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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.

 

Family Workshop: Chocolate: From Beans to Cocoa

Explore the chocolate tree and its celebrated history. Follow the journey of a cacao bean and discover how chocolate is made. Join us as we warm up on a cold day by making hot chocolate from scratch!

Family Workshop: Cool Season Veggies

It may still be chilly outside but now is a great time to start thinking about fresh cool season veggies from the garden. Join us as we investigate a variety of tasty roots and leaves and cook up some tasty fun. Plant the seeds to start a cool season veggie garden of your own.

 

 

 

 

Family Workshop: Tropical Ice Cream Treats

Without the help of some tasty plants some of your favorite ice cream flavors might not exist! Join us as we explore the science of making ice cream. Mix up a batch of homemade ice cream and investigate the tropical plants that make ice cream such a delicious treat.

Mini Camp at Chatfield: Wild for Winter

Discover how the animals at Chatfield survive the winter, walk nature trails and care for horses, goats, chickens and ducks. Search for animal tracks, make a sandcast and delicious cookies.

Mini Camp at Chatfield: Winter Wonders on the Farm

Discover what happens on a farm in the winter. Care for animals, prepare soil for spring planting, create a colorful ice sculpture, make a delicious treat and create a worm bin to take home.

Mini Camp: From Flowers to Honey

Flowers and bees have a sweet relationship at Denver Botanic Gardens! Learn how flowers attract bees and how bees make honey, dissect and discover the parts of a flower, participate in a honey tasting and build your own garden  bee house  to take home.

Spend your day off school at the Gardens at York Street exploring the amazing world of plants. We will fill the day with garden explorations, games, activities, art projects and take-home gardens.

Mini Camp: Tropical Discovery

Escape the cold as we explore the plants and animals that live in a tropical rainforest.  Go on a special mission to see if you could survive there, make a tropical treat and create a mini-jungle in a jar.

Spend your day off school at the Gardens at York Street exploring the amazing world of plants. We will fill the day with garden explorations, games, activities, art projects and take-home gardens.

Seedlings: A Log's Life

Look closely as we examine what happens to a tree when it becomes a log on the forest floor.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, March 31, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 2, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 1, 9:30 or 11 a.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: Be a Bee

Buzz through the Gardens as we discover the importance of pollinators.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, April 14, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 16, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 15, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Building with Bamboo

Did you know bamboo is a member of the grass family? Take a close look at this amazing plant and discover some of its uses.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, February 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, February 19, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, February 18, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Seedlings: Cool Season Veggies

Investigate the tasty vegetables that like to grow in early spring.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, April 7, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 8, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Curious Clover

Join us as we take a close look at these three-leafed wonders and discover what makes this plant so special.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, March 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, March 19, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 18, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day as we help prepare our garden beds for planting.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, April 21, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 23, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 22, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Seedlings: Fun with Fibers

Use your five senses to explore the cotton plant.

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

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, February 26, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, February 25, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Painting With Plants

Create a masterpiece as we turn plants and nature objects into art tools.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, January 13, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, January 15, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

Seedlings: Rockhounds

Investigate rocks of many shapes and sizes and discover a variety of plants that live among rocks in the garden.

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

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, March 12, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

Seedlings: Signs of Spring

Get close to the ground to find bright green shoots, spring crocus and other new discoveries that signal the start of spring.

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

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, March 26, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 25, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Seedlings: Snowflakes and Icicles

Meet a variety of plants whose names are inspired by the fluffy cold crystals we call snow and ice.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, January 27, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, January 29, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, January 28, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Seedlings: Super Succulents

Take a closer look at what makes succulents so special.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, March 3, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, March 5, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 4, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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