Is cabin fever getting you down? Are the kids getting a little gnarly? Why not take the family and escape winter for an afternoon to visit the desert, Mediterranean, rainforest and tropics—all without leaving the city.
At Allan Gardens, TBGKids staff from Toronto Botanical Garden will lead families on an interactive tour and sensory scavenger hunt to discover what types of plants thrive in each climate of the gardens’ five greenhouses. Do you know where bananas come from? Have you ever seen a plant without roots? What types of plants did dinosaurs eat? Find out the answers to these questions and others. We’ll play the “sun, water, soil” game and meet some favourite garden creatures—worms!
Visit a vermicomposter and see where worms live and how they help our gardens by making organic soil. If you’re feeling brave, you can even hold a worm in your hand and find out how worms move, breathe and reproduce. And, you’ll “Get Growing” and learn all about caring for plants indoors, and even plant a leafy green vegetable to tend at home.
“Get Growing” is a great introduction to plants for budding gardeners ages 3 to 9 and their families. So come into the warm with Toronto Botanical Garden’s TBGKids!
What: “Get Growing” with TBG Kids
Who: Kids 3 to 9 years old and their families
Where: Allan Gardens Children’s Conservatory, 19 Horticultural Avenue (off Carlton St. between Jarvis and Sherbourne Streets)
When: Saturday, February 23 from 1 to 3 p.m.
How Much?: Public $10/TBG Members $7
To register: visit www.torontobotanicalgarden.ca, or call 416-397-1341.
For more information and images, contact:
Karen Mann, Children’s Education Supervisor, Toronto Botanical Garden