Children's Gardening Program

Celebrating 60 Years!


Hands-on gardening is the perfect way for kids to get outside and get their hands dirty. As the Children's Gardening Program celebrates its 60th Anniversary, there's plenty of fun in store! Guided by instructors, kids plant, tend, and harvest fresh produce; prepare and taste the fruits of their labor; and enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden.

Each gardening season offers unique and engaging activities. Register for spring, summer, fall, or all three! The programs run rain or shine, and regular attendance is required. Come grow with us!

Online Registration Now Available for 2016

Register online, clicking the buttons below. Questions? email us or call us at 718.817.8181.

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Garden Sprouts: Ages 3-5

A hands-on introduction to the fun of planting and harvesting. Experience nature up close as you explore the garden, dig for worms, and make crafts. Each Sprout must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Be prepared to join in the fun!
Please note: No infants, toddlers, or older siblings.

FEE: Member $159; Non-Member $175 (Parking included)

REGISTER ONLINE or call 718.817.8181.

Spring

Section
Date
Time
A 6 Saturdays, April 30–June 11 (no program May 28) 9:30–11 a.m.
B 6 Wednesdays, May 4–June 8 9:30–11 a.m.
C 6 Thursdays, May 5–June 9 1–2:30 p.m.
D 6 Fridays, May 6–June 10 9:30–11 a.m.

Summer

Section
Date
Time
E 6 Saturdays, July 9–August 13 9:30–11 a.m.
F 6 Tuesdays, July 12–August 16 9:30–11 a.m.
G 6 Thursdays, July 14–August 18 9:30–11 a.m.

Fall

Section
Date
Time
H 6 Saturdays, Sept. 10–Oct. 22 (no program Oct. 8) 9:30–11 a.m.
I 6 Wednesdays, Sept. 14–Oct. 19 1–2:30 p.m.



Garden Crafters: Ages 6–12

Plant a garden with tasty vegetables, beautiful flowers, and fresh herbs. Learn to prepare delicious recipes using ingredients from your very own garden plot!

REGISTER ONLINE or call 718.817.8181.

Spring

FEE: Member $179; Non-Member $199 (Parking included)

Day
Date
Time
12 Saturdays March 26–June 18 (no program May 28) 9–11:30 a.m.

Summer

FEE: Member $179; Non-Member $199 (Parking included)

Day
Date
Time
6 Tuesdays & 6 Thursdays July 12–August 18 9–11:30 a.m.

Fall

FEE: Member $115; Non-Member $130 (Parking included)

Day
Date
Time
7 Saturdays Sept. 10–Oct. 29 (no program Oct. 8) 9–11:30 a.m.