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Flower Gardens: The Perfect Family-Friendly Fall Activity

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Fall Activities—Whether you live near botanical gardens, flower gardens, large fields with wild flowers, or garden stores, taking your family to see the flowers this month is the perfect way to kick off fall. First the flowers, then the leaves, and then the pumpkins. Thirsty for some apple cider already?

I live near a huge flower garden in Utah called Thanksgiving Point. This place is my happy spot.

And fortunately, my children love it as well. This garden makes the perfect spot for a play date. Fountains? Did someone say there were fountains?

According to their website, Thanksgiving Point boasts "...13 acres of turf grass, a quarter million tulips, seventy varieties of roses, and the largest manmade waterfall in the Western hemisphere."

The gardens also "...operate a complex water reclamation system that collects millions of gallons of runoff throughout the property and even from Interstate 15 to be used in watering garden vegetation. The results are both beautifully responsible and responsibly beautiful."

While we love attending Thanksgiving Point's Tulip Festival every spring, I find hanging out in places like The Secret Garden there is the perfect and calming way to kick off fall.

Next up? Their Harvest Festival and Art Market September 23 and 24. If you happen to be in Utah or passing through, check it out.

What is your favorite way to enjoy nature? What are your favorite nature-oriented fall activities?

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An active part of the Mom It Forward team, Jyl primarily writes about parenting, social good, and all things travel related. In a past life, Jyl was an award-winning copywriter and designer of corporate training programs for Fortune 100 companies. Offline, Jyl is married to @TroyPattee; a mom to two teen boys and a beagle named #Hashtag; loves large amounts of cheese, dancing, and traveling; and lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Topping her bucket list is the goal to visit 50 countries by the time she's 50.


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