Garden Fun Stops



Garden Fun Stops have ended for the 2018 season.

Please join us again for Spring-Summer 2019!


FREE with Arboretum admission

Meet and interact with the friendly Arboretum team to deepen your experience!
Learn more about our connections with the living world and each other.
We look forward to meeting you!

Garden Fun Stop
Hidden Views

DAYS Tuesdays and Saturdays, June - September 2018
TIME drop-in between 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
LOCATION Morgan Terrace (behind the Snyder Building)
FREE with gate admission

Set your sights on enjoying nature from a different perspective. Practice uncovering hidden plant views with table top activities that will challenge your eyes. Make a take away garden viewer designed to refresh your sense of wonder. When you're ready to explore the gardens, let Arboretum guides help you decide where to go next to enjoy gardens at peak beauty.

Garden Fun Stop
House Hunting for Pollinators

DAYS Saturdays and Sundays, June - September 2018
TIME drop-in between 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
FREE with gate admission

How can you help house-hunting pollinators where you live? It's surprisingly simple, make an inviting hollow stem home-starter to hang up. Find out what bare soil is best for native ground dwelling bees and get ideas for what you can do to make pollinators welcome in your neighborhood. Watch insects in action as you explore the bee and pollinator gardens.

  Garden Fun Stop
Garden Origami Folding Station

DAYS Saturdays and Sundays, June - September 2018
TIME drop-in between noon - 4 p.m.
LOCATION Learning Center
FREE with gate admission

Fold your own garden themed origami to talk home. What will you create, flower, leaf, acorn, or a bird?
Hands-on origami projects are self-guided and available every weekend June through September in the Arboretum Learning Center.

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Classes Catalog

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Arboretum Members may invite non-members to attend a class with them at the discounted member rate! Simply register for all participants at the same time in the same order and select the "member" rate for each person at checkout.

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Program Quick Links

       PlantMaker Studio
       Q&A at the Yard & Garden Desk

Youth+Adult Together Programs
       Ages 3-5 with adult
       Ages 5-12 with adult

Summer Youth Programs
COMING SOON! Ages 5-10 Groups/Summer Field Trips
COMING SOON! Ages 5-13 Weekly Children's Garden
COMING SOON! Ages 5-7 Day Camps
COMING SOON! Ages 7-11 Day Camps
COMING SOON! Ages 11-14 Day Camps
COMING SOON! Ages 12-15 Counselor-In-Training  

Gardening & Horticulture Classes
      Get Growing: A Day of Gardening Classes
      Gardening - General
       Edible Gardening
       Landscape & Design
       Science of Plant Propagation
       Pollinators - Misc
Fine Art & Crafts Classes

       Painting & Drawing

       Mixed Media
       Jewelry & Wearable Art
       Fiber Arts
       Stone Balancing
       Open Art Studio
Photography Classes
Food & Wine Classes
       Dine with a Chef
       Saturday Cooking in the Kitchen
Home, Health & Beauty

       Home, Health & Beauty

       Book Club
Nature Appreciation

       Signature Guided Walks

Nature-Based Therapeutics

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       Education Department Statistics

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