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The 2016 Orchid Show has ended. Stay tuned for information on the 2017 exhibition!

Family Programs

For more events and activities during your visit, view our calendar above.

Wintertime Wonders

January 26–March 20
In the Everett Children's Adventure Garden

Inside the cozy Discovery Center, kids of all ages can take a closer look at the wonders of plants and animals in winter. Make bark rubbings, count tree rings, craft a bud necklace, and head back into the winter garden with a field notebook to discover the vital sparks of life that lie just below the surface of this quiet season in the Northeast.

Dig! Plant! Grow! Wake Up, Garden

April 2–May 1; 1:30–6 p.m.
In the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden

Plants and imaginations grow at the Howell Family Garden, where kids are allowed—no, encouraged!—to play in the dirt. Display gardens, such as the Global Gardens, Bean Tunnel and Salad Bowl, and daily interactive gardening activities delight and inspire.