Safety is our priority; this program is temporarily suspended. Please check back for updates or learn more about kid and family activities through Virtual Workshops.
The Children’s Gardening Program offers the perfect way for kids to get outside and get their hands dirty. Guided by instructors, children plant, tend, and harvest fresh vegetables and herbs, and learn about topics from pollination to composting. The program takes place in the Ruth Rea Howell Vegetable Garden, centerpiece of the Edible Academy. Each gardening season offers unique and engaging activities customized for kids ages 3–5 and ages 6–12. Register by age group, below, and come grow with us!
Family Programs Brochure
Discover more programs at NYBG intended for families including the Children’s Gardening Program, Science Camps, Nature Explorers for early learners and their caregivers.
Scholarship Application Form
Partial scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of the Rebecca Sealy Mallory Foundation.