Get outside and play!
Grace & Clara Marie Gettelfinger's
Fairy Forest Village
Yew Dell’s Fairy Forest is hidden deep in the Serpentine Garden in a collection of conifers. We encourage children and adults alike to explore this enchanted area of beautiful display fairy houses. A shady holly allee leads you to the entrance where the fairies have taken residence. A group of visionary volunteers built these fairy houses using natural materials. The volunteers (and fairies) take great pride in their homes. We ask visitors to be respectful and mindful in this area.
Pick up one of our different seasonal Scavenger Hunts. Kids and adults alike love to search for special objects and see how observant they really are. Subject to availability by checkout in the Visitor Center.
Check out a backpack!
Check out an activities backpack from the Visitor Center, and learn all about Pollinators and the Arboretum, which we call a Tree Museum. Each backpack comes with a fun and educational set of activities that will have the whole family learning in the gardens. Availability varies by season; ask for details in the Visitor Center.
Try it at home:
Make a Seed Bomb!
Learn how to make seed bombs to plant native, pollinator-friendly patches of plants!
Test your understanding of composting with this downloadable coloring sheet activity.