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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Upcoming Events › For Kids

September 2021

A Tour of the Begonia Collection

September 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Find out more about the Sherman’s extensive Begonia Collection. The collection is constantly increasing in scale and variety; and includes over 50 Begonia specimens from the personal collection of renowned Begonia hybridizer Irene Nuss. Take a closer look at our resplendent display with the staff who care for this extraordinary collection. The tour will be led by Sherman Horticulturist, Carol Younger. Free with garden admission. Registration required.    

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Little Seedlings Story Time

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Explore nature through the wonderful world of books. Join us every Friday as we share our favorite stories, picture books and poems. Perfect for preschool children and their caregivers. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free of charge.

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Parent & Me Painting: Hummingbird

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Create your own nature journal and fill the first page with a hummingbird! You will work together to observe the colors and qualities of this cool creature and use step-by-step watercolor techniques to create your own portrait. Grandparents and favorite adults welcome too – open to all ages! No experience necessary. All materials provided. Nature Journal available to purchase on the day (optional). Fee: $25 Member / $30 Non-Member - Each adult and child should purchase a spot    …

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