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The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden

This 2-acre garden is the largest horticulture project ever undertaken by the Conservatory. Featuring numerous unique, interactive experiences celebrating the Ohio landscape, the Children’s Garden will focus on introducing and connecting children to the natural world, as well as renewing that connection for their parents and caregivers. The Children’s Garden will support the Conservatory’s outreach and education mission, promoting active learning for all ages, with an emphasis on health and the natural sciences.

The Children’s Garden is open and included in admission year-round, with the exception of various water features which are open April 25-October 2, 2022.

Educational Programming is a part of the garden experience in the spring and summer seasons, with Learning Themes that change monthly.

Educational Programs

Educational Programs are included in the Children’s Garden experience during the spring and summer seasons each year. This year’s programming will run from April 25 to October 2, 2022. Learning Themes change monthly and dictate the types of programming featured in the garden.

Learning Themes

May: The Magic of Trees
June: Plenty of Pollinators
July: Glorious Gardens
August: Wild World of Water
September: Nature Art

Recurring Programs

Discovery Stations | Daily, 10:30am-1pm
Explore with us every day at the Discovery Station! Learn something new through hands-on educational activities designed to inspire a love of nature through discovery, all based around the Garden’s monthly Learning Theme.

Garden Club | June-September | Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30
A drop-in style, weekly meet-up of budding young gardeners to work exclusively in our Let’s Garden area. Children will participate in all aspects of the garden, from planting seeds and watering to weeding and harvesting. Participating in Garden Club is free with admission, adult supervision is required.

Nature Story Time | Thursdays, 10:30am
Join us for Nature Story Time as we dive into nature through stories, songs, and movement. Watch imaginations bloom as we read together, listen to music, and even make ourselves move like some of our favorite nature friends.

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Explore The Children's Garden

Sneak Peek Forecourt
Sneak Peek Forecourt
Rainbow Welcome Terrace
Rainbow Welcome Terrace
Sunrise Lawn
Sunrise Lawn
Children's Garden
Canopy Walk
Nature Play Zone
Nature Play Zone
Inspiration Pocket Garden
Inspiration Pocket Gardens
the Playhouse Garden
Playhouse Garden
My Ohio Woods
Learning Pavilion
Let's Garden
Let's Garden
Nature Art Studio
Nature Art Studio
Wetland Explore
Wetland Explore
Whisper Garden
Whisper Gardens

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