Craft Your Own Garden Adventures

Every day at the Garden families can embark on an exciting adventure to discover the world of plants. Each season brings new opportunities to explore and to make lifelong connections with nature.

The New York Botanical Garden is the perfect place to bring your family any time of year, with outdoor nature exploration each day in the Everett Children's Adventure Garden featuring seasonally changing programs, themed outdoor galleries, a nature wetland, and more. In the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, The Edible Academy provides hands-on gardening activities from April through October, encouraging little ones and adults alike to play in the dirt. Dig! Plant! Grow! with us every afternoon, taking part in activities that change monthly. With new gardening programs and special events all year round, you'll always have a reason to come back! Or, you can register your children for single- and multi- week programs including Science Camps, the Children’s Gardening Program, and the new Nature Explorers programs for toddlers and caregivers.

Brunch & Dining

Stay tuned for more information about upcoming dining options during the Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party.

Current Activities in the Everett Children's
Adventure Garden

Evergreen Express

November 19, 2016–January 22, 2017
Hop aboard the Evergreen Express for lively activities in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, where each station stop offers something new to create or explore! Step into Discovery Center Depot to explore plant parts from assorted evergreens, as well as make herbarium pressings of a conifer specimen and craft a miniature scented sachet to take home. Create a train puppet inspired by master puppeteer Ralph Lee and join a musical marching parade (weekends and school holidays). Enjoy the wonders of winter as you explore the trails of the Adventure Garden on a hike in search of beautiful evergreen trees and shrubs, play on our kid-sized train engine, and put on a puppet show in the Woodland Theater.

Dates & Times

  • Weekdays; 1:30–5:30 p.m.
  • Weekends: Saturdays; 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m. & Sundays; 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
  • December 26–31; 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.