The Children's Garden
Nestled among the arbors of the Douglas County Library located on Selman Drive, one can discover the charm and magic of the Douglas County Master Gardener Association (DCMGA) Children's Garden. The garden has grown from a few plants through many iterations to its current state, retaining concepts and plantings of each Master Gardener volunteering to oversee and maintain this beloved garden.
Although it is a small garden, its charm, diversity, and access has delighted children and adults alike for many years! The garden displays offer color and floral interests throughout the year. As a teaching aid, each month Master Gardeners provide pages which children can color depicting the interconnectedness of plants, animals and insects. For Adults, Master Gardeners provide a handout outlining monthly garden tips relevant for the season which may be used for their own gardens. Periodically, DCMGA conducts pruning classes in the garden for Douglas County citizens.
The Library patrons--big and small-often enjoy a walk through the garden or a quiet moment to sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. If you are curious about the plants, we encourage you to delve deeper by consulting the DCMGA or conducting your own investigation of the garden plants. We have some interesting plants that may be missed if not closely looked for, like the elephant's foot, the may apple, or the fall blooming crocus! With careful observation, one might even see the ever elusive garden fairies and dancing frogs!
Come, see and enjoy the Children's Garden!!
. Location: At the Douglas county Library on Selman Drive
. Workdays: June thru August---Monday 8:30-10 a.m.
. September thru May---Monday 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Please call to confirm the days (may be additional) and times.
. Contact: Debbie Haddle (770-456-2888) or Connie Christenson