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Tuesday, September 12, 2006


The Children's Garden

Yesterday I visited the Children's Garden at Monument Park in Canton, Ohio. On summer mornings since May, children have come to this delightful, whimsical outdoor setting to hear stories, plant seeds, study bugs, and make flower-faeries. Contributing to the whimsy are the stunning metal scultpures created by Iron Orchid of Navarre, Ohio.

A walkway around the garden is lined with the following words:

Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, waterbugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud-turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb, brooks to wade, waterlilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pinecones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries, and hornets; any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of his education. -- Luther Burbank Posted by Picasa

6 comments:

susan said...

Love the quote, so true! Great pictures, of course, as usual!

Paul said...

Great find. Love the quote too.

Char said...

I want to go there now!!

Sidney said...

Nice. Every city should have a children garden!

garyx said...

Looks like I had a classic childhood. But he missed, scrumping, camping in the woods, tree houses, cuckoos, woodpeckers, stones to throw, conkers, moles, plums...

Kerri said...

I love that quote! It's one that every parent and grandparent should look at every day! I copied it to print out :)
Sounds like a lovely place and yes, something every city should have.