HERSHEY CHILDREN'S GARDEN

CLEVELAND BOTANICAL GARDEN - CLEVELAND, OHIO

 

 

A fully accessible learning garden carefully designed to a child’s scale, the Hershey Children’s Garden is one of the most popular garden spaces at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.  Behnke collaborated with EDAW to generate the design concept; we then provided full construction documentation and construction administration.

The Hershey Garden teaches children about nature and gardening in a fun, natural environment that encourages social and imaginative play.  Landscape elements include a frog pond, stream, peat bog, coppice, tree house, forest, and stone cliff with cave.  The garden also features an area for children to pot plants and a small playhouse with green roof.

 

Honor Award, American Society of Landscape Architects - Ohio Chapter 

 

Construction Cost:  $1 Million (1999)

 

Hershey Children's Garden featured in Cleveland Botanical Garden's Garden Muse magazine

 

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