Give the gift of nature play! 🐛🦋🌴🌺🌱🐝🌻🥕💚🌿 Family Membership to DBCG offers children and their parents access to special members events, 20% off all classes/workshops and 10% off parties. Now through December, DBCG Family Membership is only $85. Join, Renew or Gift a friend and we will email you a member certificate to share. www.delraybeachchildrensgarden.org/support/family-membership
Nestled just a few blocks south of Atlantic Ave, our two-plot parcel of land, generously donated by St. Paul's Episcopal Church, now serves as an urban retreat, ripe for exploration and play.
The Delray Beach Children's Garden was created to help children love nature, so that they will grow up to protect and sustain it.
From the start, the founding committee believed that a garden for children should include children in the design and build. Children have been an integral part of creating what the garden has to offer today, from serving as judges at our design charrette, to working as volunteers throughout the build.
So come out with your family to plant and harvest in the Veggie Garden Labyrinth. Sit under the shade of the mango trees and read a book in the Giant Storytelling Chair. Search for the Red Eared Slider turtle in our Fish Pond. Hide in the Twig Tunnel, the Bean Pole Teepee or the Banana Forest. Fetch some water from the well in the Well Wishes Healing Garden, or take an imaginary voyage in our Dream Boat.
Mommy and Me classes, Birthday Parties, Natural Play environments, nature and science education and much more!
We 💚 Delray Beach! We had a blast marching in the annual holiday parade with our amazing partners Sunflower Creative Arts! Our Roots and Shoots crew flew Sonny the peace dove, waved their veggie and fruit signs and chanted Seasons Greetings. DBCG’s Bilingual Nature Play joined in on the fun and Jeannie and a few of her garden buddies got to ride in the coolest 1951 Classic Ford Pickup decked out in Sea Grape Garland and plants thanks to Classic Auto Corp of Delray.
Come see Delray Beach Children's Garden and Sunflower Creative Arts march in the Delray Beach Holiday Parade together to celebrate “SEAS-ons Greetings” on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 6:00 pm on Atlantic Ave in Delray Beach. This will be our 3rd year partnering together with our Roots & Shoots Families to celebrate the holiday season and share our message of love and peace..... and of course nature and veggies!
This week at Nature Education Cooperative the children made gifts for loved ones - herbal tea satchels using Lemon Verbena, Peppermint, Red Hibiscus and other herbs - Nature chimes made of pine cones, flowers and other natural items - Flower printed cards with sweet messages. We asked “What is Kindness?” and “How does it feel to make something for someone?” Children also learned lots of interesting facts about Bananas and helped to slice bananas for dehydrating. Young explorers navigated the salty seas in the Dream Boat while mothers kept their distance so that the crew could work out their navigations, roles and sort through some challenges on their own. Montessori learning tools, a vegetable market and water play continue to be fun experiences and opportunities for learning at co-op. #NEC #DBCG #Homeschool
Mother Nature & Me is a treasured early childhood nature play class that is held at the Delray Beach Children's Garden every Thursday at 10 am. Here children engage in garden exploration, eco-crafts, storytime and enriching socialization with friends from our community. Running barefoot, tree climbing, soil painting, millipede observation, flower smelling, bird-watching, veggie tasting and an abundance of joy and smiling may occur. Enjoy a #ChildhoodRestored at the amazing Delray Beach Children's Garden! [$5 donation per child - Class pack of 5 for $20 - Members %20 off - Bring a friend!]
According to Peter Gray, the author of ‘The Decline of Play and the Rise of Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents’: “Play functions as the major means by which children (1) develop intrinsic interests and competencies; (2) learn how to make decisions, solve problems, exert self-control, and follow rules; (3) learn to regulate their emotions; (4) make friends and learn to get along with others as equals; and (5) experience joy. Through all of these effects, play promotes mental health.”
Wishing everyone a very Happy Holiday Season! Our garden welcomes a diverse group of visitors and families. Together we gather to enjoy nature, learn about gardening, sustainability & eco-conscious practices and give our children the experience of free-range nature play. Happy Hannukah! Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! Happy New Year! Wishing you all happiness, abundance and lots of green veggies.