The Garden Project promotes environmental friendliness, as well as provides an enjoyable space that encourages families to spend more time outdoors.Tweet Share
Have you checked out The Garden Project?
You may not be aware that The New Children’s Museum has its very own garden located across the street. The Garden Project has been around for a little over three years now, and recently underwent an exciting update! We teamed up with SDG&E to update the space inspired by their Power Your Drive Campaign, which promotes clean energy and sustainability through the launch of 3,500 electric vehicle-charging stations across the city. Green vehicles such as electric or natural gas-powered cars help significantly reduce pollution emission. The Museum’s garden space gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the campaign and related topics such as conservation, sustainability and climate action.
“The Green Car”
As an emblem of the campaign, The Garden Project now features a unique car sculpture made of PVC pipe, metal wire and re-purposed electrical wires. This colorful and meaningful art piece called “The Green Car” was designed and created by one of our Museum Playworkers, Izzy. The sculpture advocates environmental responsibility and explains the benefits of green vehicles. The Green Car complements the other artistic works in our garden, which include re-purposed bike tires and our ART planter, which spells out “ART” in wild flowers.
That’s not all! It wouldn’t be a garden without an amazing assortment of plants and flowers. The garden currently hosts a variety of herbs, edible plants, citrus and avocado trees as well as various types of drought-tolerant and seasonal plants and flowers.
The Garden Project promotes environmental friendliness, as well as provides an enjoyable space that encourages families to spend more time outdoors.
To reinforce the important messages of clean air and sustainability, our Arts Education Team has developed curriculum surrounding The Garden Project. Throughout the year, the Museum will host a variety of public programs like Toddler Time, Mass Creativity Day and workshops for visitors to learn and create art in the garden. We also have curriculum posted on our website for educators and parents to access (link)
The Garden Project is open to the general public for free everyday of the week to learn, relax and enjoy the great outdoors!