The Sneak Peek Forecourt offers a warm and welcoming opportunity for visitors to catch a glimpse of what awaits them within the Children’s Garden gates. Visitors can sit comfortably and wait for their friends to arrive while admiring the Sunshine Celebration Arch and previewing the Earth Art Garden.
Or they can follow the Little Feet Trail, an earth art installation fashioned after Ian Blakely’s work, to the Wayside Gnome and Kids Only Entrance. The Forecourt marks the starting line for interactive adventure, fun and learning in the ever-changing Ohio outdoors.
Sunshine Celebration ArchThe Sunshine Celebration Arch punctuates the main entry into the Children’s Garden. On sunny days, overhead prisms make magical rainbows appear on the ground and on children’s hands and shirts!
Kids Only EntranceLittle ones race ahead through their own entrance. A Cardinal (Ohio's state bird) topiary marks the entrance to the Willow Tunnel, a kid-sized pathway cloaked in living green leading to many garden adventures ahead.
Earth Art GardenIn the Earth Art Garden, a striking circular arrangement of upside down trees holds flowers dripping from aerial root balls. Visitors will enjoy the bold, dramatic lines of contrasting texture and colors of the Earth Art Garden.