The Connie Gretz Secret Garden is a wonderland for young visitors.
Over a half an acre in size, the Secret Garden is a brick-walled enclosure which boasts three towers and a shrubbery maze, leading to another smaller enclosure at the heart of the garden with greenery, flowers, and benches. The main tower is two stories high with a spiral staircase, though the second level is currently closed for maintenance.
The garden was created in memory of Connie Gretz by her husband Randy Gretz, inspired by her love of children and the classic children’s story The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It took four years to construct, and was completed by 2000.
Hours and Admission
From June 16 – August 25, 2019, the Connie Gretz Secret Garden will be open on Sundays from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Admission is $3 per child ages 3-12 and includes one complimentary adult admission. Additional adults are admitted for $5. Children of Snug Harbor Members admitted at $2.
On Storytime dates, Secret Garden admission is $5 per child from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and includes Storytime programming. Admission for the remainder of the time is $3 per child, with one complimentary admission for an adult included.
Introducing Storytime in the Secret Garden: Classic tales for kids, in a fairy-tale garden!
On Saturdays in September – October 2019, your children will feel swept away by the castle towers and shrubbery maze in the newly-restored Connie Gretz Secret Garden while they listen to engaging readings of favorite stories. Get your tickets here.
On Storytime dates, Secret Garden admission is $5 per child from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and includes Storytime programming.