Library Children's Garden

We welcome you to the Salem Public Library Children's Garden - sponsored by the Salem Host Lions Club and the Friends of the Salem Library.

Our Garden includes:

Pollinator plantings - Click on the links below for more information on a specific pollinator plant or when you visit the garden, scan the QR codes on the plant tags for more plant information.

Storywalk with information on:

  • Pollinators - bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
  • Pollinator features installed in the Garden:
  • Solitary Bee and Lacewing House as bee nursery and winter hibernation
  • Butterfly Houses for winter hibernation
  • Butterfly Puddlers for the minerals butterflies need

Raised beds with vertical garden examples (cucumbers, tomatoes, and green beans)

Community Playthings Outdoor Furniture for kids - steppers, bridge, benches with shade cloth, and play tables

Please note: Handcrafted natural wooden toys are available for checkout at the Front Desk.

Art Panel - washable markers are available at the Front Desk.

Shade Sail - for added shade; installed by Shade Sail Structure Inc. and professionally engineered by Masters Engineers in Lynchburg, VA

The garden is always open, even when the library is closed.