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Winter Therapeutic Horticulture Program

During the winter months we will bring the garden to you! The Winter Green program seeks to connect people with plants, to engage their senses and provide social enrichment. Offered November through March, Winter Green provides a sensory tour of potted plants and a hands-on activity of your choice at your facility.

Available activities:

  • Making a Topiary
    Learn and perform the steps to create a topiary frame, transplant an ivy plant and train the plant to the frame. This activity encourages fine motor skills and creative expression through hands-on work with plant, soil and topiary materials.
  • Container Rock Gardening
    This hands-on experience allows participants to create a miniature rock garden within a container. Participants learn basic rock garden design and care principles and can take home their garden. The activity develops creativity, fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination in a highly social setting. Container rock gardening is great for all skill levels.
  • Pretty Pots
    Pots add bold, colorful or elegant details to potted plants. Participants decorate and personalize a pot and then transplant hardy houseplants or herbs into their creation. Care tips for the houseplant will be shared. This activity engages the senses of touch and sight, while fostering creativity.
  • TerrariumsTerrarium (photo by Grow Little)
    Open air terrariums are small, indoor gardens in a clear container to create miniature living worlds. Soil, gravel, charcoal and peat moss are used to design a unique environment for small, hardy houseplants. This activity develops fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination while making a special container garden.
  • Cool Season Gardening
    Have you ever wondered about having a garden at your facility? Whether you have a large garden space, containers or you need help creating one, this program will take you from planning to planting. Experience a series of consecutive sessions that will prepare you for your spring garden. Each session will be a different activity. This program option is only available in a package of three sessions.

Dates and Times:
Winter Green: beginning of November through the end of March; weekdays between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cool Season Gardening: beginning of March through the end of April; weekdays between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Winter Green: $70 for-profits, $55 non-profits
Cool Season Gardening, Three Sessions: $175 for-profits, $125 non-profits

General Info:

  • Programs are offered by reservation only.
  • Payment is due upon booking.
  • Cancellations made at least one week prior to the program will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations with less than one week notice (weather cancellations excepted) are not refundable. If cancellation is made by the Gardens, we’ll work with you to re-schedule your program. Questions? Email us at kacie.warner@botanicgardens.org or call 720-865-3613.

To schedule a program for your group, call 720-865-3613 or fill out a Request Form and email to above address.

Would you like to volunteer with this program? Email us at kacie.warner@botanicgardens.org.

We also have the Summer Therapeutic Horticulture Program, facilitated at our York Street location during the summer months.