Gateway Children’s Garden

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The Children’s Garden is scheduled to open for the 2017 season on Saturday, May 6th.  Below you can find an informational brochure as well as the registration form for upcoming program activities being held in the Children’s Garden.

New this season is the Children’s Garden Membership.  This is a great way to save on multiple visits to the Children’s Garden during the May-October (last day for the season is October 28th) season, as well as discounted or free membership activities and events being held.  Click on the link below for more details!


CHILDREN’S GARDEN SCHOOL FIELD TRIP’S ARE FULL FOR SPRING 2017!
Schools/teachers that would like to plan a field trip for Fall 2017, keep watch for a schedule and more details!

**Private Children’s Garden reservations for small groups, daycares, and camps are also being accepted.  Please call our Administrative Office for more information at 304-264-4842 ext 16.


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THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN….

A sixteen foot climbing mountain is the hub of the garden with paths circling it to encourage running and physical play. Small themed activity “niches” can be found throughout the area and each has both a physical and educational component. The garden has many trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers to attract birds and butterflies and the construction materials are as environmentally friendly as possible.

With parental supervision, children will be able to discover, imagine and enjoy all of the gardens’ features:

  • Hobbit House
  • Look-Out Tower
  • ABC Garden & Reading Nook
  • Tiny Tots Exploration Area
  • Drip Drop Water Zone
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Dinosaur Dig
  • Nest Niche
  • Zippity Zip Line
  • Tune Town
  • My Free Library

If you are interested in making a contribution, you can do so in several ways:

  • sponsor a specific feature,
  • donate toward landscaping or make a nonspecific monetary contribution.

Any donation is tax deductible if donated through Parks and Rec and designated for the Gateway Children’s Garden at Ambrose.