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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations more than one week prior to a class are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one weeks notice are non-refundable; please consider your payment a donation to the Gardens.

 

Deborah Butterfield Family Tours

Don’t miss this season’s signature exhibition, “Deborah Butterfield: The Nature of Horses." Embark on a journey of art and nature with the whole family and explore the artwork of Deborah Butterfield. Geared toward children, these one hour guided explorations provide opportunities for families to experience art in an inspiring and active way. Recommended for children ages 4-12.

 

Price: $14 member, $26 non-member per adult/child combo. Additional adults or children can attend for $7 member, $13 non-member.

Family Fun Night: Campfire Tales

Gather around the campfire as we celebrate the end of summer. Make s’mores, investigate signs of fall throughout the Children’s Garden and plant a house plant to take home with you. Special guest storyteller Cliff Davidson will join us and share family friendly stories.

 

Family Fun Nights are a unique opportunity to explore nature at night in the Mordecai Children’s Garden. Each month brings a new theme with performers in Sagebrush Stage, activities in the garden, snacks and other fun night time activities. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner (no glass allowed) to enjoy in the Children’s Garden.

 

Price per night: $25, $20 member for family of four; $4, $3 member for each additional person. Children two and under free.

Family Fun Night: Full Moon Fun

Join us for an evening under the summer sky. Meet plants that have names inspired by objects in the sky, explore the phases of the moon and plant a moonflower seed to take home with you. Special guests Jeff Kagan and Paige Doughty will join us for an environmental concert for kids.

 

Family Fun Nights are a unique opportunity to explore nature at night in the Mordecai Children’s Garden. Each month brings a new theme with performers in Sagebrush Stage, activities in the garden, snacks and other fun night time activities. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner (no glass allowed) to enjoy in the Children’s Garden.

 

Price per night: $25, $20 member for family of four; $4, $3 member for each additional person. Children two and under free.

 

 

Family Fun Night: Pollination Party

Gather the family and spend the evening celebrating National Pollinator Week (June 15th – 21st). Learn and the importance of pollinators in the garden, observe pollinators in their natural habitat and plant a pollinator seed mix to take home.

 

Family Fun Nights are a unique opportunity to explore nature at night in the Mordecai Children’s Garden. Each month brings a new theme with performers in Sagebrush Stage, activities in the garden, snacks and other fun night time activities. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner (no glass allowed) to enjoy in the Children’s Garden.

 

Price per night: $25, $20 member for family of four; $4, $3 member for each additional person. Children two and under free.

Farm Camp at Chatfield: Junior Farm Apprentice

June 15-19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If you’re interested in farming, this is the ideal camp for you! Learn about farming the land, growing in your own fields or backyard and caring for farm animals. Discover secrets that the soil holds, how climate affects growing and what plants grow best in Colorado. Work with farmers to harvest, clean and prepare fresh produce. This camp takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.

Price: $249 member, $269 nonmember.

Registration begins January 8th for members, January 15th for nonmembers.

Farm Camp at Chatfield: Life on the Farm

Care for farm animals and learn what it takes to make vegetables grow on a modern farm. Prepare snacks each day and learn how every ingredient is connected to the farm. You will immerse yourself in nature along the banks of Deer Creek while observing frogs, insects and birds of prey. This camp takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.

Price: $249 member, $269 non-member.

 

Farm Camp at Chatfield: Time Travelers

July 6-10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

July 20-24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Travel through time as you explore the lives of the early settlers, learn about the plants that were on the earth when the dinosaurs lived and predict what farming will look like in the future. Learn how to grow and prepare your own food, help care for farm animals, play games from the early 1900s, churn butter and bake in the wood burning stove. This camp takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.

Price: $249 member, $269 nonmember.

Registration begins January 8th for members, January 15th for nonmembers.

Plant to Plate Family Workshop Series

Ever wonder where your food comes from? Discover the many plants you eat while learning basic cooking skills and trying out a variety of kitchen tools to create delicious snacks. Each week we’ll explore the Chipotle Home Harvest Garden and harvest fresh herbs and veggies to prepare one or two recipes that are easy to repeat at home. The Plant to Plate Family Workshop programs are designed to help kids and families learn where their food comes from. Each week we'll focus on a different seasonal vegetable, harvest it from the Home Harvest Garden and prepare kid-friendly recipes in the kitchen. Learn basic cooking skills and kitchen safety while learning how to make garden-fresh snacks and meals. Family workshops are designed for families with children ages 4 - 10.

 

 

Workshop Series (all 8 weeks): $182 member, $203 non-member per adult/child combo. Additional adults or children can attend for $91 member, $105 non-member.

 

Workshop Series Schedule:

 

Gorgeous Greens: Friday, June 19, 10 a.m. – noon or 2-4 p.m.

 

Edible Petals: Friday, June 26, 10 a.m. – noon or 2-4 p.m.

 

Chips and Dips: Friday, July 10, 10 a.m. – noon or 2-4 p.m.

 

A Taste of the Mediterranean: Friday, July 17, 10 a.m. – noon or 2-4 p.m.

 

Scrumptious Smoothies: Friday, July 24, 10 a.m. – noon and 2-4 p.m.

 

Sweet Treats: Friday, July 31, 10 a.m. – noon and 2-4 p.m.

 

Pizza Plants: Friday, August 7, 10 a.m. – noon and 2-4 p.m.

 

Super Salsa: Friday, August 14, 10 a.m. – noon and 2-4 p.m.

 

Registration for single workshops is available.

 

Plant to Plate Family Workshop: A Taste of the Mediterranean

Learn about the region in which agriculture began and use some traditional ingredients to create a tasty dish.

 

The Plant to Plate Family Workshop programs are designed to help kids and families learn where their food comes from. Each week we'll focus on a different seasonal vegetable, harvest it from the Home Harvest Garden and prepare kid-friendly recipes in the kitchen. Learn basic cooking skills and kitchen safety while learning how to make garden-fresh snacks and meals. Family workshops are designed for families with children ages 4 – 10.

Plant to Plate Family Workshop: Chips and Dips

Not all snack foods have to be bad for you. Discover how to make fresh healthy snack foods using fresh produce.

 

The Plant to Plate Family Workshop programs are designed to help kids and families learn where their food comes from. Each week we'll focus on a different seasonal vegetable, harvest it from the Home Harvest Garden and prepare kid-friendly recipes in the kitchen. Learn basic cooking skills and kitchen safety while learning how to make garden-fresh snacks and meals. Family workshops are designed for families with children ages 4 - 10.

 

 

Plant to Plate Family Workshop: Edible Petals

Learn about the functions of flowers as we use pretty petals to add flavor and color to our favorite culinary creations.

 

The Plant to Plate Family Workshop programs are designed to help kids and families learn where their food comes from. Each week we'll focus on a different seasonal vegetable, harvest it from the Home Harvest Garden and prepare kid-friendly recipes in the kitchen. Learn basic cooking skills and kitchen safety while learning how to make garden-fresh snacks and meals. Family workshops are designed for families with children ages 4 - 10.

 

Plant to Plate Family Workshop: Gorgeous Greens

Explore the many edible leaves growing in the Chipotle Home Harvest Garden and discover how they can be used to make delicious dishes.

 

The Plant to Plate Family Workshop programs are designed to help kids and families learn where their food comes from. Each week we'll focus on a different seasonal vegetable, harvest it from the Home Harvest Garden and prepare kid-friendly recipes in the kitchen. Learn basic cooking skills and kitchen safety while learning how to make garden-fresh snacks and meals. Family workshops are designed for families with children ages 4 - 10.

 

Plant to Plate Family Workshop: Pizza Plants

You can put almost anything on a pizza! Discover this favorite Italian dish and design your own pie with various plant toppings from fruits to roots.

 

 

 

The Plant to Plate Family Workshop programs are designed to help kids and families learn where their food comes from. Each week we'll focus on a different seasonal vegetable, harvest it from the Home Harvest Garden and prepare kid-friendly recipes in the kitchen. Learn basic cooking skills and kitchen safety while learning how to make garden-fresh snacks and meals. Family workshops are designed for families with children ages 4 - 10.

 

Plant to Plate Family Workshop: Scrumptious Smoothies

Taste a colorful array of refreshing smoothies as we experiment with fruits and vegetables to create a variety of flavors.

 

The Plant to Plate Family Workshop programs are designed to help kids and families learn where their food comes from. Each week we'll focus on a different seasonal vegetable, harvest it from the Home Harvest Garden and prepare kid-friendly recipes in the kitchen. Learn basic cooking skills and kitchen safety while learning how to make garden-fresh snacks and meals. Family workshops are designed for families with children ages 4 - 10.

 

Plant to Plate Family Workshop: Super Salsa

Learn about the importance of eating local and then whip up some tasty new salsa recipes.

 

The Plant to Plate Family Workshop programs are designed to help kids and families learn where their food comes from. Each week we'll focus on a different seasonal vegetable, harvest it from the Home Harvest Garden and prepare kid-friendly recipes in the kitchen. Learn basic cooking skills and kitchen safety while learning how to make garden-fresh snacks and meals. Family workshops are designed for families with children ages 4 - 10.

 

 

Plant to Plate Family Workshop: Sweet Treats

Learn how to add fresh produce to some of our favorite baked goods to give them a nutritious boost.

 

 

The Plant to Plate Family Workshop programs are designed to help kids and families learn where their food comes from. Each week we'll focus on a different seasonal vegetable, harvest it from the Home Harvest Garden and prepare kid-friendly recipes in the kitchen. Learn basic cooking skills and kitchen safety while learning how to make garden-fresh snacks and meals. Family workshops are designed for families with children ages 4 - 10.

 

Seedlings: A Rainbow of Wildflowers

Celebrate National Wildflower Week as we explore the beautiful colors of the wildflowers growing in the Gardens.

 

•  Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, May 5, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

•  Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, May 7, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

•  Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, May 6, 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

Seedlings: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Discover the spring weather that the garden loves!

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, April 28, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 30, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 29, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Berry Bonanza

Discover how berries have a tasty way of putting color into the world.

 

• Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, May 12, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, May 14, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, May 13, 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, May 14, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Seedlings: Edible Herbs

Put your nose to work as we discover the herbs growing in the Gardens.

 

•  Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, August 18, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

•  Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, August 20, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

•  Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, August 19, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

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