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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.

Daffodil Labyrinth

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

Wildflower Meadow

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

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