As the summer continues, we all continue to look for new ways to entertain our families. How about using the time to find your green thumb and teach your kids about plants?

From flowers to fruit and veggies… check out our list of fun places to learn about gardens, below!

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Farm It Yourself
Sunday, August 2, Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20
Sign up here
Children ages 5 and up 

Limited enrollment ensures that everyone gets hands-on chances to participate. Program location will be emailed to participants the week before the event.

Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

A Sensory Guide to Plants
Wednesday, August 19
Youth: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. (ages 8 – 12) – Sign up here
Family: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (ages 4 – 7 with an adult) – Sign up here
$12 each with limited capacity
Invigorate your senses on a tour of our new Sensory Garden! Explore how your senses help you interpret the world and discover special adaptations that other animals have developed to help them survive in the wild. Enjoy participating in activities and games that will put your senses to the test!
All participants will be required to wear masks throughout the duration of the program, except when the instructor indicates they may take the mask down to briefly smell or taste something.
Vegetable Garden Programs
Wednesday, August 26
Youth: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ages 8 -12) – Sign up here
Family: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (ages 4 – 7 with an adult) – Sign up here
$12 each with limited capacity
Discover how delicious gardening can be! Tour our vegetable garden, learn fun facts about some of your favorite foods and experience the bounty of the season by harvesting fresh vegetables straight from the garden. Then, start your own herb plant to take home!
All participants will be required to wear masks throughout the duration of the program, except when the instructor indicates they may take the mask down for tasting purposes.

Wakemantown Farm

Mommy + Me On The Farm
Wednesdays, July 29 – August 19,  9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Ages 0 – 3
Sign up here

New York Botanical Gardens

Re-opening to the public on Tuesday, July 28
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. for non-members
Purchase timed-entry tickets, here

Discover gardens and collections across 250 acres. Use Nature Quest to help your child discover the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Plant A Garden At Home

Designs By Lee Summer Sale
Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Veggies, herbs, annuals, etc.

Pick Your Own

Go peach picking… here are some farms in our area!

Go blueberry picking… here are some farms in our area!

 

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