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!
Enrollment for Session 1 of the Nature Education Cooperative, our homeschool and early learning co-op, is now open. NEC Session 1 begins Tuesday, September 10. This program offers hands-on educational curriculum in science, math, language and the arts for children ages 3-7 in our beautiful outdoor classroom. Using Montessori learning tools, child-led learning concepts, and a nature school philosophy, we will journey together on an empowering collaborative learning experience. Parent/Caregiver participation is required in our cooperative program. There are three co-op sessions per year and 13 classes each session. Each session is available for purchase as a package for the entire 13 classes. For more information and to apply, please visit: www.delraybeachchildrensgarden.org/co-op
Another great day together playing in nature. Thank you to our friend Mitch at BocaBirds & The Little Critter Traveling Petting Zoo for spending time with us today. Children love to interact with these beautiful creatures amongst our flourishing garden playscape. We can’t believe how big Splatter the chick has grown! We 💚 all the critters.