Children's Garden & Education
Girl Scout Programs
Calendar of Events
Girl Scout leaders can schedule the following programs for their troops to complement garden-related Girl Scout badge requirements. Badges are not included with program fee.
Daisy Blue Bucket
Experience the dazzling array of colors, shapes, textures and flavors of the plants growing in the Farm Garden. Discover how plants supply many of the things that we need every day. Visit the herb garden to gather aromatic leaves to create a scented sachet to take home.
Explore the amazing world of insects and bugs at the Garden. Make a little bee craft while learning about bug bodies, behaviors and even bug communication! Go on a journey with a bug specialist to collect and observe bugs in action.
Examine each part of a flower, discovering how flowers are used in our food, medicine, and even in our clothing! Uncover the unique relationships that flowers have with insects in the garden, and enjoy a tasty flower treat. Build and decorate your own plant press to gather, identify and preserve favorite flowers.
Explore several unique garden styles then dig into the farm garden for some fun, hands-on learning about growing healthy plants, vegetables and herbs. Create a set of eco-pots then plant your own starter garden of cold-season crops to grow throughout the winter in your own yard.
Programs are available on select Thursdays in September, October, November, March, April and May, and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
2014 Program Schedule
Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30pm
- April 3 and 24
- May 1 and 22
- August 14
- September 18 and 25
- October 2 and 9
- November 6 and 13
2015 Program Schedule
Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:30pm
- March 26
- April 2, 16 and 23
- May 7 and 14
Fees and Payment
- $14 per scout
- The minimum group fee is $140.
- Group size is limited to 15 scouts.
- 1 ticket per 5 scouts will be provided for adult chaperones.
- Additional adults will be charged regular garden admission ($12 per person).
- Siblings may attend as participants (not recommended for ages under 5 years).
- Payment is due prior to your scheduled program.
- Badge not included with program fee.
Group Information Guide for Scouts
Our Group Information Guide for Scouts is REQUIRED reading for any group that wants to book a trip to the garden. It can be accessed here. Below are links to individual sections, but make sure to familiarize yourself with the entire document before booking your program.
- Fees and Payment
- Registration Procedures
- Rescheduling and Cancellations
- Group Visit Policies
- On the Day of Your Visit
- Directions to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden