Oh what fun!!! Sunflower Creative Arts brought their playful build pop-up to the Delray Beach Children’s Garden today and children delved into making cozy forts and magical villages complete with sails, air filtration systems and other creative functions. Thank you to all who participated and supported this special benefit for DBCG.
Nestled just a few blocks south of Atlantic Ave, our two-plot parcel of land, generously donated by St. Paul's Episcopal Church, now serves as an urban retreat, ripe for exploration and play.
The Delray Beach Children's Garden was created to help children love nature, so that they will grow up to protect and sustain it.
From the start, the founding committee believed that a garden for children should include children in the design and build. Children have been an integral part of creating what the garden has to offer today, from serving as judges at our design charrette, to working as volunteers throughout the build.
So come out with your family to plant and harvest in the Veggie Garden Labyrinth. Sit under the shade of the mango trees and read a book in the Giant Storytelling Chair. Search for the Red Eared Slider turtle in our Fish Pond. Hide in the Twig Tunnel, the Bean Pole Teepee or the Banana Forest. Fetch some water from the well in the Well Wishes Healing Garden, or take an imaginary voyage in our Dream Boat.
Mommy and Me classes, Birthday Parties, Natural Play environments, nature and science education and much more!
Our young botanists and their parents thoroughly enjoyed Jeannie’s interactive workshop about plants and pollination. The garden is visually a beautiful place and energetically a feel-good place to play and learn.... but understanding the details of plant life through a macro lens gives you a new perspective! There is an intricate environmental eco-system here with so many details to observe and comprehend.
#SkipTheStraw is a national campaign and Sandoway Discovery Center is bringing it local with #SkipTheStrawDelray to reduce plastic straw litter on our Earth. 500 million straws are used EACH DAY in the USA. Unfortunately, many make their way into our ocean, where they pose a real danger to sea turtles, albatross, fish and other ocean wildlife. You Can Take Action. Skip the Straw! Sea Turtle Adventures and Bridget Boyd Langford supported students at Gulf Stream School to understand alternatives through educational experiments. Way to go! Eco-consciousness isn't a trend. It's our responsibility to understand the damage humans are creating on our planet and our duty to make wiser choices.
Volunteer extraordinaire Jake Hampu has done it again! The garden team shares a vision of a planter box arbor to our Wishing Wellness Healing Garden and then he and his amazing Veteran Volunteers create it! Thanks so much to everyone involved in crafting our upcycled wood arbor. Our original one was damaged in Hurricane Irma and we’ve missed it.