Every week has a planned activity or craft included with admission. Some weeks there may be special guests so please follow our Facebook page for those updates. Please bring items where noted to help enhance or complete a specific activity. Weekly themes start on Wednesdays of each week. Make & Take Activities ($) will be available for a $5 donation to the garden. Admission and donations are cash only.
WEEKS 1-4: PLANT A GARDEN SERIES *(Bring an empty gallon jug and sandwich bag of small stones OR cardboard egg carton.)
May 29, 30 & June 1—*HERBS June 5, 6 & 8—*VEGETABLES June 12, 13 & 15—*STRAWBERRIES June 19, 20 & 22—*BEE-NICE
WEEK 5: STORIES AROUND THE CAMPFIRE June 26, 27 & 28 ($) Indoor/Outdoor Fort Kit WEEK 6: IMAGINATION July 3 & 6
Make Your Own Garden Comic Activity *(Bring a shoe box for optional 3D effect)
WEEK 7: I AM NOT A RAT! (MISUNDERSTOOD
July 10, 11 & 13
($) Momma Opossum
WEEK 8: COMMUNITY PRIDE July 17, 18 & 20
Reduce > Reuse > Recycle WEEK 9: A HAPPY HABITAT July 24, 25 & 27 WEEKS 10-13: ELEMENT SERIES July 31, August 1 & 3 - WATER *(Bring a plastic bottle) August 7, 8 & 10 - EARTH
GRANDPARENTS WEEK *(Bring an empty coffee can OR container w/lid) August 14, 15 & 17—WIND August 21, 22 & 24—FIRE SAFETY
WEEKS 14: CONSERVATION August 28, 29 & 31
MOTHER’S DAY TEA MAY 11TH from 10AM-12PM Come dressed to play and enjoy mother/daughter tea time and a nice morning in the garden! Sweet/non-sweet tea and light refreshments will be served. Moms are FREE; Child-$6
($4 each additional child). Pre-Registration is REQUIRED. DAD ROCKS! JUNE 15TH from 10AM-12PM Celebrate Father’s Day weekend by spending quality time in the garden making a craft with your little one. Light refreshments will be served with paid admission. LITTLE PATRIOTS JULY 6TH from 10AM-12PM Make a patriotic craft and enjoy 4th of July treat with paid admission! GARDEN POTTERY JULY 27TH from 10AM-12PM Led by Tracy Sherman of Berkeley Pottery All ages; Paint your own garden pottery gnome. Location: Berkeley Pottery, 115 S. Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV 25404. Fee: $12 per person; Pre-Registration is REQUIRED. FIELD TO VASE AUGUST 7TH from 6PM-7PM Led by Anthony of Flowers Unlimited Ages 6-14; Students will learn the basics of floral design using cut garden flowers. Location: Flowers Unlimited, 144 N. Queen Street., Martinsburg, WV 25401 (Fee: $12 per person;
includes all supplies and final arrangement. Pre-Registration is REQUIRED. PARENT & ME YOGA SEPTEMBER 14TH from 10AM-12PM All children welcome with a parent/guardian. This event is designed for children to bond with parents at their side while practicing yoga. Bring a mat or beach towel. Parents are
JUNE 18TH: DENSITY Time: 9am-11am Ages: 3-5 years old Cost: $10 Children explore the difference between hard and soft matter. Students will make and take home two projects. Pre-Registration is REQUIRED. JUNE 25TH: MOVEMENT OF AIR Time: 9am-11am Ages: 6-9 years old Cost: $10 Children explore the concepts of what moves air and how it affects our environment. Students will make and take home a pr0oject. Pre-Registration is REQUIRED.
Pre-K through Kindergarten / 1st & 2nd Grades Mondays & Thursdays April 25th—May 23rd May 29th-August 26th (Mondays during open season.)
Teachers are responsible for leading their activities and providing the curriculum (supplies and crafts) for the trip to the Children's Garden. If you need a little inspiration or help, we have ideas (listed below) available on our website that you can use: Ladybugs Water Butterflies Flowers Bees
FREE; Child-$5 ($3 each additional child). Pre-Registration is REQUIRED. HARVEST FEST OCTOBER 5TH from 10AM-12PM Dress up for a parade of costumes, roast marshmallows, and mini-pumpkin painting craft. Parents are FREE; Child-$5
($3 each additional child). Pre-Registration is REQUIRED.
Available Saturdays 12:30pm—2:00pm
1 hour and 30 minutes. Cost: $75.00. Need more time? For an additional 30 minutes added to the reservation time the cost is $25.00. The Garden can accommodate 25-30 children at a time.