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Children’s Programs


seeds sprouts 0918Seeds to Sprouts

Enjoy exciting stories for the season, crafts, learning activities, and walks (weather permitting) in the Garden with your little Sprout! Each class offers a different adventure to get your little one experiencing nature and all it has to offer.

seeds sprouts 0918 2Schedule (select Fridays from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.):

November 8: Read for the Record! 
December 6: Winter Trees 
December 20: Turkey Claus
January 3: Animals Under the Snow
January 17: Silly Snowmen

Location: All Seeds to Sprouts sessions will be held in the Anderson Education Center Classroom

Age: 2-5 (parent and child class)

$8 for the first child, $5 for each additional sibling in the same family.
Adults free with membership or Garden admission.

Pre-registration is encouraged. You can save the time of having to stop and pay on your way in! You can register online or over the phone at 256-830-4447 ext. 253.

Remember to take advantage of our Frequent “Sprouters” Program and earn a free class for every three paid classes that you attend. Pick up your card at the next class.

Contact Misty Hertzig if you have questions at mhertzig@hsvbg.org


clap for classicsClap for Classics

If your little one loves nature and music, this is the class for you! We are happy to bring back this amazing program for our “Sprouter” crowd in partnership with Clap for Classics, based out of Madison, AL.

Age: 2-5 (parent and child class)

$8 for the first child, $5 for each additional sibling in the same family.
Adults free with membership or Garden admission.

Class size is limited so sign up early!

Schedule (all classes are held 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.):

November 1: Autumn in the Air
November 15: Thankful Hearts
December 13: Happy Holidays!
January 10: Vivaldi’s Winter
January 24: Magical Mid-Winter Music

During each class children (ages 2-5) and their parents will be introduced to foundational musical concepts as we will explore where nature and music intersect. We will listen to classical music inspired by nature, sing, dance, and play instruments. These experiences lay a foundation for children to continue studying and appreciating music and nature throughout their lives.

Chantal Wilkinson is a Madison resident, mother of three young children, a nurse, and a life-long musician. She started a life of music at age five in a community choir called “Music Makers” and went on to performing in choirs internationally and with professional organizations, such as the Los Angeles Opera. She volunteers teaching music to toddlers in her church and loves singing, dancing and laughing with her own children, nieces, and nephews.

Location: All Clap for Classics! sessions will meet in the Anderson Education Center Classroom and then go outside for the remainder of the class. Classes will be held inside if the weather requires it.

Pre-registration is encouraged. You can save the time of having to stop and pay on your way in! You can register online or over the phone at 256-830-4447 ext. 253.


Registration & Cancellation:

  • Participants must be pre-registered for all programs. There will be no registration the day of programs due to supply and class size limitations.
  • Registration and payment for classes may be made online or by calling the Education Department at 256-830-4447 Ext 252 or 253.
  • Refunds will be given as a credit to participants who do not attend their scheduled program if the garden is given 48-hour advance notice.
  • HBG reserves the right to cancel any program if a minimum number of participants are not registered. If this happens, another class option or 100% refund of registration fees will be offered.
  • All classes meet in the education classrooms and will include inside and outside experiences.

All Education Programs are presented by: 

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