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Weekend Nature Play in The Children’s Garden

Explore, experience and play with nature in the Children's Garden. Taste what's cooking and take part in hands-on projects, crafts, games and more every weekend. 

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

June

Monthly Theme: Pollinators

Join us for songs, art and stewardship during Pollinator month as we celebrate the different creatures which make summer bloom! Winged creatures of all kinds make our gardens bloom, our fruits and vegetables flourish and share their amazing beauty with those paying enough attention to these small wonders to see they make the world go 'round. See below for a list of themes week by week for June.

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

Weekly Schedule

June 2 & 3 | Plants

The incredible relationship between pollinators and plants is our focus this week as we explore the plants in the Children’s Garden. Remember there would be no blueberries without blackflies! It's time to celebrate the complex and surprising web of life!

Don’t miss our opening circle around the fire pit in the morning. We'll be making tree-themed shelters, engaging in worker bee stewardship or land-based handwork from 1-2pm.

As always, visitors will have access to our clay table, sand and water play, greenhouse and urban agriculture activities, or can just enjoy our family-friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook!

June 9 & 10 | Birds

Join us as we work on our gardens and tend to the flowers and vines which provide blossoms and nectar for our unique avian pollinators. It will be a weekend of celebrating Orioles, Hummingbirds and the amazing contributions they make to the landscape.

Don’t miss our opening circle around the fire pit in the morning. We'll be making tree-themed shelters, engaging in worker bee stewardship or land-based handwork from 1-2pm.

As always, visitors will have access to our clay table, sand and water play, greenhouse and urban agriculture activities, or can just enjoy our family-friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook!

June 16 &17 | Trees

Join us as we learn all about the amazing world of trees and explore how these giant plants use their blooms to attract pollinators just like other flowers!

Don’t miss our opening circle around the fire pit in the morning. We'll be making tree-themed shelters, engaging in worker bee stewardship or land-based handwork from 1-2pm.

As always, visitors will have access to our clay table, sand and water play, greenhouse and urban agriculture activities, or can just enjoy our family-friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook!

June 23 & 24 | Animals

Insects are our focus this week as we explore the world of Pollinators! The most diverse and abundant of all animal kingdoms- insects are the world’s true gardeners keeping our planet green and healthy.

Don’t miss our opening circle around the fire pit in the morning. We'll be making tree-themed shelters, engaging in worker bee stewardship or land-based handwork from 1-2pm.

As always, visitors will have access to our clay table, sand and water play, greenhouse and urban agriculture activities, or can just enjoy our family-friendly Children's Garden quiet zones with a good storybook!

This unique program and dynamic space requires parents and guardians to supervise their children while co-creating a magical world of possibilities.

The Children’s Garden is suitable for children of all ages as it inspires them to use their imagination in open-ended play. 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.

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

Children sitting on a bench in the Children's Garden.

Dates & Times

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

Open to the public:

  • Saturdays 10am to 4pm
  • Sundays 10am to 4pm
  • Holidays 11am to 3pm

Please note that the Children's Garden is closed on weekdays for pre-registered programming. 

Prices & Fees

$5 suggested donation

Contact

Evergreen at info@evergreen.ca or 416-596-1495 

Location

Google Map of Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto ON

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

Wheelchair accessibleThis event is wheelchair-accessible.