Family Fun

Seeing (and tasting!) is believing, and The Edible Garden shows kids that good-for-you food can be just plain good. From digging in the vegetable garden to sampling from the Greenmarket, it’s easy for kids to make a connection with food while having fun.

All proceeds of The Edible Garden benefit the Children’s Gardening program.


Flowers-to-Fruits in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Tuesdays–Fridays, 1:30–5:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Children investigate the relationships between flowers and important pollinators and learn how flowers become fruits. Celebrate Harvest Week, October 9–17, by making apple sauce, pressing apple prints, and exploring fruits and seeds harvested by animals around the Garden.

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Farm-to-Table in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Tuesdays–Sundays, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

A Farm-to-Table play station in the Bendheim Global Greenhouse for the youngest visitors lets children pretend to be farmers. Through play, kids learn what grows on a farm. They can practice “harvesting” fruits and vegetables, and then use them to “cook” delicious recipes at the cafe.


Dig, Plant, Grow! in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden

Tuesdays–Sundays, 1:30–5:30 p.m.

Dig, Plant, Grow! takes place every afternoon in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, a 1 1/2-acre garden where children and families learn about plants and the natural world through hands-on gardening. Children—with help from their parents, volunteers, and staff—are encouraged to dig, weed, compost, plant, tend, and harvest in garden plots. These ongoing garden activities are complemented by a changing roster of programs that encourage children to explore seasonally appropriate and garden-related themes.


Family and Community Gardening sponsored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.