Youth Programs

Girl Scout Campout

April 5 – 6 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Girl Scout Camp

Join us for an unforgettable adventure at the Girl Scout Campout in the Garden! Designed exclusively for Girl Scouts in Alabama, this event promises a badge blitz like no other. Embark on a journey where various badge requirements will be fulfilled across multiple Girl Scout levels.

Indulge in a delicious hotdog dinner, toast s’mores over a crackling fire, and immerse yourself in the wonders of the Garden with a guided night hike. Get ready for a “wild” night of excitement and badge-earning opportunities. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for fun and adventure!

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Gardening with Kids: Composting

March 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Discover the wonders of composting and how it can enhance the vitality of your garden! Join us to delve into the art of composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms), learning about their significant roles in cultivating a thriving garden. During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to craft a composting tube, a practical addition to your home garden. Enhance your gardening skills and contribute to a healthier environment for both your plants and the underground ecosystem. Don’t miss out on this insightful and hands-on experience!

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Gardening with Kids: Pollinator Gardening

May 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Discover the diverse world of pollinators and their vital role in nurturing plant life. Join our program as we delve into the native plants that support these essential creatures in our region, and learn how you can incorporate them into your own garden. During this event, participants will have the opportunity to create a miniature pollinator garden and take home native seeds to kickstart their own pollinator-friendly garden at home.

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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.

Nature Academy

Nature Academy provides hands-on science classes at the Garden to enrich STEM learning for students in grades K-8. Registration is open to all homeschool, public school, and private school students in the area.

Youth Volunteer Program

The Youth Volunteer Program engages teenagers in hands-on outdoor work at the Garden during the summertime. Under the mentorship of STEM professionals, participants gain real-world experience in horticulture, environmental education, and plant conservation.

Registration & Cancellation

  • Participants must be pre-registered for all programs. Due to supply and class size limitations, there will be no registration on the day of programs.
  • 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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