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On our visit to our villa last March we encountered unseasonably hot weather for that time of year. Whilst we were very happy to enjoy it by our final day my parents were feeling the strain of the hot weather. We always check our luggage in at Virgins desk at Downtown Disney on the day of our departure then often go to Seaworld where we have annual passes for a couple of hours.

As it was so hot we opted not to wander too far around the Park and for the first time we went to the Garden of Discovery which is an educational part of Seaworld for children and adults alike. It provides the wildlife habitat required to give food, water, cover and places to raise the young that are necessary for all wildlife.

In the middle of it is a small summerhouse where my parents initially sat cooling down whilst enjoying cold drinks and ice cream before strolling around the garden.

They then discovered a section entitled Home Sweet Home where dense planting, nesting boxes and trees that are hollow provide places to rear the young as well as providing shelter.

The Wet and Definitely Wild section had ponds and bird baths to cool down the wildlife as well as letting them drink and breed.

They particularly liked the small herb section with its thyme, sage and many other herbs, they had previously only grown these in pots but since coming home from Seaworld have planted a similar section in their own garden.

Butterflies were enticed into the Flying Flowers section so that they could pollinate the flowers and spread the seeds. Near here was a sign getting visitors to try to identify the various types of flowers, some little girls were having a great time with their parents doing this.

We thought the Whats for Lunch section really good as I think we had not given too much thought of the kind of fruit seeds and nectar available for wildlife.

The Sensational Songbirds section made us aware of the bird’s usefulness in eating bugs, spreading their seeds and assisting in pollination.

We then came across another sign encouraging visitors to try to recognise trees and plants, young boys were busy trying to do this with the help of their parents.

We really did find the Gardens of Discovery very enlightening and would recommend it to visitors of all ages, a lovely place to stroll around and also relax away from the sun in the summerhouse.

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Can You Find Me - Flowers

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Garden of Discovery
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