Georgetown : Children’s Garden

by Dave on July 6, 2008

udaily_alumni1.gifThe University of Delaware’s Cooperative Extension is expanding their public garden to include a children’s section.New Children’s Garden to open in Georgetown July 12

July 1, 2008–Kids can enjoy a “hands-on” experience at the new Children’s Garden during the annual “Day in the Garden” Open House, set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, July 12, behind UD’s Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, located at 16483 County Seat Highway in Georgetown.

Part of the Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden, the Children’s Garden encourages youngsters to get their hands dirty in planting soil. Young gardeners and their families also can watch caterpillars dine in high style at the Caterpillar Café and can mingle with butterflies as they flutter near their favorite flowers.

Teepees planted with gourds and vines are another attraction for young explorers, and kids can touch fuzzy lamb’s ears and check out the aromas produced by various leaves and flowers.

In addition, “A Day in the Garden” will feature horticulture demonstrations and offer advice to adult gardeners. Approximately 25 Master Gardeners will be present to answer questions, examine ailing plants and share their love of horticulture.

For more information about “A Day in the Garden,” which is free and sponsored by Sussex County Master Gardeners, go to [] or contact Tracy Wooten at (302) 856-7303, extension 538, or Karen Adams, at extension 540.

Photo by Tracy Wootten

This was copied from the University Delaware website.

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