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Kids Garden Art Camp

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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$70 – $179
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Explore and create in a whole new way at Rotary Botanical Gardens!

Come and join the fun at our Kids Garden Art Camp! Kids ages 6-11 are invited to join us July 18, 19, and 20 from 9 a.m. – noon.

Throughout our 3-day camp we will have 2 cornerstone projects that emphasize our 2023 theme, Monet in the Gardens, an Adirondack chair designed and painted with waterlilies and a Monet poster replicating the famous “Japanese Footbridge”. In addition to our cornerstone projects we will have daily crafts, so if kids are not able to attend all 3 days they will be able to jump right in without missing a beat.

On Thursday July 20 at 6 p.m. we will have an open house for the kids to showcase their art projects and in September, during our Garden Art Project auction, we will auction off the Adirondack chair as a fundraiser for the camp!

Camp Schedule

Each day will be split in half with a break. We will provide snacks and mini activities to revitalize our creativity. Break activities could include: face painting, henna tattoo (with parental approval), feeding the koi fish, catching up on projects, garden games, etc.

Please dress for the weather, each day has an outside portion. We suggest wearing old clothes as we are working with dirt, acrylic paints etc. Aprons will not be provided.

If you have any further questions or concerns about this program please contact our Education Coordinator, Delaney (Del) Sherwood at [email protected] or 608-314-8415.

Day 1: Intro to Gardening and Plant Care

Day 1’s project will be decorating and planting a flowerpot. It will entail parts of the plant, basic gardening information, and how take care of your plant. We will adventure to our StoryWalk Garden and get some hands-on gardening experience.

Day 2: Pressing Flowers and Intro to Impressionism

Day 2 will be learning about preserving flowers by pressing. Kids will make a bookmark and an ornament using pressed flowers from our Gardens! The second project will be an introduction to impressionism. We will use oil pastels to create waterlilies.

Day 3: Monet in the Gardens

Day 3 will include an introduction to the famous painting the “Japanese Footbridge” in Monet’s garden and a Japanese’s garden adventure. We will finish painting waterlilies on the Adirondack chair using the skills we learned!

Event details & registration information

  • Time and date: 9AM-12PM, July 18-20, 2023
  • Location: Rotary Botanical Gardens, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville
  • Registration cost: $70 per child per day, or $179 for all three days
  • Registration deadline: June 22

To register, please register and pay online using the form at the bottom of this page, or complete this form (PDF) and submit with your payment.

ALL areas of the registration form must be complete. Please complete a separate form for each registrant.

  • In person: at our Garden Gift Gallery via check, cash, or credit card.
  • By mail: send completed form with your check made out to Rotary Botanical Gardens to Attn: Education Coordinator, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, WI 53545.
    • NOTE: Registration and payment must be received prior to the deadline in order to be enrolled in the class.
  • By phone: please call (608) 752-3885 to register over the phone with a credit card.
  • Online: Complete the form found further down on this page.

Cancellations & refunds

Classes cancelled due to low enrollment will be refunded automatically, and you will be notified by phone or email of the cancellation.

Please call (608) 314-8415 or email [email protected] with any questions concerning this program.

Online Registration

Note: If registering multiple children, you’ll need to fill out this form once for each child.

The registration deadline for this workshop is June 22, 2023.


July 18
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$70 – $179
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Delaney Sherwood
(608) 314-8415


Rotary Botanical Gardens
1455 Palmer Drive
Janesville, WI 53545 United States
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