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

Holly Days Winter Crafts
Saturdays, 11/29/2014 - 12/27/2014 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
Saturdays, November 29-December 20, 11am-3pm
Free with Admission

Drop in for winter themed crafts. We will be offering something new every week; from snowflakes to winter greens, check our website for updates.


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

January 2015

Garden Discovery Progarms for Ages 3 - 5 with Adult
Wednesday, 1/14/2015 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.

Garden Discovery Programs for Ages 3-5 with Adult
Wednesdays, 10-11am

Garden Discovery Programs are Included with Admission and are Free to 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.


January 14: Beautiful Bark, Buds, and Branches
The garden can still be a beautiful place to visit even in the cold days of winter. Join us and discover how trees are beautiful even without their leaves and learn about the very special trees that stay green all year.

February 11: Its Not Winter Everywhere !
Not everyone in the world knows what snow is and not every plant can grow where we have snow. Come spend some time in the Limonaia and Orangerie, Tower Hills beautiful conservatories and travel the world as we investigate plants from far off lands and get a taste of spring in the middle of winter.

March 11: Why is It Windy and Wheres My Hat
It has been said March winds bring April showers, but why? Can you see the wind? Can you touch the wind? How is it good, how is it bad? Come swirl and twirl as we explore where the wind blows as we look, listen and feel the wind.


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

February 2015

Garden Discovery Progarms for Ages 3 - 5 with Adult
Wednesday, 2/11/2015 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
Garden Discovery Programs for Ages 3-5 with Adult
Wednesdays, 10-11am

Garden Discovery Programs are Included with Admission and are Free to 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.

February 11: Its Not Winter Everywhere !
Not everyone in the world knows what snow is and not every plant can grow where we have snow. Come spend some time in the Limonaia and Orangerie, Tower Hills beautiful conservatories and travel the world as we investigate plants from far off lands and get a taste of spring in the middle of winter.

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

Tussie-Mussies and the Language of Flowers
Saturday, 2/14/2015 10:30 AM-12:30 PM
- Member $45, Non-Member $55, per person or adult-child pair

A tussie-mussie is a nosegay made with fresh flowers and fragrant herbs. Each flower and herb in the bouquet carries a special message in the unspoken language of flowers. Made with roses, border carnations, rosemary and other herbs and flowers then decorated with ribbons and tulle, tussie-mussies are fragrant, beautiful and easy to make. As a token of love and affection since Elizabethan times, a tussie-mussie is an especially thoughtful gift for Valentine's Day. Learn the history of the language of flowers as you create your nosegay. Adult-child pairs (ages 5 and up) are welcome to create a Tussie-Mussie together.

Betsy Williams teaches, lectures and writes about living with herbs and flowers.
A gardener and herb grower since 1972, Betsy trained as a florist in Boston and England. She combines her floral and gardening skills with an extensive knowledge of history, plant lore and seasonal celebrations. An entertaining lecturer, she weaves stories and legends throughout her informative talks.
Her gardens, floral work and retail shop have been featured in many books, national magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, The American Gardener, Victoria, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Living Gardner, Colonial Homes, the Herb Companion and Traditional Homes.
Betsy is the author of several books on the uses and stories of herbs and flowers: Potpourri and Fragrant Crafts published by Readers Digest and The Little Book Series published by The Proper Season Press.Her latest book is Are There Fairies at the Bottom of your Garden? Growing Up Green with the Fairies.
She has appeared on the Discovery Channel and greater Boston cable stations as well as local and national radio talk shows.
Betsy lectures and teaches locally and nationally.
She has presented at Monticello, The American Horticultural Society's Youth Symposium, the Pennsylvania Lavender Festival and International Herb Association as well as Colonial Williamsburg, the Ozark Folk Center and the New England, Rhode Island and Cincinnati Flower Shows.
She gives lectures and demonstrations for garden clubs, horticultural conferences, herb festivals and botanical gardens throughout the United States.

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

Kid Sized Flower Press
Tuesday, 2/17/2015 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
- Member: $10, Non-member: $15 per child
Instructor: Sandy Reardon, Youth Education Coordinator
Soon it will be spring and the new flowers will start to bud. Now is the time to create that pocket sized flower-press to capture those beautiful blooms. With step-by -step instructions and all materials supplied, each child will bring home a mini wooden flower press and learn the basic technique for pressing flowers.

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

No Wax Batik Class
Thursday, 2/19/2015 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
- Member: $10, Non-member: $15.
Instructor: Sandy Reardon, Youth Education Coordinator
Traditional batik uses hot wax to create designs when dyeing fabric. The wax acts as a resistit prevents the dye from penetrating the fabric. Our technique is kid friendly with wonderful results without the hot wax! Create a vibrant and colorful piece of art with a floral motif, suitable for finishing as a scarf or wall hanging.



Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org.

Flower Arranging for Kids
Friday, 2/20/2015 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
- Member: $10, Non-member: $15.
Instructor: Holly Abusamra

In this special drop off program for children 8 and older, kids learn step-by-step techniques and simple design principals used for flower arranging. Class by pre-registration only.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

March 2015

Kids After School Cooking Classes
Thursday, 3/5/2015 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Classroom C--Stoddard Center - Member: $10, Non-member: $15.
After School Cooking Classes
Thursdays, March 5  March 26, 3:30  5pm
Member $10, Non-member $15 per child
Instructor: Matt Landry, Chef at Twigs Café

Kids learn their way around the kitchen and enjoy some tasty treats in these hands on classes. Ages 8+.

March 5: Pizza
March 12: Pasta
March 19: Salsa and Guacamole
March 26: Breakfast



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

Garden Discovery Progarms for Ages 3 - 5 with Adult
Wednesday, 3/11/2015 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
March 11: Why is It Windy and Wheres My Hat
It has been said March winds bring April showers, but why? Can you see the wind? Can you touch the wind? How is it good, how is it bad? Come swirl and twirl as we explore where the wind blows as we look, listen and feel the wind.


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

Kids After School Cooking Classes: Pasta
Thursday, 3/12/2015 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
- Member: $10, Non-member: $15. per child
After School Cooking Classes
Thursdays, March 5  March 26, 3:30  5pm
Member $10, Non-member $15 per child
Instructor: Matt Landry, Chef at Twigs Café

Kids learn their way around the kitchen and enjoy some tasty treats in these hands on classes. Ages 8+.

March 12: Pasta
March 19: Salsa and Guacamole
March 26: Breakfast

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

Kids After School Cooking Classes: Salsa and Guacamole
Thursday, 3/19/2015 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Classroom C--Stoddard Center - Member: $10, Non-member: $15. per child


Instructor: Matt Landry, Chef at Twigs Café

Kids learn their way around the kitchen and enjoy some tasty treats in these hands on classes. Ages 8+.


March 19: Salsa and Guacamole
March 26: Breakfast


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

Kids After School Cooking Class: Breakfast
Thursday, 3/26/2015 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Classroom C--Stoddard Center - Member: $10, Non-member: $15. per child


Instructor: Matt Landry, Chef at Twig's Café

Kids learn their way around the kitchen and enjoy some tasty treats in these hands on classes. Ages 8+.

March 26: Breakfast

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

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