A Prince?
Child Holding Fresh Produce
Kids Gardening
Stop and Smell
Child Carrying Vegetables
Vegetable Picking


The Grand Traverse Area Children's Garden is the original children's garden of Northwest Lower Michigan. Since 1999, our programming has taught thousands of children about gardening from seed to plate.

Our programming offers opportunities for children to learn sustainability, leadership, and life skills, while becoming good stewards for the environment and our local community at-large.

Our highest intention is to promote the idea that plants affect every moment of our lives; to breathe, to eat, to heal, and to enjoy.


"Why try to explain miracles to children when you can just

have them plant a garden"                 - Robert Brault