The Children’s Gardening Program offers the perfect way for kids to get outside and get their hands dirty. Guided by instructors, children plant, tend, and harvest fresh vegetables and herbs, and learn about topics from pollination to composting. The program takes place in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden, centerpiece of the future Edible Academy. Each gardening season offers unique and engaging activities customized for kids ages 3–5 and ages 6–12. Register for one or all three seasons by age group, below, and come grow with us!
Family Programs Brochure
Discover more programs at NYBG intended for families including the Children’s Gardening Program, Science Camps, Nature Explorers for early learners and their caregivers.
Scholarship Application Form
Partial scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of the Rebecca Sealy Mallory Foundation.
This PDF is for parents who wish to register for The Children’s Gardening Program by mail or fax, rather than using our online system.
The Edible Academy Opening June 2018
The immensely popular edible gardening program at The New York Botanical Garden will soon be able to extend its impact and greatly broaden its reach through the new Edible Academy, opening in June 2018.