Virtual Little Sprouts
Look Up, Down, and All Around! Go Outside Often.
Little Sprouts is currently being presented online through Facebook LIVE on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. ‘Like’ @wellfieldbotanicgardens on Facebook and make sure your notifications are active.
Join Environmental Educator Melissa Kinsey on Facebook Live for this fun session intended for kids and their adults. We will read a story, do an activity, or take a hike to explore what is changing as Wellfield blooms. Each week we celebrate our Earth and all the amazing living creatures who share our planet! Little Sprouts is an activity designed for young children, but kids of all ages are welcome. Make sure you’ve got your Facebook notifications turned on for Wellfield and we’ll ‘see’ you at 11!
For recent Virtual Little Sprouts see our Facebook Videos.
Stories in the Gardens
Stories in the Gardens are currently ON HOLD until further notice. Look for announcements when they’ll return.
Wellfield Botanic Gardens provides the idyllic backdrop for ‘Stories in the Gardens‘, presented by the Elkhart Public Library. Bring a blanket and curl up to listen to a children’s story read out-loud by the staff of the Elkhart Public Library. It’s interactive family time in a gorgeous setting.
You’ll be directed to Stories in the Gardens when you enter at the Visitors Cottage; the location inside the Gardens may change from week to week.
Stories in the Gardens is included with Membership or Standard Admission (Free for Elkhart County residents on Tuesdays) and is currently scheduled for Tuesdays from 4:30-5 p.m.
Bloom Boom! (2019) by April Pulley Sayre (Author, Photographer)
Discover the magic—and the science—behind spring flower blooms with this companion to the celebrated Raindrops Roll, Best in Snow, and Full of Fall.
When spring arrives, flowers of all kinds sprout and grow buds and bloom. Sometimes, they bloom a few at a time. But other times, many will bloom at once in a colorful flower boom! This photographic exploration of flowers goes from the desert to the woodlands and beyond, celebrating their beautiful variety and the science behind these colorful displays.
Kids of all ages will enjoy our 1/2-mile StoryWalk® around the Promenade Trail at Wellfield. The story is divided into numbered stations (numbered 1-17), mounted on purple posts, and follows a counterclockwise direction around the main Promenade Trail. Enjoy!
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. Wellfield Botanic Gardens wishes to thank the Elkhart Public Library for their collaboration of bringing StoryWalk® to Wellfield for our guests to enjoy! Stories are changed out seasonally, and all StoryWalk® titles (current and prior, while they last) are available for purchase in our gift shop.