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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

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!

July Monthly Theme: Stewardship

Join us for Stewardship 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. Share in the joys of hard work and community that make our Children's Garden a very special space for all to enjoy.

Special Event

Urbanvessel returns to the Valley to lead, share and celebrate beautiful, interactive water stories in a series of artist-led sessions this summer in the Children's Garden. Join us on July 14, August 5 and August 12. Learn more about Urbanvessel: Singing River Family Workshops. 
July's workshop is Water Songs, Stories & Dances to Celebrate the Wonscotonach River.

August Monthly Theme: Waterways

Join us for Waterways Month as we explore lakes and rivers, rains and mists, ponds and puddles and celebrate the waterways 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 Children's Garden.

Special Event

Urbanvessel returns to the Valley to lead, share and celebrate beautiful, interactive water stories in a series of artist-led sessions this summer in the Children's Garden. Join us on July 14, August 5 and August 12. Learn more about Urbanvessel: Singing River Family Workshops. 
August's workshop are Krishna and the Serpent Kaliya on August 5 and Water Dragons on August 12.

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

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.