In addition to the many play areas and whimsical decorative statuary, the garden provides a living laboratory where the children learn through the seasons about the life cycle of plants, and the rewards of growing, harvesting and eating their own vegetables and herbs. As they take walking field trips through the entire Display Garden, the children observe the garden wildlife, birds, bees, butterflies, frogs, fish and a variety of insects. They learn about composting and find worms and ants in the compost area. The soil from the compost bins is used by the children in the vegetable and herb gardens which they plant here.
Giant hollow logs the children can crawl through had to make way for the living roof house so were moved near the pavilion to their own area called Log Jam.
Perennials and annuals brighten the garden bed throughout the season and a hops covered tunnel fascinates the children while inviting a seat in the shade on tiny child‐sized benches. The tunnel also features a hopscotch game gaily painted by children. The musical instruments in the garden were placed in memory of “Miss Becky” by the
Arms family and the Suncrest Daycare Families, Staff and Friends.