Light in Winter Workshops
Sundays, January 5, 19; February 9, 2014 | 2–4 p.m.
Visitor Center Atrium
Join in our series of winter-long discovery programs and explore the remarkable ways the Garden’s plants and animals survive the coldest months. Fun, hands-on discovery workshops are free with garden admission and welcome kids of all ages. Workshops are drop-in style—stop by anytime during workshop hours.
The Sleepy Garden
Sunday, January 5 | 2–4 p.m.
Where do flowers, leaves, bees, and turtles go in winter? And how do they appear in spring? Learn why some plants sleep through winter and others stay green. Discover which animals hibernate and where they’re hiding! Take a look inside a bud to find next year’s garden hidden inside, and plant your own sleepy paperwhite bulb to wake up and grow indoors at home.
Celebrate Winter Greens
Sunday, January 19 | 2–4 p.m.
Celebrate the wonderful sights and smells of plants that stay green all winter. Dig into the science of evergreen leaves, learn to identify pine trees by counting their needles, and sort a giant pinecone collection. Make and decorate your own fragrant pine needle pillow to bring home.
Collecting Nature’s Treasures
Sunday, February 9 | 2–4 p.m.
Families: Deepen your nature exploration by starting your own collector’s box. Craft a treasure box to store the wonders you collect outdoors and decorate it with twigs, seeds, and moss. Check out BBG’s collections of real plant and animal specimens and learn how to sort, identify, and preserve specimens like a scientist.