Children’s Adventure Garden
Funded in part by ArcelorMittal, the Children’s Adventure Garden is all about interaction, and not just between children and nature. Kids will be drawn into a world where houses are made from sunflowers, willow branches form passageways, and uniquely-shaped gourds hang from a tunnel leading to a shed with a roof made of plants.
For children who know poultry only as Mcnuggets, there is a flock of funky chickens that make themselves home in a colorful chicken coop. They’re fun to watch, but they’re great garden partners as well, feasting on destructive insects and manufacturing plant food. The worms in the worm bin move a little slower and work undercover, but they’re just as helpful in the garden, eating kitchen scraps and producing a rich soil booster that keeps plants happy and healthy.
In addition to these features, Hitchcock Design Group’s plans call for a potted dwarf tree collection, rustic shade arbor, Alphabet Prairie Walk, raised planting beds, bridges, seed to table area, and more.