by Erin Wright, Children’s Garden Educator and Horticulturist, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Working in the Children’s Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is always a lot of fun — the staff here loves learning about nature as much as we like teaching kids about it. Krissi, one of the Program Developers in the Children’s Garden, has the very cool job of designing a new Kid Quest every couple of months. This outdoor scavenger hunt for kids of all ages is a great way to get to know the gardens at Lewis Ginter better. The Kid Quest that is available through the end of November focuses on Garden Structures, and will lead you to places you might not have explored at Lewis Ginter.
Kid Quest is available from the admissions desk at the Garden- just ask for one on your way in. I don’t want to give too much away about this Kid Quest, but I am sure you’ll want to come by to see one of the newest features in the Children’s Garden – the human sundial. Come over and try telling the time using just your body and the sun!