Like universities, children's gardens provide young people a place to study nature, an outlet to explore their creativity, and an excuse not to have a real job. Procrastinate constructively with today's Groupon: for $16, you get four tickets to the Sarasota Children's Garden (up to a $40 value). Children under 3 receive free admission.
Through the entrance tunnels and past the koi pond, Sarasota Children's Garden unveils an interactive pleasure dome of whimsies and curiosities amidst green growing things. Among animal-shaped topiaries and large lime-green dragons, kiddies caper about a wooden pirate ship, swabbing the deck, taking the steering wheel, and delivering lectures on the dangers of shouting “full steam ahead” in Iceberg Alley. The garden's monthly programming includes nature crafts, bug hunts, and Step-Into-A-Story story time every Thursday morning. During the That Plant is Amazing program on August 13, garden gurus will enlighten guests about the science of plants that hold their own water, grow in front of people's eyes, and devour Mario and Luigi with gobbling leaves.
Sarasota Children’s Garden
Beneath a canopy of towering palms, visitors to Sarasota Children’s Garden trace a winding pathway around a koi pond and animal topiaries. The idyllic environs stem from owner Joan Condon’s vision to provide a playspace immersed in Sarasota’s natural beauty. Garden curators hone in on nature’s whimsical side, dotting the premises with fairy gardens and sculptures of mythical creatures. Beyond providing ample space for frolicking and befriending retired tooth fairies, the garden also strives to introduce stewardship to young minds with classes and events.
1670 10th Way
Sarasota, Florida 34236Get Directions