The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden


Columbus, OH


Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens


Construction Management


New Construction


ABC Excellence in Construction Award

The Results

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden is 2-acres and features 16 unique experiences that highlight Ohio’s landscape and geology.

Featured Garden Spaces:
  • Entry/Forecourt – Overhead prism arch, sculptures, topiaries, and a willow tunnel.
  • Rainbow Welcome Terrace – Misting boulders and orientation panel.
  • Sunrise Lawn – A compass, and amphitheater lawn seating.
  • Canopy Walk (Type VB Construction) – A treetop bridge, wooden deck, a rope bridge, and two hammocks.
  • Nature Play Zone – Crawl tunnels, floating tent, balance beams, and a web climb.
  • Inspiration Pocket Gardens – Humming bird feeders, bee hotels, spiral/textured path, musical corner, and a pavilion with a green roof and both slatted and living wall panels.
  • Playhouse Garden – A discovery dig, and salamander mosaic trail.
  • Sandstone Bluff – A seep wall.
  • My Ohio Woods – A sandstone creek, small pools, cascades, and a curved bridge.
  • Learning Pavilion – A multi-purpose space, restrooms, storage, vending, and food and hand washing stations.
  • Let’s Garden – A portable fire pit, raised garden beds, compost bins, a compost tumbler, and a tool shed.
  • Nature Art Studio – A props wall, chalk board, and flexible space for activities.
  • Wetland Explore – A boardwalk, floating pavers, and a vernal pool.
  • Whisper Gardens – Reading garden, a whisper bench, and a fairy house garden.

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