Coming Soon!

The Stone Cottage has been completed and is available to rent for meetings, showers, birthday parties, and other special events. We are just starting to work on the surrounding gardens so be on the lookout for these soon to be beautiful spaces! 
The Secret Garden
is just beginning to be planted.

What will we do in this garden?

  • Look inside the Secret Garden book box and enjoy reading the books.

  • First, find the secret child-size entry.

  • Explore the materials to make a fairy house.

  • Sing and dance and be creative.

  • Explore and identify the beautiful plants and flowers.

  • Just sit a while and enjoy this quiet garden.

  • This Garden will be available for rent!

  • This Garden is sponsored by Dr. Bob and Jan Junell.

Butterfly Garden

        Tucked in beside the Monet House and the Van Gogh house, this garden is home to many butterflies as well as many pollinators. It is gorgeous and inviting all year round.  Walk the quiet path and enjoy the seasonal flowers and wildlife. Sit down, rest, and read on the green Butterfly Bench!

This garden will be a magical place

filled with

plants that        butterflies

will find irresistible.

Books for the Butterfly Garden:
* From Caterpillar to Butterfly by Deborah Heiligman
* The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
* Planting a Rainbow  by Lois Ehlert
* Oh Where Oh Where is my Swallowtail?  by Kaleela Thompson
* The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller

What will we do in this garden?

  • Look inside the Butterfly Garden book box and enjoy reading the books.

  • Count the butterflies.

  • Walk the path and listen for the butterflies.

  • Make a butterfly to take home.

  • Draw butterflies.

  • Using the books, try to identify the butterflies.


      Naming Rights to the Butterfly Garden have been lovingly sponsored by Mark Smith and Randy Davis in honor of Randy's Mother.

The Victorian Treehouse
        The Tree House will be the icon of the Garden and probably one of the first places new visitors to the Garden will want to explore.

        Our amazing tree house will be a three-level adventure for children and for the young at heart!  It will have a bit of Victorian influence, lots of interactive things to do, and lots of views of the Garden from various rooms and porches. 


What will we do in the Tree House?

  • Locate the Tree House book box and enjoy reading the themed books.

  • Climb to the top and look around.

  • Discover all the seeds and grains in the little drawers and discover what they are and what their origin was.

  • Use your imagination and energy to play in the treehouse.

  • Pretend you are an animal that discovers this darling house. What will you do?

        Our Tree House will be constructed by the Tree House Guys of Daniels Wood Land.

Books for the Tree House:
*  The Magic Treehouse Books by Mary Pope Osborne 
*  The Berenstein Bears by Jan and Stan Berenstien
*  Tree House Mystery (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #14) by Gertrude Chandler Warner and David Cunningham

        These guys are famous for their tree houses. They have been featured on TV. You have got to watch this video! Their work is amazing!

The Tank House Theater

        This charming old water tower has been restored but is not yet open to the public.  Our plan is to transform it into a  museum exhibit theater. Inside it will have benches and a screen. There will be a button to press and watch a short film about water management and how it affects California Agriculture. We need a water company/business to make this happen for us!

© 2019 Children's Storybook

Garden & Museum,

a 501(c)(3) organization.


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Children's Storybook

Garden & Museum

175 East Tenth St

Hanford, CA 93230

(559) 500-9966

Mailing address: 

P.O. Box 363

Hanford, CA 93232