Welcome to the Children's Garden & Art Center!
Enter a world of make-believe where fairies dance,
hobbits work, pirates sail the high seas and Snuffy
our resident dragon keeps a watchful eye over the garden.
We encourage you to explore, imagine and play in the dirt, but please do not disturb, harm or destroy any of the plants or sculptures while visiting. Preserving the garden's natural beauty and keeping a wildlife habitat for our animal friends is what makes it so MAGICAL! The Children's Garden was created to remind children and adults about how precious each piece of nature is and to experience the magic of MOTHER NATURE!
Our Events for the coming week:
Tuesday, January 21st Rock Painting!: Do your kids love to paint rocks? Then join Jules & friends from Sarasota Rocks to get creative and paint your own rocks. This is included in your admission to the garden but we ask for a $5 love donation to Sarasota Rocks for bringing all the craft supplies. Parents are more than welcome to paint rocks too.
On Thursdays Only we have discounted admission prices $8+tax for all adults & $4+tax for kids 3-12 years old.
Our LETTERBOXING EVENT on January 26th at 2pm has been CANCELLED we are sorry for this inconvenience, check out our Fairy Door Event on Feb. 1st!!
Fairy and Gnome Door Making
Saturday, February 1st 10:30 AM
The craft cost is $10+tax. Please note garden admission is not included in this price.
This event is by reservation & prepayment only as space is limited. No refunds will be given out under 2 weeks prior to this event.
Big Kiss Treasure Hunt
Sunday, February 9th
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.