Events Calendar

On-going Events

Garden Train

We have a G-gauge model train in the garden (part of the ABC KinderGarden). The train runs on Thursdays in June, July and August from 10am to 1pm, weather permitting.

Special thanks to our friends from the Capital Area Railway Society for running the train every week.

Butterflies

Butterflies in the Garden is open each season from March 15 through April 30. For full information, see our main butterflies page: Butterflies in the Garden

Annual Spring and Summer Family Programs

View upcoming events below or download this year's full Family Programs Brochure.

Apr 27

Butterfly Day

Saturday, April 27, 2019 10:00 AM - Saturday, April 27, 2019 12:00 PM at 4-H Children's Gardens

Join us in celebrating another exciting season of “Butterflies in the Garden”.

May 15

Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings - May

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 10:00 AM - Wednesday, May 15, 2019 11:00 AM at 4-H Children's Gardens

This program is designed especially for young children, ages 0-4, to experience the wonders of gardening through stories and hands-on projects.

May 18

Plant Sale

Saturday, May 18, 2019 7:00 AM - Saturday, May 18, 2019 2:00 PM at Horticulture Gardens

Annual Horticulture Gardens plant sale!

Jun 1

Garden Geocache Event

Saturday, June 1, 2019 11:00 AM - Saturday, June 1, 2019 2:00 PM at 4-H Children's Gardens

Cache veterans and new enthusiasts are welcome at this geocaching adventure.

Jun 12

Stories in the Garden - June

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:00 PM - Wednesday, June 12, 2019 8:30 PM at 4-H Children's Gardens

Teens will be reading stories to younger children - a magical time of fun and learning. Great for kids from 0 to 100!

Jun 19

Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings - June

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 10:00 AM - Wednesday, June 19, 2019 11:00 AM at 4-H Children's Gardens

This program is designed especially for young children, ages 0-4, to experience the wonders of gardening through stories and hands-on projects.

Jun 20

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Thursday, June 20, 2019 10:00 AM - Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:00 PM at 4-H Children's Gardens

Join us for a spot of tea and cake in the garden.

Jun 27

Digger Day

Thursday, June 27, 2019 10:00 AM - Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:00 PM at 4-H Children's Gardens

Come to the garden and explore the world of diggers.

Jul 9

Garden Writers Workshop

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 10:00 AM - Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:00 PM at 4-H Children's Gardens

Young writers will learn about the wonderful world of writing in the garden.

Jul 10

Stories in the Garden - July

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:00 AM - Wednesday, July 10, 2019 11:30 AM at 4-H Children's Gardens

Teens will be reading stories to younger children - a magical time of fun and learning. Great for kids from 0 to 100!

Jul 17

Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings - July

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 10:00 AM - Wednesday, July 17, 2019 11:00 AM at 4-H Children's Gardens

This program is designed especially for young children, ages 0-4, to experience the wonders of gardening through stories and hands-on projects.

Jul 18

Train Day

Thursday, July 18, 2019 10:00 AM - Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:00 PM at 4-H Children's Gardens

Join us in celebrating our love for locomotives with the Capital Area Railway Society.

Jul 25

Water Day

Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:00 AM - Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:00 PM at 4-H Children's Gardens

Come cool off from the summer heat and have fun in the garden with water.

Jul 31

Bug Day

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 10:00 AM - Wednesday, July 31, 2019 12:00 PM at 4-H Children's Gardens

Join us for what has become an annual tribute to insects in the gardens.

Aug 6

Camp Monet

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 10:00 AM - Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:00 PM at 4-H Children's Gardens

Campers will use inspiration from the garden to make projects that involve sketching, painting, sculpting, dying, weaving and much more!

Aug 13

Garden Chefs from Garden to Table

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:00 AM - Tuesday, August 13, 2019 1:00 PM at 4-H Children's Gardens

Join us in the garden and learn all about interesting edibles and how to make delicious, easy creations for friends and family.

Aug 14

Stories in the Garden - August

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:00 PM - Wednesday, August 14, 2019 8:30 PM at 4-H Children's Gardens

Teens will be reading stories to younger children - a magical time of fun and learning. Great for kids from 0 to 100!

Aug 15

Bubble Day

Thursday, August 15, 2019 10:00 AM - Thursday, August 15, 2019 12:00 PM at 4-H Children's Gardens

Come celebrate the end of summer vacation at the garden with bubbles!

Aug 21

Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings - August

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 10:00 AM - Wednesday, August 21, 2019 11:00 AM at 4-H Children's Gardens

This program is designed especially for young children, ages 0-4, to experience the wonders of gardening through stories and hands-on projects.

Sep 18

Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings - September

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:00 AM - Wednesday, September 18, 2019 11:00 AM at 4-H Children's Gardens

This program is designed especially for young children, ages 0-4, to experience the wonders of gardening through stories and hands-on projects.

Oct 16

Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings - October

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:00 AM - Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:00 AM at 4-H Children's Gardens

This program is designed especially for young children, ages 0-4, to experience the wonders of gardening through stories and hands-on projects.

Dec 5

Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 5, 2019 5:00 PM - Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:00 PM at Plant and Soil Sciences Headhouse

Enjoy our 16' poinsettia tree display, a visit from Santa, refreshments, and more!