New Summer Hours Starting June 1st tuesday - friday 10-4 and saturday & sunday 10-5. Thrifty Thursdays are back all adults 13 to 103years the price is $8+tax & kids 3-12years is $4+tax thursdays only!
Come to the garden for some "Old-Fashion" Fun this saturday July 1st from 2-4 pm. We are pulling out the good ole games like chalk art, bubble blowing, water bowl relay races, tic tac toe, a scavenger hunt & more!
We are taking donations for some yummy cupcakes proceeds to go to Flags For Fallen Vets! Come out and celebrate the red, white & blue this event is free for garden members & included in your admission!
Exploring the Rain Forest
Join us Saturday, August 5th from 10:30 to 11:30 am and explore our rain forest with us!
It's hot outside but we will be staying cool in the mist of the rain forest learning about all the animals & plants that live deep in the canopy. Come find out a plant that has it's own water tank! We are making rain sticks as our craft today and everyone gets a free ice pop! This is included in your admission & free for garden members!
Join us for "Thrifty Thursdays" where all adults get in for only $8+tax and kids 3-12 years get in for only $4+tax!
Please mark your calendars now for our vacation dates....we will be closed from August 21st (monday) - Sept. 11th (monday). We are using this very hot time of year when the kid's go back to school to do some maintenance, remodeling & painting to make the garden glow!
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.