This beautiful, botanical garden is one of my favorite spots in Atlanta. The entire garden is beautiful, but they have an especially thoughtful and interactive children's garden that for us made the Atlanta Botanical Garden stand out as a welcoming space for young children. Such a lovely spot to spend a day exploring plant life, being inspired, and working on the skill of observation.
Some things not to miss:
*Walk through the treetops on the Kendeda Canopy Walk and get an aerial view of Storza Woods.
*Children's Garden - for families, this is the best part. The Children's garden is a thoughtful combination of educational and interactive. There are themed gardens - my favorite was the storybook area. There is also a Sunflower Fountain where you can splash on a hot day.
*View the rest of the map to pick out at least one more spot to enjoy. I liked the Japanese Garden.
*A camera. You will want to take pictures.
*Paper and drawing materials. Pick a plant or flower and take a drawing break.
*Walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing.
*This park is somewhat accessible using public transportation but you will have to do some walking. If you are attempting this with young children avoid doing it during the hottest part of the day and without a stroller.
*You can download an itinerary on their website here.
*Children Under 3 are Free.
*There is very limited food available for young children unless you want a fancy sit down meal. This was not always the case and I was disappointed by the change on our last visit. No outside food is available so make sure to eat before you go!
Ideas for Learning at Home
*Plant your own plants. Here are some tips for planting with toddlers.
*Develop self help skills while young children water plants.
*Read some books about plants or flowers. I love this one about how flowers grow.
*Explore the color green.
*Create and discover with loose parts.
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