Summer Fun at New York Botanical Garden
Herbal Delights, Naturally! in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden—July 1st through August 1st; Tuesdays-Sundays, 1--5:30 p.m. Looking for a cool way to enjoy an afternoon this summer? Children and their families give their senses a thrill with all things herbal. Sweet smelling basil, cool and refreshing mint, and savory dill are just a few of the herbs that children discover when they come to the Family Garden and experience Herbal Delights, Naturally! Herbal activities include smelling and tasting fresh herbs, making herbal crafts, participating in an herbal scavenger hunt, and potting up an herb plant to take home.
Flower Power in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden—going on now through September 6th, Tuesdays-Fridays 1:30--5:30 p.m.; Weekends 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. As children travel along the floral trail, they encounter the world of flowers through the eyes of a pollinator. This month Flower Power focuses on Bee-utiful Blossoms where children discover why bees are so important. Special Bee-utiful Blossoms hands-on activities include investigating bee communication, dancing like a bee, and creating bee magnets. Ongoing Flower Power activities include making pollinator puppets, dissecting flowers, and designing flowers out of tissue paper. During Flower Power children experience the dizzying diversity of color, fragrance, shape, and size found among our beautiful blossoms.
Budding Botanists in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden—Tuesdays-Fridays, 1:30--3:00 p.m. Budding Botanists is a drop-in program for early literacy through the study of nature for children ages 2 through 5. Children get creative this summer with Nature’s ABC’s featuring a different letter every two weeks. July 6--16: N is for Nests and Nasturtiums & July 20--30: O is for Oats and Orchids
Bring your camp or summer school class to the Garden for a day of jam-packed fun and adventure. Explore the one-of-a-kind Everett Children’s Adventure Garden, designed just for kids, with 12-acres of hands-on indoor and outdoor interactive exhibits, giant topiaries, and flower-packed mazes. Visit the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden where kids dig, plant, and grow vegetables, flowers and herbs. Features include playful theme gardens and topiaries, exciting gardens from around the world, ponds and a meadow, and garden plots. This garden is created and maintained by children. Sign up your groups for the following programs:
Flower Power in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Ages: 3--10 (fee). How Does Your Garden Grow in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden—Children plant, weed, and water and help create a lush summer garden full of flowers, herbs, and vegetables. Each child pots up a plant to take home. Wednesdays & Fridays only. Ages: 3--12 (fee). Guided Walks of the Garden Grounds–Children look, smell, and listen as they explore the natural wonders of the Garden grounds. Ages: 3--8 (fee). Guided Tours of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory—Children explore a South American Healer’s House, insect-eating plants, and exotic plants from all over the world. Ages: 8--12. (fee). Self-led Tours of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory—Same as above but on your own. Ages: 8--12. Admission is free for New York City Schools.#
For more information call (718) 817-8700 or visit us on the web at www.nybg.org