Youth Classes & Workshops

"Children love things that grow. That is probably why few toys can ever hold their attention as long as a garden will. Everything about a garden appeals to them. Planting a seed is a privilege they are ready to fight for, and day after day they will come back to see if it has begun to sprout. Watching a bud unfold is another experience that fills them with wonderment. It is no exaggeration to say that the youngster who does not have his own garden or flower box, or just a single flowerpot, is being deprived of one of childhood's most treasured possessions." --Dorothy Edwards Shuttlesworth, "Exploring Nature with Your Child", published in 1952.

Gardening isn't just for adults! The Garden invites children and families to engage their natural curiosity and discover the intriguing world of plants, science, nature, art, and culture. We are constantly developing our program offerings for youth, below is a listing of what's coming up, but if you'd like to partner with us in combatting "Nature Deficit Disorder" contact us today.


 

February 2016

Garden Discovery: Winter Woods
Wednesday, 2/10/2016 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Included with admission. Free for members.
These programs are designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver. Class begins indoors with a simple craft and storytime, then students step outside for a short walk (or into the Orangerie in extreme cold.) Please dress for the weather.

The garden is chilly and quiet and no one is stirring. Or are they sleeping? Come discover who is out and about as we look for tracks and signs of the secret activity that continues even through the cold of winter.


Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

Winter Tracking Walk
Saturday, 2/13/2016 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
- Included with admission. Free for members.
Join Tower Hill's Education Director, Ann Marie Pilch, and wander our gardens and trails looking for animal tracks.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail thbg@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

Children's Crafts
Saturday, 2/13/2016 - Sunday, 2/21/2016 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
- Included with admission.
Join us everyday for a garden or nature themed craft.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111.

Happy Valentine's Day Mother Nature
Sunday, 2/14/2016 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
- Member: $5, Non-member: $8
Make homemade valentines for feathered friends, including a nesting ball and bird feeder. Create a card from natural objects to give to a special someone, then make and enjoy a Valentines Day snack.


Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

Story Time at Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, 2/15/2016 - 2/19/2016 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
- Included with admission.
Enjoy story time among the beauty and magnificence of the Orangerie or Limonaia.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111.

Let Worms Eat Your Garbage
Tuesday, 2/16/2016 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
- Members: $8, Non-Members: $10
Instructor: Sandy Reardon, Youth Education Coordinator

Back by popular demand! Dont throw away your kitchen scraps, mushy fruit and stale bread! Take advantage of natures recyclers to turn your waste into food for your houseplants or garden. Observe worms in action and take home your very own mini worm farm.

Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

Make a Mini Terrarium
Wednesday, 2/17/2016 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
- Member: $12, Non-member: $15
Instructor: Sandy Reardon, Youth Programs Coordinator
Plant a beautiful easy to care for mini-garden in your choice of an open-topped or closed glass container. Bring it home to brighten up any room in your house! Suitable for ages 6 and up.


Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

Plantable Handmade Seed Paper
Thursday, 2/18/2016 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
- Member: $8, Non-member: $10
Instructor: Sandy Reardon, Youth Programs Coordinator
Trees give us the paper we use every day. You can give new life to paper products by turning them into beautiful sheets of homemade paper, embedded with flower and herb seeds for cards or bookmarks, for yourself or to give away. The best part, going outside in the spring to plant them in pots or in your garden!


Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

Winter Moonlight Walk
Saturday, 2/20/2016 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
- Members Free, Non-Member Adults $12, Non-Member Children $5
The crisp night air will redden your cheeks and quicken your step on the night of the Winter Moonlight Walk. So bundle up and come out and join us for an invigorating walk in the light of Februarys (almost) full moon.


Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

March 2016

Garden Discovery: I Spy Spring
Wednesday, 3/9/2016 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Included with admission.
These programs are designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver. Class begins indoors with a simple craft and storytime, then students step outside for a short walk (or into the Orangerie in extreme cold.) Please dress for the weather.

Join us as we visit the gardens and look very closely for the first signs of spring. Who is the first to wake up and who has returned to the garden for a new season? The quiet garden has started to stir. Be one of the first to experience the sights, sounds and smells as the garden awakens.

Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

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