There are many opportunities for gardening in the NYC area. Here is a list of opportunities sorted by Fee and No-Fee as well as Borough:
From sowing radish seeds and growing sunflowers to making pesto, kids discover and explore all the magic and wonder of gardening. Whether you're a newcomer or a returning gardener, grow with us this year in the Family Garden. This unique hands-on program teaches kids ages 3–12 all about the joys of planting, tending, harvesting, and eating their very own fresh produce. Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, kids work in pairs to cultivate plots of tasty vegetables, fragrant herbs, and bright flowers in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden.
CHILDREN’S CLASSES: Since 1914, children ages 2 to 17 have been growing flowers, vegetables, and herbs and learning firsthand about the natural world in Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Children’s Garden. Classes run three to six weeks and children must register in advance.
DROP-IN FAMILY WORKSHOPS: From May to September and during select school breaks, the Discovery Garden offers fun activities, plantings, and open-ended exploration workshops free with garden admission. Workshops are on a drop-in basis and appropriate for a broad range of ages.
Fee Staten Island
Free and self guided tours and workshops. Minimal fee for children and adults.