Branching Out

For kids, “Branching Out!” is a hands-on gardening program that encourages children to do what parents usually want them to avoid: play in the dirt!

In this half-century-old program at Frelinghuysen’s Demonstration Gardens, each child can garden in their own plot of land. With the help of staff, they are taught how plants grow from start to finish, what lives in soil, how to judge the weather, and create art from the garden. Staff guide the young gardeners each week as they progress through each season. Kids will find fellow plant lovers and form their own youthful garden community.

Young gardeners may register for spring, summer, fall or all three seasons.

Questions? Please call 973-326-7601 or email