Phase 1B features the expansion of the plaza and development of the Education Gardens surrounding the Graeser Family Education Center. The gardens will include: the Edible Gardens and Water Wall; Native Gardens; Pollinator Gardens; Bioponds and Water Filtration feature.

This phase will also include a beautiful fountain with flowers central to the plaza and in view of the education center.

Biopond and Water Filtration Feature

Biopond and Water Filtration Feature

As part of Phase 1B, the Water Filtration Garden will serve as a beautiful, educational addition to the plaza, illustrating how plants clean water runoff. The area will include walkways and plantings for visitors to experience. The Biopond is planned to include fish, showing how a natural water feature supports aquatic life.

Education Gardens

Education Gardens

Just outside the education center will be a collection of educational gardens. They will include a wide range of plants and other features that directly support our program topics. Imagine attending a workshop about herbs or native plants or attracting pollinators, and just steps away, seeing the real specimens growing.

Edible Gardens

Edible Gardens

Edible Gardens will also be built during this phase of the project. The gardens will be fully accessible to all visitors, and will welcome hands-on learning. They are designed at a variety of levels and defined widths so that students and volunteers can easily reach the gardens and plants.

The series of garden beds in this area will be determined based on educational opportunity as well as by the size of the beds. The Edible Garden area will be set just outside the Education Center, and anchored at the far end by a beautiful water wall that will intrigue visitors and frame outdoor events.

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