Below is the overall view of the children's garden. Because it is so big, containing 56 individual theme gardens, you must first pick an area for a zoom-in view. From there you can dive right in to one of the theme areas. Also at the bottom of this page is more information about the garden and this web site. Enjoy!
A: Sunburst Area | B: Amphitheater Area | C: Rainbow Area | D: Treehouse Area |
E: Butterfly Area | F: Pond Area | G: Maze Area | H: Chimes Area |
Imagine a special garden created for children and the young at heart. This is the Michigan 4-H Children's Garden, a place where plants, children, and imaginations grow. As one of the horticultural gardens on the campus of Michigan State University, this garden features over 56 individual theme areas that create a place of wonder, enchantment and delight for people of any age. This website allows you experience any of the 56 theme gardens and explore each one in virtual reality movies as well.
Horticulture is defined as the art and science of growing plants, and the design and planting of this garden is a perfect embodiment of this ideal. This website invites you, the virtual garden visitor from anywhere in the world, to experience the beauty, take a walk around and learn about the plants too.
This award-winning Children's Garden is being called "the most creative half-acre in America." Discover the many wonders of the 4-H Children's garden and let your imagination run wild!
The Children's Garden website has been designed for the optimum virtual experience. This software allows you to navigate in virtual reality movies embedded right inside your web browser window. To explore this beautiful garden as intended, please use Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer (4.0 or higher) and Quicktime:
QuickTime Plug-in and VR Component
For more information on the 4-H Children's Garden, such as upcoming activities in the garden, visit the Michigan 4-H Children's Garden Home Page.
Additional information you may want:
- Frequently asked questions about the 4-H Children's Garden, including hours, location, and parking.
- How to move inside a QuickTime VR movie.
- A few selected highlights from the many theme gardens.
- About this project and credits.
- Overview of all the theme gardens in the site index.
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