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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.

 

Dia De Los Muertos

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. On this day in Mexico the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado, flowers, candy calaveras (skeletons and skulls), and parades. It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31 and leave on November 2.

 

Family Workshop: Chocolate Treats

Explore the chocolate tree and its celebrated history. Follow the journey of a cacao bean and discover how chocolate is made. Join us and create a box of delicious chocolate treats to take home.

 

Price: $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult; $17 non-member child, $15 member child

Family Workshop: Gingerbread

Discover the plants that make gingerbread a warm, delicious treat and learn how to build with gingerbread. Each family can make and decorate a gingerbread creation to take home with them.

 

Price: $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult; $17 non-member child, $15 member child

Family Workshop: Winter 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 can create a container garden to take home.

 

Price: $12 non-member adult, $10 member adult; $17 non-member child, $15 member child

Seedlings: 2017 Winter Series Package

Register for all 16 classes offered January thru April, and receive a $32 savings over the individual price.

 

The Thursday Winter Series Package at 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. is sold out. Some individual classes are still available for purchase. A listing of individual classes is listed here.

 

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 16 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.

 

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 November 1st - February 28th is through the York Stree Gate, located at the southeast corner of York Street and 11th Avenue. After parking in the garage, exit at Level 2, turn right and walk down the sidewalk to the gate. The Gate is open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

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: 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: Friday, February 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, February 15, 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 November 1st - February 28th is through the gate located at the southeast corner of York Street and 11th Avenue. After parking in the garage, exit at Level 2, turn right and walk down the sidewalk to the gate. The gate is open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

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: 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 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: 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: Friday, March 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 15, 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: Fabulous Fungi

Take a closer look at some unique fungi specimens and learn what makes them grow.

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

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, January 25, 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 November 1st - February 28th is through the gate located at the southeast corner of York Street and 11th Avenue. After parking in the garage, exit at Level 2, turn right and walk down the sidewalk to the gate. The gate is open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

 

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: Jumping Gingerbread

Discover the tasty plant that makes gingerbread a special treat.

Ages 18-24 months: Tuesday, December 20, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, December 22, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, December 21, 9:30 - 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: Friday, March 3, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 1, 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: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue

Discover the sweet scent and beautiful colors of these famous February flowers.

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

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, February 8, 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 November 1st - February 28th is through the gate located at the southeast corner of York Street and 11th Avenue. After parking in the garage, exit at Level 2, turn right and walk down the sidewalk to the gate. The gate is open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

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: Friday, March 24, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, March 22, 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: Super Succulents

Take a closer look at what makes succulents so special.

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

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, February 22, 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 November 1st - February 28th is through the gate located at the southeast corner of York Street and 11th Avenue. After parking in the garage, exit at Level 2, turn right and walk down the sidewalk to the gate. The gate is open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

Seedlings: The Dinosaur Garden

Take a journey back in time and discover the plants that dinosaurs liked to eat.

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

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, February 1, 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 November 1st - February 28th is through the gate located at the southeast corner of York Street and 11th Avenue. After parking in the garage, exit at Level 2, turn right and walk down the sidewalk to the gate. The gate is open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

Seedlings: Three Cheers for Evergreens

Explore the world of these special trees that stay green all year long.

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

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

Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, January 11, 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 November 1st - February 28th is through the gate located at the southeast corner of York Street and 11th Avenue. After parking in the garage, exit at Level 2, turn right and walk down the sidewalk to the gate. The gate is open 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

 

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