Garden Activity Kits

Garden Activity Kits are a great way to bring our monthly children's programs themes alive in your home while supporting the JCRA's Children's Program.

family enjoying activities in Garden Activity Kit

Each month, we create an activity kit for families to connect with the month's theme. Kits include a children's fiction or non-fiction book for families to read together, activities that help families explore the topic deeper, plants or seeds, a special creation from the JCRA gardens, and the Garden Spotlight on that month's theme.

January's Garden Activity Kit: Bulbs Sold Out

And Then It's Spring written by Julie Fogliano, an amaryllis bulb, container, and soil

February's Garden Activity Kit: Birds

Ruby's Birds by Mya Thompson, bird feeder activity kit, paints, paintbrush, and birdseed

March's Garden Activity Kit: Weather

Look at the Weather by Britta Teckentrup, a weather journal, a cloud identification activity, and a rain lily (Habranthus sp.)

April's Garden Activity Kit: Flowers Sold Out

What's Inside A Flower? (And Other Questions About Science & Nature) by Rachel Ignotofsky, a flower press, marigolds, and a special creation of pressed flowers and leaves from the JCRA's gardens

May's Garden Activity Kit: Bees Sold Out

The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner, an African blue basil plant (Ocimum 'African Blue'), beeswax candle making activity, and a special treat from the JCRA's honeybees!

June's Garden Activity Kit: Butterflies

The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies by Kay Barnham and illustrated by Maddie Frost, a hardy Dutchman's pipe plant (Aristolochia fimbriata), supplies to create a caterpillar rearing cage, a butterfly suncatcher craft , a butterfly net (can not be shipped), and a guide to the most common butterflies at the Arboretum.

Garden Activity Kits are available in limited quantities and available for purchase in our online e-store.  Kits can either be picked up from the Arboretum at scheduled times during business hours (Monday–Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm) or can be shipped for an additional fee.

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