I had the great privilege of visiting and observing the Edgewood Community Learning Garden which is located in the middle of the quiet residential area of Edgewood about ten minutes away from Downtown, Atlanta. If you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city but don’t have the time to travel out far, this is the perfect spot of nature and serenity for you! The ECLG is newly renovated and primarily built as a learning environment for children who attend school nearby and kids living in the area.
This garden offers a variety of different artifacts spread out sparsely throughout the garden to insure you get the most out of your experience here. The ECLG is open to the public and anyone can come visit and observe this beautiful garden. The atmosphere the garden brings is very free and inviting, and is a great peaceful space to relax and destress. The garden offers many different types of greenery and vegetation such as a pollinator garden, a rain garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, and nine veggie beds.
The garden is not modern at all but instead has an old-fashioned farm land feel to it because of its wood built architecture and chicken coop located in the back of the garden. The minimal color associated with the garden other than the greenery of the vegetation helps in bringing individuals to a simplistic mindset and focusing more on the literal nature and calmness of the environment. The garden also offers a variety of entities such as a treehouse and jungle gym with a connected slide and tire swing, a sandbox, and also a small pond. The best part of the ECLG is the beautifully built gazebo located in the center of the garden as a place to sit and enjoy all that the environment has to offer. The gazebo is specially detailed on the ground with dedication bricks engraved to honor those who have supported, funded, and contributed to the making of the ECLG.
This quaint spacious garden located right outside the heart of Atlanta is open to all visitors and even has an open volunteer page for gardening hours and associated community projects on its website. This beautiful garden is a great environment that has brought the neighborhood and community together as a place to relax and have fun.
This is a picture of the gardens small pond which is located next to the sandbox and jungle gym. This pond is manmade but it is built to exemplify a real natural pond. The pond was quite murky and only had leaves floating around in it, however it adds a peaceful and relaxing touch to the atmosphere of the garden with the still noises of the water. There is also a small bridge at the head of the pond that is made of stone which people can walk across if they please.
There is a mini jungle gym located in the back edge of the garden and next to the chicken coop. This jungle gym has an old school feel to it because of how it is built of all wood. There is also a tire swing and a small slide connected to it. The jungle gym is primarily for the kids that come to this garden to play on while learning about the natural resources the garden has to offer.
This image depicts the entrance from inside the garden. The entrance to the Edgewood Community Learning Garden is very well built with a nice stable brick walkway and is completely open and free for all visitors to come inside and … Continue reading →
Located directly under the gazebo on the ground is floor filled with engraved bricks honoring loved ones, community leaders, and respected figures. The dedication bricks are in honor of those who have donated for the funding of the garden and active members of the community. These bricks add insight to the funding of the garden and add a beautiful touch to the atmosphere of the gazebo!
Located directly inside the middle of the garden is the beautifully built gazebo. The whole garden is centered around the gazebo which has a beautiful brick walkway and built in seating on all sides. The gazebo is a great peaceful environment to come sit, relax, and enjoy nature that is in the garden.
The Edgewood sign located on the far back fencing of the garden is a vital component of the garden. The Edgewood sign is painted in a fun and colorful manner to indicate its open environment for kids and also associating aspects of the garden into the image fruits and vegetables such as grapes and tomatoes painted into the image. The garden also has a small sandbox area in which kids can come and play in.
Located on the far back fencing of the middle left side of the garden is the Edgewood Community Learning Gardens very own chicken coop! This chicken coop houses approximately 10 chickens including two beehives that are located inside the chicken coop. The chickens help the bees survive by eating beetles that get into the hive and destroy it, which intern results in the healthy bees pollinating the garden to help keep it growing.
Within the Edgewood Community Learning Garden you can find a vast array of vegetation and natural resources located throughout the area. This is an image of a few of the gardens nine vegetation beds, berry bushes, mushroom logs, and compost bins. These veggie beds are located immediately to your left as you enter the garden and have signs placed at the head of each bed indicating what each plant in the veggie beds are! The veggie beds are open for all to come look at and observe.