Thursday, August 29, 2013
Ithica Children's Garden
The Ithica Children's Garden, located in Ithica, New York, was founded in 1997. It covers three acres and features an assortment of gardens. One of the most notable attractions, is a 30 foot by 60 foot snapping turtle named Gaia (from mythology, Gaia is Mother Earth). On its back is a lunar calendar.
Other features include a Straw Bale Troll House, Wetlands, an edible garden where kids can harvest their own fruits and vegetables (like strawberries and asparagus), a Sod Salamander (and other sod sculptures), a meadow with lovely flowering perennials, a labyrinth, a bird habitat, and a large pinoak tree, affectionately called the "reading tree."
The gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk. Admission is free.