Snow in November. Is it fall or winter? According to Sarah Paulson, the Assistant Manager of the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, the pumpkin sculptures still in place after our Halloween festivities are embracing winter with a very slow, very still snowball fight.
Our weekday high school Explainer Mary McGlade made this art object as a thank you gift for us! She said she was inspired by Patrick Blanc’s vertical gardens (the inspiration for this spring’s Orchid Show). Mary is graduating from the Summit School and is on her way to study nursing at Drexel University this fall.
~Sarah A Paulson, Coordinator of Teen Programs
Pictures from (what turned out to be) a beautiful late-January day.
Says Sarah Paulson, Coordinator of Teen Programs in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, “Hellebores are opening and daffodils are coming up in Plant Part Paradise! Bulbs are also popping up between bald Cyprus knees on Adventure Trail!”
Oh, and there’s ducks, even more ducks than yesterday!
Remember this tiny, froggy terrarium? Twig Terrariums dropped it by to show us what sorts of terrariums they will be helping families create in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden coming up here soon. Can’t wait that long? Well, you’re in luck: Twig’s fabulous terrariums—and kits to make your own—are on sale today at Fab.com. Terrariums for everyone!
The leftovers from a very busy weekend!
Glue stick graveyard (Taken with Instagram at Everett Children’s Adventure Gardens @ NYBG)
The first gingerbread house has arrived! (Taken with Instagram at Everett Children’s Adventure Gardens @ NYBG)
Gingerbread Adventures is a tasty part of the Garden’s annual Holiday Train Show. This year Kate Sulllivan of Cake Power will be making a “Dog House” that will be on display in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Is that a green-roof we see? (Or perhaps a green-woof?)
Debris from the storm. We were hit hard, unfortunately. On a positive note, I am now able to collect interesting treetop specimens for the kids to explore. (Taken with Instagram at New York Botanical Garden)
As long as the ducks can stand the sound of schoolkids having a blast learning about nature …
The marsh surrounding the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden is a pretty sweet place to live.
As I was wandering through the garden looking for fruit and seed specimens, I happened upon some striking fall colors. Had to stop and snap a photo. (Taken with instagram)
The things our employees do for us!
Email I sent today :
I ordered $33.70 worth of microscopic water bears (tardigrades) on J’s credit card. Please deduct from my account.
Comment I added to the “special delivery instructions” for this order: We are so excited about our water bears! Send us cute ones.
This swamp white oak was planted one year after the towers fell. Today it has been turned into a space for both children and adults to share their hope for the future. (Taken with Instagram at Everett Children’s Adventure Gardens @ NYBG)
Check out the latest members of the wild kingdom to make their home at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Stick insects!
Submitted by Alicia R. Tait, Assistant Manager, Everett Children’s Adventure Garden