Tuesdays, 1 – 2:30pm
Garden Sprouts programs introduce children and their favorite adult to the world of plants
and gardening. Each program includes an interactive lesson and outdoor exploration.
$10 members, $15 non-members. (Fee is for the child only).
Register for individual classes using the links below each description below,
or sign up for all six classes by clicking here.
Ready, Set, Grow!, March 13
Take a look at seeds of all kinds:
vegetable, fruit, and flower. Learn
what they need to grow and plant
some to sprout at home. But they
aren’t just for growing. Find out
which seeds both birds and people
like to eat and sample a special
seed snack. Register here.
Is it Spring Yet?, March 27
Wake up, trees and flowers! We miss
you. Explore the Arboretum to search
for signs of spring near the ponds,
meadow, and trails. See what colors
are blooming then paint your own spring
garden designs with rainbow colors.
Bright Bulbs, April 10
Take a spring stroll to discover the
hundreds of spring bulbs that brighten
the Arboretum. Use a magnifying glass
to learn the different parts of some of
our favorite flowers. Make your own
mini bouquets to enjoy at home.
Celebrate Earth Day, April 24
What can we do to protect plants and
animals? Turn over logs and stones
to watch slimy worms and slugs at
work—nature’s own recyclers. We’ll
have fun creating our own recycled
art projects. Register here.
Explore Your Senses, May 8
Have you ever noticed how plants
can have a special smell or how
flowers are colorful? We will go on
a garden walk using all of our senses
and then make a scented surprise for
Mother’s Day. Register here.
Dandy Dandelions, May 22
Dandelions are everywhere—in the
fields, growing in the grass, in all
different stages. How many can we
find? How far can we blow their seeds?
Read about these dandy wildflowers
and sample some dandelion leaves.