Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The newly installed Hamilton Children's Garden at Quail Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, California, which opened on June 13th, is a full acre of discovery and exploration, a place where children can learn the magic of the outdoors and experience nature first-hand through a series of themed gardens. One of the most anticipated areas is “Toni’s Tree House”, a one-of-a-kind “climbable” tree, rising more than 20 feet high and blending manmade materials with living plants. Here children can crawl in the roots to unearth worms, snails and bugs, then take a rope ladder and walkways to a crow's nest where they discover nodes which illustrate the relationship between trees, plants and animals. Check out the web site for a full list of the garden's features.