Kids in the Garden
Creating a pineapple garden is a simple and cheap educational project. Pineapples love Florida’s sandy soil and require very little care.
Ladybugs prey on soft-bodied insects especially those that tend to destroy crops and plants so gardeners love the introduction of these beetles to the garden. The North American ladybug pictured above is the seven-spotted lady beetle whose red color warns predators not to eat her.
A Secret Garden
Florida is home to many beautiful public gardens that celebrate the natural plants and waterways of our state. These wonderful resources often host educational programs and plant sales to support their mission. Many locations also participate in an exchange program where membership at one will get you admission to others!
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
1534 Mound Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Open 10am – 5pm daily