Visit the Botanical Conservatory on the fourth Saturday to get a closer look at our plants and gardens with an exploratory walk, hands-on activity or demonstration. We highlight a different garden each month so you can make new discoveries through fun, educational activities. Included in your regular Conservatory admission, so drop in!
FGC: Pumpkin or Gourd?
Saturday, September 23, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
At this time of year we see many homes decorated for the autumn season with pumpkins. But are they really pumpkins or are they gourds? Or do people decorate with both pumpkins and gourds? This month we will look at the differences between these two popular autumn vine fruits. You can even make your own autumn decoration to take home.
FGC: Creepy Critters
Saturday, October 28, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
At the end of October, our minds may think of “creepy critters”. What makes a critter creepy? Join us this month as we learn about bats and spiders and why some think that they are creepy. We will also learn about some of the spiders and bats found in our area. You can make and take home a “creepy critter,” if you like.
Saturday, November 25, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
SNOW has blanketed the Botanical Conservatory! As you enjoy our “Snow Days” exhibit, stop by this special learning station to learn about nature’s beautiful winter decoration: the snowflake! Enjoy a holiday treat and make your own unique snowflake to display at home.