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Check out these gardening activities from NYC's best green spaces

Perfect for lil' botanists


If your little ones have a green thumb, you'll want to dig into these great at-home activities from NYC's best gardens and attractions. (See what we did there?) 

We might not be able to fully take advantage of springtime the way we normally do, but we can still get our flower fix. Grab those planters and find the best lighting in your apartment—it's gardening go time. 

New York Botanical Garden at Home

Botanists of all ages will find something to love on NYBG's online hub. Little chefs will get a taste of  healthy recipes—fruit smoothies, herb popcorn, handmade tortillas—from the garden's Edible Academy while little artists can use the garden's herbarium (the largest in the world) as inspiration for fun crafts like connect the dots. Plus, kiddos can check out the fundamentals of gardening with tips and tricks from the pros. 

Snug Harbor at Home 

Staten Island's popular cultural center has plenty of digital fun to dig through (no shovel or topsoil required). Virtual tours, kids' activities (like identifying parts of a flower) and even live events are on the schedule, so take a peek!

Brooklyn Botanic Garden 

Although New Yorkers typically ring in spring with the Sakura Matsuri Festival at BBG, this year, the fun is happening virtually on the garden's blog. Every week, the garden posts an activity for little nature enthusiasts to try at home, including DIY chlorophyll prints and popcorn grass gardens

Wave Hill's Branching Out 

While we can't attend weekly family art projects at Wave Hill right now, the experts are bringing the fun home thanks to its popular Branching Out hub. Check out the "Nature Activities from Home" and keep little farmhands/artists busy with projects like a biomimicry comic strip or a community science bird count. Each activity is split up according to age and grade levels.

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