Children’s Garden Classes at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Children’s Garden Classes at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Cultivate a love of nature and a connection to plants in your kids by signing up for a Children’s Garden class at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Children aged 2 to 17 can plant their own crops and flowers and harvest them under the guidance of garden instructors.

Register now for fall classes.

Trees & Saplings
For 2- and 3-year-olds with a caregiver

Learn about the wonders of gardening with your two- or three-year-old during this active hands-on program. Our youngest gardeners work with their adult partner to tend to their garden plots, sing songs, taste new foods, and create nature crafts.

Consistent attendance of one adult per child is required. Fee includes one adult and one child. No infants or older siblings, please.

We recommend that first-time gardeners and early twos choose the 9 a.m. one-hour class section.


For 4, 5, and 6-year-olds
Seeds work together in small groups to care for their garden plots and participate in cooking, exploring the wonderful outdoors, crafting, and other fun activities. This is a drop-off program.

City Farmers
For students in (or entering) grades 1–8

City Farmers dig gardening! Students develop basic horticulture skills to bring garden plots to life with fresh, seasonal vegetables and enjoy crafting, cooking, nature exploration, and other hands-on activities.

Children’s Garden Spring Break Mini-Session
For students in kindergarten through 4th grade

Kick off your spring season in the Children’s Garden! Help with early-season tasks like mulching, weeding, and seeding. Round out the morning with crafts, cooking, scavenger hunts, and other fun spring projects.

BCAP Summer Camp
For students ages 7–12

Go behind the scenes of Brooklyn’s most treasured cultural institutions—Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park Alliance, and Prospect Park Zoo—in this two-week summer day camp. Every day, BCAP Adventurers travel to two cultural sites on the BCAP campus for hands-on workshops that weave connections between art, science, culture, and the environment. Register early—camp starts filling up in February. Financial aid available.

BCAPteen Summer Photojournalism Internship
For students ages 14–17

BCAPteen is a two-week mini-internship blending digital media & communications, personal & professional skills, and the creative arts through the lens of photojournalism. Earn volunteer credit hours and a stipend, while learning with other creative kids from across the city. Applications are due by March 15.

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