Children's Garden & Education

Girl Scout Programs


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.

Brownie Bugs

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.

Junior Flowers

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.

Junior Gardener

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.