Childrens gardens are magical places where kids can interact with plants, see where food and fibers grow, and experience the role of birds, butterflies, and bees in nature These gardens do than just expose youngsters to outdoor environments, they also provide marvelous teaching opportunities for them to visit a small plot, care for vegetables and flowers, and interact in creative spaces designed to stimulate all five senses.InThe Magic of Childrens Gardens,landscape architectLolly Tai provides the primary goals, concepts and key considerations for designing outdoor spaces that are attractive to and suitable for children especially in urban environments Tai presents inspiring ideas for creating childrens green spaces by examining nearly twentycase studies, including the Chicago Botanic Gardens and Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.The Magic of Childrens Gardensfeatures hundreds of comprehensive drawings and gorgeous photographs of successful childrens outdoor environments, detailed explanations of the design process, and the criteria needed to create attractive and pleasing gardens for children to augment their physical, mental, and emotional development.Exposing youth to well planned outdoor environments promotes our next generation of environmental stewards The Magic of Childrens Gardensoffers practitioners a guide to designing these valued spaces....
|Title||:||The Magic of Children's Gardens: Inspiring Through Creative Design|
|Publisher||:||Temple University Press 1 edition April 1, 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
|File Size||:||866 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Magic of Children's Gardens: Inspiring Through Creative Design Reviews
As mentioned in the previous reviews, The Magic of Children’s Gardens is a valuable resource for landscape architects and children educators interested in creating stimulating outdoor environments. It is also an excellent successor to Dr. Tai’s book, Designing Outdoor Environments for Children. This book provides nineteen examples of children’s gardens that are successful in attracting children and parents to their gardens and plants. Filled with beautiful color pictures of children in the garden settings, illustrative garden plans, and informative information such as the gardens’ goals, concepts, and plant lists; it is also an excellent resource for parents desiring to find and facilitate learning in safe and stimulating outdoor environments for their children. Many times parents bring their children to these gardens wanting to help their children learn and appreciate plants, but only have the garden signage as a guide. Dr. Tai’s book provides all the information that parents will need to facilitate learning and an appreciation for nature in these gardens. Using this book as a guide parents can now help children enjoy and experience these gardens to the fullest.
I have thoroughly enjoyed dipping into this Magic via its foreword, acknowledgments, introduction, gardens I've visited thus far, conclusion, references, resources, illus credits, and even the index. The wealth of information, engaging format, and visual treasures are all of a piece with the consistent structure of chapters; and, the thorough text is impressively concise and illuminating. Thank you, Lolly Tai, for your work that manifests a cartographer's mission -- making the way plain so that others may see and find their way. Bravo on your tenacious commitment to this project! I'll share it with folks at our town's council meeting tonight, where imaginations (including mine) get stuck on the far side of possible. All of us need a healthy dose of fresh insight. This book is a well from which to drink often. Furthermore, Jane Taylor's clear voice in the Foreword, is buoyant with hope that perplexities can indeed become possibilities leading to happier, healthier lives for children and their grown-ups. Yes!
The Magic of Children’s Garden Review
Dr. Lolly Tai's new book on Children's Gardens should be a must have for those in children's education, therapy, landscape design, horticulture, municipal parks and more. Dr. Tai shares the designs that comprise numerous children's gardens in the public garden realm nationally. The lists of plants and the explanations for the gardens make this the perfect book! Use it as a textbook, reference book or to get ideas for local gardens in schools and public parks. It is definitely worth it!!
The Magic of Children’s Gardens: Inspiring through Creative Design is THE book for landscape architects, designers, and for that matter anyone who interacts with and cares about children; educators, therapists, parents, and grandparents. Seldom does a book successfully bridge the textbook and general interest market, but The Magic of Children’s Gardens: Inspiring through Creative Design does. The 19 detailed case studies of exemplary children’s gardens in the US provide inspiration for landscape professionals and serves as a go to guide for the general public looking for places to give children opportunities to be outside and reap the benefits of being in nature. All 700 images are lovely; exquisite attention to detail was paid to create the book. The range of projects covers large scale budgets and grass roots endeavors. Some of the gardens are pristine and others are a more natural theme. Well organized and comprehensive, every case study includes important information; garden goals, concept, design process, and a summary. Plant lists and contact information are also provided. This highly engaging book will appeal to practitioners, students, and a general readership.
Wonderfully detailed and articulate, this book should be cherished by any individual interested in play, or children's gardens. It is, in essence, a designers guide to creating the futures best play spaces. With its massive amounts of information, it dives into the depths of what makes the best children's gardens in the world what they are. I highly recommend this book to anyone that exhibits a remote interest in the topic.
An inspirational and truly amazing book that delves into all facets of designing and examining a children's garden. This book should be considered required reading material for landscape architects, urban planners, garden designers, and any municipal officials looking to incorporate such a magical and exciting place that attracts and educates children of all ages.