October may not be the best season to visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens but I was still blown away by how beautiful everything was. One of my favorite books as a child was The Secret Garden, and whenever I find myself roaming through a garden I feel like I’ve entered into a magical place.
In fact the gardens were so beautiful and calming that I quickly checked to see if they were hiring (they weren’t, dang!), as I could see myself happily immersed there for a long time. I’ve been all over the country many times now and I was surprised to find Birmingham a very lovely place, especially with fall rolling in. It’s a city I would never have before thought to visit so I’m grateful for the circumstances that brought me there. As most everything in my life, it happened on a whim! And now I have a new favorite place to visit.
P.S. A stroll through the wonderful gardens is absolutely free!