Educational activities for children are provided on weekday mornings from mid-June through the end of October. Each season’s schedule is posted on this website and in the gardens in late spring.
Some of the most popular hands-on activities are planting, nurturing, and harvesting vegetables in the Harvest Gardens. Produce that is not used in demonstrations in the children’s garden is donated to the State College food bank. During the 2016 growing season, the Arboretum’s children’s garden donated 2,989 pounds of herbs and vegetables, including kale, Swiss chard, squash, peppers, tomatoes, and beets.