Opening weekend at the Children’s Garden (from Apr. 1)

April 1, 2010

We spent spring break in Louisville, so I should not have been surprised when M. today noticed a truck that had “Louisville, KY” painted on the side and announced “Maybe it’s hauling bourbon!” Yes, we did tour a fine distillery at Buffalo Trace, all for the edification of the youngsters. Actually, it was pretty informative and they both got a kick out of seeing it, in a boy-and-machinery sort of way.
But now we’re back in town, heading into Easter weekend (already!?!?) and I have to note the beautiful weather — it seems custom-tailored for the opening weekend at the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Today was the actual opening, but festivities continue through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. My pick for “best time to go” is Saturday (Apr. 3) from noon to 3 p.m., when there will be live music from the Ryan Spearman Trio.

As usual, city and county residents receive free admission to the Botanical Garden on Wednesday from 7 a.m. to noon, which saves you a little on admission (but you’d still pay at the Children’s Garden). However, on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, you’ll pay regular admission to the Botanical Garden but get in free at the Children’s Garden.  You’ll have to do the math based on the composition of your group, but if you’re coming with a posse of kids, Saturday mornings are the time.

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