Besides the beautiful natural areas in the Tankerhoosen Valley there are also many planted and cultivated gardens. Most are small, but show the hand of a caring gardener. There is also variety with seasonal spring-only gardens, butterfly gardens, a labyrinth, rain gardens and memorial plantings. Stop by to explore the wonders right next door to you.
Located at the Tolland County Agricultural Center is a spring labyrinth made of 800 daffodils and grape hyacinths. You can visit and walk this unique garden from late March into May.
» Daffodil Labyrinth
Valley Falls Road Cemetery Memorial
Located in the Valley Falls Road Cemetery this summer garden is a unique memorial from a brother to his sister.
» Valley Falls Road Cemetery Memorial
A four acre field on Bread and Milk Road has been turned into a Wildflower Meadow as part of the DEEP's Belding Wildlife Management Area. At its best in July the meadow shows a changing face each season of the year.
» Wildflower Meadow
Wings Butterfly Garden
A garden off Lake Street for families who have suffered the deaths of their babies or unborn children. This garden is a new space where grieving families can seek a little solace from their pain and cherish their children’s memories. Featuring many azaleas and rhododendrons it is particularly lovely in May and open to everyone.
» Wings Butterfly Garden