It didn't take long before I started wandering onto the paths from the main paved walk. There are several water gardens in the Botanic Garden.
There were lots of bright colors to see.
I rather liked the Alpine garden. There are lots of colors, water, and stones.
The glass houses at the Botanic gardens are really neat. They were built in the nineteenth century (they've been kept up well) and have an old fashioned feel to them.
This bright vine was also in the glass house. Outside the glass house, I came across this cork tree and it made me think about the story of Ferdinand the Bull. There are a lot of nice, shady cedar trees in the gardens.
After the glass house I went to the picnic area to eat my lunch. I was eating the last bite of my sandwich when the skies opened up and poured down. I ducked into the tea room until the rain stopped a few minutes later. As you can see from the tulips by the fountain, it was still pretty windy when it cleared up. I next visited the 'dry garden', which wasn't. (It's a garden of plants that don't require any watering by the gardeners.) Then I wandered around through the trees and meadows.
After walking past flowering trees, I wandered through the systematic garden. This garden is laid out by species, like plants in a botany book.
I had to take a picture of the yucca plant because it looked so out of place. The next pictures are looking towards the entrance as I was going out to brave the storm. The apple tree on the left is called the Issac Newton apple tree, because it is a genetic descendant of the apple tree of legend at Newton's Woolthorpe Manor (the original tree died in the nineteenth century).