Welcome to the Children's Garden & Art Center!
As a family business, the decision to close the Garden even temporarily has been a heartfelt one. We are so connected to our families & our staff which is why we want to be responsible & keep everyone safe & healthy.
Our hearts go out to all that have been affected by this virus. We also want to say "thank-you" to all of our healthcare workers & first responders who are working round the clock to save lives.
We hope everyone shows kindness to others at this scary time. We know as a community we will get through this because we are resilient.
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We hope to have our Spring/Easter Rock Hunt on April 5th, our Easter Egg Hunt on April 11th & our Adult Easter Egg Hunt Fundraiser on April 18th.
We will let you know!
Stay safe and stay healthy!
Love, The Children's Garden
We will have drinks & appetizers at 4:30pm to 5:30pm & then the Big Egg Hunt commences at 5:30pm lots of hidden eggs with raffle tickets & prizes to find. Take your raffle tickets to the prize tables for your chance to win some incredible gifts from massages, to dinners, to jewelry, gift baskets & more! Dinner is served after the egg hunt with yummy paella, salad & bread with carrot cake for dessert. Prizes & Silent Auction items announced after!
Have you bought your tickets yet?
Did we tell you One Gold Egg is hidden for a special prize????
UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THE WEEK
We will post new events as soon as we are able to reopen!
Non-Traditional Easter Rock Hunt
Sunday, April 5th
11am to 1pm
Looking for something unique to do with your kids for Easter? Maybe you don't like your kids to have candy or you just love to do different activities?
Well join us for our Non-Traditional Easter Rock Hunt from 2-3pm at the Garden.
It isn’t eggs we are hiding but beautiful hand-painted Easter and Spring rocks. Hundreds of rocks are hidden in the garden & you can find 10 to take home. Twenty rocks are numbers for a special goody bag! NO NEED to bring a bag for collecting your rocks we will provide one for you!!
Sarasota Rocks is our co-host for this event. Included with our Garden's admission along with a $5 love donation going to Sarasota Rocks.
Skip the line and Prepay today!
Easter Fairy Dish Garden
Saturday, April 4th
This magical morning is creating an Easter Dish Garden. The dish garden will contain sparkly rocks(which we will paint), little toadstools, succulents, tiny pastel eggs, and of course a Fairy. This is a sweet little dish garden to keep or gift to someone for Easter. Make one or more! We are serving Fairy Nectar too.
This event is $10+tax for the Dish Garden and the Fairy Nectar it is not included with admission. As space is limited, this is by reservation and prepayment only.
17th Annual Children's Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 11th, 10 am SHARP
Hunt ends when all eggs are found
Grab your Easter baskets & head on over to the garden for our 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt on 10am! Doors open at 9:45am and the egg hunt starts a little after 10am so come early once the eggs are found the hunt is over. One gold egg is hidden for a special prize. Enjoy our Coloring Station too! We will be closing at 4pm today & closed on Easter Day. Included in garden admission.
Prepay for our admission to this event here!
Admission prices is:
$5+Tax For ages 3-12
$10+Tax For 13 and up
$9+Tax For Military/Seniors(60^)
Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt Fundraiser
Saturday, April 18th
4:30 for Libations & Appetizers
5:30 SHARP the Big Egg Hunt starts
Previous Adult Easter Egg Hunts!
Can you find your picture?
Why Should The Kids Have All the Fun?!
Join us for our Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt!
This event is for 21 year olds and up. Please no kiddies Thank You!
Buy your tickets now!
Your ticket to our Fundraiser is
Check out Past Prizes here!
Thank you to Mommy Magazine for being our Media Sponsor!
Wonder what previous Events have looked like?
Wonder no more!
Click on our Calendar Events Page to see all of our new programs!
Keep your kids connected to nature & enjoy our art, gardening & nature classes each week. Each class is designed for kids of all ages !
*All classes are parent supervised.
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The Children's Garden & Art Center is where the magic and fun begins!
Explore! Imagine! Make-Believe!
Nestled just north of downtown Sarasota, a hidden gem waits to be explored. The Children's Garden & Art Center is a two acre garden that is both whimsical and enchanting. Take a look at our map and see what's inside! Please note this is a computerized image of the garden we are very natural & interactive garden!
Just like "Alice", kids and adults alike will feel as if they have fallen down a rabbit's hole to "Wonderland"! Magic begins at the yellow brick road where entering the jasmine covered tunnel "The Black Pearl" awaits for little pirates to set sail, the Amazing Maze turns and twists down paths of intrigue and the Fairy Garden welcomes all fairies and elves for tea under the mushrooms.
Nature, gardening and art classes are taught weekly at the garden to nurture and teach children the beauty in Mother Nature. Whether it is our "Art Rocks" class, our "Munch Crunch Grow Your Lunch" class or our "Nature Explorers" class to name a few, our mission is to keep kids connected to nature at The Children's Garden & Art Center.
Sarasota's #1 Place For Having Your Child's Birthday / Celebration
The Children's Garden is an enchanting place to host your child's birthday party. Where else can kids dress up in costumes and make believe in a safe, multi- themed & natural environment?
There are many whimsical and interactive themes available to host, including a Fairy Tea, A Pirate Party, a Can You Dig It Party and more!
Discover one of Sarasota's best kept secrets, where the children inside all of us can come out to play, explore and imagine the possibilities of wonderment and fun! Check out our calendar.