Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Ithaca Children's Garden


The Ithaca Children's Garden, located in Ithaca, New York, was founded in 1997.  It covers three acres and features an assortment of gardens.  One of the most notable attractions is a 30 foot by 60 foot snapping turtle named Gaia (from mythology, Gaia is Mother Earth).  On its back is a lunar calendar.

  

Other features include a Straw-bale Troll House, Wetlands, an edible garden where kids can harvest their own fruits and vegetables (like strawberries and asparagus), a Sod Salamander (and other sod sculptures), a meadow with lovely flowering perennials, a labyrinth, a bird habitat, and a large pin-oak tree, affectionately called the "reading tree."The gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk.  Admission is free.




I'm continuing my online book tour to promote my book, Bubba and Squirt's Big Dig to China. Today's stop is at Bookworm for Kids blog. Please stop by to read an excerpt from the book and enter to win a copy.

In case you're interested, yesterday's stop was at The Story of a Writer. You can enter to win and read a different excerpt there.

14 comments:

  1. The garden look amazing. Haven't seen anything like that. Your book sounds cute. I don't have any little ones in my life or I'd order it. Going to add you to my blog log, to make visiting easy. I always enjoy enteracting with other bloggers.

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  2. Hi Sherry - sounds like the Gardens offer much for the kids to learn from ... and probably me! I'd like to see it ... especially as it's situated in a that wonderful area of Finger Lakes ... great descriptive name. Cheers Hilary

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    1. Kids enjoy the turtle! I like the whimsy of children's gardens.

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  3. I'd be running through that labyrinth in a heartbeat.

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  4. sounds like it has different stuff from the usual garden variety. Very nice

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    1. Children's gardens have so many interesting things to do and see!

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  5. Sometimes I wish I were a kid again. My wife thinks I still am anyway!
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    1. You probably are. I know I am. That's not such a bad thing!

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  6. Me, making my blog rounds again. Hope you're doing well.
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