Seasonal Offerings

 2017 PROGRAMS – Keep young minds engaged and entertained with these programs offered free with paid admission. And not to mention our  scavenger hunt/ activity sheet to give kids an adventure in our gardens any day of the year. Just ask for this free activity and a crayon when you enter. Check out or calendar of events for other offerings.

BACKYARD BIRDS

June 26- August 14

Mondays, 11pm-12pm

Discover more about the birds in your own backyard with educational and hands-on activities for inquisitive minds. Participants will learn how to draw birds and create a bird snack to take to their fine feather friends at home. Following our program, participants and their families can embark on a scavenger-hunt tour of the gardens for a prize reward to extend the fun.  A snack will be provided.  Limited to 20 participants. (Indoors and Outdoors) Free with admission.

FUN WITH FROGS

June 27-August 15

Tuesdays, 11pm-12pm

Discover the exciting life cycle of frogs with educational and hands-on activities for inquisitive minds. Following our program, participants and their families can embark on a scavenger-hunt tour of the gardens for a prize reward to extend the fun.  A snack will be provided. Limited to 20 participants. (Indoors and Outdoors) Free with admission.

BUTTERFLIES!

June 28-August 16

Wednesdays, 11pm-12pm

Discover the exciting life cycle of butterflies with educational and hands-on activities for inquisitive minds. Following our program, participants and their families can embark on a scavenger-hunt tour of the gardens for a prize reward to extend the fun.  A snack will be provided. Limited to 20 participants. (Indoors and Outdoors) Free with admission.

HELPFUL BUGS

June 29-August 17

Thursdays, 11pm-12pm

Discover how bugs can help a garden grow with educational and hands-on activities for inquisitive minds. Following our program, participants and their families can embark on a scavenger-hunt tour of the gardens for a prize reward to extend the fun.  A snack will be provided. Limited to 20 participants. (Indoors and Outdoors) Free with admission.

Other Seasonal Events – Whether it’s workshops for gardeners, artists, culinary enthusiasts or other specialty events, The Gardens is busy with opportunities throughout the year. Framing our summer offerings are Easter Eggstravaganza in spring, Harvest Hayday in fall, and WinterLights in December.

Please visit our WinterLights page for details on this popular winter time event!

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