Gardening with children encourages their interest in nature and enthusiasm early on, and gives them invaluable basic life skills and an understanding of the world around them. Growing their own fruit and vegetables also means that children are less likely to be ‘fussy eaters’ and develop a healthy attitude to eating fruit and vegetables.
Each class lasts 1 hour and is based on a monthly seasonal gardening theme and involves up to 10 children and their parents/carers. Gardening equipment and resources are provided. Children always get something to take home with them at the end of the class.
In 2017 the classes at Ben Reid Garden Centre and Aberdeen Science Centre will run on a monthly basis. The classes will run from March to October. Classes at both venues cost £7 per child per class and can be booked on a pay as you go basis payable in advance by class on our website. Adults go free. Classes at Ben Reid take place in the Greenhouse. Classes at the Aberdeen Science Centre will take place in the Garden.
Ben Reid Garden Centre for pre-schoolers aged 3-5 years themes, dates and times:-
Flowers and Fruit – Saturday 24th June – 11am-12noon
The Herb Garden – Saturday 22nd July 2017 – 11am-12noon
Make a mini Garden - Saturday 26th August 2017 – 11am-12noon
The Winter Vegetable Garden – Saturday 23rd September 2017 – 11am-12noon
Planting for Spring - Saturday 28th October 2017 – 11am-12noon
Aberdeen Science Centre for primary school aged children themes, dates and times:-
Flowers and Fruit – Saturday 24th June – 2pm-3pm
The Herb Garden – Saturday 22nd July 2017 – 2pm-3pm
Make a mini Garden - Saturday 26th August 2017 – 2pm-3pm
The Winter Vegetable Garden – Saturday 23rd September 2017 – 2pm-3pm
Planting for Spring - Saturday 28th October 2017 – 2pm-3pm
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