Youth Gardens

Youth and school gardens in the U.S. and Canada.

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Welcome to Ithaca Children’s Garden

ITHACA, NEW YORK The mission of the Ithaca Children’s Garden is to inspire, promote, and sustain youth and community stewardship of the natural environment through garden-based learning and discovery.

Gardening with Children

FROM PLANET NATURAL GARDEN SUPPLY in BOZEMAN, MONTANA Planet Natural says, “Gardening parents frequently ask us how they can get their young children hooked on the idea of growing their own flowers and vegetables.”

Healing Garden at Dell Children’s Medical Center

FROM KLRU’S CENTRAL TEXAS GARDENER IN AUSTIN At Dell Children’s Medical Center, gardens that nurture health, peace and young patient therapy unites top medical technology with nature’s healing power for both staff and families. Designed by TGB Architects. Browse and subscribe to the Central Texas Gardener Youtube Channel.

Gardening with Kids

WHEATON, MARYLAND At Brookside Gardens, Ellen Hartranft discusses some fun ideas for getting kids excited about gardening.

Master Gardeners Youth Program

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND Montgomery County Master Gardeners’ Youth Garden at White Oak Community Recreation Center in Silver Spring, Md. Produced by the Montgomery County County Council.

The Family Garden at Johnson Wildflower Center

AUSTIN, TX At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. In November 2015, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center received the John Covert Watson Award for Vision from the Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin. This short video was produced to show how the center’s new Luci and Ian Family Garden is transforming the center and …Read more »

Tour a REAL School Garden

By the national nonprofit REAL School Gardens.

Ketcham Elementary’s Big Dig

WASHINGTON, D.C. The “Big Dig” at Ketcham Elementary School in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. The national nonprofit REAL School Gardens works with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Hilton Worldwide , D.C. United MAXIMUS Foundation, and American Association of Medical Colleges to build a new learning garden.

Children’s Garden in Iowa City

IOWA CITY, IOWA Published May 17, 2013. The City Plaza Children’s Garden was planted on June 8, 2013, as part of the Iowa City Public Library’s Children’s Day events. This downtown garden is the result of collaboration between New Pioneer Co-op and the city of Iowa City. Scott Koepke, the education and outreach coordinator for …Read more »

Morton Arboretum Children’s Garden

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS Mike Nowak’s “Dig in Chicago” takes us to the Morton Arboretum Children’s Garden.

San Antonio Children’s Garden

SAN ANTONIO, TX Script: The San Antonio Botanical Gardens is known for showing of exotic plant life — like orchids and colorful roses. But in rear of the Botanical center more mundane plants are grown — back at the Children’s Vegetable Garden. Every Saturday morning children like nine-year old Ben Wenzel show up with their parents …Read more »

Michigan’s 4-H Children’s Garden

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN The Michigan 4-H Children’s Garden attracts more than 150,000 visitors a year from all over the world. Located on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Michigan, the garden offers fun and educational opportunities for children and adults alike.