“Our kids love Miss Lily!”
“Ms. Lily is a great teacher! Very fun!”
“Great class! The girls loved it!”
“This class was so much fun! Our love for the birds –and for being good stewards of nature – was really elevated!” –Linda Collado
“The class was perfect! I liked that it was a small class with more than enough supplies. This will definitely be our new Christmas tradition. Thank you!” –LaMeisha Cheridor
“Lily was great! Well organized and fun.” -Brittnee

Reading Wednesdays

  • Starts back up again after Labor Day on Wednesday, September 9
  • Every Wednesday, 10 am
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • FREE
  • Best for ages 2 to 5

Bring your toddler for storytime every Wednesday. Books are nature-themed and selected based on the season. We’ll begin with an interactive song and some weeks will include a small craft after the story. At this time we are not taking groups.

Monarch Tagging Walk-Ups

  • Friday, September 18 and 25, 2-3 pm
  • Children’s Garden Porch
  • Suggested donation $2

Our gardens are beginning to fill with beautiful monarch butterflies as they migrate south to Mexico. To gain more information and learn about their journey, scientists and citizens all over the country participate in monarch tagging. Join us for a quick demonstration of how and why we tag monarchs at the Gardens.

Family Workshop: Gardens Wildlife Exploration

  • Saturday, September 26, 10-11am
  • The Garden Classroom and Garden Grounds
  • Member $6; Nonmember $8
  • Best for ages 6 and up
  • Register by Tuesday, September 22
  • REGISTER HERE

Calling all explorers and budding artists! In this class we’ll search high and low for wildlife in the Gardens, keeping track of what we find. Then we’ll head inside to create beautiful artwork of all the colorful and diverse plants and animals we found, creating our own local wildlife booklets to take home.

In keeping with recommendations and requirements from city, county, and state officials regarding COVID-19:

  • Pre-registration is required to attend as numbers will be limited.
  • Masks are required including the instructor.
  • All attendees must social distance in order to participate. While inside we will physically distance chairs for easy seating.