Immediately behind the Nature Center building on the woodlands side sits the Murdoch Garden. In 2014 the young students at Murdoch Elementary School in Cobb County has a series of lessons on plants and pollinators and how they affect our gardens and our agriculture. After these lessons those students wanted to do something to help pollinators in our area. Their teacher contacted the Dunwoody Nature Center and we jointly developed a plan for a small pollinator garden. The students raised money, and the DeKalb Master Gardens developed a garden plan and built the Murdoch Garden.
Like the Pollinator Garden in the front of the Nature Center building, this small garden demonstrates what school children can do to have a positive impact on the environment. This garden contains pollinator-friendly plants, such as hardy sunflower, that are best suited to more shady areas.