An update! The garden sustained a lot of damage during Irma it was like a tornado hit our little garden. We have a huge tree down inside the garden as well has the parking lot . We have fences down and limbs, twigs, plants over etc throughout whole 2 acres. The big slash pine was removed on sunday evening which caused even more damage with the root ball so large it took out more fencing and damaged our secret dome. We can not say for sure when we will open but I will post that as soon as I know. Thanks!
We will be checking our emails and any phone messages and answer back as quickly as we can. Thanks so much!
Come, Explore & Imagine at The Children's Garden!
Get outside and unplug for awhile with your kids or grand kids. Exploring nature is fun and getting your hands dirty is even better!
Join us for one of our many weekly programs all designed to keep our children connected with Mother Nature. Become a member to the garden and have year round nature fun!
We are happy to announce that we are doing some new nature programs we are sure your whole family will love!
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 !
In our Painted Bird Art Gallery!
"Can You Dig It
Learn the magic of gardening !
Join us for story time in the Garden.
Nature inspired art & crafts!
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.