New Children's Guide to Public Gardens
A whimsically illustrated new booklet, A Children's Fun Guide for Visiting the Public Gardens and Historic Houses of the Philadelphia-Wilmington Metropolitan Area, has been released with 44 pages bursting with ideas for families interested in learning about the natural world. This is the first-ever publication in the country directed at using public gardens as leaming tools for children. Readers will not only find fun and creative suggestions for visiting gardens but also ways to look at nature and learn from it that work anywhere, even in a backyard. Twenty-five public gardens and historic houses are included in the publication.
A fanciful map shows the location of the gardens, a glossary of garden terms, a calendar of events with suggestions for family activities throughout the year, tips for visiting gardens with children and a spider web listing the gardens' web sites.
Produced by the Gardens Collaborative, the publication is available at participating gardens and by mail for $4 S & H, from The Gardens Collaborative, 9414 Meadowbrook Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118.
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 2, September 7, 1999