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.


 

Ongoing Events

Spring Saturday Youth Gardening - Session A
Saturdays, 4/4/2015 - 5/2/2015 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Member $65, Non-member $90
Experience the joy of gardening for all ages. Children in grades K  5 will learn how to prepare the garden for planting and the difference between cold season crops and warm season plants as we prepare six packs and pots for future planting. Children will care for their garden, learn when to harvest and how great food from the garden tastes when we go inside to cook what has been grown.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

Fairy House Display Wood Sprite Village
Saturday, 4/18/2015 - Sunday, 4/26/2015 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
The fairies, sprites and gnomes have returned!
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail thbg@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111.

Children's Crafts
Saturday, 4/18/2015 - Sunday, 4/26/2015 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
Join us each day for a garden-themed craft.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail thbg@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111.

Story Time
Monday, 4/20/2015 - Saturday, 4/25/2015 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
The Orangerie - Included with Admission. Free for members.
Enjoy a book and read aloud in the conservatory.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail thbg@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111.

Story Time
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 4/20/2015 - 4/25/2015 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
Enjoy a book read aloud in the conservatory.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail thbg@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111.

April 2015

Spring Fling Family Hike
Saturday, 4/25/2015 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
- Included with Admission. Free for members.
Look for the buds and blooms of early spring.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail thbg@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111.

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.

Spring Saturday Youth Gardening - Session B
Saturdays, 5/9/2015 - 6/6/2015 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Member $65, Non-member $90
Experience the joy of gardening for all ages. Children in grades K  5 will learn how to prepare the garden for planting and the difference between cold season crops and warm season plants as we prepare six packs and pots for future planting. Children will care for their garden, learn when to harvest and how great food from the garden tastes when we go inside to cook what has been grown.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

Garden Discovery: Fantastic Flowers!
Wednesday, 5/13/2015 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Included with admission.
These monthly year-round programs are designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent or caregiver. This program begins inside with a simple craft or art project and story time. Then participants 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!

Fantastic Flowers!
The gardens are alive with colors and flowers from top to bottom. Come explore the many buds, blossoms and blooms and discover who else might be enjoying this feast for the eyes!


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

Spring After School Youth Gardening - Session B
Thursdays, 5/14/2015 - 6/11/2015 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
- member $50, Non-member $75
Experience the joy of gardening for all ages. Children in grades K  5 will learn how to prepare the garden for planting and the difference between cold season crops and warm season plants as we prepare six packs and pots for future planting. Children will care for their garden, learn when to harvest and how great food from the garden tastes when we go inside to cook what has been grown.
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.

Garden Discovery: Little Brown Bats, a Gardener's Friend
Wednesday, 6/10/2015 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Included with admission.
These monthly year-round programs are designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent or caregiver. This program begins inside with a simple craft or art project and story time. Then participants 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!
Little Brown Bats, a Gardeners Friend
Now is the time for baby bats and their busy mothers. Come learn some surprising bat facts and learn why gardeners love to have these furry, winged creatures around. And why they really are not as scary as you think!

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

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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