was higher than I’ve ever seen it, due to the rain that had just occurred. When we came to where the trail bears to the right, we walked across the open area and we were going to take a little dirt trail along the creek. But, where it was kind of grown up and had just rained, we decided to leave that for a drier day. Got back out on the main trail and you then come to a springhouse and an 1840’s cabin. It’s called Hayes Cabin, and both the cabin and springhouse were moved here from somewhere in Madison County. We then took a hard right and now you are walking back towards the visitors center and the trail is now in the woods above the trail that you took beside of the creek. You eventually come to a large meadow where when it’s dry, you see people with blankets out. There is a gazebo and some picnic tables in this area. We crossed one last bridge and were back to the parking area. Nice little stroll.
Here are a few photos from that walk. The twins were up this past week, so a few photos of them. And, took a bunch of deer photos this past week and included a few of them. A mama and her baby. Captured one of the two young bucks that we see all the time at the house.
Botanical gardens address: 151 W. T. Weaver Boulevard, Asheville, NC
Steps / blooms as you are leaving the parking lot
Walkway to the overlook above the creek
The first bridge crossing right after the cut-off to the little overlook
This will be our 2nd bridge crossing
I’ve never seen this much water in this creek
A little side trail before you arrive at springhouse / cabin with some purple blooms
I was surprised to see these azaleas so late into the season
The cabin up ahead. Didn’t get a close-up shot of the cabin. A family was doing a photo shoot.
Eli and Sawyer playing with their 18 wheelers
Rotten little Sawyer more making faces than smiling for the camera
Was able to get a nice smile from Eli
Young buck in our front yard
Mama and baby
One more of mama and baby