Mr. McGregor’s Garden

This rustic garden brings Beatrix Potter’s beloved Tale of Peter Rabbit to life at Fairytale Town. Featuring an arbor-shaded, gated workshop area, the garden is a frequent location for hands-on learning workshops at Fairytale Town. Up to 40,000 school children visit each year to learn about seed germination, worm composting, nutrition, and basic gardening skills in our workshops for school groups.

The garden adjacent to the workshop area features raised beds of seasonal vegetables, fruits and flowers, with trellised vines in the center of several beds. Children can often discover tomatoes, eggplants, artichokes, beans, squash, and other vegetables growing in these beds.

Bordering the workshop area is a small herb garden featuring chives, lavender, rosemary, mint and thyme. Children are encouraged to identify each herb with signs mounted in this garden. Annual herbs and flowers are often added to this bed.

Children can also water the garden with child-sized watering cans. Children are encouraged to find water droplet signs throughout the garden in dry beds where water is needed most. Sometimes our plants have plenty of water, so the watering cans will be put away.

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