Philly Visitor Guide
Camden Children's Garden
Extend your adventure by taking the RiverLink Ferry from Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia across the Delaware River to the Children’s Garden (April through November).The Children’s Garden is run by the Camden City Garden Club, a non-profit formed to help city residents with community gardening. The Camden Children’s Garden offers a variety of educational activities, including on-site lessons, Garden Festivals for Schools and Distance Learning. The Camden City Garden Club employs Camden teenagers for job training and urban greening projects, and assists members with cleaning vacant, city-owned lots and transforming them into beautiful and productive community gardens, growing fresh and nutritious fruits and vegetables.Grow Lab, a popular school-based program, teaches Camden elementary school children science and math skills through horticulture.The Camden City Garden Club was established in 1985 to assist city residents with community gardening. Club members, interested in training city youth in landscaping techniques, began researching children’s gardens. In consultation with teachers, landscape architects and Jane Taylor, noted designer of the children’s garden at Michigan State University, they developed the imaginative Camden Children's Garden for children ages three to 12 and opened in July 1999.