The Children’s Garden Project of Elwood

801 N Chicago Avenue; Elwood, Illinois 60421

Open daily from dawn to dusk

Mission and Purpose:

The Children’s Garden Project, founded in 1997, in cooperation with the Village of Elwood, Elwood School District and Jackson Township provides an enlightening and educational experience for the young and the young at heart who enjoy nature and gardening. The garden is dedicated to enrich the minds, hands and hearts of all who share a common bond with nature. Our Garden offers daily exploration that invites play and interaction with the natural environment.

Group Tour Guidelines

School Groups and Play Groups

The Garden is available for school or play groups. Please call the Village Hall for reservations (815) 423-5011.


Please respect our community garden when visiting and observe
the following guidelines:

  • Parents/Grown-ups please stay with children at all times.
  • The Garden picnic area is available for groups smaller than 10. All others call the village to reserve Park Pavilion at (815) 423-5011.
  • Stay on paths to protect the plant life.
  • Pets, bicycles, skateboards, smoking and alcohol are not permitted in the garden.
  • Flowers and vegetables are for display purposes only.
  • Clean up areas after use.

Thank you for your cooperation in caring for the Children’s Garden.


Recreation Quicklinks

Children's Garden
History & Culture

Cookbooks for Sale $10 each
Available: Elwood Village Hall

$100 each
Please complete

Send check and order form to:

Village of Elwood

RE: Brick Order

401 E. Mississippi Avenue
Elwood, IL 60421


Planning a Wedding?
“Consider the Children’s Garden for your ceremony on this memorable day!!!”

Please contact Village Hall


Wedding Contract


As a Reminder

Children should not be left alone in the garden at any time.

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