Learning Garden

Get hands-on with plants, seeds, soil, and bugs.

Join us every Wednesday and Friday morning as we explore everything from garden planning and planting, to pruning and harvesting. Learn about basic gardening skills, the importance of pollinators, and the science of seeds. We’ll even create tasty snacks with ingredients straight from the garden! Look for our weekly themes.

All programs are included in general admission. Admission can be purchased in advance online or by walk-in at our front desk!
 

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The Learning Garden is generously supported by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

July 15, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Nature Art

Use natural materials to create your own paint! Explore plant leaves and learn about chlorophyll while making leaf rubbings.

July 20, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Pollination Station

Learn all about pollinators and how they help gardens grow! Learn about the jobs pollinators do and what they need to stay healthy. 

July 22, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Pollination Station

Learn all about pollinators and how they help gardens grow! Learn about the jobs pollinators do and what they need to stay healthy. 

July 27, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Garden Investigators

Take a close-up look at what's growing in the Learning Garden! Play I Spy with different garden colours and textures. Collect your favourite garden findings to create nature bookmarks and suncatchers.  

July 29, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Garden Investigators

Take a close-up look at what's growing in the Learning Garden! Play I Spy with different garden colours and textures. Collect your favourite garden findings to create nature bookmarks and suncatchers. 

August 3, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Seeds the Day

Learn about the different parts of a bean seed and learn what seeds need to grow! Explore seeds, plants, and natural materials found in the Learning Garden. Investigate using diagrams, microscopes, magnifying glasses, tweezers, and your curiosity! Create a newspaper pot and plant your very own seed to take home.

August 5, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Seeds the Day

Learn about the different parts of a bean seed and learn what seeds need to grow! Explore seeds, plants, and natural materials found in the Learning Garden. Investigate using diagrams, microscopes, magnifying glasses, tweezers, and your curiosity! Create a newspaper pot and plant your very own seed to take home.

August 10, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Garden Lemonade

Cool off on a warm day with some refreshing homemade lemonade inspired by our Learning Garden! Make your own batch of lemonade using cucumbers grown in our garden, and explore everything we've grown! 

August 12, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Garden Lemonade

Cool off on a warm day with some refreshing homemade lemonade inspired by our Learning Garden! Make your own batch of lemonade using cucumbers grown in our garden, and explore everything we've grown! 

August 17, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Plant Habitats and Terrariums

Learn about plant habitats and what plants need to thrive! Build your own terrarium, take it home, and care for the habitat you’ve created.

August 19, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Plant Habitats and Terrariums

Learn about plant habitats and what plants need to thrive! Build your own terrarium, take it home, and care for the habitat you’ve created.

August 24, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wonderful Water

Engage in water experiments and learn how plants absorb water through their roots. Use coffee filters and colours to visualize water absorption and discover the power of capillary action. Then, use colourful coffee filters to create a craft to bring home.

August 26, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wonderful Water

Engage in water experiments and learn how plants absorb water through their roots. Use coffee filters and colours to visualize water absorption and discover the power of capillary action. Then, use colourful coffee filters to create a craft to bring home.

August 31, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Playful Pesto

Pick basil growing in our garden to make homemade pesto! Learn how to make this delicious addition to your pasta or bread, while understanding how we can sustainably grow and use items grown in our very own yard.

September 2, 2022 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Playful Pesto

Pick basil growing in our garden to make homemade pesto! Learn how to make this delicious addition to your pasta or bread, while understanding how we can sustainably grow and use items grown in our very own yard.