Alex in Wonderland: Adventuring Through the Allan Gardens

This place is literally magical. The outside looks like what I would imagine the Taj Mahal to look like if it were a greenhouse. The inside houses a jungle and a desert, and there are turtles, koi fish, and the occasional friendly squirrel. My sister and I spent the whole time with our mouth's open wide either in awe at everything we saw or in order to help us breathe better because it was extremely hot and humid in there.

My suggestion, other than going there and having a look around for yourself, is to bring lots of water with ice and an extra camera because there will be so many interesting species of plants and unusually vibrant colors that you'll probably want to capture all of it on camera. I know that I certainly felt like one of those old explorers who wear khaki colored vests, bucket hats, and Bermuda shorts, big Timberland looking boots with white socks bunched around the ankles, and a necktie. I even brought binoculars (which we never used)!

It was quiet and peaceful and whimsical, and I totally felt like I was Alice in Wonderland, ducking underneath giant talking flowers and dodging the words that the pipe-puffing caterpillar wrote with his smoke. And just like Alice, it all felt like one long dream, but one that I can't wait to go back to again soon.

Alex in Wonderland: Adventuring Through the Allan Gardens | Ms. Tiger Lilly

Alex in Wonderland: Adventuring Through the Allan Gardens | Ms. Tiger Lilly

Alex in Wonderland: Adventuring Through the Allan Gardens | Ms. Tiger Lilly

Alex in Wonderland: Adventuring Through the Allan Gardens | Ms. Tiger Lilly

Alex in Wonderland: Adventuring Through the Allan Gardens | Ms. Tiger Lilly

Alex in Wonderland: Adventuring Through the Allan Gardens | Ms. Tiger Lilly

Alex in Wonderland: Adventuring Through the Allan Gardens | Ms. Tiger Lilly

Alex in Wonderland: Adventuring Through the Allan Gardens | Ms. Tiger Lilly

Alex in Wonderland: Adventuring Through the Allan Gardens | Ms. Tiger Lilly

Alex in Wonderland: Adventuring Through the Allan Gardens | Ms. Tiger Lilly

Alex in Wonderland: Adventuring Through the Allan Gardens | Ms. Tiger Lilly