Today there were over a hundred young children at the Botanic Gardens, wandering round completing an educational quiz in our coal garden, which has dinosaur prints embedded in the concret path and various plants from the dinosaur era represented. They were all waiting for this monster to arrive. He was fascinating and very realistic, complete with appropriate noises. I loved the textures of the fabric covering, some of which you can see in the photos.
Alexander (red shirt) really wanted to get up close to pat the dinosaur. Hamish thought he would like to, but the head suddenly bobbed towards him, so there was a hasty retreat to Dad's arms! Some of the very small children were really frightened, but most of them just couldn't get enough.
I think it was really advertising a show called Erth Dinosaurs which will have a couple of sessions at the local theatre tomorrow. Anyway, a lot more people know where parts of our Gardens are now which they had never visited before.
This petrea is in full flower on the trellis in the Heritage garden. If you click to enlarge you will see a bit of the bauhinia scandens which is only just starting to flower.
Vicki Welsh made this lovely sunprinted postcard for me as a prize for taking part in last month's Technique of the month. I am thrilled to receive it.
Only a short post, I need to get dinner ready.