This workshop is geared to give kids (all ages) a chance to spend time in a garden and be surrounded by nature's beauty. Children will be encouraged to find their unique creative expression. All supplies provided.
Families will enjoy snail races, lawn games and crafts, scavenger hunt, docent led tours and exploring the grounds while admiring a huge variety of blooming fuchsias at this special place for relaxation, exploration and discovery.
This event has ***Sold Out!*** Be sure to buy your tickets early next year! Creatures of the Night is a fun family evening designed for interacting, observing and learning about the many plants and animals that are most active at night.
At The Beauty of Christmas, guests can shop at the Garden Shop, full of seasonal plants, beautiful handmade items and unique holiday gifts. Visitors will enjoy complimentary home-baked cookies, coffee and tea, as well as free admission to the Gardens. While there, explore The Gardens and enjoy the 2.2 acre horticultural retreat!
July 25: Kids get to create their own garden to attract Monarch Butterflies. Learn about the life cycle of monarchs and which plants they depend on in your garden.
September 26: Each child will start their own cacti collection to bring home in this Kids Class at Sherman Library & Gardens.
October 17: Kids, wear your messy clothes for this one! Dissect and observe a cornucopia of squash, create natural stamps for a unique work of art, and choose a pumpkin to paint.
OCTOBER 23-24: Grab an adventurous partner, or the whole family, and enjoy an eerie garden walk to discover what plants do after dark. Toxic specimens, man-eating plants, and the Forbidden Jungle await!
NOVEMBER 21: Visit Sherman Library & Gardens to introduce your kids to the exciting world of herbs! Create a mini herb container to add to your own garden at home.
DECEMBER 10-13 and 17-22: Stroll through Sherman Gardens safety this holiday season and experience a dazzling display of lights and entertainment. Listen to old time Appalachian music, boogie through the Disco Inferno, strut down the Technicolor light tunnels, add your wish to the wishing tree, and discover surprises throughout the garden.
FEBRUARY 13: Create your own nature journal and fill the first page with a flower! You will work together to observe the colors and qualities of a beautiful Camellia bloom from the garden and use simple watercolor techniques to create your own botanical portrait.
APRIL 3: Register early––class size is limited! Kids bring your parents and learn how to grow your own tomatoes this summer. You’ll be off to a great start with your own tomato plant and everything you need to know to plant and care for it. You and your family can look forward to harvesting sun-ripened tomatoes all summer long.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17: Create a pretty painting of a succulent. You will work together to observe the colors and qualities of a beautiful succulent from the Sherman garden and use simple step by step watercolor techniques to create your own botanical portrait.
FRIDAY, APRIL 23: A creative dance class in the garden inspired by butterflies, birds and flowers. Children will move, dance, and go on a creative journey through the garden.
SATURDAY, APRIL 24: In this family workshop you will create your own ‘Garden Book.’ Learn to make an accordion book with covers and a hidden page, then customize and decorate the inside of your book with colorful cut paper and drawings to create a bountiful garden.
SATURDAY, MAY 15: Create a pretty painting of a sunflower. You will work together to observe the colors and qualities of a beautiful sunflower and use simple step by step watercolor techniques to create your own botanical portrait
SATURDAY, MAY 22: Learn about the life cycle of monarchs and which plants they depend on in your garden. Pot up these special plants to take home and start observing monarchs in your own garden.