Public Gardens for Families Bettendorf IA

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Niabi Zoo
(309) 799-5108
13010 Niabi Zoo Road
Coal Valley, IL
Museum Type
Zoo

Freelance Landscaping
(309) 755-9161
3900 Archer Drive
East Moline, IL
Products / Services
Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Meyer Landscape & Design Inc
(309) 762-6226
2817 - 47th St
Moline, IL
Products / Services
Arbors / Arches, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Business Services, Conifers / Evergreens, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Gifts & Accents, Groundcovers, Home Decor, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Services, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscaping Services, Lawn Care Services, Lighting Services, Ornamental Grasses, Outdoor Fur…

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Corn Crib Nursery
(309) 799-3745
6924 Route 150
Coal Valley, IL
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Allens Grove Greenhouse
(563) 843-2248
27345 Allens Grove Rd
Donahue, IA
Products / Services
Annuals

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Wallace's Garden Center
(563) 332-4711
2605 Devils Glen Road
Bettendorf, IA
Products / Services
Annuals, Anti-Transparent, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Tree Stands, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplie…

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Green Thumbers Home & Garden Showplace
(563) 323-0055
3030 Brady St
Davenport, IA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bath & Personal Care Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Display Structures, Florist, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh Plants, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gazebos / Pavilions, Gift Baskets, Gourmet Foods, Grill Accessories, Grills, Groundcovers, Home Furnishings, Horti…

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Wallace's Garden Center & Greenhouses
(563) 445-2458
6227 Northwest Blvd
Davenport, IA
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Annuals, Anti-Transparent, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Tree Stands, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials…

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Moonshine Designs Nursery
(309) 756-1967
9518 27 St
Milan, IL
Products / Services
Annuals, Aquatics, Bird Feeders, Bonsai, Conifers / Evergreens, Flower Seed, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Herb Seed, Herbs, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetable Seed, Vegetables, Vines, Wildlife

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Wallace's Garden Ctr-Grnhs
(563) 332-4711
2605 Devils Glen Rd
Bettendorf, IA

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Gardens are for Everyone

Do you remember watching butterflies floating through the garden when you were a child, and your amazement at their skill and grace? How about the first time you tasted a fresh homegrown tomato? Gardens bring nature into our backyards so we can appreciate its wonder without experiencing the dangers of the wild. We love our gardens because they feed our bodies and renew our spirits. In this article we explore the benefits of gardening (especially the benefits to youths) and why everyone needs a green retreat. For individuals with challenged mobility, gardening opportunities may at first appear limited, but as you'll see, there are many ways to create a garden that's accessible to everyone!

Background

Gardens provide many benefits. They add beauty to our world, provide fresh fruits and vegetables, clean air, and a therapeutic setting. Young people benefit from gardens and the activity of gardening in a number of important ways. Here are just a few:

Gardens provide a safe place for them to experience nature and discover the cycles of life. Gardening helps kids develop an understanding of the environment, and instills love and respect for the earth. Gardening exposes kids to fresh fruits and vegetables, providing them with motivation to try these healthy foods and improve their nutritional attitudes and behaviors. Gardening is a source of physical activity. Too many young people spend a majority of their free time in front of a TV or computer screen, but gardens give them a reason to be outside and be active, and offer an opportunity to work off their excess energy and stress. The garden provides a peaceful spot to relax and reflect. It is also a place of beauty that they can be proud of and share with others.

Gardens are a marvelous hands-on teaching tool for kids of all ages, and researchers are gathering more evidence every day of other advantages of gardening. You'll find more information about these research findings here: “What have plants done for you lately?”

With so many positive effects, who would argue against giving children a chance to stick their hands in the soil and to nurture a plant? However, questions arise about the accessibility and safety of gardens for kids with special needs. The ‘traditional’ garden with narrow paths and ground-level planting presents physical challenges that limits or even eliminates some youths' ability to enjoy and work in a garden. Not to worry! There are plenty of creative people who are constantly working on adaptations to open gardening opportunities to kids with special needs. Below you will find a few ideas for creating an accessible garden for individuals of all abilities. Pictures for this article were taken at the Accessible Garden at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, which is directed by Dr. Joe Novak.

Tips for Creating an Accessible Garden

1. Install Accessible Pathways
Navigation to and through the garden requires careful consideration.

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