Ithaca Children’s Garden is one of a kind; you won’t find another place like it anywhere on earth. Whether a local resident or visitor to the Finger Lakes, ICG is your garden. Step inside and let your child – or child within – be your guide.
Here’s what you need to know to plan your visit:
- Every person is welcome.
- ICG is free and open to all, dawn to dusk, 365 days a year.
- ICG is wheelchair accessible.
- Potable water is available April-November.
- Wheelchair accessible porta-potty and rustic restrooms available.
- Pack a change of clothes for your young ones just in case.
- Well-behaved dogs on leashes allowable in some areas of the Garden. Children have the right of way.
- Planning a visit from out of town or bringing a group? Please let us know so we can communicate any important updates and register your visit.
- ICG offices are a 10-minute walk from the Garden so you may or may not encounter staff when you visit the Garden.
Guidelines for use:
- Respect yourself – Respect others – Respect the environment.
- Sign the guestbook. Include your city and state, how many in your party, and how we can get in touch if you want to stay in the loop.
- Please be gentle around animals, insects, and plants.
- Dogs are not permitted in the Kitchen Garden, wilder areas, or as posted.
- Pack a snack or picnic if you wish to stay a while.
- Carry in, carry out. Please take all trash with you.
- No smoking in the Garden or within 20′ of entrances.
- Observe all posted signs.
- Respect your child’s time and experience. Let your child lead you.
- If you see someone in a turtle shirt, feel free to ask them questions – or call our office if you need assistance.