For Kids

We offer a variety of arts and garden based educational opportunities for children of all ages. Our Gardens are a living laboratory of exploration and creative inspiration. They are a place for children to come and have fun! We host an extensive Children’s Garden Program.

The program provides children of all ages with the opportunity to play with and learn from our plants. We provide the space, the equipment, and the supervision.  We help children with their creativity and encourage them to develop a natural connection with the plants.

We believe in the power of plants and gardens to promote health, well-being, and good feelings. We also believe in the importance of planting in your community. The more gardens in your community, the greater the health benefits for the whole community.

Whether children are enjoying the creativity and mindfulness of our peaceful painting workshop, creating a DIY project to take home or learning about gardening on a school field trip Sherman Library & Gardens can help to educate the next generation of historians, horticulturalists and artists.

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March 2021

Parent & Me Painting: Poppies

March 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
CA

Create your own nature journal and fill it with flowers!  You will work together to observe the colors and qualities of a beautiful Iceland poppy from Sherman Gardens and use simple watercolor techniques to create a botanical portrait.  Class includes a nature journal to take home.  Grandparents and favorite adults welcome too! Class size is limited to ensure social distancing.  All participants are required to wear a mask. Fee: $25 Member / $30 Non-Member (adult and child should each book…

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Parent & Me: Bookmaking Class

March 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
CA

Parent & Me Bookmaking Class: 'A Trip to the Garden' A book is like a garden carried in the pocket - In this family workshop you will create your own 'Garden Book.'  Learn to make an accordion book with covers and a hidden page, then customize and decorate the inside of your book with colorful cut paper and drawings to create a bountiful garden.  This fun and innovative structure has many possibilities!  You will take time to share your creations…

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April 2021

Kids Class: Grow Your Own Tomatoes

April 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
CA

Kids bring your parents and learn how to grow your own tomatoes this summer. You'll be off to a great start with your own tomato plant and everything you need to know to plant and care for it. You and your family can look forward to harvesting sun ripened tomatoes all summer long. Class size is limited to ensure social distancing guidelines.  All participants must wear a face mask. Fee: $25 Member / $30 Non-Member      

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