Please mark your calendars for our upcoming Events!
Happy Mother's Day on Sunday May 14th!
Summer Camp Fun at The Children's Garden!
Nature fun awaits you at our Summer Camp!
There is a new adventure everyday and the wonders of Mother Nature to explore. We encourage your child's imagination, we foster creativity and we allow for the make-believe!
So join us for 3 cool camp weeks in June for 5-12 year olds. Camp times are 9:15am to 1:30pm. Cost is $135 +tax for garden members & $150+tax for non-members discounts for siblings or more than one week for camp. We donate $10 per camper to The Make-A-Wish Foundation!
June 5-9th is WILDCRAFTING FOR THE WILD CHILD
This is a week of creating art with materials found in nature. From nature journals to weaving to making our own natural dyes this is a week sure to be a treasure!
June 12-16 CRITTER CAMP & FAIRY TALES
Calling all animal lovers! Each day the kids will be introduced to a special animal or insect. We will be observing them and their habitat. Cuddle and craft fun included.
June 19-23 PIRATE SCHOOL 101
Arrrrrrrrrrrr........It's a pirates life for me! We are setting sail everyday from The Black Pearl to search for our lost treasure. This is a fun week learning all about Florida pirates and the gold they left behind.
Call the garden today to make your reservation as space is limited
All Dads get in for 1/2 price on Father's Day and we are giving you a cool clue hunt to do with your kids with cold drinks when you are done! So pack a lunch and stay and play all day.
We would like to thank our community for voting
The Children's Garden as one of the best Children's Attractions!
Keep your kids connected to nature & enjoy all of our art
planting & nature programs each week!
Each program is designed for kids of all ages and our programs
are free with admission & free for garden members!
Tuesdays from 11-noon
In our Painted Bird Art Gallery!
"Can You Dig It"
Wednesdays at 11am sharp!
Learn the magic of gardening on
Thursdays at 11am
Join us for story time in the Garden.
"Magic Nature Box"
Every Friday morning at 11am sharp!
Explore the wonders of Mother Nature with a craft
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!
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 "Can You Dig It" class or our "Magic Nature Box" 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.