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Nature Play in The Children’s Garden

Image credit Joanne Quinn

Join us for songs, art and stewardship during New Growth month as we explore the many ways that different plants and animals awake and welcome the return of spring. See below for a list of themes week by week for March.

Schedule

Please note the Children's Garden will be closed to the public on weekdays during March Break (Mar 13-17) as per our usual hours.

March 4 & 5 | Plants & Seedy Sunday

The first signs of spring are here and with them life is returning to the landscape. Learn about plants as medicine, plants as food, and plants as shelter! Join us for plant-themed crafts, a hands on introduction to worm composting, tea making and more as we turn our attention towards the plants around us and the many reasons to celebrate their new growth.

 

Seedy Sunday Special Programming:

Children's Garden Seed Exploration and Planting

Time: 10am - 4pm

Description: Seeds are a sign and celebration that spring is on its way! Come play with us in the Children’s Garden.  Get your hands dirty this Seedy Sunday helping us make native wildflower seed balls for site restoration and start seeds for our Greenhouse and Cold-frames. Visitors can even choose to plant a seed to take home with them by donation.

March 11 & 12 | Animals

Baby animals everywhere! Join us in the garden for games, songs and stories celebrating the newest additions to the animal world as we welcome newborn creatures big and small to the EBW community. Explore furs, scats and tracks, and have fun building animal habitats to make young creatures feel safe and at home in their new surroundings.

March 18 & 19 | Trees

With the sap rising, trees and other plants are awakening, buds and blossoms are beginning to form, and seeds are sprouting! Join us to learn about the amazing things these plants provide humans and other living things each spring. Taste maple syrup and celebrate the new growth all around with take home plantings or try your hand at seed art and create a gift of yummy seeds for the birds.

March 25 & 26 | Birds

Honk-honk!! Learn about which birds are returning from long and perilous journeys and welcome them home to the Children's Garden. Tend to our bird boxes and make bird silhouettes to put on windows to keep our returning songbirds safe. Join us for bird-themed crafts while learning birdsongs and playing bird migration games in our spring gardens.

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 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.

Dates & Times

Next date: March 25, 2017

Open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

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.