Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Morton Arboretum Children's Garden

Morton Arboretum, located in Lisle, Illinois, west of Chicago, is the home of a lovely children's garden where kids get to splash through streams, climb acorns, and slide down tree roots.
There are two main areas: a Backyard Discovery Garden and Adventure Woods. The two are linked by a Central Plaza.
Within these main areas are 10 themed gardens. These include a Windmill Garden, Curiosity Garden, a grotto with a secret stream, and my favorite, the Wonder Pond. If you go, look for the American Toad tadpoles in the pond. They're a favorite with kids.
The garden is open year-round from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission is $9.00 for kids, and $12.00 for adults.

8 comments:

  1. this is so great--i would love to take my grand-kids to something like this!

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    1. Usually every big city has a children's garden nearby. Perhaps there is one in your area. I'm sure your grandchildren would love a place like this.

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  2. There are so many beautiful places in the world! :)

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    1. So true! It's fun to discover them.

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  3. This sounds like a great place for kids to visit. Thanks for sharing about it.

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    1. It is a fun place to visit. My kids have always enjoyed playing in gardens like this, and it's good to have them outdoors learning about nature.

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  4. I love the grotto and stream. So restful.

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    1. Kids love splashing in the stream - especially on hot days!

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