We went to the botanical gardens in Ann Arbor last week while babysitting Vivi's best friend Amira for a couple of days. My mom rode with us, and we also met up with my sister. We had never been there before, it was really nice! We pretty much stayed in the children's garden area because they had so much for the kids to do. They even had child-sized picnic tables in the picnic area! Playing in the dirt was a big hit, all 3 kids were filthy by the time we left, and you should have seen the bath water that night, gross! The outdoor part of the garden is free, so even though it was a drive, it was definitely a 'worth it' outing.