The Log Garden is a 4′ long log with the center carved out 5″-6″ deep in order to create an area for planting. Children can plant and nurture their own plants in this natural garden. Plant the seeds, add a little water and sunlight, and watch the plants grow. The Log Garden is a great addition to the natural playground, as it combines both gardening and natural materials play into one activity. While observing the plants, children can also explore the natural aspects of the log – exploring with the bark, rings, and natural cracks of the log and also with the bugs that will make the log their home. This Log Garden is sure to compliment any natural playscape and will be a unique feature on your preschool outdoor playground.
- Products made from tree logs will contain some cracks or splits from the wood drying out, but this will only add to their beauty, natural inclination, and ability to teach children about natural processes, but will not reduce structural integrity. As wood ages, moisture will evaporate and it will become lighter, bark will fall off, and stress cracks and fissures will appear, but this is normal and creates wonderful opportunities for children to learn about the natural properties of trees and wood.
- Flowers and soil are not included
14"-16" Diameter x 4' L