9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Christmas Day.
Extended summer hours,
open to 8:00 pm Thursdays.
The mission of the Garden
is to inspire people of
all ages to connect with
plants and nature.
Hamilton Children's Garden Events and Activities
Free with admission or membership. Occasionally a program may be modified or cancelled without prior notice. Not available on bad-weather days.
For more information email Susanne at SOW@SDBGarden.org
Mondays, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Tuesday of the Month, Thursdays and Fridays
10 am – 12 noon
Art Garden Happenings
Paint a picture or do a mixed media project that is inspired by our artist of the month.
11 am – 3 pm
Children may learn about our Plant of the Season in a hands-on display in the Incredible Edible Garden. An art project, inspired by this plant, will be offered in the Art Garden. Material for a scavenger hunt through the Hamilton Children’s garden is available at the craft tables in the Art Garden.
Upcoming classes for children:
||Make Ornaments from
Sunday, December 15
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Children ages 6 – 12
Use all sorts of dried plant materials, glitter, glue, ribbons and paint to create seasonal decorations. We will provide all materials. You may want to plan visiting Garden of Lights after the class.
Cost: Members $15, non-members $18
Nine to Five - Seven Days a Week
Fun things to do in the Hamilton Children’s Garden
Toni’s Tree House
Go on a jungle adventure in Toni’s Tree House.
Find out what vegetables and fruits are in season, help water the raised plant beds, check out the worm composting bin, and pot a succulent plant to take home.
Spell and Smell Garden
Spell your name in plants and test your sense of smell.
Observe native California Quails.
Play in the sand with a variety of toys and trucks
Balsa Wood Fort
Build a fort with giant balsa wood blocks
Draw a picture on large chalk boards.
Make music with instruments made from natural materials.
Let a boat go down the stream and splash in the water.
Birds & Butterflies
Observe butterflies and hummingbirds. Depending on the season you may find all stages of the Monarch butterfly metamorphosis in the Butterfly Bed and Breakfast.
Foam blocks, wood blocks, ramps and balls –
build whatever structure you like.
When the sun is out, try reading the time by the shadow cast on the sundial.
Find your way through the grass maze
Play a game of Tic-Tac-Toe or Hop Scotch