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We believe every child deserves the gift of nature. This Giving Tuesday, support our mission to provide kids in our community with a safe, outdoor green space for magical and unstructured play. Your donation to The Children’s Garden unwraps art supplies, educational materials, and the tools we need to continue our mission of keeping kids connected to nature, a present that leaves an impression for a lifetime.
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.
Tuesday, Dec 1st, All Day: Giving Tuesday is a worldwide movement started in 2012 to encourage people to do good. Visit our website to learn more about how we serve the community and find more information on how you can help us keep our magical doors open!
Wednesday, Dec 2nd, 11am - 11:30am: Can You Dig It? Join us for a little gardening program, we are planting the herb Rosemary today & learning about its magickal and practical properties. Included with admission!
Saturday, Dec 5th, 10am - 11:30am: We are kicking off the Holidays with our sweet "Candy Cane Clue Hunt!” Come anytime during these hours and grab your clue hunt in the gift shop to find all of your Candy Canes. Some are big, some are small, some are in trees & some on the ground! Once you have found all your candy canes, enjoy coloring your Candy Cane Gingerbread color sheet at our picnic tables. Included with admission & free for members.
Tuesday, Dec 8th, 11am - 11:30am: Fingerprint Twinkle Lights: This is the cutest craft for kids to make a wonderful keepsake of their fingerprints. Make it a holiday card for the grandparents, or just frame it for yourselves. Included in your admission & free for members.
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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.