Georgia Magazine - August 2019 - 9

For the kid in each of us

SHANNAH MONTGOMERY

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Children pump water to help water plants in
the Alice H. Richards Children's Garden at the
State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens.

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ore than 35 years ago, creators
of the State Botanical Garden
of Georgia at the University of
Georgia in Athens set a goal of establishing a garden to connect children with
nature.
That dream came true this spring
when the Alice H. Richards Children's
Garden opened. The 2-acre garden features more than a half-dozen attractions
with descriptive names such as Dig &
Grow and Forest Play.
Visitors can explore how plants
grow, dig in the dirt or learn about
insects and pollinators.
"The garden's hands-on experiences
encourage interactive learning and
connections with the natural world,"
says Cora Keber, education director at
the State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

"We've been most surprised that people
of all ages are taking part in the activities.
In fact, one man told me he visited four
times in the first week we were open-
then he brought his kids."
Educational programming is being
offered in conjunction with features of
the children's garden; topics include
the importance of nature, healthy foods
and how to grow plants. A canopy walk
provides aerial observation decks. Ponds
and bog gardens introduce water-loving
species.
The Alice H. Richards Children's
Garden at 2450 S. Milledge Ave. in
Athens is open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission and parking are free. For more
information, visit botgarden.uga.edu or
call (706) 542-1244.
-Pamela A. Keene

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