The 2-acre Children’s Garden is the largest horticulture project ever undertaken by the Conservatory and features a number of unique, interactive experiences that celebrate the Ohio landscape. Working alongside a Landscape Architect, DesignGroup designed two structures within the Children’s Garden: the Learning Pavilion and a Tree-Top Canopy Walk.
The Learning Pavilion sits between two very important programmed venues in the Children’s Garden: Let’s Garden, an edible-themed hands-on gardening space and Nature Art Studio, an earth art experience. In addition, visitors are invited to join Discovery Programs focused on the natural world at the Learning Pavilion. Its dynamic roof lines and exquisite detailing, makes the Learning Pavilion an essential part of any Children’s Garden visit.
The Tree-Top Canopy Walk consists of two main attractions, the Mulberry Perch, which sits at ten feet above the ground, and the Hammock Lounge, which sits at thirteen feet above the ground. These twin destinations are the highest points along the Children’s Garden journey. Artistically-designed and laser-cut metal railing panels populate the Canopy Walk, bringing the story of Ohio’s native animals and plants, and its ever-changing seasons to the forefront.
Connecting these two tree-top destinations is the Rope Walk that provides an experience like no other in the Children’s Garden, as children and adults alike cross two lively rope bridges. Strung between existing cork trees, the Rope Walk has landing areas to help you catch your breath and take in the views above and below on your way to the Hammock Lounge.