Children's Garden & Education

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Kid Quest | April & May

After picking up a Kid Quest brochure at admissions, families use clever clues and mapping skills to find their way to plants in the Garden. Along the way, children and their adults are encouraged to record the names of plants, shrubs and trees they encounter. Once the quest is completed, children receive a collectible button.

Drop In and Dig | Wednesdays | April through October

From 2 - 3pm Drop-in and participate in simple, easy to learn gardening tasks under the guidance of Children’s Garden staff and volunteers.


Visitors with young children can visit the Children's Garden StoryTree and pick out a BookBasket! Enjoy the story and activities, then return it to the StoryTree for others to enjoy. 1 - 4pm weekdays, 10am - 4pm weekends, weather permitting.




During warm spring, summer, and fall days, the Children’s Garden is the coolest place to be! Bring or wear your bathing suit and water shoes to enjoy the gentle water sprays. Don’t forget a towel and remember that swimming diapers are required for those not potty-trained. Water Play is operational when the air temperature is 70 degrees or higher.  April 18 – September 30, weather permitting.


Weekend schedule, April 18 September 27, 9 – 4:45 p.m.

Weekday schedule, April 20 June 12, 1 – 4:45 p.m.

Weekday schedule, June 15 Sept 11, 9 4:45 p.m.

Weekday schedule, Sept 14 – Sept. 30, 1 4:45 p.m


Extended Hours during Flowers after Five Thursday evenings, June – August, 5 – 8:00p.m. 



Gallery I Art Exhibit

Henrico County Public Schools Art Exhibit | Year Round




Other Educational Opportunities

Visit our Family Explorations and Workshops page for other educational opportunities.