Homeschool Programs

Homeschool Families in the Garden

Thursdays • 10:30-11:30 • September 15- October 20, 2016

Join other families to learn about wildlife in the Garden, botany, and more!

Ages 3-10

Cost: $10/child/day ($15/person not-yet-members)

Pricing Note: Unless otherwise indicated, NBG adult Members may attend programs free of charge with a paid child ticket. Not-yet Member pricing includes is per person for both adults and children ages 3+.


Registering in advance is recommended. This class is limited to 15 participants.

Those Nutty Trees

Basic Tree ID, Role of Trees in the Environment, special focus on nuts- Red, purple, yellow and orange!—Have you ever wondered which trees transform into your favorite fall colors?  Or why some trees lose their leaves and others stay green?  Let’s identify our favorite fall trees and uncover the mysteries behind their “nutty” behavior.

Biome Blitz

Tour of the Passport Gardens- Let’s take a trip around the globe!  Spend the morning exploring different biomes from around the world in our Passport Gardens.  Learn which plants and animals call each biome home, and how climate influences these inhabitants.

What Can You Do?

Environmental problems our plants face, and possible solutions- Plants today need our help!  Join us in a discussion about the troubles our flora faces today, and help us brainstorm possible solutions.  Use our interactive watershed activity to visualize the cause and effect of different pollution sources.