The Here We Grow Children’s Garden is a delight for children of all ages. The children’s garden is education and fun.
Vegetables grow in raised rectangular beds. All senses are engaged as a visitor moves from bed to bed in the Sensory Garden and Bird and Butterfly Garden. A pump is connected to an irrigation system that waters the plants, visiting school groups use the pump.
Luxurious martin houses, left over from the original garden are on poles that allow them to be cranked up and down so they can be put in storage during a hurricane.
In African American folklore, bottle trees are said to absorb evil spirits. The children’s garden bottle trees were created using dead cedar trees, which are connected to concrete foundations using metal pipes that stick up into them.
Special thanks to the Children’s Garden sponsor, Firestone Polymers.