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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: 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: 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: 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.

Seedlings: Inch by Inch

Soil, air, water and sun are plants’ best friends. Learn what it takes to make a garden grow.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, June 27, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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

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

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

Seedlings: Life in the Pond

Peek into the depths of Pipsqueak Pond to discover water plants and animals.

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

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, May 24, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, May 25, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, May 26, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Musical Garden

Join us as we explore a variety of musically named plants and discover the music that plants have to offer.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, August 29, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

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

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, August 31, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, September 1, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Painting With Plants

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

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

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, May 10, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, May 11, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

Seedlings: Pick a Salad

Explore the garden with your taste buds and discover how salad is more than lettuce.

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

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, June 7, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, June 8, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

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

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