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.


 

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.

April 2015

Toddler Yoga
Thursday, 4/2/2015 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
- $10/adult child pair, $5 additional child
Thursdays, April 2, May 7 and June 4, 10:30-11:30am

Instructor: Claudia Cottier, Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor
This program combines unique preschooler-friendly yoga poses with songs, stories and games to create an enriching parent-child activity. Children also learn how to relieve frustration, improve motor skills and increase attention span by actively following directions. No yoga experience is required. Children age 2 1/2 to 5 years old.

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

Introduction to Bonsai for Kids
Friday, 4/17/2015 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Member: $50., Non-member: $60.
Instructor: Glen Lord
Learn about bonsai, the ancient Japanese method of growing, pruning and caring for a miniature tree in a small pot. Bonsai is a blend of horticulture and art, and this workshop will help students find the right path to enjoying this rewarding hobby. They will learn the history, methods and tools used in bonsai, with a focus on basic pruning, styling, potting and aftercare for tropical bonsai. Students will make their own beginner tropical tree to take home. Instruction, bonsai plant, tools, soil and pot are all included in the cost of this class.
Glen Lord is a long-time grower of bonsai. He is an authority on bonsai and and currently Is the Bonsai Specialist at the Arnold Arboretum. Glen has been actively growing and collecting bonsai and educating students about bonsai for many years.



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

Family Yoga
Wednesday, 4/22/2015 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
- $10/adult child pair, $5 additional child
Instructor: Claudia Cottier, Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor
This special family yoga class is designed to bring busy families together! Individual partner/group work offer opportunities for strengthening family bonds while promoting individual growth. Class content will vary but may include yoga-based activities, yoga postures, games, partner work, compassionate touch, story time and art craft, as well the opportunity to reflect together and rest through visualization and relaxation. We recommend bringing your own mat if you have one. Otherwise we have some to borrow. Please dress for movement and bring a water bottle with a spouted top.

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

May 2015

Toddler Yoga
Thursday, 5/7/2015 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
- $10/adult child pair, $5 additional child

Instructor: Claudia Cottier, Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor
This program combines unique preschooler-friendly yoga poses with songs, stories and games to create an enriching parent-child activity. Children also learn how to relieve frustration, improve motor skills and increase attention span by actively following directions. No yoga experience is required. Children age 2 1/2 to 5 years old.

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

June 2015

Toddler Yoga
Thursday, 6/4/2015 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
- $10/adult child pair, $5 additional child

Instructor: Claudia Cottier, Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor
This program combines unique preschooler-friendly yoga poses with songs, stories and games to create an enriching parent-child activity. Children also learn how to relieve frustration, improve motor skills and increase attention span by actively following directions. No yoga experience is required. Children age 2 1/2 to 5 years old.

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

A Boylston Public Library/Tower Hill Botanic Garden READ-IN!
Wednesday, 6/24/2015 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
- Included with Admission.

Visit either the Tower Hill or Boylston Public Library, pick out a book and find a great place to sit and read at Tower Hill. Take advantage of the longer day and all Tower Hill has to offer on a Wednesday night.Twigs Café, The Shop, extensive gardens and a beautiful view.

Free for members and all with a Boylston Public Library Card. Registration not required.

Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden and Boylston Public Library
For more information, e-mail thbg@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x116.

Click on a title above for more details and to register.

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