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Seeds to Sprouts

What is Seeds to Sprouts? With new and improved classes for ages 2-5, Seeds to Sprouts is an opportunity for children to discover the wonder of nature and science at a young age. Through stories, guided exploration, and STEM activities in the Garden, Seeds to Sprouts allows your little one to develop an appreciation of the natural world that will grow with them for years to come.

Classes take place outdoors in the Garden and require an adult to attend with each child. For more information, check out the class schedule and descriptions below, or contact us at or 256-830-4447 ext. 253.


Seeds to Sprouts is offered on select Fridays and Saturdays in April through October from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Please see the class list below for specific dates.

Weather permitting, all classes are held outdoors, so be sure to come dressed for the weather! We recommend arriving to the Garden a few minutes early to allow enough time to walk to the program location.


Child: $10
Adult: Free

Non-Members (Includes Garden admission for the day)
Child: $20
Adult : $14

Interested in becoming a Garden member? Click here!


April: What a Plant Needs

Come explore what it means to take care of a garden. We will learn about the parts of plants and what they need to grow! The featured book will be Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn.

Friday, April 22, 2022

May: Seeds Galore!

Discover the wonder of seeds in this hands-on program that looks at the parts of a seed and how they help the plant to grow. We will plant some seeds to take home that you can continue to watch grow. The featured book will be What Will Grow? by Jennifer Ward. 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Friday, May 20, 2022

June: Stems Standing Straight and Tall

Stems are like roads for plants. They pave the way for water and food to move around. Come travel through a plant to see how stems work! The featured book will be Up, Down, and Around by Katherine Ayres.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Saturday, June 18, 2022

July: The Journey from Flower to Fruit

Without flowers, you don’t get fruits! See the journey from flower to fruit and back again in this fun science adventure. The featured book will be A Fruit is a Suitcase for Seeds by Jean Richards

Friday, July 8, 2022

Saturday, July 16, 2022

August: Stickwork

Trees will twist and turn with branches as they reach for the sun to grow. What happens to those sticks when they fall off the tree? We will explore the Garden’s Stickwork art installation and create our very own stick art! The featured book will be Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Friday, August 26, 2022

September: The Beauty of Fall

Let’s take a look at leaves! We will hunt for different types of leaves and see what makes them the same or different. You will make a leaf book to take home. The featured book will be My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Friday, September 23, 2022

October: Pumpkins Galore!

It’s that time of year again for pumpkins of all sizes and shapes. Come explore the world of pumpkins with a hands-on journey through the lifecycle and their parts. You will plant a pumpkin seed to grow at home! The featured book will be Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Friday, October 28, 2022

Please note that all classes take place outdoors, weather permitting, and an adult must attend the class with each child.

Registration & Cancellation:

  • Pre-registration is required for all classes. Due to supply and class size limitations, there will be no registration on the day of classes.
  • Registration and payment for classes may be made online or by calling 256-830-4447 ext. 253.
  • Refunds will be given as a credit to participants who do not attend their scheduled class if notice of cancellation is given at least 48 hours in advance.
  • The Garden reserves the right to cancel any class if a minimum number of participants are not registered. If this happens, either another class option or a 100% refund of registration fees will be offered.
  • Questions? Please contact or 256-830-4447 ext. 253.

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