The Project

A whimsical interpretation of the natural world found in Franklin the Turtle books, this garden on Toronto’s Centre Island was designed to foster an understanding and respect for the environment and to inspire creative thinking.

Visitors are given the opportunity to learn about the natural world through encounters that excite the senses:

  • In the playful and interactive water feature, children can be watered like plants!
  • Wetland creatures are found at Turtle Pond
  • Visitors experience a bird’s eye view with the telescope atop Snail Trail
  • Readings can be enjoyed at Storybook Place.


The Impact

In its beautiful Centre Island setting, Franklin Children’s Garden offers children a lasting connection to nature.

The seven sections of the garden are designed for self-guided exploration and discovery, stimulating growth and development.

Your donation will support the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of the garden, including educational materials and programming.