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

April 2021

Garden Sprites Preschool Dance Class

April 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am

A creative dance class in the garden inspired by butterflies, birds and flowers.  You might remember our dance instructor, Irishia Hubbard, dancing amongst the lights as the ‘Moon Garden Fairy’ at our Night of 1000 Lights holiday event. She is coming back to get our smallest visitors moving and lead them on a creative journey through the garden. Parents are welcome to watch from our garden patio. The class will start in the Central Garden and no special clothing is…

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Parent & Me: Bookmaking Class

April 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

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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Little Seedlings Story Time

April 30 @ 9:15 am - 9:45 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. All children and adults must wear a mask whilst in the garden. Seating will be spaced for social distancing. Drop-in, meet in Central Garden. Free with Garden Admission.

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