CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The founder and director of the Camden Children’s Garden says he’ll fight a state government request that the garden move by the end of March.

Children’s Garden director Mike Devlin says he received a letter from the state Treasury Department last week saying that the garden needs to move by March 31 so the land can go to the Adventure Aquarium.

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But Devlin contends that the property where his nonprofit operates is owned by the city government, not the state.

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The garden has a horticultural playground and it also helps run 120 community gardens around Camden, one of the nation’s poorest cities.

It has long had a tense relationship with its neighbor, the for-profit Aquarium.

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An aquarium spokeswoman would not say whether the attraction was planning an expansion.

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