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Children’s Gardens

The original site of Mrs. Parks’ Japanese Garden has been brought back to life as Tarrywile’s popular Children’s Garden. The garden was developed as a handicapped accessible area of the park. Landscape designer Jane Didona, who describes the garden as an “environmental playground,” employed a garden concept inspired by the wildly popular children’s book Where the Wild Things Are by author Maurice Sendak. The result is a wonderful setting where “children can interact with nature in a way that promotes fun and education.”

The garden is the site of many activities for children- including story-telling, class trips and family outings. Environmental education activities are conducted in a hands-on manner that engages the child’s imagination. Check for a schedule of events or just come on your own and visit. Your kids will love the garden and you’ll enjoy sharing in their delight. Don’t have kids? Come anyway- the garden is fun for everyone who’s a kid at heart.