If you’re looking for a fun and fanciful way to keep your little ones occupied this summer, consider a day camp set amid vibrant flower fields and beautifully landscaped oases. Designed to inspire and delight young imaginations, Fairy Tales in the Gardens is a week-long, fantasy-themed day camp for children ages 4 through second grade. The excitement kicks off July 22 through 26 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
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Fairy Tales in the Gardens takes its inspiration from some of the most beloved children’s stories of all time. This fantasy-filled week will bring to vibrant life the characters and events from stories by the Brothers Grimm, Beatrix Potter, and Hans Christian Andersen. Under the leadership of instructor Erika Poe, who has a B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, day campers will exercise their imaginations as they explore the magic of the surrounding gardens and woodlands.
The camp is limited to 15 participants, so hurry and register your child to secure their spot for the week of July 22 through 26. Cost is $160 for members (Hydrangea Level and above), $200 for non-members.
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens makes the perfect setting for activities rooted in fairytales. With ethereal landscapes, hidden treasures, and vivid displays of color everywhere you look, this local attraction makes for a magical diversion no matter when you visit. Admission and parking are always free, and the Gardens are open every day of the year from dawn to dusk. Some of the highlights you’ll enjoy include:
- Abroms Rhododendron Species Garden
- Asian Glade
- Crape Myrtle Garden
- Dunn Formal Rose Garden
- Hess Camellia Garden
- Jemison Lily Garden
- Hill Garden
- Japanese Garden
- Bruno Vegetable Garden
- Southern Living Garden
- Barber Alabama Woodlands
- Kaul Wildflower Garden
You can either browse the Gardens on your own or sign up for a guided tour provided by the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens volunteers. Garden highlight tours should be scheduled two weeks in advance. For information about tour cost and scheduling, email Volunteer Coordinator Alice Thompson Moore at email@example.com.
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