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Monday, August 22, 2005

Bonfante Gardens and the Circus Trees

This weekend we made it to Bonfante Gardens, a radically different theme park for children. Radical, not that they teach kids how to play with guns and bombs, but rather introduce them to elementary botany !

The main focus of the park is the "circus trees". Some dude in Santa Cruz figured out long ago that if you take the american sycamore tree and graft it on itself, it grows into all kinds of intricate patterns.. You can see some amazing trees here, four trees woven into a basket, interweaving trees, etc..

Needless to say, there are lots of rides for kids with a fruits and vegetables theme..

with the exception of the goldfish ride..

The place also has a tropical tree glass house and a bird house with parakeets. A few photographs from our weekend trip with sangeethas cousin, her aunt and my favourite niece..

There are at least two or three train rides here with varying levels of thrills, targeting kids of different age groups.

Sisters walking together.. really liked the next two snaps..

We had a great time !


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