Bridge Gardens | A Source of Joy and Learning for Many

December 17, 2021

By Kathleen Kennedy

Bridge Gardens

Did you have a chance to visit Bridge Gardens this year? If you did, you were in good company. Many realized the garden has become a sought-after source of relaxation, nature-based playtime, art and learning. Whether drawn to the wide-open spaces where children can explore freely, the shaded picnic tables that offered a place to relax and listen to the birds over lunch, or the exuberant garden beds that offered inspiration for gardeners of all skills, Bridge Gardens was a source of joy and learning for many.


Late spring saw the arrival of TravelStorys. This audio tour of the garden, narrated by Garden Director Rick Bogusch and Senior Manager of Outreach Kathy Kennedy, offers you the chance to learn about the plants and history of Bridge Gardens. Listen to the tour while at the garden, or you can visit our website from anywhere and take the virtual tour.

People with an interest in the arts enjoyed a series of watercolor workshops with artist Barbara Thomas, as well as exploring the exhibition of large-scale landscape sculptures as part of the Uncommon Ground IV exhibition. Curated by Cheryl Sokolow of C. Fine Art, the show features twenty sculptures throughout the garden, each enhancing your experience of the landscape. You can view the show through September 2022.

And, in November, new kiosks came to Bridge Gardens! The general information signs, along with signs for the Community Gardens and the Demonstration Vegetable Gardens, are part of a new series of signage at the gardens – in English and Spanish. Make sure to take a look the next time you visit.

Bridge Gardens is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free Admission!

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