A Trip to Nature: Visiting the Botanical Gardens.

*my sweet friends Ayo & Ella*

Hey guys, Welcome to my blog.

I visited the botanical gardens in the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and I’ve decided to share with you guys how it went.

Nothing of value is free and so when you enter the gates, you are required to pay a gate fee of 100 naira which is roughly 26 cents. A young man with a calm demeanor received us.

There were several signs to help with navigating but most of them were overgrown with leaves.

Can you see the roses? Zoom in, yes the tiny red dots you see are the roses. I don’t know anything about when roses are meant to bloom but that sign was way too misleading. I was expecting to see roses because I’ve never seen a real rose.

The next section is a playground for children to have fun and relax. Most of the swings were bad and the environment was poorly managed. I wouldn’t advise you to bring your kids here unless you can administer tetanus shots like a pro.

If I had to play a weirdly shaped guitar and a drum all alone (forever) overlooking the most disgusting puddle of water I’d definitely go mad. I felt the struggle of the statue on a personal level. I named him Segun, he’s definitely a Segun.

A nursery is a place for growing plants before they are transplanted. The nursery in the botanical gardens looked like a haunted house. I was scared of going close before my innocent inquisitive self would become possessed by a plant demon.

The tiny house in the woods (Lol) you can see is the Restroom! Empty your bowels/bladders before coming except you’re up for some adventure.

There are several sitting areas to relax and just chill.

I had a mini food fest. It was a weird feeling munching bird meat while listening to the chirping of birds. I totally get why people are vegan.

PHOTO DUMP:

1. Skinny lives matter:

2. It’s okay to be different:

3. The prettiest in the room:

4. Entanglement 101:

5. The Tall guys that all the girls want:

6. Blogger of the year:

In conclusion, I’d say it was a nice experience. It’s Nigeria, the nonchalant rich guy that you love but can’t live with. Attention is not paid to ecology, conservation and sustainable living. I hope things change in the future. If we don’t save the planet and take care of her, she’ll push us out and we that are called a “third world country” will have zero chance of surviving.

Love & Light.

 

 

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P.S : I took all the pictures excluding the ones of me of course. I hope y’all like them🥰.

 

 

 

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My name is Esther, Queen Esther. I am a Nigerian psychologist navigating blindly through this tornado called life. The words best used to describe me are witty, pretty, chubby and bubbly. Welcome to my blog.

22 thoughts on “A Trip to Nature: Visiting the Botanical Gardens.

  • April 16, 2021 at 10:06 pm
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    Wow, this is really nice. I couldn’t stop saying “awwwww”. You’re a really good writer LRB, and you’re also good at exploring which is a bonus to your writing skills. The names you gave those trees though 😂…”Entanglement 101”😂. Keep the ink flowing dear👍👍.

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    • April 16, 2021 at 10:17 pm
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      Thank you so much!❤️❤️❤️

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  • April 16, 2021 at 10:07 pm
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    Aunty Estherrrrrrr! This is so niceeee🥺🥺❤️Proud of you Sis😇😇

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    • April 16, 2021 at 10:18 pm
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      Thank you my Dupe!!!🥰

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  • April 16, 2021 at 10:52 pm
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    Lol…It’s the description of the restroom for me, you’re really up for an adventure if u fail to heed to the warning😂😂🤣. This is really a beautiful and interesting piece, welldone girl!!👏

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    • April 16, 2021 at 10:54 pm
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      Omg thank you so much ❤️❤️❤️

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  • April 16, 2021 at 11:39 pm
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    Botanical Gardens is dead. Would never recommend unless you’d want to just get some time away inside a bush. I’m glad you wrote about it, brilliant as ever. PS, that statue is definitely a Segun, I diedddd.

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    • April 17, 2021 at 6:40 am
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      Yes you’re right that place is dead😂😂😂, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by!❤️

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  • April 17, 2021 at 1:31 am
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    I look the progressive vibe. She really tried…. The fact that I can say is that she took me on a tour that felt real even when I haven’t been there 😄

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    • April 17, 2021 at 6:41 am
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      Awww, thank you so much, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  • April 17, 2021 at 6:59 am
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    Wow LRB! I’m glad you’re back, only you can make a tour of a garden so fun. It’s the photo dump for me 😂. Keep up the good work, sending love from this side.

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    • April 17, 2021 at 7:00 am
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      Thank you so much!❤️❤️❤️

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  • April 17, 2021 at 7:01 am
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    I laughed all through, this was so realistic and I felt like I was there. Great article LRB, your sense of humor is like a breath of fresh air.

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    • April 17, 2021 at 7:13 am
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      Thank you so my Gigi!!!♥️❤️❤️❤️

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  • April 17, 2021 at 8:27 am
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    It’s the way you write for me 🥰🥰🥰
    Very beautiful piece

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    • April 17, 2021 at 8:29 am
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      Thank you so much!!🥰🥰❤️❤️❤️

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  • April 17, 2021 at 9:20 am
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    Sometimes, I try to picture what the garden was like when it was newly built. Would have been a proper place to chill if it were well maintained

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    • April 17, 2021 at 12:01 pm
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      I know right, must’ve been a beautiful place. Thank you for reading❤️❤️❤️

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  • April 17, 2021 at 2:23 pm
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    Nice write up. Made it funny and educative at the same time. Good one, keep it up!

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    • April 17, 2021 at 2:24 pm
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      Thank you so much❤️❤️❤️

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  • April 18, 2021 at 12:42 pm
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    Haha.. UNIBADAN in the mud… The way they use to describe that place and the name sef is too tush for this embarrassment. ….. It’s probably the pandemonium 🤣🤣.. Imagine the boldness to still collect money….. But why can’t they manage to fix a swing though? Where is the money going 🤔…. All attention is on the zoo no one cares about our dear plants 😭😭.. Well done sha.. We need you to cover a zoo trip too 😜😜 we should do difference between plant and animal (BIO101) 🙏🙏

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    • April 18, 2021 at 7:09 pm
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      It’s probably the panoramic 😂😂😂 yeah I should cover the zoo too. Thank you for this!❤️

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