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Spring & Summer in the Children's Garden
As long as nothing is accomplished, children love to join in whatever is being done—especially out of doors. They love to clip anything that doesn’t need clipping, to rake up leaves and then scatter them and above all they love to water. But they are wary of having their efforts directed to any good purpose.
All youngsters are invited to join us in the Children’s Garden this spring!
At Wing Haven we always use literature as a starting point to explore the garden and its critters. Come prepared to get your hands dirty as we explore the frog pond and plant vegetables and flowers. Along the way we may even improve the garden as wildlife habitat and make it prettier for all to enjoy!
Please register in advance for our programs!
Mother's Day Gift
May 9th at 3:30 pm
Come to the Children’s Garden to make a Mother’s Day gift inspired by the garden.
Our Edible Garden
May 14th at 3:30 pm
It’s time to plant our edible landscape in the Children’s Garden. We need your help getting these veggies in the ground, so come get your hands dirty with us!
One Little Bean
May 16th at 3:30 pm
Join us in the Children’s Garden to learn what happens to a tiny bean when given a couple important things. We will examine and plant some beans for the garden and for ourselves!
Planting a Pizza
May 22, 3:30 pm
Who doesn’t love pizza!? Let’s plant one using our favorite food as inspiration, take a walk, and then have a delicious snack!
Flutter, Flutter ...Fly, Fly
Ages 3 - 5
May 28, 10:00 am
Flutter into the garden to discover butterflies. We will learn about their life cycle, what they like to eat, and plant some flowers for them to enjoy.
Breakfast with the Birds
June 4th or 5th, 10:00am
Enjoy a pleasant morning of bird watching, walking, and eating in the garden. We will first learn to identify a few birds and then test our skills during a walk in the garden. After, we will have breakfast in the main garden by the bird feeders.
Father's Day Gift
June 13, 3:30 pm
Come to Wing Haven and make a surprise gift for Father's Day!
Camp Wing Haven
Rising 1st and 2nd graders
Monday - Thursday, June 10 - 13, 9:30 - noon
Rising 2nd and 3rd graders
Monday - Thursday, June 17 - 20, 9:30 - noon
Explore the wonders of Wing Haven through stories, exploration, and hands-on activities. We will have plenty of time to experience the garden and its critters, get our hands dirty in the soil, and plant vegetables and flowers in the Children's Garden.
A Time to Garden - Summer 2013
Open to families with garden admission! (This program is intended for families; organized groups and daycare centers should schedule a guided tour by calling 704/331-0664 x103.)
Wednesdays, July 10 - August 14
During the summer there are always plants to water, weeds to pull, and veggies to harvest in the Children’s Garden. Drop by on Wednesdays between 10:00 am and noon to help in the garden. In addition to dirty fun, we’ll also read a story, make crafts, and cool off with lemonade! Limit 4 children per adult.
Participants learn to care for plants during A Time to Garden.