Natalie Harder, Director of Learning
The Toronto Botanical Garden is an amazing space for learning and exploring nature - right in the city! Our programs focus on creating connections with nature through learning in our garden, local forests and ravine system. Campers also spend time learning in our Teaching Garden where participants plant, care for and harvest in our own vegetable garden. Campers learn about responsibility and generosity by tending and caring for the garden throughout the week. They explore new tastes through garden taste test and help harvest fruits and vegetables to donate to the North York Harvest Food Bank!
In addition to learning in the garden, each week features a new theme from learning all about the amazing spy skills of animals around the garden to making fairy doors in our Magical Adventure Camp. There is always something new in the garden!
Our March Break and Winter camps focus on exploring and learning from nature and provide opportunities for campers to learn more about how to care for plants indoors. Campers take new plants home to continue practicing the skills they have learned at camp.
Our team of Summer Camp Nature Educators attend extensive training to learn both how to engage campers but also how to best share their knowledge of nature and gardening. Our Education Manager helps to lead and guide them and well as providing support to our camp team.
Looking forward to seeing you at the garden!