• Kid Quest

  • Sit Spot

  • Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors

  • Garden Art

  • WaterPlay

Happening Now!

The Children’s Garden is open year-round! Enhance your visit by experiencing Lewis Ginter through these self-guided activities.

April 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Central Virginia Waste Management Authority will be in the Children’s Garden with information on recycling and a craft.

Family Drop-in Programs

The Children’s Garden has drop-in programming three days a week in spring!


Join us in April and May as we make Garden Art, painting with watercolors on easels under the CWDKids TreeHouse.  Participate in fun outdoor activities in the Children’s Garden at Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors!

Wednesday: Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors!, 2-3 p.m., meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden
Saturday: Drop-in and Dig the Outdoors!, 10-11 a.m., meet in the Children’s Garden Farm Garden
Sunday: Garden Art,  2-3 p.m., meet in the Children’s Garden


Weather permitting
April 13 – Sept 30, 9 – 4:45 p.m.
Spring Hours: April 15– June 7,  1 – 4:45 p.m.

The Children’s Garden is designed so youngsters can experience the great outdoors by observing wildlife; digging in the dirt; climbing a one-hundred-year-old mulberry tree, or simply doing nothing at all. Learn more!

Self-Guided Activities

Kid Quest | Daily

April – June

Come Play with Us! Frolic in the Garden through six playful stations and find Stickman and his friends in this special edition of Stickman Kid Quest, a themed scavenger hunt that asks families to search for six clues.

Here’s How it Works

  1. To get started, just ask for a Kid Quest and a map at the admissions desk in the Robins Visitors Center.
  2. Follow the directions to all six clues and record your answers on the brochure.
  3. If you find all six clues, you can get a prize by showing your completed Kid Quest to an Admissions Staff member.

Tree Trail | Daily


Borrow a walking stick and take a trek along the Tree Trail.

Sit Spot | Daily


Nature Meditation: Adults and children alike can enjoy a special place in nature which will soothe, comfort and relax you.



Plan Ahead!

Planning your next visit? There’s always something wonderful happening in the Children’s Garden! Drop in and see us during these spring, summer, and fall programs.

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