Garden Buds

"Colors and Shapes in the Garden"

  • Friday, February 13, 2015 – 10:00 am11:30 am

February's theme is "Color and Shapes in the Garden."

Garden Buds is a hands-on, seasonal themed preschool program. In each session, Garden Buds will discover a garden theme through hands-on activities, creative art projects, stories, and a snack. Parents and caregivers are requested to stay with their children during the program.

Here's sample schedule of a typical program:
10:00 am to 10:10 am: Investigation station
10:10 am to 10:25 am: Welcome song and theme of the day
10:25 am to 10:45 am: Craft project
10:45 am to 11:00 am: Make a garden snack
11:00 am to 11:15 am: Story and snack time
11:15 am to 11:25 am: Garden walk
11:25 am to 11:30 am: Good-bye song

If your child has food allergies, please make a special note when registering.

Please dress for the weather and art projects that involve glue and paint. Although a majority of the program is indoors, part of the program may be outdoors if weather allows.

Ages three to five with caregiver.
$10.00 per child for members, $12.00 per child for nonmembers. Registration fee covers one child and their caregiver.
Advance registration is required. Space is limited. Please register online using our new registration e-store.
Although we understand that unexpected things happen, cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to event will not receive a refund.
Ruby McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Need directions? Click here.
Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator, at or (919) 513-7011.