Tuesday, 19 April 2016

The tropical park

The tropical park in Saint Jacut-les-Pins was only a ten-minute drive or so from Rochefort-en-Terre, so a visit was a must.  Their little fold-out leaflet promised, as part of the park's entertainment, animated dinosaur models, so how can one resist?

The orchid house is the first part of the garden that you see, and pretty much justifies the entry fee all by itself.  I don't know if we were just lucky in coming at the right time of year, but it semed that everything was in flower, and the displays were spectacular.

It's not possible to do justice to the rest of the park here.  There is a petting zoo with chickens, goats, turkeys and wallabies,   They flew some of the big parrots and smaller birds in demonstration during the afternoon.   There are water features and landscapings from different parts of the world, with an emphasis on the far East.  A good day out.

And the goats provide extra entertainment.  Popcorn is sold in the little shop, and the goats can spot a popcorn bag a mile off.  They took about ten seconds to get it dropped and spilt on the ground so they could all share in the bounty.


James Higham said...

Animated dinosaurs, wallabies, who could ask for more?

Mark In Mayenne said...

Indeed. We were prepared to be disappointed, but it was actually pretty good.

CherryPie said...

The Orchid garden looks spectacular :-)

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