Sunday, August 5, 2012

MSU Children's Garden

 Michigan State has several gardens on its campus.  The most appealing may be the  4-H Children's Garden.  The garden is appropriately small-scaled and packed with colorful flowers and structures.
Features include a maze, a swinging "gate" that powers a fountain when kids swing on it, a pond with turtles and fish, a rustic treehouse, and lots of plants.  The gardens are themed-- Pioneer Garden, Kitchen Garden, International Garden, Cereal Bowl Garden-- and combine grains, vegetables, fruits, and ornamentals.  When my daughter was little, her favorite feature was the Sensitive Plant whose leaves folded when she touched them.
Admission is free.
Parking $3
(I recommend arriving by bike.) 

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