Village of Godfrey Illinois

PO Box 5067
6810 Godfrey Road
Godfrey, IL 62035
Phone: (618) 466-3324

Village Departments Village of Godfrey

Discovery Garden

The Discovery Garden at LaVista Park serves to teach children, through organic means, about their natural source of food. This tangible learning experience promotes children’s connection with the soil and the natural cycles of the Earth thereby fostering an appreciation of nature that will increase the children’s “Earth Literacy”. The garden provides an alternative and creative outdoor activity and will encourage the holistic growth of the community’s consciousness.
The main purpose of the Discovery Garden is to help children learn and remember their connection to their food. The garden also makes a positive statement about the culture and values in Godfrey and the surrounding area. The Discovery Garden and its associated programs enhance the opportunities for social interaction among its cultivators.
The Community Cultivators host several programs throughout the year. Below is a list of the latest offerings and happenings at the Discovery Garden.


To register for events at the Discovery Garden, please contact our Project Manager at


Dates: 2014 dates TBD

Time: 9:30 - 11:00AM
 Roses are red, violets are blue, come play at the Discovery Garden and learn a thing or two. Join the Godfrey Parks & Recreation Department & the Community Cultivators in 2014 for Earthworms.

"Gardeners" will explore natural sources of food through this organic, hands-on learning experience by tending to the seasonal duties of the Discovery Garden in LaVista Park. This gardening experience will provide participants with an alternative and creative outdoor activity. Games and art projects included.

Participants should "dress for mess" as every aspect of the garden, including digging in the dirt, will be covered.

Earthworms is open to boys & girls ages 6-14 and will be meeting on Saturdays in the summer starting in June and ending in August. For more information on the Discovery Garden's history, organization, and programs, visit their Facebook page.