Birthday Parties at the Garden

Let us create a celebration that your guests will rave about for years to come! Set within private venues across our 250-acre, Garden birthday parties are fun, educational, and can be customized for a unique event. From scavenger hunts, to nature walks, to hands-on gardening activities, we offer a wide range of themed parties perfect for your child’s big day. Festivities are hosted year-round in three exclusive locations.

Everett Children’s Adventure Garden
Weekends; Spring, Summer, Fall

Make your party an adventure at the Children’s Adventure Garden! Party goers will enjoy navigating their way through a world of mazes, larger-than-life flowers, and garden trails as they explore the wonders of science and nature. Nestled on a hilltop is your private party hideaway, Adventure Point, where everyone participates in a craft activity and pots up a plant to take home.

Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden
Sundays (10 a.m.–12 p.m.); Spring, Summer, Fall

Reserve the entire 1.5-acre Family Garden exclusively for your group before it opens to the public! During this unique hands on experience, party goers hone their gardening skills as they dig, plant, and harvest from their own designated plot. Your guest can also enjoy the extra perk of a private narrated tram tour to and from the party area.

Conservatory GreenSchool
Weekends; Winter

Explore the biodiversity of tropical plants while hiking through the Conservatory’s rainforest galleries. Guests will participate in a scavenger hunt and then meet back in the private GreenSchool to share their findings. Kids create their own personal rainstick and pots up a tropical plant to take home.

Holiday Train Show®
Weekends; November–January

Your guests can skip the lines and be taken on a walkthrough of the annual Holiday Train Show®. With a garden instructor leading the way, kids can gaze upon the locomotives zooming along tracks and across bridges. Next, the group zigzaggs through the wild rain forest where to explore the biodiversity of plants as they hike through the layers of the tropics. The conclusion of the seasonal festivities takes place in the Conservatory GreenSchool. Activities include crafting a train puppet inspired by master puppeteer Ralph Lee.