The City of Albuquerque's Children's Fantasy Garden, located at the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, opened to the public on September 28, 2001.
Notice: The Children's Fantasy Garden will be closed for repairs Feb. 9 through March 12, 2015. Read more about the planned updates to the exhibit.
Starting with a fourteen-foot high topiary dragon that guards the castle gates, visitors get a larger-than-life perspective of plants, gardening, horticulture and people.
The garden entrance is a huge rabbit hole where six-foot earthworms burrow through the walls. There are nine-foot high potted plants; an eleven-foot tall watering can; giant soil particles that illustrate the drainage properties of sand and clay; a gargantuan "nurse" tree complete with bird nest and kid-sized eggs; a seedling forest with enormous acorns and pinecones; a walk-through pumpkin 42 feet in diameter and two stories high; and a vegetable garden with potatoes, onions and carrots that only Superman could lift.
And that's only a sample of the fun that's in store for Fantasy Garden visitors!