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Reduced Hours during Winter Wonders: RBG Centre and Hendrie Park will close at 4 p.m. during Winter Wonders (final admission 3 p.m.). Timed-tickets required to access these areas for the evening Winter Wonders experience.

Children and Youth Gardening

RBG Celebrates 75 Years of Children and Youth Gardening!

The longest running children and youth gardening program in Canada, children of all ages will plant, cultivate, and harvest in their own garden plot at RBG! All plants, tools, and gardening supplies are provided. Learn healthy, easy recipes to cook with homegrown veggies and herbs, explore, play, and hone their early gardening skills.

Little Sprouts

Ages 18 mo. to 3 years, and their caregivers.

Little Sprouts provides young children, toddler to early ages, and their parents/caregivers with hands-on, nature-based learning opportunities in a community garden, including planting, tending, harvesting and cooking locally-grown foods. For families that have limited access to green spaces, Little Sprouts provides important first experiences and first lessons about growing foods and caring for our environment.


Ages 4 to 6 years. Drop off and multi-generational programming available.

Imagination grows at RBG where our Kinder-garden-ing programs support outdoor garden-based learning for children aged 3.8-5 years of age. Through our fun programs we like to encourage children to get involved with plants through hands-on garden activities and art.

Sow & Grow

Ages 6 to 8 years, drop off.

Children will plant, cultivate, and harvest in their own veggies at RBG! All plants, tools, and gardening supplies are provided. Learn healthy, easy recipes to cook with homegrown veggies and herbs, explore, learn about beekeeping, play, and hone their early gardening skills in the RBG Teaching Garden.

Junior Gardeners Club

Ages 9 to 12, drop off.

Grow food year-round and get your hands dirty in the “secret greenhouses” of RBG during the winter. Learn about fantastic plants, seed saving, propagation and starting your own garden, making (and eating) healthy snacks while developing gardening, leadership and culinary skills.

  • Children Holding Up Carrots
  • Girl planting in veggie garden
  • Monarch Butterfly on Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
  • Childrens Gardening Program In Vegetable Garden - Credit to Markzelinski
  • Three Tomatoes On Vine

Currently Available:

Junior Gardeners (Ages 9 to 12, drop-off)


Program Dates Program Time

Fall Session

Available Saturdays

September 17, 24, October 8, 22, November 5, 19, 26

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Winter Session

Available Saturdays

Jan 14, 28, Feb 4, 11, March 4 and 11.

9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Pricing and Registration

Pre-registration is required for all children and youth gardening programs, available online via the links below. If you have any questions about the registration process, please give us a call at 905-527-1158 ext 270.

RBG Members receive 10% off when using the RBG Experiences (courses and programs) discount code, sent with the latest digital edition of Paradise Found, or in your Membership purchase / renewal paperwork.

More Family Fun

Every trip to RBG is a whole new adventure! Whether you’re visiting an interactive exhibit, learning a new skill, or just exploring the great outdoors, RBG offers year-round experiences that bring your family closer to nature.