Ruth Rea Howell Family GardenApril - October
Plants and imaginations grow at the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, where you're allowed (no, encouraged!) to play in the dirt. Dig for worms, plant seeds, and learn about foods grown on the other side of the world. Enjoy hands-on activities every day and come for special events like Scarecrow and Harvest Weekend. Or join the Children's Gardening Program, which gives you and a partner your very own garden plot to take care of. You'll find that gardening opens the door to a world of discovery and fun, and that the best flowers and vegetables are the ones you grow yourself!
Dig! Plant! Grow!
Hands-On Gardening Activities at the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden
Open daily starting in early spring 1:30-6 p.m. Guided Activities end at 5:30 p.m. Included in any All-Garden Pass.
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 and the Breakfast Bowl, and daily interactive gardening activities delight and inspire.
Spring, Summer and Fall Sessions
This hands-on program offered in spring, summer, and fall allows kids ages 3-12 to plant, tend, and harvest vegetables, and provides lessons on gardening topics from apples to worms. To learn more and to register, call 718.817.8181.
Come join us for the adventure – Check out our current and upcoming family events.
Want to know what's going on at the Garden right now? There are many ways to keep on top of Garden happenings! Find the one that's right for you, and we'll keep you updated with informative, beautiful, and interesting updates throughout the week.
The MetLife Healthy Families Program at the Family Garden,
activities at the seasonal Greenmarket, and
gardening outreach programs at local schools.
Calling all young explorers! Enter a place made just for you to explore the wonders of science and nature.
Become a Plant Hunter and travel through a world of plants and discover 66 plants from around the globe that all live in the very same building. Each ''house'' of the Conservatory features a different biome, perfectly designed for the plants that grow there.
More to Explore
Kids can explore their inner artist with interactive workshops that connect nature and art. Programs span a wide spectrum of disciplines, including painting, sculpture, architecture, and design, while delivering memorable experiences.