Children’s Teaching Garden

We tour a children’s teaching garden in Franklin Tennessee where every element of this immersive and interactive gardening space enables and inspires children to grow plants. Here you’ll find a keyhole garden, an interactive rock garden, plants for pollinators, an outdoor classroom, and a lesson plan that keeps them hands-on.

Plants Featured in this Clip

PHYSOCARPUS opulifolius (common ninebark)

Gardener Extras

  1. The keyhole garden design was developed in Lesotho by the Consortium for Southern Africa Food Security Emergency (C-SAFE) in the 1990's. These raised gardens were intentionally designed to be entirely accessible for people with restricted physical abilities.
  2. At the center of the keyhole garden is a compost basket which holds high-nutrient materials that are allowed to break down slowly.

Gardener Notes

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Rita Venable

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