What an exciting place to explore the wonders of plants and nature. This 4 1/2 acre interactive garden is a wonderful place for families to learn about what grows, flowers and many other hands on fun activities.
“The Mission” of the garden is to provide stimulating garden environments to engage families in creative and imaginative play. By exploring the gardens and attending the special events, families discover how plants are important in our everyday lives.
There are at least 20 different interactive sites for learning; picnic gardens, a tree house, peace plaza, red oak run and many more.
Each month from April – starting with Earth Day, special theme events are scheduled, for example: July is Blueberry Blast and celebrates NJ Day – ending with December and the Festival of Lights, an after dark stroll to look at the thousands of lights and animated sculptures.
“The Garden” offers a variety of educational activities for both students and adults. These are separate from the basic garden visit and have a fee and require reservations. Birthday parties, theme parties, corporate events and weddings are also a few opportunities to take advantage of the special garden adventure.
Tracy Duffield has worked with the garden for many years and has helped with their “Distance Learning” lessons offered over ISDN lines for grades K-12. The addition of agriculture information into this learning system has been a win-win for all.
NJ Farm Bureau Women helped support one of their teaching programs and were able to tour the gardens to see how much agricultural information could be added to their programs.
We organized the planting of an evergreen tree on their grounds. Dorothy Bryan designed and hand painted canning jar lids which we made into weather proof ornaments to celebrate the Christmas season; NJFBW were impressed with the imaginative learning activities that were available at the Camden Children’s Garden.