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Seedlings: 2019 Summer Seedlings

Register for all 17 classes offered May through 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 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 partial registrations.

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

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

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

Seedlings: A Rainbow of Wildflowers

Celebrate National Wildflower Week by exploring the beautiful colors of the wildflowers growing in the Gardens.

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

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

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

Seedlings: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Discover the spring weather that a garden loves!

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, April 17, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, April 18, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, April 19, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Cool Season Veggies

Investigate the tasty vegetables you can grow in April.

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

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

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

Seedlings: Dig It!

Discover how the critters that have homes in our gardens help them stay healthy.

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

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

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

Seedlings: Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day while learning about the three “R’s” (reduce, reuse and recycle).

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

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

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

Seedlings: Edible Flowers

Some flowers are beautiful, some are useful, and some taste great! Come explore which flowers you can eat and even try a few for yourself.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, June 25, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

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

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

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

Seedlings: Fun in the Sun

Put on your sunglasses as we investigate the power of the sun!

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

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, July 31, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, August 1, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, August 2, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Garden Games

The Mordecai Children’s Garden is a perfect place to be active and have fun! Join us for some summertime fun in the Garden.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, August 20, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, August 21, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

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

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, August 23, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Gnome Homes

Explore the mystical world of gnomes and search the grounds of the Mordecai Children’s Garden for secret gnome homes!

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

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

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

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

Seedlings: Homemade Lemonade

Meet the lemon and explore citrus trees as you learn how to make their tart fruit into a sweet refreshing treat.

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

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

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

Seedlings: Life in the Pond

Peek into the depths of Pipsqueak Pond to discover the many plants and animals that call the pond home.

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

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

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

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

Seedlings: Melon Madness

What makes a perfect treat on a hot summer’s day? Watermelon of course! Come with us as we explore watermelon and its related fruit family.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, July 16, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 3-6 years: Wednesday, July 17, 9:30 or 11 a.m.

• Ages 24-36 months: Thursday, July 18, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, July 19, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Musical Garden

Join us as we explore the sounds of nature and the music of plants!

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

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

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

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

Seedlings: Nature's Art

Roll up your sleeves for some garden art fun! We’ll explore the many ways plants inspire art.

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

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

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

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

Seedlings: On the Vine

Melons, grapes and beans are a few of the tastes we can find on the vine.

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

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

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

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

Seedlings: Pick a Salad

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

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

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

• Ages 18-24 months: Friday, May 17, 9:30 or 10:45 a.m.

Seedlings: Piece by Piece

Can you build a plant? Learn what pieces a plant needs to grow in the Colorado climate.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, June 4, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

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

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

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

Seedlings: Pollination Exploration

Join us as we celebrate National Pollinators Week. Learn about the critters that help our gardens grow and create a pollinator friendly project to bring home with you.

• Ages 3-6 years: Tuesday, June 18, 9:30 a.m. or 11 a.m.

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

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

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

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