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.


 

September 2015

Garden Discovery: Seeds Travel
Wednesday, 9/9/2015 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Included with admission.
Ages 3-5 with Adult

September 9: Seeds Travel

Programs are designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent or caregiver. Well begin inside with a craft and story time. Then we step outside for a short walk to discover what is new in the garden, so please dress for the weather.


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

Youth Garden Workout
Sunday, 9/27/2015 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
- Included with admission. Free for members.

Celebrate Take a Child Outside Week in the Youth Garden. Get your hands dirty as we dig for potatoes, harvest some tomatoes and empty the compost bin. Even now as the garden is winding down there is still work to be done. See what is still growing and learn about composting for the garden next spring.

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

October 2015

Caterpillar Crazy
Saturday, 10/10/2015 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
- Included with admission. Free for members.
Get up close and personal with live fall caterpillars and displays, with the Caterpillar Lab experts on hand to answer questions and guide visitors through the displays.

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

A Walk in Pooh's Footsteps
Monday, 10/12/2015 11:00 AM-12:30 AM
- Included with admission. Free for members.

Join author Kathryn Aalto for an illustrated reading of an original Winnie-the-Pooh story followed by a charming journey into the real places where the stories took place. Children can come dressed up as their favorite characters if they choose. Well end with a craft and a honey snack.


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

The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: Lecture and Book Signing
Monday, 10/12/2015 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
- Included with admission. Free for members.

Presenter: Kathryn Aalto, author of The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood.
Join Kathryn Aalto for a dazzling, visually-rich journey into one of the most iconic settings in childrens literature: the Hundred Acre Wood, a real place in East Sussex, England called Ashdown Forest. This is where A. A. Milne lived and set the tender adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh and his band of friends. Learn about Milnes extraordinary childhood in the natural world and how he and illustrator E. H. Shepard became the Lennon-McCartney of childrens literature. Discover the real places that inspired the stories as well as the rare flora and fauna of the forest. Leave with a new understanding of how the Winnie-the-Pooh books are now, more than ever, field guides for the free range child, a hymn to those days of doing nothing  yet learning everything.

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

Garden Discovery: Dancing, Floating, Flying Leaves!
Wednesday, 10/14/2015 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Included with admission. Free for members.
Garden Discovery Programs for Ages 3-5 with Adult
Second Wednesday of Every Month (except December), 10-11am

These programs are designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver. Class begins inside with a simple craft and storytime, then students step outside for a short walk to discover the new colors and shapes of fall and early winter in the garden! Please register in advance.

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

Putting the Garden to Bed
Saturday, 10/17/2015 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Admission is free when you volunteer in the garden.
Help harvest potatoes and other end of season produce and prepare the Youth Gardens for the next years season. Scouts and other volunteer groups are welcome  admission to the garden is free when you volunteer. Everyone will go home with a share of the harvest.
Sponsored by: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
For more information, e-mail registrar@towerhillbg.org or call 508-869-6111x124.

Ikebana for Children
Sunday, 10/18/2015 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
- $5 for flowers and supplies
Members of the Boston chapter of Ikebana International will introduce children to this Japanese art of flower arranging during the Ikebana Exhibit. Everyone will leave with their own arrangement. 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.

November 2015

Garden Discovery: Animal Homes, Who Lives Here?
Wednesday, 11/11/2015 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
- Included with admission. Free for members.
Garden Discovery Programs for Ages 3-5 with Adult
Second Wednesday of Every Month (except December)
These programs are designed for children ages 3-5 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver. Class begins inside with a simple craft and storytime, then students step outside for a short walk to discover the new colors and shapes of fall and early winter in the garden! Please register in advance.

Animal Homes, Who Lives Here?
Join us as we learn about where the many different animals that call Tower Hill home like to make their nest and how where they live will help them survive the coming winter.

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

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