While Labor Day is the unofficial end of Summer here in the States, the official end of the season doesn't get here for a few more days, which means Mr. Cleaver and I time to sneak in one more excursion under the wire.
We'd wanted to return to the Coastal Maine Botantical Gardens ever since our last visit there, particularly since we were there about a week before the new children's garden opened.
It was worth the return visit. The children's garden was designed based on classic children's books: mostly Maine-based ones like Blueberries for Sal
Miss Rumphis (one of my personal favorites)
Burt Dow, Deep Water Man
And a few non-Maine tales were represented as well.
The garden was very interactive with mazes, treehouses, and a playhouse/garden, and interact we did.
We also visited some of the other gardens, and took note of a few plants we'd like for our own garden next year.