Imaginative Gardening

Gardens can come in all shapes and sizes! Why not make your garden one of your dreams with one of these creative garden ideas!


Pizza Garden
Grow all the herbs to add to a pizza. For an extra touch, make the garden round like a pizza to make it extra fun!

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Fairy Garden
This garden includes both plants and miniature structures and is a great place for your child’s imagination to grow.


Pollinator Garden
Build a garden that attracts butterflies, bees, birds, bats, and other insects and animals that will help pollinate plants. Try planting milkweed, zinnias, and snapdragons.

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Herb Garden
Herb gardens are a great way to foray into the world of gardening. They can be grown inside or outside and include plants such as basil, oregano, sage, thyme, parsley, and many more.

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Art Garden
Students can grow flowers and plants that can be used to make art or grow a garden of plants for kids to sketch. You can also plant your flowers accoring to their colour and make a "living paint palet"



Salsa Garden
Grow tomatoes, peppers, and onions to make a delicious salsa.

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Wildflower Garden
Visit a nature preserve to discover the native wildflower plants in your area. You can even visit a local conservatory! Then build a garden with those flowers.


Three Sister’s Garden
Teach children about plants that grow well together, like corn, beans, and squash by cultivating the three in one mound! The corn is planted first and let to grow a few inches tall. The beans are planted next and can use the corn as a support to grow up. The squash is planted lastly, and can happily grow in the space left behind in the plot. 

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