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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.

 

Aquatic Adventures at Chatfield Farms

June 19-23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 17-21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Discover the wonders of water and aquatic habitats. Immerse yourself in nature along the banks of Deer Creek and the wetland ponds while observing frogs, insects and birds of prey.

Price: $250 members, $270 non-members.

Garden Art Family Workshop: Calder Inspired Planters

Embark on a journey of art and nature as a family while exploring the artwork of Alexander Calder in the Gardens. This hands-on workshop allows families to experience art in an inspiring and active way. Each child makes a planter inspired by the exhibition.

Family Workshops are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10.

Price: $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult; $17 non-member child, $15 member child. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited.

Girl Scout Exploration Day - Gardener

Juniors discover the basics of garden design as they learn how to plan for a successful garden! Each scout will design a miniature indoor garden oasis to plant and take home with them.

 

Scout Exploration Days offer scout troops the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities and take-home projects. Each exploration day offers several activity stations set up throughout the Gardens for groups to explore at their own pace. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it!

 

Denver Botanic Gardens does not supply activity badges or patches.

 

Price: $12 per scout (includes admission to the Gardens), One adult (troop leader or parent) for every five scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings (over the age of 2) pay $7.

Girl Scout Exploration Day - Household Elf

Be a green girl scout! Learn about renewable energy, explore how to plant a water smart garden, create reusable items, and plant an air purifying house plant to take home with you.

 

Scout Exploration Days offer scout troops the opportunity to explore plant-based themes through a variety of hands-on activities and take-home projects. Each Exploration Day offers several activity stations set up throughout the Gardens for groups to explore at their own pace. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it!

 

Denver Botanic Gardens does not supply activity badges or patches.

 

Price: $12 per scout (includes admission to the Gardens), One adult (troop leader or parent) for every five scouts is admitted free of charge. Additional adults and non-participating siblings (over the age of 2) pay $7.

Life on the Farm at Chatfield Farms

June 26-30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 24-28, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Care for farm animals, learn what it takes to make vegetables grow and explore the Hildebrand Ranch. Prepare snacks and discover how every ingredient is connected to the farm.

Price: $250 members, $270 non-members.

 

Miniature Garden Family Workshop: Journey to Japan

Journey to the land of the rising sun and discover the unique features of Denver Botanic Gardens' Japanese Garden. Each child will design and create a miniature Japanese garden to take home.

Family Workshops are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10.

Price: $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult; $17 non-member child, $15 member child. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited.

 

Miniature Garden Family Workshop: Summertime Fairies

Join us as we create miniature lands for mystical garden friends. Discover what plants fairies prefer as you design, plant and landscape a tiny oasis for a fairy. Each child will create a container garden to take home.

Family Workshops are a great way for families to spend time together while discovering the beauty, diversity and importance of plants. Classes are designed for families with children ages 5-10.

Price: $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult; $17 non-member child, $15 member child. Pre-registration is required and class size is limited.

Plant, Grow, Eat, Repeat at Chatfield Farms

June 12-16, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. • July 10-14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Spend a week exploring the incredible edible world of plants. Learn how to grow, care for and prepare your favorite foods while having fun on the farm.

Price: $250 members, $270 non-members.

Scouts at the Plains Conservation Center: A Day on the Prairie

Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join us at the Plains Conservation Center for this unique experience. Step back in time and discover what it was like in the 1800s for the Native Americans and newly settled homesteaders as you experience life on the plains. Learn how to build a tipi, discover the importance of bison and explore what it was like to complete daily chores without electricity. This program is appropriate for all age cub scouts and girl scouts. This program takes place at the Plains Conservation Center (21901 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora, CO 80013).

Seedlings: 2017 Summer Series Package

Register for all 17 classes offered May thru August, and receive a $34 savings over the individual price.

Seedlings classes offer a fun, hands-on way for young children, ages 18 months to six years, to explore the plant world while developing an understanding and appreciation for plants and their importance. Classes include interactive explorations, nature walks, and stories for children and their caregivers.

You will need to choose a date and time for each of the 17 classes. Please keep in mind that classes are offered for three different age groups and are modified to fit the developmental needs of each group. Please select the session appropriate for your child's age.

No refunds or partial registrations.

 

Seedlings: A Rainbow of Wildflowers

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

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, May 2, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, May 4, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

Seedlings: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Discover the spring weather that a garden loves!

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

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 27, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 26, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery center March 1st through October 31st is through the Welcome Pavilion located on the third floor of parking garage.

 

Seedlings: Berry Bonanza

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

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, August 22, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, August 23, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, August 25, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Carnivorous Plants Up Close

Take a close up look at some of our carnivorous plant friends, and learn how these special plants grow.

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

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 13, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 12, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Cool Cotton Creations

Spend the morning exploring the cotton plant and create a cotton masterpiece to take home with you.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, August 1, 9:30 or 11:00 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, August 2, 9:30 or 11:00 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, August 3, 9:30 or 10:45a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, August 4, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Cool Season Veggies

Investigate the tasty vegetables you can grow in April.

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

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 6, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 5, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

 

Special Instructions: This program is located in the Morrison Discovery Center located on the north end of the Mordecai Children's Garden. Access to the Morrison Discovery center March 1st through October 31st is through the Welcome Pavilion located on the third floor of parking garage.

 

Seedlings: Earth Day

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

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

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 19, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

Seedlings: Garden Tools and Trucks

Discover the tools gardeners use as we dig, dump, pick and pull in the soil.

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

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

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

Seedlings: Homemade Lemonade

Meet the lemon tree and discover how to make its tart fruits into a sweet summer treat.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, June 13, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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

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

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, June 16, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: I Love Lavender

Discover the smell, feel and color of the lovely lavender plant

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, July 11, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, July 12, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, July 13, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, July 14, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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