Youth & Family Education 

At the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, we offer programs geared specifically for children and their gardening education. From our weekly free Friday class, Garden Sprouts, to programs designed to let families discover gardening together, our activities let you experience the joy of nature with your child.

Classes are held at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill or at the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve. Check each class listing for the specific location.

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Special Youth & Family Offerings

Garden Sprouts

Join us year-round in our outdoor classroom for a hands-on program for 3-5 year olds and their caregiver at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill.  Listen to a book and participate in interactive nature and garden related activities. This program is designed for children aged 3-5, but all ages are welcome with an adult.

FREE to the Public every Friday morning, weather permitting
October-April | 10am-11am
May-September | 9am-10am
$5 suggested donation

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Children in Ojos y Manos: Eyes and Hands Garden. Photo by Mollie Parsons

Growing Together in the Garden

Grab your loved ones and head to the botanical garden for some hands-on family fun! Designed for families of all ages and stages, Growing Together in the Garden is a series of classes offered by the Botanical Garden this year that provides ample opportunity for sharing the love of gardening and learning how to incorporate new skills in your garden and at home.

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Tuesday Family Mornings

Our middle school interns are busy putting together fun hands-on activities for families to do on Tuesday mornings at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill.  Come play in the garden, do art, and learn about plants, animals and Northern New Mexico with us!

FREE to the Public select Tuesday mornings
June 11-July 30 | 10-11:30am

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Arts Alive!

Come to Museum Hill and experience all the museums have to offer for free! Select days throughout the summer have free workshops and programs at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, and the Museum of International Folk Art. Workshops are held on the hour from 10am-2pm, and are appropriate for ages 3+.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 – International Mud Day: Play in the mud and make seed filled mud balls to bring home for your garden. Plan on getting muddy and bring a change of clothes.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – Flower Power: Find out about the intersection of art and flowers with hands-on activities
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 – Nature Sculpture: Use found natural materials to make your own 3-D artwork

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Ojos y Manos Garden

Photo by Andrea Multari