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Weekend Nature Play

Explore, experience and play with nature. Take part in hands-on projects, crafts, games, loose parts play and more every weekend. 

The Children's Garden in spring. Image: Kaushik Biswas
Top image caption: Image: Kaushik Biswas

This unique and dynamic program and space requires parents and guardians to supervise their children while co-creating a magical world of possibilities alongside our team of Nature Play Animators.

The Children’s Garden is suitable for children and families of all ages as it inspires them to use their imagination in open-ended play and contribute to the care and stewardship of the space.

Here, children have the freedom to be the architects of their environment, to invent and build using their own creativity and problem-solving skills, all while developing an appreciation for the natural world.

Themes respond to the changing seasons and weather, and are based on the natural materials available. Most importantly, our program is a great way to be active and connect with community, family and the environment that sustains us all.

Every weekend visitors will have access to sand and water play, loose parts, greenhouse and urban agriculture zones, or can just enjoy our family-friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook or Nature ID guide!

Please note: The Children's Garden is only available to the public on weekends. It is closed during the week for pre-registered programming.

July Theme: Stewardship

Children work with their hands in the garden.

Join us for play, art and stewardship this month as we explore and celebrate the spirit of caring for the land that makes our Children's Garden the special place it is! Many hands help our gardens grow and our fruits and vegetables flourish. Come share in the joys of hard work and community this month in Chimney Court as we give back to the garden.

August Theme: Waterways

Children play with watering cans and buckets.

Join us for play, art and stewardship as we celebrate Waterways Month in the Children's Garden. We’ll be exploring the lakes and rivers, rains and mists, puddles and ponds which unite the landscape, support the lives of all plants and animals and inspire us to care and conserve. Share in the many joys of water this August by staying cool and slowing down in Evergreen’s revitalized Children's Garden.

Children's Garden Revamp

We recently completed phase one of revitalizing our beloved Children's Garden. Learn more about the project on our blog, and stay tuned for phase two in spring/summer 2019!

Dates & Times

Sun 10am4pm
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 10am4pm
Holidays 11am3pm

Summer Hours: 10am-4pm (Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Day)
Winter Hours: 10am-3pm (Thanksgiving Day to Victoria Day)
Holiday Hours: 11am-3pm 

The Children's Garden is only available to the public on weekends. It is closed during the week for pre-registered programming.

Prices & Fees

$5 per child suggested donation


Evergreen at or 416-596-1495 


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Children's Garden at Evergreen Brick Works
550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON, M4W 3X8

Wheelchair accessibleThis event is wheelchair-accessible.