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Nature Play in The Children’s Garden

Image credit Morgan Yew

Join us for songs, art and stewardship during planting month as we celebrate the different plants and animals springing to life this season and do our part to make the garden green. See below for a list of themes week by week for May.

Schedule

May 6 & 7 | Plants

It's time to celebrate spring with a weekend of exploring the delicious world of herbs and vegetables!

With warm days and nights on the horizon we'll be learning about plants as food, plants as medicine and plants as shelter. Join us for plant-themed crafts and a hands-on introduction to vegetable gardening in the Children’s Garden.

There will be lots of work to do so come lend a hand as we turn our attention towards the plants around us and welcome back the sun for the growing season ahead.

May 13 & 14 | Animals

Animals are gardeners too! Join us in the Children’s Garden for games, songs and stories celebrating the amazing creatures that call the garden home and learn about what they do to help make our gardens grow and flourish.

Have fun building large and small animal shelters in the Children's Garden and make it a welcoming place for local animals with native plantings and habitat creation.

We'll also be exploring the lives of those bushy tailed creatures that love to bury acorns in our weekend scavenger hunt!

May 20 & 21 | Birds

Join us as we start work on our hanging gardens. Vines and climbers will aim for the sky and provide blossoms and nectar for our avian pollinators as they grow into our summer hummingbird gardens!

 We'll also be playing with seeds this weekend for our bird themed craft as we decorate the Children’s Garden with pine cone bird feeders and learn from the birds as we try our hand at nest building.

Don't forget to come prepared to learn new bird-songs and play our favourite bird migration game in the greening gardens.

Trees | May 27 & 28

Spring has finally arrived and with it comes shades of green to our beautiful gardens!

 Join us as we learn about all the amazing things trees and plants provide humans and other living creatures all year round as we taste tree themed teas and treats and practice tree stewardship.

Celebrate the new growth all around us by selecting a cutting to take home or try your hand at tree art and help us envision a greener city in a hands-on activity with wood, clay and seeds.

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

Always evolving, the Children's Garden is designed to activate the imaginations of children, inviting them to engage 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 anĀ 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.

Dates & Times

Next date: May 27, 2017

Open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

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.