Each year during the Dakota County Fair, both children and adults get a chance to explore the Dakota County Master Gardener’s Children’s Garden. A different theme is chosen each year and a variety of fun activities and plantings are selected to highlight the theme. The 2017 Children’ s Garden
featured a Dr. Seuss theme – “Oh the Gardens You’ll Grow!” based on the Seuss classic, “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” The Garden was filled with Seussian accents and brightly colored stepping stones leading a self-guided, short walking tour.
Highlights included a sensory area, complete with a Seuss- themed bench to sit and rest a while, areas with bright and sunny plants and dark and black plants, (to name just a few), and a covered bridge too.
“Bingo Cards” were available for kids to fill out by locating certain plants with sticker rewards handed out as prizes. As always, the Children’s Garden, sponsored by the Dakota County Master Gardeners, and it’s activities are entirely free and fun for all. Can’t wait to see what amazing theme the creative and talented gardeners in this group come up with for the 2018 garden!