Youth Classes & Workshops

boyingarden.jpg"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.


 

Ongoing Events

Dig In! Family Drop In Programs
Saturdays, 4/5/2014 - 6/21/2014 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
Family Drop-In Programs

Saturdays, April 5-June 21 (no program May 31), 2-3:30pm - Weather dependent

Be sure to drop by the Youth Garden on Saturdays for hands-on learning and gardening activities. Plant the seeds of knowledge and have fun helping in the garden. Activities change weekly. Programs will not be held on rainy days; call ahead if the weather is questionable.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

Story Time Tuesdays
Tuesdays, 4/8/2014 - 6/24/2014 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
Enjoy a story in the conservatory. For all ages with parent or caregiver.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

April 2014

Earth Day Crafts
Monday, 4/21/2014 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
Earth Day Crafts

Monday, April 21, 11am-3pm

Celebrate Earth Day while making a fun craft out of re-usable and natural materials. Your imagination is the limit - piggy banks, nature journals, vases, gift boxes and more!

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

April School Vacation Week: Morning Story Time in the Orangerie & Limonaia
Monday, 4/21/2014 - Friday, 4/25/2014 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
APRIL VACATION WEEK, APRIL 21 -25

The Garden is OPEN on Patriots Day Monday, April 21

Story Time in the Orangerie and Limonaia

Monday, April 21 - Friday, April 25, 11:30am-Noon and 1:30-2pm
Springtime stories among the lush beauty of Tower Hills conservatories. For all ages with parent or caregiver.


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

April School Vacation Week: Afternoon Story Time in the Orangerie & Limonaia
Monday, 4/21/2014 - Friday, 4/25/2014 1:30 PM-2:00 PM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
APRIL VACATION WEEK, APRIL 21 -25

The Garden is OPEN on Patriots Day Monday, April 21

Story Time in the Orangerie and Limonaia

Monday, April 21  Friday, April 25, 11:30am-Noon and 1:30-2pm

Springtime stories among the lush beauty of Tower Hills conservatories. For all ages with parent or caregiver.


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

Fairy House Fun for Children
Tuesday, 4/22/2014 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
- Member: $15, Non-member: $18.
Come hear the story of a girl who built a fairy house in the woods and discovered that more than fairies came to visit. Then build your own fairy house and garden in a basket to bring home to your backyard or other special place. Baskets and natural construction materials will be supplied. Suitable for ages 4 and up (adult helpers are welcome).
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

Miss Maple's Seeds
Wednesday, 4/23/2014 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
Take a walk with a special visitor to Tower Hill, Miss Maple herself, and hear the story of how she cares for her seeds and how they soon leave on their own journey. Plant a flower or vegetable seed to take home. For all ages with parent or caregiver.


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

Fairy House Fun for Children
Thursday, 4/24/2014 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
- Member: $15, Non-member: $18.
Instructor: Sandy Reardon, Youth Education Coordinator

Come hear the story of a girl who built a fairy house in the woods and discovered that more than fairies came to visit. Then build your own fairy house and garden in a basket to bring home to your backyard or other special place. Baskets and natural construction materials will be supplied. Suitable for ages 4 and up (adult helpers are welcome).
Classes fill up quickly; early registration is recommended.


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

Spring Fling Family Hike
Friday, 4/25/2014 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
Hike the Gardens and trails to look for the buds and blooms of early spring.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

May 2014

Garden Discovery Programs for Ages 3 - 5 with Adult
Wednesday, 5/14/2014 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
Flowers, Fruits, and Seeds, OH My!

Visit favorite flowers and find out what is really a fruit as well as some surprises about seeds.


These monthly programs are designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent or caregiver. Begin inside with an activity and story time. Then step outside for a short walk to discover what (or who!) is new in the garden. Please dress for the weather so you and a child can be the first to see the Garden come alive in the spring.


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

June 2014

Garden Discovery Progarms for Ages 3 - 5 with Adult
Wednesday, 6/11/2014 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
Insect Detective - Get up close with the flying, diving, crawling, and creeping insects that fill the garden.

These monthly programs are designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent or caregiver. Begin inside with an activity and story time. Then step outside for a short walk to discover what (or who!) is new in the garden. Please dress for the weather so you and a child can be the first to see the Garden come alive in the springtime!
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

July 2014

Youth Gardening Program, Summer Session, Grades K-2
Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7/8/2014 - 8/21/2014 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
- Member $185, Non-member $235
Imagine planting your own garden  and eating it, too!
Join us at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston for an exciting,
hands-on opportunity for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade
 Students plant, grow and harvest their own vegetables, herbs & flowers.
 Cooking & crafts are favorite rainy day activities.
 Join in the fun from peas in the spring to June strawberries and giant pumpkins!
Children share in the harvest and also donate to food banks, soup kitchens and Meals on Wheels

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

Youth Gardening Program, Summer Session, grades 3-5
Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7/8/2014 - 8/21/2014 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
- Member $255, Non-member $305
Imagine planting your own garden  and eating it, too!
Join us at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston for an exciting,
hands-on opportunity for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade
 Students plant, grow and harvest their own vegetables, herbs & flowers.
 Cooking & crafts are favorite rainy day activities.
 Join in the fun from peas in the spring to June strawberries and giant pumpkins!
Children share in the harvest and also donate to food banks, soup kitchens and Meals on Wheels

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

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