In addition to the wide variety of birds and insects that naturally flock to the Garden, ICG is home to a collection of hens and honeybees that are assets to the Garden in both an ecological and educational way.
Bird Habitat Garden
ICG's Bird Garden invites children to flap their "wings," peer out the birdhouse window, dig for delicious worms, and listen for bird calls.
Bulb Labyrinth Memorial Garden
Designed in partnership with the Ithaca Childbearing Loss Network, the Bulb Labyrinth Memorial Garden is a sanctuary fostering hope, love, peace, and remembrance.
Gaia The Turtle
As the official face of ICG and a symbol of Mother Earth, Gaia sits by the Garden's southern entrance to welcome visitors from near and far.
Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Zone
In this space of the Garden, kids truly reign supreme. With a wild assortment of materials and plenty of room to get creative, imaginations run wild and nature play comes to life!
Where Garden education meets hands on practice to create some wholesome and undeniably delicious memories!
Cultivated and cared for by campers, visitors, TUF teens, and volunteers alike, it's no wonder the Kitchen Garden remains bountiful year after year. Sampling is highly encouraged!
Recycled "Green" House
While this green house may not function like your typical greenhouse, it's assuredly not a Garden attraction to be missed!
Rice Paddy Pond
Visit the rice paddy pond to search for tadpoles, bullfrogs, and koi fish or to watch the rice grow right in front of your eyes.
Stories come alive like never before as you stroll through nature.
Built from straw and complete with a living roof, the Troll House is the perfect playspace for children to let their imaginations explore.
TUF Farm Stand
Run on a weekly basis by the TUF Teens, the Farm Stand is the perfect spot to get uber fresh, youth cultivated produce and ice cold drinks all summer long!
Step through the Garden’s gates and be welcomed by the expansive Village Green, the heart of the Garden and a hub of activity year round.
Wetlands & Bioswale
Full of surprises and lively discovery, this hidden gem of the Garden is not to be missed.
Follow the winding path through the Wildflower Meadow to discover an untamed and ever changing collection plants and insects.
After School at ICG is full of the adventure play and nature immersion that your child deserves after a long day spent in school.
An afternoon of nature, play, and hands-on exploration is just what your child needs to build a relationship with the natural world and develop critical cognitive, social, and physical skills.
ICSD provides bussing from your ICSD schools to ICG. ICG will be installing a yurt for on-site all weather shelter by the end of 2021; however other, walkable off-site storm shelter is available for our use in inclement weather until then.
Registration Process: 1. Complete the enrollment form with basic info and your preferred schedule. The enrollment form will ask for a $30 fee (applied to your first month). 2. Apply for a scholarship if applicable. 3. We’ll process your enrollment, confirm schedule availability, and provide you with a tuition agreement. 4. Return your signed tuition agreement and program deposit to secure your space. 5. If you have any questions along the way, drop us a line at email@example.com
Enrollment is for the 2021-2022 school year. Should you need to cancel your enrollment at any time, please provide written notice 60 days in advance.
Ithaca Children’s Garden is for ALL children Ithaca Children’s Garden welcomes all members of our community to participate in all programs and activities offered by Ithaca Children’s Garden regardless of ability. We encourage all members and volunteers of Ithaca Children’s Garden to support an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone. Learn more about ICG’s Inclusion Policy and/or submit an accommodations request here.