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Children’s Programs

Sponsored by:

childrens-healthcare


We love our youngest visitors!

Hot summer days are here. The garden is lush green with beautiful blooms and stunning roses. A busy interesting spot for young ones in Summer is the pond below the water fall. It is humming with activity. Hear frogs croak, see water striders do their waterski tricks or try to count the many dragonflies flying around with pleasure.

Honey and Buzz

Honey and Buzz buzzing around the Gardens.

Did you know that we have just the activity for you to ensure you do not miss a part of our beautiful gardens. Stop by at the Reception in the Hiram-Butler house for your copy of the seasonally appropriate scavenger hunt.  Our ‘Honey’ and ‘Buzz’ love the variety of flowers all through the gardens. They will take you on a bee dance while you look for the spots where they had their picture taken. Pick up your copy of the picture scavenger hunt and enjoy buzzing through the gardens.

Participate in one of our programs:

All children’s programs are $7 per child which includes an activity fee. Adults pay regular admission; additional participating children are $5 each.  Pre-registration is recommended and appreciated; a $5 late registration fee will be added after the pre-registration cut-off date.

We thank our sponsor Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

 

“GARDEN STORIES”

We are looking forward to see you again for the Garden Stories
every 3rd Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.!MudFun

 

Children aged 3 to 6 years old and their caregiver will enjoy a story on a garden-related topic. (Activities include one or more stories, dance, organized play or a topic-related arts and craft project.) Along with story time, accompanying activities will vary monthly and may include related arts, crafts, dance or organized play.

Participation in Garden Stories gives you admission to the Gardens for the entire day.

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September 17 – Colorful Koi and other Asian Influences in the Garden

October 29- Spiffy Spiders and Friendly Witches

 

 

“YOUNG EXPLORER”

Enjoy the out of doors and be creative in the Garden at 10:30 a.m.; 

Thursday September 18 : 10:30am – ID a tree

Come to the gardens for some exploration. Make a nature journal and take part in a guided tour. Challenges will be set up for you to explore and learn.
Register for fun.


Tuesday November 25 : 9am-11:30am – Fall Cooking with Young Chefs

Take advantage of the long Thanksgiving break week and learn what you can cook with pumpkins! Instructor Cindee Sweda will guide you in the kitchen. This is a drop-off class. Minimum age to participate is 8. Participation fee: $12 per child – Registration is required.

If you are interested to participate in one of our programs as a group, please contact shaerynck@smithgilbertgardens.com to register.

 

Come for a docent-led tour!

Docent led tour in the garden

Docent led tour in the garden

Our children’s tours and programs are designed for children 5-8 years and are being correlated to the Georgia Performance Standards.Fees for tours are $5 per child. 1 adult free per 7 children, additional adults are $7 per person. A deposit is required to confirm your date and time of tour. All children‘s tours and programs require a reservation and are open for groups of 6 or more. For more information contact the Garden office at 770-919-0248 or email info@smithgilbertgardens.com.

 Our tours:

GARDEN EXPLORER” – Geared to the young garden explorers (Kindergarten – 2nd grade) where the children are guided along kid appealing highlights of the garden and learn about plants, seeds, flowers and fruits; explore the differences and similarities in plants and use their senses to explore. Gar
den explorers will experience an eye opener in the kid friendly Gather ‘n’ Grow Garden, on growing vegetables, smelling herbs, admiring colors and fragrant flowers, the mystery of the pollinator garden, a look at bonsai, a visit to the colorful koi, walking through the rock garden, smell a range of roses in the rose garden… For sure a breathtaking exploration.

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“Garden Explorer”: GPS correlations First Grade: S1L1a,b,c,d; S1E1; S1CS3a; S1CS4a; S1CS7d

“Kinders discover the Garden”: GPS correlations Kindergarten: : SKCS1a; SKCS2a; SKCS3a; SKCS4a,b,c; SKCS6b; SKE1c; SKE2a,c; SKL1c; SKL2b,c

 

“GARDEN SENSE”—Explore the Gardens using all 5 senses by viewing forms of trees and activities of animals, listening to bird songs and waterfalls, smelling flowers, touching sculptures and tasting our wonderful Gardens’ Honey. Children will gain new awareness of their surroundings by these guided observations.

“ART IN THE GARDEN” – Looking at Sculpture.   Smith-Gilbert Gardens is proud to be one of a select number of gardens in the United States that includes sculpture as part of its interest. While walking the garden children will be engaged to look at the 30+ sculptures thoughtfully placed on the garden grounds. Children will be engaged in looking at sculpture, thinking about the materials used and an artist’s perspective.

Groups of 6 or more may schedule a guided tour.
Please contact Stefanie Haerynck at shaerynck@smithgilbertgardens.com or call the Gardens at 770-919-0248 to make arrangements.

 


Garden Stories – Spiffy Spiders and Friendly Witches Register Now

October 29*, 10:30 am – Children and their caregiver will enjoy a story on a garden-related topic. Along with story time, accompanying activities will vary monthly and may include related arts, crafts, dance or organized play.

Please note (*) not the 3rd Wednesday this month!

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October 15, 2014
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Participating Child$7.00
Additional Participating Children$5.00
Accompanying Adult - SGG Member: Free$0.00
Accompanying Adult - Non-Member$7.00

Secret Garden Children’s Art Series: Tile Painting – Leaves by O’Keefe Register Now

Secret Garden Children’s Art Series: Tile Painting – Leaves by O’KeefeArt Series O'Keefe - leaves
Leaves! Leaves! And more leaves! A guided walk through the forested Gardens in Fall is a beautiful sight as colors of red, gold, green, and brown dance above our heads and crunch below our feet. Children will be encouraged to choose the perfect leaf (or two) of their own along the way to bring to the art zone where they will draw and paint their findings onto a 4” x 4” tile in the style of artist Georgia O’Keefe. Guests will be treated to face painting, as time permits, as well as cookies and lemonade. No artistic experience needed. All supplies provided. Open-seating. Reservations required.

Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 10:30am to 12Noon
Minimum No. Guests: 8 Guests (20 Maximum)
Age: 4 – 12 Years Old
Attire: Casual Clothing. (Flat close-toed shoes, please.)

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November 1, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
SGG Member Child$20.00
Non-Member Child$25.00

Fall Cooking with Young Chefs Register Now

Tuesday November 25, 2014 -  9am-11:30am
Pumpkins galore!
Take advantage of the long Thanksgiving break week and learn what you can prepare with pumpkins! Instructor Cindee Sweda, Family and Consumer Services Agent  will guide you in the kitchen. This is a drop-off class. Minimum age to participate is 8.

Participation fee: $12 per child – Registration is required.

If you are interested to participate in one of our programs as a group, please contact shaerynck@smithgilbertgardens.com to register.

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November 25, 2014
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Participating Child$12.00

Secret Garden Children’s Art Series: Wooden Photo Frame – Starry Night by Van Gogh Register Now

Secret Garden Children’s Art Series: Wooden Photo Frame – Starry Night by Van Gogh Art Series Van Gogh _ starry night
The moon and stars are a wondrous sight especially in winter when they twinkle and dance on a dark blue stage. Van Gogh captured this moment well in one of his most famous paintings, Starry Night. Children will learn how this painting came to be and learn step-by-step on how to recreate their own version of it on a wooden picture frame, perfect for the gift giving season. Our young artists will be treated to face painting too, as time permits, as well as cookies and lemonade. No artistic experience needed. All supplies provided. Open-seating event. Reservations required.
Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time: 10:30am to 12Noon
Minimum No. Guests: 8 Guests (15 Maximum)

Age: 4 – 12 years old

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December 13, 2014
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
SGG Member Child$20.00
Non-Member Child$25.00

 

*Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 5 or more business days prior to the program start date : refund less a processing fee of $5.  Cancellations 1 to 4 business days prior to the program start date: no refund. Programs canceled by Smith-Gilbert Gardens for any reason are fully refunded.
In case you cannot attend the Garden Stories that you registered for, we will work with you to reschedule.

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