Nestled just a few blocks south of Atlantic Ave, our two-plot parcel of land, generously donated by St. Paul's Episcopal Church, now serves as an urban retreat, ripe for exploration and play.
The Delray Beach Children's Garden was created to help children love nature, so that they will grow up to protect and sustain it.
From the start, the founding committee believed that a garden for children should include children in the design and build. Children have been an integral part of creating what the garden has to offer today, from serving as judges at our design charrette, to working as volunteers throughout the build.
So come out with your family to plant and harvest in the Veggie Garden Labyrinth. Sit under the shade of the mango trees and read a book in the Giant Storytelling Chair. Search for the Red Eared Slider turtle in our Fish Pond. Hide in the Twig Tunnel, the Bean Pole Teepee or the Banana Forest. Fetch some water from the well in the Well Wishes Healing Garden, or take an imaginary voyage in our Dream Boat.
Mommy and Me classes, Birthday Parties, Natural Play environments, nature and science education and much more!
It was another joyful day together at Nature Education Cooperative. We made pressed plant art 🌿, went on a bug safari to look for beneficial bugs in the garden 🐞, learned about bees 🐝, practiced yoga 🧘♀️ and made a web of gratitude 🙏🏽 . Children shared what they are grateful for: plants, flowers, fruit, leaves, friends! Sounds like eco-consciousness is being nurtured within this sweet crew. #NatureSchool #DBCG #LetThemPlay
A few sweet animal friends stopped by the garden to say hello! Thanks to Mitch from BocaBirds & The Little Critter Traveling Petting Zoo for spending time with us in the garden this weekend. Families loved getting to know Sunshine, Splatter, Squeaky and the crew. Mitch and his critters can be booked for our garden parties. 🐰 🦜 🐥 🦎 🐹
Flower Arranging with Alicia Garcia of Project Flourish was a huge hit today! Our young florists learned the names of flowers - spray roses, daffodils, alstroemeria, chrysanthemum, status and more - and made a tape grid in mason jars to guide their beautiful arrangements. Thank you to all who joined us and to Alicia and family for a lovely day. #DBCG #FlowerPower #WeekendWorkshops
Children’s Floral Arranging with Project Flourish on Saturday is SOLD OUT
Looking to join a local CSA Share? Bear Necessities Farm is a Permaculture Farm in Ocala run by longtime friends of the garden, David and Dani. This Community Supported Agriculture Share is basically a delicious box of sustainably produced local fruits and veggies grown naturally on their farm without the use of any chemicals or pesticides. You would be getting around 12-14 items, which is roughly a weeks worth of produce for a family of 2-4 people. By participating in this CSA you will be eating healthily with the seasons and supporting local farming. We are planning to begin a bi-weekly Sunday pick from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at DBCG once we get 10 sign ups. Friends of the Delray Beach Children's Garden receive $25 off your initial sign up. Use coupon code childrensgarden. VISIT: www.bearnecessitiesfarm.com/csa to customize your delivery dates and choose the items you want in your CSA box.