Usually, the rhododendrons reach their peak around Mother's Day, but this year everything is late. The rain has been hard on flowers and some were already fading, but there still were many spectacular displays. I hadn't been to the gardens in years--or maybe decades. I remember keeping our (then) toddler from falling into the water after the ducks and I remember being there with my mother. Now, there are more trails, more bridges and walkways and more accessible gardens. It's still a very popular place for small children and grandparents... and there are still lots of geese and ducks.
There are several species of ducks and geese at the garden, but these are the common ones. Love the fluffy little goslings.