Activities and Resources

Explore the World of Plants at Home

Learning about nature doesn’t have to end when you leave the Garden! We’ve created these activities and games below to keep your family engaged with the world of plants between visits.

Downloadable Activities and Resources

Flavorful Flowers, Part One

Edible flowers are used in many different cuisines for flavor, color, texture and scent. Each flower has different vitamins, minerals and compounds in them that give them their individual health benefits. Taught by Master Gardener Mamta Israni.

WATCH FLAVORFUL FLOWERS

Summer Scavenger Hunt

During your next visit to the Garden, adults and youth alike can engage with this activity to learn more about our plant collection, discover new colors and smells and discover the wellness benefits of plants.

VIEW SUMMER SCAVENGER HUNT

Mother Nature’s Medicines, Part Three

Learn about cooking with medicinal herbs and spices from your own garden. Instructed by Master Gardener Mamta Israni.

VIEW MOTHER NATURE’S MEDICINES

Explore Pollination Video

Follow along with our Education Team to learn why pollinators are important and then explore which flowers and plants are pollinator favorites.

VIEW EXPLORE POLLINATION

Mother Nature’s Medicines, Part Two

Here is part two of our new Mother Nature’s Medicines series with Master Gardener Mamta Israni! Learn about planting and harvesting medicinal herbs and spices.

VIEW MOTHER NATURE’S MEDICINES, PART TWO

DIY Backyard Terrariums

Create your own mini-ecosystem using materials from your home and yard.

DOWNLOAD DIY TERRARIUMS

Drive-by Garden Tour: All Ages

Enjoy this driveable garden tour featuring gardens from our staff, volunteers, members and other supporters. For instructions on how to take the tour, click here.

TAKE THE GARDEN TOUR

Drive-by Garden Tour: Youth

This tour is designed for little gardeners to enjoy and features gardens from our staff, volunteers, members and other supporters. For instructions on how to take the tour, click here. To download a scavenger hunt to take along, click here.

TAKE THE YOUTH GARDEN TOUR

Mother Nature’s Medicines, Part One

Join us for part one of our new Mother Nature’s Medicines series with Master Gardener Mamta Israni! In this video, she will discuss planting medicinal herbs and spices.

VIEW MOTHER NATURE’S MEDICINES

Flower Fun

Flowers make our world bright and beautiful, but have you ever wondered why they are so colorful, or why bees and butterflies love them? Explore all types of flowers in this fun activity packet.

DOWNLOAD FLOWER FUN PACKET

Vegetable Container Gardening Guide

Interested in container gardening with vegetables? Check out this helpful guide from Botanical Garden volunteer and Master Gardener Megan Will.

DOWNLOAD CONTAINER GARDENING GUIDE

Plant Obstacle Course

Explore how plants move with light by making an obstacle course for a plant. View our progress here.

DOWNLOAD PLANT OBSTACLE COURSE

Botanical Egg Dye

Use natural materials to create dyes for this colorful spring tradition.

DOWNLOAD BOTANICAL EGG DYE

Plants in the Pantry

From the banana on the counter to the flour in the cupboard, plants are everywhere in the kitchen! Use the activities in this packet to explore the plants in your own pantry.

DOWNLOAD PLANTS IN THE PANTRY

Germination Station!

Learn what makes seedlings sprout by completing this fun experiment at home. View our progress here.

DOWNLOAD GERMINATION STATION

Leaf Discovery Packet

Learn all about leaves, then venture outside to see how many different types you can find.

DOWNLOAD LEAF DISCOVERY PACKET

Dig Deeper Blog

From propagating your houseplants to trying new botanical recipes, learn more about the world of plants on our Dig Deeper blog.

READ THE DIG DEEPER BLOG

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