Learning for Families & Children
Learning for Families & Children

Learning for Families & Children

Explore the garden activities for families and children offered in our 2015 season by scrolling through the list below or browse by category to the right.

Children’s Garden Weekend Activities

Saturdays and Sundays, September 5 - October 31, 2015
Free with admission

Join us for the following activities in the Children's Garden:

Storytime - 10 a.m.
Garden Puppet Theater - 11 a.m.
Nature Investigations - 12:30 p.m.
(Saturdays only September 19 - October 17)
Chicken Feeding - 1:30 p.m.
(Saturdays only September 19 - October 17)

Cider Sundays

Sundays, September 20 - October 11, 2015
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Bibby and Harold Alfond Children's Garden
Free with Admission

Enjoy and learn about one of our country’s greatest and tastiest seasonal traditions, apple cider pressing! Learn the basics of making this delicious drink and enjoy the fruits of your labors.

Cider pressing is included in the regular Gardens admission on Cider Sundays, and no reservations are needed.

Spells and Potions from the Witch’s Garden

with Erika Huber
Saturday, October 10, 2015
10 a.m. - noon
For Ages 5 & Up

Have you ever wondered what kind of plants can be used to protect you from spirits, harmful magic, vampires, ghosts, scorpions and other venomous creatures? We'll go on a hunt through our Gardens in search of our magical plants and learn how they can be used in spells and potions for protection, love, invisibility, memory, youthfulness and good luck. We'll also fashion a wand out of an apple branch and make a special potion to put your cat (or your neighbor's cat) under a spell!

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

Saturday, October 24, 2015
1 - 3:30 p.m.
Free for everyone

Enjoy a fun-filled fall day at the Gardens during this free family event filled with games, contests, activities and prizes! Enter the pumpkin carving contest or submit your pie into the best pumpkin pie contest! Kids can hunt for the “golden pumpkins” – the lucky finders win gift certificates to purchase their family’s Thanksgiving meal! Each child will find and choose a free pumpkin to enjoy for Halloween. Admission to the Gardens is free during this event. Donations to the Boothbay Region Food Pantry at the door will be gratefully accepted.

Rain date: Sunday, October 25th