Charley Creek Gardens is proud to be a Let's Move! Garden. Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. Charley Creek Gardens is one of the first gardens in Indiana to be designated a Let's Move! Garden and the only one in Northeast Indiana!
So what does it all mean? It means that the Gardens offers interactive experiences and programs that promote physical activity and healthy eating. We have over 6 acres of formal and naturalized gardens. There is open lawn space for free play and a ½ mile trail for walking. One feature in the Gardens is a maze made out of arborvitae shrubs. It provides a fun and interesting way to be active! We also have an Education Center with a fully functioning kitchen where we host programs and provide healthy refreshments.
Some of the events and programs we offer include:
*YuleTime Stroll– A winter walk through the Gardens lit with thousands of
*Winter Walks– Guided walks focused on discovering trees and shrubs that
can ad interest to your landscape during the winter.
*Seed Exchange– Exchange seeds with other gardeners while
discovering new varieties of vegetables and flowers to grow.
*Scavenger Hunts– Available every day, scavenger hunts are a great way to explore the Gardens.
*School Programs– Area pre-schoolers and kindergarteners come every year to enjoy the gardens.
*Special Events, Talks and Programs throughout the year!
Look for a Let's Move Kick-Off event later in the spring!