This botanical garden is the most beautiful one I have ever seen. I still can’t believe how large this park is, 16 acres to be exact. You can spend hours here taking it all in. The best part is that the outdoor portion of the park is free to the public and open daily. The park is split into different sections that each have different names. My two favorite were the Thai Pavilion & Garden and the Rose Garden.
The Rose Garden is like something out of a fairy tale. Hundreds of beautiful roses surrounded by fountains and a thirty foot tower make this a truly magical place. There is a stairway that leads to the top of the tower where you will have a great view of the garden. There was even a yoga class going on and I really wanted to jump in and join.
The Thai pavilion is mesmerizing. It’s definitely the heart of the garden and what people come to see. The pavilion was actually donated to the University of Wisconsin by the Thai government. The pavilion can withstand the harsh weather conditions such as rain or snow, but it can’t withstand human touch. The oils on our fingers break down the gold leaf used in the structure. The pictures really don’t do it justice. This is one of those things you have to see in person to truly enjoy all it has to offer.
My outfit is one of my favorites. I actually don’t have any yellow clothing so when I saw this piece I knew I had to snatch it up. I used to think that yellow wasn’t my color and that I couldn’t pull it off, but now I love it. It’s such a cheerful color and perfect for the summer months. What’s unique about this piece is that its part romper and part dress. It’s the best of both worlds. While we were taking pictures two little girls came up to me and asked me if I was a princess. It was so sweet and made my day. This piece definitely made me feel like a princess. My exact outfit is no longer available, but it is available in a long kimono on Nordstrom. I will have the link posted below. I hope you guys enjoyed reading!