Spring Break Family Workshops @ The Botanical Garden

Spring Break Family Workshops @ The Botanical Garden


Bring your budding botanists to the Botanical Garden over Spring Break to learn about botanical art, cooking and gardening in one of our hands on classes held March 17 – 19.  Classes are designed for youth ages, 5-10.

-Member price for one adult and one child – $10.50, additional child – $7.50
-Nonmember price for one adult and one child – $18, additional child $10

Nature Weavers
March 17, 10:30 a.m. to noon 
For hundreds of years, people have woven plants together to make baskets, rugs and even clothes.  In this workshop, you will learn the art of weaving with plants and other natural materials.  Put your artistry to work to create your own nature tapestry to take home and display.  Click here to register.

Art in the Garden – Leaf Printing with a Twist
March 18, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Artists of all ages will be inspired by the scents and shapes of our favorite scented geraniums.  Put your creativity to the test and make you own leaf printing work of art using scented geranium leaves to print your own design. Click here to register.

Garden Pizza Party
March 18, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Did you know that if there were no plants, there would be no pizza?  Pizza is made up of different plants that have been combined with other ingredients to create delicious layers we love to eat! You will learn to make your own crust, sauce and become an expert at building your own pizza.  At the end of the class take your pizza home to bake and enjoy.  Click here to register.

Miniature Gardening 
March 19, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Attention all fairies, pixies and gnomes!  Come to the Botanical Garden this March for a mystical experience.  Learn about fairies and gnomes and their hidden garden realms.  Create your own miniature world with plants and other natural materials to attract fairies to your garden at home.  Click here to register.

Thomas Brogan

Thomas Brogan, a native of Des Moines, was the original founder of Des Moines Parent and is a father to an 8 & 10-year-old. In his free time, he likes to explore nature, try new local restaurants and enjoy life as best as he can. Check out more of Thomas at www.broganlist.com.