The Children’s Garden is boldly branching out with an all-outdoor program that supports our children during a time of so many unknowns.

Branching Out, is teaching us all to try something new. Every day, our fearless teachers are reinforcing the power of imagination as a source of play, comfort, and possibility. The setting may be slightly different (and a bit more muddy!) than in the past, but the takeaways are as clear and steady as they have always been; the Garden nurtures confidence, courage, and authenticity so that every child knows they are valued for being their own, unique self. These qualities remain at the heart of the Branching Out program, just as they always have been in our classroom.

Our alumni carry their Garden experience – and their bravery – with them when they leave the Garden. 

Each year as part of our Homecoming celebration, we honor a graduate who embodies the values of the Garden. This year, we have chosen to honor all of The Children’s Garden Alumni who work in the health care industry. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we hold a special appreciation for those who are bravely working on the front lines in our hospitals and in the health care field.

To our Alumni of the Year: Congratulations!

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your service to our community. We are so proud of you all!

View our Honored Alumni video with introduction by Teacher Brook.

You can view all of our Homecoming videos here.

For Homecoming this year, we are excited to announce two giving levels, and the addition of a recurring, monthly giving option. A donation of any size is welcome, but donations at the following levels will come with a gift:

$350 – Personalized Legacy Brick

A personalized legacy brick installed on our community’s pathway into the Children’s Garden

$125 – Children’s Garden Mug

This 16 oz. ceramic bistro mug features artwork by Teacher Donna

Keep your eye out for more Homecoming updates through November 20 – we are especially excited to share with you our alumni honors this year, as our graduates continue to inspire us all!

Click here to make your Homecoming donation today!

If there is anyone with whom you would like to share news about Homecoming, and links to videos, please share this page and our Facebook page .

Thank you for your support of the Children’s Garden community!

Our Amazing Garden Community

Our Garden Community never ceases to amaze us and warm our hearts! You can view the full testimonial videos from a few of our incredible alumni.

View Landon’s testimonial video

View Hope’s testimonial video.

View our Homecoming video

View Courtney’s testimonial video

View our Homecoming video

View our Alumni Takeaways video