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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Past Events › For Kids

January 2022

Workshop: Mandala Rocks

January 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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-Member    

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Little Seedlings Story Time

January 21 @ 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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Family Tour of Sherman Gardens January 22

January 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.    

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