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Youth and Family Programs

Garden Sprouts

Preschool children discover the wonders of the Botanical Garden alongside Garden naturalist and educator Sue Watts. In this nature-based program for preschoolers and caregivers, a new theme is introduced each week with new discoveries, songs to sing and engaging music, stories, arts and crafts, nature walks, movement, touch and observation to explore each week's theme.

Contact Sue Watts at 864-656-2836 or if you are interested in additional information.Garden Sprouts

Garden Explorations Summer Camp

An exciting summer day-camping adventure for children ages 6-12, Garden Explorations Camp brings science discovery to life. Why do butterflies like to visit certain flowers? Follow the path of a raindrop! What lives in the garden's ponds and streams? Discover the answers to these questions and others by participating in inquiry-based nature-based activities.

Contact Sue Watts at 864-656-2836 or if you are interested in additional information.

Visit our calendar for current programs for children and families.

A Great Place to Learn and Grow

The South Carolina Botanical Garden offers a variety of school and group programs designed for elementary-age students. Middle and high school programs are available by request. Learning at the Garden is inquiry-based and designed to engage students. Programs support South Carolina science standards and can be custom-tailored to match a classroom topic.

The following are examples of some of the school and group programs:

  • Discovering Flowers
  • Plant Partners: Pollinators
  • Roots and Shoots!
  • From Seed to Harvest
  • Butterflies and Ladybugs
  • Forest Foray
  • Discovering Wildlife Habitats
  • Birds in the Garden
  • Life Cycles of Organisms

For information on School and Group Tours, click here.

For information on Bob Campbell Geology Museum tours, please visit the BCGM website.
Contact Sue Watts at 864-656-2836 or to schedule your next school or group Garden program.