The national landmark, Huldah Klager lilac garden, is only about a twenty minute drive from my home. Last year I took my homeschooled seven year old granddaughter there for a field trip, and she loved it. She loved the history, the restored farmhouse, the beautiful garden and many varieties of lilacs, and, of course, the gift shop with one dollar grab bags for children.
This year I took all three of the youngest grandchildren, ages 8, 5 and almost 3. They all loved wandering through the garden, though touring the restored farmhouse with it's antiques wasn't ideal for the three year old, a rambunctious boy.
( all of the above photos edited using Kim Klassen's waterfront texture)
Not far from the garden is a lovely city park on a lake where my grandchildren enjoyed playing at the playground and splashing in the water at the lake. Indulging in ice cream cones at Dairy Queen before we headed home was a perfect way to end this beautiful spring afternoon together.