The Children’s Gardens



Kids Visit the Children’s Gardens

Photo Credit: St. Mark Youth Enrichment

Photo Credit: St. Mark Youth Enrichment

Photo Credit: Liz Donley

What a guest says …

“I love taking our grandkids to this spot! It’s a touch of magic!”

PAUL MEYER | Dubuque


Mr. McGregor’s Garden


Mr. McGregor’s Garden tells the story of Peter Rabbit (which is weather-proofed for those not familiar with the tale or want a refresher). You’ll see Peter Rabbit’s family (including all of his good little brothers and sisters) and off to one side is Peter, who is always up to mischief. 


The Billy Goats Gruff Garden


The Three Billy Goats Gruff. As the three little billy goats set out to prove they are wiser than an old

troll/gremlin who lives under a bridge, you will see that troll as the dark beast. 

WITH APPRECIATION The Children’s Gardens are maintained by dedicated Arboretum volunteers.