Supporters

The Garden is made possible by generous support from:

A garden is a friend you can visit any time.
Okakura Kakuzō

Japanese scholar

hands on components

Some of the seasonal activities we offer in the Garden include:

  • Starting plants from seeds and seed saving
  • Making healthy snacks
  • Understanding seasonal and local eating
  • Composting
  • Scavenger hunts for pollinators and insects

You can also explore these gardens in front of the Children’s Museum:

The Permaculture Garden

This garden located outside the Big Red Room Café exit doors features blueberry, elderberry and currant bushes, paw paw trees and a variety of native flowers and medicinal and edible herbs. Permaculture is a design practice that seeks to mimic natural systems in order to maximize sustainability and productivity and minimize upkeep. Learn more about the practice at Pittsburgh Permaculture.

Berry Patch and Dye Garden

The Berry Patch and Dye Garden, located to the right of the main entrance, is where we cultivate native berry bushes including blueberries, gooseberries, raspberries and honeyberries, and native plants that can be used to make natural dyes.

the art

Lindsey Scherloum created Wattle Fence and the natural structures in front of the Museum using natural materials and visitors’ inspiration.

tips for before and after your visit

explore.

Which plants do you recognize when you explore the Garden? How is it different from other gardens that you have seen or visited? Which plants in the Garden have you eaten before?

plan a garden.

Think about what you would plant in your own garden. How much space will you need? How much sunlight will you need? How will you get water to the plants?

dig deeper.

Check out our web calendar for programs on how to build your own urban garden or how to prepare the bounty of the garden for your table.

Which plants do you recognize when you explore the Garden? How is it different from other gardens that you have seen or visited? Which plants in the Garden have you eaten before?

Think about what you would plant in your own garden. How much space will you need? How much sunlight will you need? How will you get water to the plants?

Check out our web calendar for programs on how to build your own urban garden or how to prepare the bounty of the garden for your table.

design matters

We created and maintain the Garden with many sustainable materials and practices, including:

  • Raised beds constructed from reclaimed wood
  • Plant containers made from reclaimed chimney liners
  • Seating made from repurposed stone and wood pieces
  • Mushroom manure to start the Garden’s raised beds
  • Rainwater collection barrels
  • Composting system

sponsors

Garden programs are supported by Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Bayer USA Foundation and Whole Kids Foundation.

  • Eatn-Park-Hospitality-Garden-1

    Presenting Sponsor