Nature enthusiasts flock to Carleen Bright Arboretum for Children's Garden Fair

Posted at 5:59 PM, Oct 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-15 19:06:55-04

The Children's Garden Fair is a free event held every October.

There are 24 stations run by Master Gardeners who help to create an understanding of nature and a love for gardening through crafts, scavenger hunts and educational activities for children. 

"We show how vegetables grow in the ground, how flowers attract pollinators," said Master Gardener Jeanette Kelly. "It's just very important for children to learn these things from the beginning."

Kelly said more than 1,200 people showed up for the event.

"We're not passing out candy, we're not selling anything, we're not advertising anything," said Kelly. "It's just a day to be out with your family and enjoy the gardens. It's a free day together on a Sunday afternoon and we've had beautiful weather so we're really lucky."

Kids were able to get their hands dirty with Master Composters and learn about birds with the Audubon Society. The Texas Master Naturalists and the Woodway Youth Commission also joined in on the fun.

This is the 10th year of the Children's Garden Fair.

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