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Inspiring all of us to create a more beautiful, resilient, and just world.

Every child has the basic human right to play, learn, and grow outdoors; developing a life-long relationship with the living world.

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Our community means everything to us.

We ask that all visitors continue to be kind, and considerate of one another as we see this pandemic through.

Know Before You Go Guide

ICG aligns with those fighting against systemic racism, police violence, and white supremacy.

Read more on ICG's response to the fight for racial justice here and check out our Anti-Racism Resources.

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Celebrate International Mud Day wherever you are!

Join us at the Garden on June 25 3-6PM or download Mud Day @ Home activities to celebrate Mud Day

Ready for Mud Day magic?

Important Announcements: ICG Scholarships still need your support! Make a gift today.

Growing the Garden
means growing the future.

We believe the best way to do that is to get more children outside, with hands-on sensory experiences, having fun in the natural world. ICG is a place where kids can be kids & adults can feel good about it.

Visitors to the Garden each year
Served through direct programming each year
Years of connecting children to nature
What’s on at ICG

ICG Events and Programs: providing equitable access to nature

One-of-a kind at ICG

ICG’s signature events return in 2022!

Uncover what makes this place so special to so many

Let the exploring begin!

Magical moments await your discovery at ICG, thanks to the big-hearted generosity of many. If you love what you see, consider supporting ICG’s work to ensure all children experience the wonders of nature.

School-based Outdoor Learning

ICG can help schools or entire districts improve use of schoolyards for outdoor learning.

Education Programs

From summer camp and outdoor preschool, to field trips and after school, ICG has you!

Anti-Racism Resources

Working on equity and anti-racism isn’t easy, but we do it anyway. Come join us on the journey!

Visit the Garden

With 3 acres right in the City, free for you to explore 365 days a year, what are you waiting for? Discover the magic every season.

COVID-19 Updates

The outdoors is one of the safest places to be during a pandemic… especially when we do our part.

What is Play?

Play: It may not be what you think. Inspired by playwork principles, the Garden and ICG programs are designed with play at the center.

Support the Garden

Sooo many fun and rewarding ways to support the wonderful work of connecting children to nature… take a look!

Questions for the Garden?

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, do drop us a line:

Learn why kids love Ithaca Children’s Garden

“I get to touch real things,
instead of a touch screen.”

A special Thank You to Our

Key Partners & Sponsors

More than just a place for kids

Here’s what parents have to say about ICG

ICG connects children to nature and changes lives, thanks to our generous community of benefactors.

Latest Happenings

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Tori’s Garden Story

It was a sunny spring day and the Garden was bursting with color and new life. I was privileged to be joining ICG Afterschool for