Classes & Events

The garden is open year round, and we have a ton of great events lined up!  Keep checking back to learn more about what's happening!

Friday Storytime

Every friday at 10:00AM - Included with admisison or purchase of an annual pass


Join us in the Children’s Garden and listen to fun stories. Then, busy yourself with exciting activities like running through a sprinkler, harvesting vegetables, or showing off your fairy or superhero costumes!​ Late fall/Winter storytime is held in our visitor's center.




Halloween Hike

October 28th and 29th, $7.00 per child -  Whiting Forest, 2303 Eastman Avenue


Join us for a guided walk along the trails of Whiting Forest!  You'll meet a few friendly costumed characters along the way.  This is a great non-scary alternative. We do suggest an earlier time slot if your little one is afraid of the dark. Pathways will be safely lit with luminaries. Costumes are encouraged!  Due to popularity, reservations are required.  Strollers are welcome, but walk does include stairs and somewhat uneven terrain. 



Savor, Sip, and Save

November 18, 1:00PM - 6:00PM


Get your holiday shopping done ahead of time. Stop by the gift shop and receive a coupon of up to 30% off your total purchase.  Savor complimentary chocolate and sip on a few samples of Tea Forte.  Unique gifts include jewelry, hats, wind chimes, and more!



2015 Christmas Walk 

December 11, 12, 13  with Silent Nights (no choirs) December 18 and 19  5:00PM - 7:30PM


Stroll along candlelit pathways, listen to local groups carol, see spotlighted trees and bridges.  Kids can meet Santa’s reindeer on December 10 and 11. Warm up in the Conservatory amid a dramatic 17-foot poinsettia display. This is a free family event; a gift to the community from The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.

December 18 and 19 are silent nights (no choirs.)