This is such a cool place. It's hidden away just on the edge of downtown Sarasota and is an actual garden that's been designed for kids (and grownups too). There's a wooden pirate ship, a rubber tire pyramid for climbling, a big stage for performing, misty hoses that wrap around trees and pathways that lead to secret hideaways. All of this in the middle of a huge garden.
Just at the entrance you'll find a little shop with books and gifts and an entire room devoted to dressing up and children can choose anything they want to wear.
On Sunday, November 22, is the SarasotaAnnual Reading Day and you'll be able to visit for FREE and get a book for your child too. I've posted the info below.
Nov 22, 2009 (Sun) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
:: 3rd Annual Children's Reading Day at The Children's Garden
1670 Tenth Way, Sarasota Fl
This is a very special day where we promote reading with local children's book authors. This is a great opportunity to have your books signed by your child's favorite author. Lots of family fun with tons of activities, stage events and food and drink. This is a FREE ADMISSION DAY to the garden. So let's unplug our kids and read and come out and support our local children's book authors!