Please mark your calendars for our upcoming Holiday Events!
Join us for
The Garden's 4th Annual
Adult Easter Egg Hunt
A FUNDRAISER FOR THE CHILDREN’S GARDEN AND ART CENTER
Saturday April 8th
5:00pm - 8:30pm
Rain Date: Sunday, April 9th from 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Please note that we will be closing at 3pm April 8th to set up for this event!
The Children’s Garden and Art Center it’s 4th annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt Fundraiser! Join us for drinks, light bites and music at 5:00pm sharp.
Then at 5:30pm the Great Easter Egg Hunt begins! Some eggs have prizes & the rest are filled with raffle tickets you choose what you would like to have a chance at winning.
Gifts & prizes already in you could win:
Gift certificates from Evelyn & Arthur Clothing, Lotus, September Harper, Art & Body Sarasota, Lanning Tires, Brenna Foster Photography, aerial yoga classes from Circusoul Yoga, Heather Rose Photography & Yoga classes with Ann Murphy. We have oil & lube jobs from Lanning Tires, Clever Cup Coffee gift cards & a great workout gift certificate to Camp Gladiator with Willie Johnson. Gift baskets from Sunshine Canning, Morton's Market, Ben & Jerry's, Mote Marine, Gypsy Gardener, Young Living Oils, Sarasota Honey Co & more. We have 2 tickets to West Coast Black Theatre Troope, cute purses from Main Street Traders, a beautiful scarf from JMcLaughlins, cute crocheted easter eggs from Knot & Loop & artwork by Maggie Davenport. We have massage packages from Ann Murphy LMT, Leslie Freeman LMT, Dr. Fliss Chiropractic & Pixie Dust. If you like dine out then try your chance at winning gift cards to Selva Grill, Bijou Cafe, Caraguilos & more!
Visit our Silent Auction table where a 4 night stay(lodging only) is up for bid at the Inn at Tamarind Court on the island of St.John, US Virgin Islands or if trout fishing is more your speed then we have a 3 night stay (lodging only) at the beautiful Noontootla Cabin on the Noontootla River in Georgia. You could win the bid on a Vintage Fire Truck Rental or an original metal sculpture by Ray Fulk. So buy your ticket and help our garden GROW!
You must be 21 years or older to come to this event please! No kiddies to this event!
14th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the Kids!
Bring your baskets and grab your bonnets and hippety hop to the garden for some Easter Fun on Saturday, April 15th! Doors open at 9:45am and we try and start the egg hunt by 10:15am so don't be late. We will have a color station for the kids and a yummy bake sale with coffee to wake you up. One gold egg is hidden in the garden for a special prize. This event is free for garden members & included in admission for non-members. See you at the garden.
You are cordially invited to our
Secret Garden Mother's Day Tea
on May 7th from 2-4pm.
This is a special tea to share with your mom, aunties & grandmothers (dads are welcome too). We are doing a nature scavenger hunt with little prizes, planting flower seeds to take home & then enjoying sweets & a cup of organic tea while listening to a nature story with our moms!
Ticket prices are $18+tax for garden members
$20+tax for non-members.
Space is limited so buy your tickets today please call 330-1711
or purchase online!
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.