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Charitable Garden Fund

The Growing Inspiration Capital Campaign will fund a wonderous, one-of-a-kind place where children of all abilities can laugh, learn and play together. People of all abilities will play with animals, enjoy an awe-inspiring playground, learn about gardening, tour 14-acres of botanical garden and native landscapes, enjoy theater, live music and art. Help individuals discover the joy of inclusivity by donating today.

 

If you believe that the preservation communal spaces, cultural amenities and quality of life are important to the South Florida community, then the Growing Inspiration Capital Campaign deserves your support.

 

22% of the Way to the Goal!

Pinecrest Gardens has raised more than $55,000 in cash and pledges, and $265,000 in grants toward its $1.5 million goal to fund improvements. The Village anticipates the capital campaign continuing through 2022, with construction commencing in 2021.

 

The Future – Inspiration Center, Playground & Petting Zoo

The Upper Garden Improvement Conceptual Master Plan that was commissioned by the Village Council in 2019. The Master Plan provided the vision of future facility improvements that would improve program access and make Pinecrest Gardens a world-class facility with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant restrooms and accessible playground, expanded Sensory Learning Garden focusing on all-inclusive activities, a petting zoo that would offer children and adults of all abilities the opportunity to engage with animals and provide those animals with a better quality of life, and an educational center with a portal to the sensory and learning garden for people to gather and learn about the garden, the environment, the importance of conservation and the benefits of a healthy diet.

 

Altogether, the plan improves four acres. The Inspiration Center design concept provides panoramic views of the gardens to the east and south with an outdoor terrace that allows for views of the iconic Swan Lake. This unique learning space is designed to inspire people of all ages and abilities with art and horticulture displays set in a 1,276 square-foot multi-purpose room equipped with a catering kitchen for all occasions.

 

As visitors walk through the new moon gate from the meadow, they will be transported to a unique, all-inclusive playground that combines art and nature through whimsical designs featuring a lizard, a frog, a spider and other garden creatures. Nature trails will meander towards the new petting zoo that will feature the “Village” – three interactive shelters where visitors can learn about and pet the animals. The backyard to those animal homes will feature a large open space where the zoo animals will roam and play freely. The climbing rock will be a prominent feature that will give visitors a thrill as they watch the goats climb to its summit. The perfect backdrop for the new zoo will be a barn to house the animals during storm events. The barn will allow opportunities for visitors to learn and interact with miniature horses, miniature cows, goats, sheep, pigs, chickens and rabbits.


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