Children's Teaching Garden

Toronto, Ontario

Project Overview

EDA was tasked with creating a garden space that would enable children of all ages and backgrounds, to come and learn about gardening, nature and their  environment. Through the use of demonstration gardens and hands on field work, children are able to experience  pride in growing their  own plants.  The garden embodies a 'Canadiana' theme with representative gardens of various zones including a Rocky Mountain garden, Prairie Pioneer garden, Polar Bear Herb garden and a Dinosaur garden.  There are also four raised planting beds designed to enable special needs users to learn and experience the gardens. The focal point occurs at the centre  of the Rainbow Spiral Garden where  a large butterfly has landed on a sunflower, serving as the gnomon for a sundial.