K – 12
Fee: $120 (includes all materials)
Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and noon
Maximum number of children: 15, plus staff as required for needs of the group
Bring your students to the Chicago Botanic Garden for a customized therapeutic program in the Buehler Enabling Garden outdoor classroom. These one-hour programs provide a guided structured experience with nature and are designed for youth with special needs while meeting educational goals. If you have any questions about the activities, or the current schedule, please call (847) 835-8248.
Nature Play: Fun with Senses
The Buehler Enabling Garden is a safe and comfortable garden where students with sensory processing disorders can experience nature and gardening. Students participate in hands-on activities that highlight the sensory properties of plants. Students will have opportunities to increase socialization in a plant-rich environment that supports overcoming tactile defensiveness.
We can customize a program to meet the needs of your group. If you find it difficult to travel with your students, please contact us to discuss possible programs delivered in your school.
Call (847) 835-6801 to learn more about horticultural therapy field trips and in-school programs.