Sampson Elementary(Est. March 2003)The Imagination Garden is utilized as a science enrichment tool for the entire school with specific garden lessons and activities integrated into the 3rd grade science curriculum. Sampson’s garden consists of seven large organic vegetable gardens, a wildflower garden, a blackberry garden, four fruit trees, an herb garden, a “Go Texan” native plants garden, a butterfly garden, and a winter tulip garden that doubles as a summer sunflower garden.
Our bulbs were purchased from The Southern Bulb Company
Harvesting Purple top Turnips!
“Sampson’s Imagination Garden is truly a treat not only for third grade students, but our entire school and community. Mrs. Baker’s dedication and efforts in our garden are what makes it such an incredible learning area. Our students expand on the curriculum while tracking the Monarch butterfly migration and learn all about gardening and their favorite, harvesting. The garden is an asset to our school!”
Laura Rowley Acosta
Third Grade Teacher
The Week of December 17-23, 2015 edition of the Houston Chronicle had an article on the Sampson Elementary Salad Party. Here’s a link to the article.
“In this high-tech, digital age, The Imagination Garden provided a hands-on opportunity for my daughter to discover the delight and wonder of tending a garden in real life … as opposed to doing so virtually in Animal Crossing (DS Lite) and Webkinz World. Tomboy that she is, Olivia loved the down and dirty aspects of gardening, but along the way, she became fascinated by the scientific process, as well. She came away with a greater appreciation for the environmental side of gardening, from growing and enjoying organic produce to protecting the Monarch butterfly
chrysalises. As a result of her newfound knowledge, I ended up with an awesome herb garden. It was win-win for our family.”
Parent, Sampson Elementary