Children’s Adventure Garden
Funded in part by a grant from 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.
The Children’s Adventure Garden will open for the 2013 season on April 1.