The newest addition to Pinecrest Gardens is our Learning and Sensory Garden! Located near the Playground and Petting Zoo, the Learning Garden is a dynamic outdoor classroom serving the purpose of teaching, inspiring, and facilitating discovery in nature. This sensory friendly area is fully accessible to those of all ability and provides a welcoming space for community engagement and learning.
This new addition is a hub for our educational programs, frequented by our field trips, workshops, and scheduled or drop in programs. The Learning and Sensory Garden also encourages discovery through self-guided nature play by providing a safe and engaging experience for visitors of all ages. Spend time engaging the senses with delicious edible plants, herbs, and tactile plants; observe butterflies dancing among the pollinator friendly plantings; take some time to reflect on the beauty of nature, or join us for one of our drop-in garden programs—the Learning Garden has something for everyone. Every day is a new adventure.
Learning and sensory garden features:
- Hand pump and children’s watering cans
- Raised beds with seasonal vegetables and herbs
- Investigation Station
- Drop in programming and activities
- Sensory engaging plants
- Chalk, games, self-guided fun
- Pollinator friendly plantings
- Nature play
The Learning and Sensory Garden is located by the playground &petting zoo, enter through the butterfly house.