Updated for 2018!
Looking for the FREE kids’ gardening classes in Puyallup with the Master Gardeners? I have a list of all of them right here, along with the kids’ gardening story times in Tacoma at the Wright Park Conservatory. Plus, you’ll find some great field trip options, if you’re looking to take preschool or homeschool groups on a garden field trip.
Kids’ Classes with the Master Gardeners in Puyallup/Tacoma at the WSU Demonstration Garden
If your kids have ever planted a sunflower or pumpkin seed at the Puyallup Fair, you’ve probably met a master gardener. The master gardeners are highly skilled volunteers who can help you with a whole variety of gardening questions. They also run a truly amazing, FREE program for children. Here are the rest of the dates for the summer of 2018.
July 7: FAIRIES AND GNOMES
Have fun making a fanciful dish garden to take home. There will be two sessions—at 10 AM and 1 PM. Preregistration is required beginning June 22 via email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please state your time preference.
July 21: VEGETABLE ODDITIES
Explore with your senses the weird, wacky, and odd bounty from gardens around the world.
August 4: SCARECROWS
Make a friend for your garden! You can enter your scarecrow in the contest at the Washington State Fair.
August 18: DR. SEUSS EXTRAVAGANZA
Come to our GRAND FINALE of the summer. Dr. Seuss themed costumes encouraged.
Not near you? Read on for other kids’ gardening options in Tacoma, Lakewood, and Thurston County, as well as some field trip ideas.
Special garden themed stories followed by an art or science activity. Plan on playing at the playground and spray ground after!
Select Wednesdays at 11AM beginning July 4th
DirtWorks Children’s Gardening Classes with the Thurston Master Gardeners
These great programs begin in early July.
- July 10th– Plant Parts & Puns & Fun
- July 17th – Sensational Seeds
- July 24th – Bee-tastic Pollinators
- July 31st – Vermi-”wormy”-Compost
- August 7th – Rainbow Dye Garden
- August 14th – Veggie Superheroes
- August 21st – Fairy & Gnome Fest
Planning a field trip? The Master Gardeners give free tours. Puyallup area reders will also want to check out new educational garden tours in Puyallup from none other than, Ed Hume! If you book the outings for your homeschool group or preschool, most all nurseries are glad to have you visit. Henry’s went to Vassey’s one year, and they were super sweet with the kids.
Know of another good program we should add? Let us know!