Enter a world of literature and natural beauty through our whimsical Bookworm arch and descend to the Giving Tree Entrance Plaza. Engraved bricks surround the plaza, celebrating the many donations of time, labor and talent that have made our garden a reality. The central path leads to the multipurpose area, the heart of the garden, which houses several different book gardens. Home to two very rare American Chestnut trees, this space gives kids a spot to run, roll, and wiggle. The area also includes our language and literacy gardens, including enabling gardens and a rainbow complete with a pot of gold.
The centerpiece of Bookworm Gardens is our whimsical Hansel and Gretel Learning Cottage, which houses a multipurpose space, offices, and a small retail space. It is just as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside! The multipurpose space may be rented for small gatherings and meetings. Please contact us for details.
The Secret Garden
Our beautiful Secret Garden is a delightful spot for resting, reading, and relaxing. Surrounded by a brick and stone wall, the Secret Garden includes a stage area, outdoor Creation Station, and elegant seating for forty eight people. This space, in conjunction with the multipurpose room in the Learning Cottage, is available for rentals.
The Secret Garden is open to the public when not in use by private rentals, tours, camps , classes and school groups. Please note that if one of our groups IS using this space, it is NOT available for use by the general public.
Food and drink IS permitted in the Secret Garden. However, the garden does NOT provide for the removal of trash. Please carry out what you carry in, and be respectful of others in the garden.
Hansel and Gretel
A Friend to All
The Big Red Tub
Mother Earth and her Children
The Secret Garden
Bugs for Lunch
The Multipurpose Room in the Hansel and Gretel Cottage
The lovely Secret Garden
The Friend to All Ampitheater
Our amphitheater is constructed from natural stone, and is used for our many field trips and programs.