Beanstalk Children's Garden
The Leanna Flandermeyer Beanstalk Children’s Garden is a unique (and fun!) field trip destination for children of all ages. The Beanstalk Garden offers children the opportunity to learn about growing food, insects, nutrition, and plant science. Visitors are encouraged to use their senses to see, touch, smell and taste plants as part of the learning process. Children are given vegetables fresh from the garden for tasting.
The Beanstalk Children’s Garden is comprised of six specialized garden areas including:
- The Vegetable Garden is planted with many varieties of vegetables from all around the world.
- The Fruit Garden is planted with both common and unusual berry bushes and fruit trees.
- The Herb Garden features many different types of herbs for cooking, fragrance and medicinal uses.
- The Seed and Grain Garden contains seed and grain plants like corn, wheat, oats, soybeans, peanuts and popcorn.
- The Curiosity Garden is a special place filled with strange and unusual plants.
- The Water Garden features water plants such as papyrus, water lilies and floating water hyacinths along with fish and frogs.
Visit The Beanstalk Garden
Individuals, families and groups are all welcome at the Beanstalk Children's Garden!
Guidebooks are available upon request.
- Open from mid June to mid October.
- Monday—Friday 9 AM to 5 PM
- Saturday 9 AM to 12 PM (self-guided tours only)
- Closed Sunday
- Groups are asked to call ahead or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for a tour guide.
- Guided tours cost $2 per person. Individual Admission is free; donations accepted.
- All plants are labeled with names and information.
- The garden paths are paved and fully wheelchair accessible.
- Picnic tables are available. Groups should call ahead to reserve.
- The Beanstalk is an approved field trip site for Girl Scouts to complete badge requirements.
- School and homeschool groups may call for special tours and educational opportunities.
- Garden Clubs are welcome as schedule permits.