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Mesker Park Family Garden

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Coordinated by Mike and Rosemary McGarrah

Mesker Park Family Garden

The Family Garden at Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden is an interactive educational and fun experience for visitors of all ages. 

Features include a bubbling rock fountain children enjoy playing in, an interactive “Animal Plant” sign encouraging families to “safari” through the garden, a banana tree hut with a bench for small children, a sheltered play area, a toddler sized stepping stone and grass labyrinth, “Wally” the carved walnut bear, and wildlife mini habitats.  There are also several shaded benches and the Kiwanis shelter with rocking chairs, so the grown ups can rest in comfort while the children play. 

The Family Garden has cultivars of native shrubs suitable for home landscaping and kiosks with free handouts concerning gardening and other issues of interest, as well as many beautiful containers and planted areas to provide ideas for visitors’ home gardens.

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