Magnuson Children’s Garden FREE Family Days!

Gathering basket-fulls of herbs is fun! Photo by Kevin Boyd

Each year, the Magnuson Children’s Garden Committee and Magnuson Community Center co-sponsor FREE Family Days in the Children’s Garden!

 

 

 

Free hands-on activities for children and families are provided at all Family Day events , including worm bin exploration, nature art sculptures, planting and harvesting, and much, much more!  No registration needed, just drop in for a visit!

King County Master Gardeners are also on hand at all Family Day events to answer your home gardening questions! At some events, volunteers from Seattle Works, United Way, local community colleges, scout troops, and/or other organizations are also in the garden doing seasonal garden tasks such as weeding, mulching, and other stewardship.

Children and parents are always welcome to join in some simple garden stewardship during their visit too: favorite child-friendly gardening activities are spreading wood chips, refilling bird baths and puddling ponds, and watering plants!

 

2017 Family Days schedule:

  • Saturday April 8th from 10:00am – 2:00pm  Earth Month Celebration!  Come join the fun and celebrate Earth Month in the garden!  We’ll have special hands-on nature exploration activities and art projects for kids and families to do, along with all the other nature fun.  Seattle Works volunteers, Magnuson P-Patchers, and others will also be doing seasonal garden tasks such as weeding, mulching, and planting!

 

  • Friday June 30th at 6:00pm  This Family Day is part of Magnuson Community Center’s annual 4th OF JULY ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND CONCERT, in the amphitheater right next door to the Children’s Garden!  Join us before, during, or after bluegrass concert for free, family-friendly nature activities in the Children’s Garden, bring a blanket & dinner for a picnic, and have fun at a good old-fashioned ice cream social!

Let’s make nature sculptures too! Photo by Kevin Boyd

 

  • Friday July 28th at  6:00pm  This Family Day is part of Magnuson Community Center’s FREE FAMILY CONCERT with “kindie-rock” band Recess Monkey, in the amphitheater right next door to the Children’s Garden!  Join us for free, family-friendly nature activities in the Children’s Garden before, during, or after the concert!

 

  • Friday August 4th at  6:00pm  This Family Day is part of Magnuson Community Center’s FREE FAMILY CONCERT with a sensational “Big Band” concert, in the amphitheater right next door to the Children’s Garden!  Join us for free, family-friendly nature activities in the Children’s Garden before, during, or after the concert!

Digging potatoes is like finding buried treasure!

It’s amazing how many sunflower seeds come from every flower!