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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 8, 2010

Alika Rabbit Garden opens with kids crafts, games

Advertiser Staff

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Volunteers prepare for today's grand opening of the "Peter Rabbit"-inspired Alika Rabbit Garden at the UH Urban Garden Center in Pearl City.

Courtesy Urban Garden Center

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Keiki can fold paper butterflies and create other garden crafts, enjoy a display with real rabbits, and explore a variety of unusual veggies at Alika Rabbit Garden, the newest addition to the Children's Garden at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa's College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Urban Garden Center, 9 a.m. to noon today in Pearl City.

The new garden's grand opening will be the focal point of the center's Second Saturday at the Garden event. Alika Rabbit Garden offers a multi-station educational adventure based on the Beatrix Potter children's story "The Tale of Peter Rabbit." Also included in today's festivities: a kiddie tent with games that include watering a plant, "ringing" rabbit ears, tossing seeds at a target and going on a scavenger hunt. Other highlights: garden tours, entertainment, seed packet giveaways for children, a "mini" sale of plants and more. Admission is free. For more information, call 453-6050.