Gardens for Children

Children were born to climb, imagine, roll, jump, laugh and twirl. They are naturally attracted to water and the beings that live there. They love to hide, pretend, ride, build and discover. Create a world just for them by providing a few basic elements.

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Run, Roll and Jump

Room to run, roll, and jump

An in-ground trampoline combines fun and safety, providing room to jump and a safe place to land and roll.

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Room to run, roll, and jump 2

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Room to run, roll, and jump 3

Wide open turf areas provide the best means of physical expression, from ball games to hide-and-seek.

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Room to run, roll, and jump 4

Changes in grade encourage young ones to invent and improvise.

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Somewhere to Climb

Somewhere to climb

Children love to explore and survey their little worlds. Trees and structures which provide options for changing altitude provide hours of creative fun.

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Somewhere to climb 2

Children love to explore and survey their little worlds. Trees and structures which provide options for changing altitude provide hours of creative fun.

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Somewhere to climb 3

Children love to explore and survey their little worlds. Trees and structures which provide options for changing altitude provide hours of creative fun.

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Somewhere to climb 4

Children love to explore and survey their little worlds. Trees and structures which provide options for changing altitude provide hours of creative fun.

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Somewhere to climb 5

Children love to explore and survey their little worlds. Trees and structures which provide options for changing altitude provide hours of creative fun.

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Water

Water

Nothing is more alluring than moving water. Shallow pools, alight with pollywogs, tadpoles and water skippers can delight children for hours.

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Water 2

Nothing is more alluring than moving water. Shallow pools, alight with pollywogs, tadpoles and water skippers can delight children for hours.

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Water 3

Nothing is more alluring than moving water. Shallow pools, alight with pollywogs, tadpoles and water skippers can delight children for hours.

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Water 4

Nothing is more alluring than moving water. Shallow pools, alight with pollywogs, tadpoles and water skippers can delight children for hours.

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Somewhere to Dig

Room to run, roll, and jump

The loose parts of nature are a sensory explosion for little ones. Give them space and materials to explore the feeling of dirt, stones and sticks.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe

Fantasy and Make-Believe

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 2

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 3

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 4

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 5

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 6

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 7

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 8

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 9

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 10

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 11

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 12

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 13

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 14

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 15

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 16

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 17

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 18

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 19

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Fantasy and Make-Believe 20

Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Tunnels, mazes, forts & bridges, playhouses & characters, all provide fodder for adventure.

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Nature

Nature

Lastly, provide children with the elements of nature: creatures and flora, bugs and birds, butterflies and dragonflies. A landscape which lures the natural world provides a sense of wonder and appreciation for where we live.

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Nature 2

Lastly, provide children with the elements of nature: creatures and flora, bugs and birds, butterflies and dragonflies. A landscape which lures the natural world provides a sense of wonder and appreciation for where we live.

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Nature 3

Lastly, provide children with the elements of nature: creatures and flora, bugs and birds, butterflies and dragonflies. A landscape which lures the natural world provides a sense of wonder and appreciation for where we live.

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Nature 4

Lastly, provide children with the elements of nature: creatures and flora, bugs and birds, butterflies and dragonflies. A landscape which lures the natural world provides a sense of wonder and appreciation for where we live.

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Nature 5

Lastly, provide children with the elements of nature: creatures and flora, bugs and birds, butterflies and dragonflies. A landscape which lures the natural world provides a sense of wonder and appreciation for where we live.

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Nature 6

Lastly, provide children with the elements of nature: creatures and flora, bugs and birds, butterflies and dragonflies. A landscape which lures the natural world provides a sense of wonder and appreciation for where we live.

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Nature 7

Lastly, provide children with the elements of nature: creatures and flora, bugs and birds, butterflies and dragonflies. A landscape which lures the natural world provides a sense of wonder and appreciation for where we live.

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Nature 8

Lastly, provide children with the elements of nature: creatures and flora, bugs and birds, butterflies and dragonflies. A landscape which lures the natural world provides a sense of wonder and appreciation for where we live.

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Nature 9

Lastly, provide children with the elements of nature: creatures and flora, bugs and birds, butterflies and dragonflies. A landscape which lures the natural world provides a sense of wonder and appreciation for where we live.

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Nature 10

Lastly, provide children with the elements of nature: creatures and flora, bugs and birds, butterflies and dragonflies. A landscape which lures the natural world provides a sense of wonder and appreciation for where we live.

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Lastly, provide children with the elements of nature: creatures and flora, bugs and birds, butterflies and dragonflies. A landscape which lures the natural world provides a sense of wonder and appreciation for where we live.

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Dirt, sand, sticks, and stones... these loose parts of nature are among children's favorite things.

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