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Welcome to the Children's Garden!

Children's Garden 2013

Talking about what to plant in the Children's Garden.

Children's Garden 2013

Preparing the soil for planting.

Children's Garden 2013

Adding seedlings to the planting beds.

Children's Garden 2013

Make sure to give it plenty of water.

Children's Garden 2013

Making new friends!

young girl at the Children's Gardening holding up a large leaf.

Look how big it's grown!

The Children's Garden

The Children’s Garden at Suffolk Farm is open year-round for the enjoyment of children and their families.

Flowering plants, including native and pollinator collections, line the paths that meander through the garden. In the spring, you’ll find an assortment of colorful bulbs and the fragrant scent of the Korean spicebush. The best show is in the summer when an array of monarda, coreopsis and black eyed susans join the butterfly bushes attracting butterflies.  Asters brighten the fall landscape.

When summer camp is in session, children plant vegetables in garden beds and on totem poles.The composting station and whimsical Fairy Garden can be enjoyed in any season. The Children’s Garden gazebo provides a relaxing, shady spot to have a snack or enjoy a view of the garden.

 If you see one of the Master Gardeners who tend the site, please feel free to ask any horticultural questions about plant material found in the Children’s Garden.

There will be no summer camp program in 2023. We look forward to 2024.


Sarah Osborn
Administrative Assistant
631-727-7850 x 207

Last updated April 15, 2023