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Description of Children Garden
The Children’s Garden is comprised of two semi-circular berms planted with a base of small trees, flowering bushes and evergreens and over-shadowed by a mature Silver Maple tree. It was designed to appeal especially to children through the use of a variety of colors, textures and shapes with a touch of whimsey.
Perennials have been added over the years including Daisy, Black-eyed Susan, Iris, Ostrich Ferns, Coral Bells, etc. but many of flowers are annuals grown by volunteers in the Master Gardener Greenhouse.
The original log-pole teepee was replaced with a castle in 2014 and is covered with Purple Hyacinth Beans vine. Accessible by openings on both sides, it is a favorite “hiding place.”
Thornless climbing-roses cover the arbor and have a breath-taking fragrance in the spring. The Galapagos tortoise statuary is a popular spot for photos for “children of all ages.”
A flower-filled sailboat, added in 2014, is beached on the dry creek bed and reflects the changing of the seasons with bulbs in the spring to annuals to mums in the fall. A large boulder resembling a stone “chair” was added this year.
The words PLAY, GROW, and LEARN displayed in the garden are in keeping with our mission to promote learning and love of gardening in the community.