Children’s Garden Classes
Online Learning: Videos
Designed for the Garden’s Trees & Saplings and Seeds students (ages 2–6), these classes are full of songs, sensory explorations, and demonstrations. Watch at full frame!
Trees & Saplings: Growing!
Trees & Saplings: Animals!
Trees & Saplings: Birds!
Trees & Saplings: Compost!
Trees & Saplings: Bugs!
Trees & Saplings: Flowers & Pollinators!
Kitchen Gardening with Greta and Mac: Planting Seeds
Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s director of Youth Programs discovers some of the seeds we have in our kitchens and guides children on a planting project.
Weekly Activity Emails
While the Garden is closed, we’re sharing activities, games, recipes, and crafts to do at home. Projects are geared toward a variety of ages.
Make sun tea, build a plant light maze, and make nature ice cubes.
Create herb prints and collages, make herb butter, and mix an herbal hand scrub.
Make fruit popsicles, create nature boats, and play a water-themed game.
Create art from recycled materials, make broccoli chips, and learn about your eco footprint.
Make sorrel, create prints with flowers, and learn about nectar guides.
Make cucumber and tomato salad, learn to save seeds, and make special prints with okra.
Celebrate summer by creating a special piñata, baking chocolate beet cake, and making refreshing watermelon mint lemonade.
Signs of Spring
Make a garden journal, do a spring scavenger hunt, and create coffee filter peonies.
Explore street trees, learn about phenology, and make a paper bag bonsai tree.
Sort seeds, grow seeds at home, make a living-seed necklace, and make seedy granola.
Check in on seedlings, grow carrot tops, and make carrot cookies.
Learn about animal homes, make a fairy house, play Hawk & Mouse, and make carrot-top pesto.
Go bird watching, make binoculars, build a bird’s nest, and make coconut “bird’s nest” cookies.
Create a home compost bin, make black bean “compost” dip, and play the Compost Shuffle game.
Learn an insect song, make a “worms in dirt” snack, play the In the Soil, On the Grass game, and make herbal bug spray.
Flowers & Pollinators
Learn about pollinators, craft leaf or paper pollinators, play pollinator tag, make sweet sun tea, and blend a citrus sunshine smoothie.
Cultivate a love of nature and a connection to plants in your kids by signing up for a Children’s Garden class at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Children aged 2 to 13 can plant their own crops and flowers and harvest them under the guidance of garden instructors.
Check back soon for updates regarding registration for fall classes.
Select from the sections linked below to see class descriptions and fees. Be sure to note age requirements and other qualifications.
Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis in the order that payment is received; note that Children’s Garden classes fill quickly.
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available for Children’s Garden participants, distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. To request an application, please contact Registration at 718-623-7220 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 2- and 3-Year-Olds with a Caregiver
Learn about the wonders of gardening with your two- or three-year-old during this active, hands-on program. Our youngest gardeners work with their adult partner to tend to their garden plots, sing songs, taste new foods, and create nature crafts.
Consistent attendance of one adult per child is required. Fee includes one adult and one child. No infants or older siblings, please.
We recommend that first-time gardeners and early twos choose the 9 a.m. one-hour class section.