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Community Garden

Explore and enjoy the natural world!

A lush garden offers the community a chance to explore and enjoy the natural world. Stroll through six main areas: Grassland, Rain, Butterfly, Herb, Edible and Woodland Garden. Three whimsical, sculptures use solar, wind and water energy to produce a lively concert of musical sounds.

​Free and Open to the Public

Rain Garden Photo

Rain Garden

This is a shallow area that collects rain water from a roof, yard or driveway and allows the water to filter into the ground. It’s not a pond – it only holds water for about six hours. Benefit – a rain garden reduces the amount of pollutants that enter nearby lakes and streams, helping to make them healthier places for animals and plants to live.

Herb Garden Photo

Herb Garden

Four themed gardens make up the Herb Garden: Texture, Medicinal, Tutti Frutti and Pizza and Taco. Plants in each area encourage visitors to touch, smell, observe and even taste what’s growing. You might find some of these plants in your favorite pizza or taco recipe or even your medicine cabinet!

Woodland Garden Photo

Woodland Garden

Woodland areas are home to a variety of wildlife and plants. They’re dominated by larger woody plants, mammals, insects and amphibians. Plants include pine trees, hinoki false cypress, arrowwood viburnum and drooping leucothoe.

Garden Map Image

Butterfly Garden Photo

Butterfly Garden

Butterflies love nectar – the liquid produced by some flowers in the garden. They especially like red, yellow, orange, pink or purple flowers. You might also find them sunning themselves on a leaf or stem. Plants in the Butterfly Garden include butterfly bush, daylilies, milkweed and shasta daisies.

Grassland Garden Photo

Grassland Garden

Grasses need very little maintenance. They provide animals with great food and shelter and their roots help keep the soil in place. Plants include different species of rushes and switch grasses.

Edible Garden Photo

Edible Garden

Simple raised beds or pots make great places to grow your favorite vegetables and fruits. Visit Stepping Stones to learn how you too can grow your own organic food!

Garden Follies

Three whimsical, sculptures use solar, wind and water energy to produce a lively concert of musical sounds.

Solar Garden Folly Photo

Solar Folly

The solar panel turns sunlight into electricity which powers a motor to ring the cymbals.

Wind Folly

Wind moves the small wind turbine to produce electricity which powers a motor to ring the chimes.

Rain Folly

Rain causes the wheels to spin and move around objects inside to create the sound of a rain stick.