Having family in town and wanting to see the new sculpture garden definitely count as good reasons to go.
And it certainly doesn't hurt to go on a sunny day with temperatures in the upper 70s.
Evie spent her time collecting leaves, acorns, grasses, and whatever other interesting objects she could find.
There were even still some monarch butterflies hanging around.
We spent most of our time walking through the gardens behind the visitor center, where many plants were still filled with blooms.
We caught a glimpse of a hummingbird moth, a little green frog, and one more butterfly.
We couldn't leave without seeing the dahlia trial garden...
...or without seeing the ornamental grasses.