Children’s Garden Classes

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 17 can plant their own crops and flowers and harvest them under the guidance of garden instructors.

Registration

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.

Scholarships

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 [email protected].

Classes

Registration for fall programs begins August 7, 2017 at 9 a.m.

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    Trees & Saplings

    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.

    Trees & Saplings FAQ ›

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    Seeds

    For students entering pre-K and kindergarten (4, 5, and 6-year-olds)

    Seeds work together in small groups to care for their garden plots and participate in cooking, exploring the wonderful outdoors, crafting and other fun activities. This is a drop-off program.

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    City Farmers

    For students in 1st through 8th grades

    City Farmers dig gardening! Students develop basic horticulture skills to bring garden plots to life with fresh, seasonal vegetables and enjoy crafting, cooking, nature exploration, and other hands-on activities.

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