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.
Past Events › For Kids
Join Erna van Dyk for this relaxing and fun ‘mandala rocks’ workshop in the garden. Erna will lead you through a step by step process of designing and painting dots to create your own beautiful mandala patterns. Perfect for placing on your desk, in your garden, or gifting to a special person. Gather your friends, and enjoy the process. All ages welcome. Fee: $25 Member / $30 Non-MemberFind out more »
Sherman Gardens is full of unique plants, interesting exhibits and wildlife. Explore the Succulent Garden, Fern Grotto and Tropical Conservatory amongst many others, with our expert Docent Tour Guide. This family friendly tour lasts about one hour and is free with garden admission. Register for this tour below, or just drop in on the day.Find out more »