The Franklin Children's Garden - Toronto, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 43° 37.006 W 079° 22.544
17T E 631060 N 4830591
Quick Description: Canadian author Paulette Bourgeois' Franklin the Turtle is the theme of this Children's Garden.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/28/2012 8:26:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMEQPV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member J.A.R.S.
Views: 5

Long Description:
This attractive area has several stops with statues of Franklin the Turtle and other characters from Paulette Bourgeois' childrens books.
The garden is located on Centre Island and there is no charge. The garden has a lot of competition with the nearby playground and spray park.
The City's website (visit link) informs us:

"An interactive garden for kids and families on Centre Island. The Franklin Children's Garden is inspired by Franklin the Turtle, the celebrated series of books written by Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Brenda Clark and published by Kids Can Press: a Corus Entertainment Company. The garden is divided into six sections where children can enjoy gardening, storytelling, and visits with seven child-accessible sculptures from the Franklin the Turtle series.

Recreation Facilities:
Gardens, Storytelling amphitheatre, treehouse, pond for wildlife viewing.

How to get there:
Take the Centre Island ferry from the ferrydocks. Walk towards Centre Island. The garden is located behind the Toronto Island Nature School.

Tours and Activities
Daily tours of the Franklin Children's Garden and Junior Sprout Gardening activities are available for summer.

Group tours and activities information are available by emailing

Unilever Snail Trail
The Unilever Snail Trail is a key lookout point to see the wetland wonders of Turtle Pond. Children delight as they explore its winding trail and flower-filled meadow of plants alive with butterflies and other critters.

TD Storybook Place
This section of the Franklin's Children's Garden is a setting for storytelling and performing arts outdoors to children in a unique amphitheatre setting."

Read more about the author at (visit link)
Centre Island
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Location (specific park it is located within): Centre Island...near the playground.

Fees: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Hands-on or educational programs: Yes - see website for more information

Garden's website: [Web Link]

Bathrooms nearby?: Yes

Telephone number: Not listed

Parking: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
All logs must be the result of an actual visit to the children's garden. Write a description about your visit to the garden. A photo of one of your favorite elements of the garden would also be a nice addition, but not mandatory.
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