Make your way through the wooded trails, rose gardens and Japanese hill-and-pond garden, then head to NYBG's Discovery Garden for a whole host of family-friendly activities. Kids get to roam the grassy paths and raised boardwalks, scale split logs and boulders and peek at native plants like butterfly milkweed and lady-slipper orchid in meadow, woodland and marsh habitats. Programming such as Family Discovery Weekends, Kids' Discovery Stations and Fire Discoveries for Toddlers help youngsters learn about the different ecosystems and plants via scientific investigations.
Skyscrapers and busy streets might define NYC, but there are many opportunities to get in tune with nature in this buzzing metropolis (no, we're not joking).
Outdoor oases across the five boroughs are prime locations for kids' gardening. Youngsters should grab their gloves and shovels—there are plants in need of a little TLC.
Thanks to beloved children's gardens throughout New York, little ones have a chance to explore different plants, participate in workshops and enjoy fun family-friendly activities.
What are you waiting for? It's time to get digging!
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