Franklin Park Conservatory Children's Garden | Columbus, OH | 614 Mom

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Earlier today my son and I headed to one of our favorite places ever - Franklin Park Conservatory. We have had a membership here for years so my son has grown up loving everything from the annual butterfly exhibit to the preschool time and craft time offered throughout the week.  On May 19 the Children's Garden officially opens and after our tour today I know it will be a regular place for our family.  I'm excited to share a sneak peak of the garden with all of you. 

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children's Garden opens May 19, 2018 at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.  This multi-sensory, recreational, artistic and educational garden for children and families provides a place for children to play and learn in a safe and exciting space.  

When the planning started for the Children's Garden those in charge reached out to schools and other family groups to ask what kind of things would they like to see in the garden.  The kids wanted rainbows and fun elements like that and parents, of course, wanted safety. 

This new 2 acre garden will promote Ohio plants, animals and geology.  It will serve as an opportunity for children and families to play outside in a safe, educational place, resulting in enhanced creativity, problem-solving, and cognitive abilities.  

Access to the garden is included in your daily ticket or membership.  Will I see you there this summer?  

Enjoy some of our photos from the tour and tell me what you're most excited for! 

10 Things we love about the Children's garden

The Rainbow Welcome Terrace

Sensory & Pollinator Gardens

Nature Play Zone

Sandstone Bluff

Playhouse Garden

Canopy Walk

Fairy Garden

Nature Art Studio

The Whisper Bench

Sandstone Creek

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