Morton Arboretum Children’s Garden
Opened in September 2005, The Morton Arboretum’s Children’s Garden has proven to be one of the nation’s premier outdoor learning environments.
Aimed to engage children and families through educational and playful interaction with nature, the Children’s Garden advances the Arboretum’s mission of helping people learn about trees and the important place they have in our world. In the Backyard Discovery Gardens, visitors study roots, stems, leaves, flowers, seeds, and fruits through interactive exhibits, including larger than life models that kids can crawl through and explore. The extensive landscape showcases a wide range of materials, from common plants to unusual and contorted specimens.
The project’s success was due in large part to Mariani’s talented staff and our successful collaboration between the Arboretum’s professional staff and the project’s landscape architects.See Slideshow