Gardens help children grow- mentally, emotionally, and physically. Helping children
connect with nature and better understand where their food comes from, and they
provide a context for teaching nutrition and encouraging healthy lifestyles. The
Imaginative Children’s Garden offers children and their family the opportunity to
have a hands-on educational experience in a garden setting. Learning about local
flora and fauna, organic gardening, local watersheds, alternative gardening practices,
soil care, biology, along with cultural gardening traditions found elsewhere.
Three-themed program periods:
• Spring Planting
• Summer-Time Gardening
• Fall Harvest
Rockwood in Butterflies, connected to the Imaginative Children’s Garden, offers
many chances for the community to learn about the life cycle of butterflies, and
ending with a dramatic release in the fall.