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Our half-acre Children's Garden is next to the Willow Grove Nature Education Center. This beautiful garden supports our educational, interpretive, and recreational programs relating to agriculture and nature. We took a half-acre of fertile Baltimore County parkland; added a pond, a shed, and compost bins; built the essential deer-proof fence; and mixed in hundreds of hours of volunteer time. What do we have? A beautiful and bountiful focal point for learning and recreation. School groups come to plant in the spring and to harvest in the fall. Families come all season long to learn how to grow vegetables and how to support native wildlife with plants. Summer camp kids monitor the butterflies and birds attracted to the native plant beds and the frogs that live in the pond. Casual visitors learn from and enjoy the interpretive signs, gorgeous views, and the peaceful atmosphere of the garden. Come see for yourself!
The Children’s Garden offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for teens and adults. To volunteer in the Children's Garden, contact Anne Wedgeworth at AWedgeworth@baltimorecountymd.gov or call her at 410-887-3014.