Kids Programs


If you have any questions, please contact our Education Department at 716.827.1584 ext. 291

Click here for our Education Class Registration and Information and Procedures


from $6.00 2016 Digital Photo Contest

Garden Members - First entry is free, each additional entry - $6
General Public - $8

Adult (18+)
Teens (12-17)
Youth (Under 12)

All photos were considered for the following two awards:

  • Cover of the Gardens’ Next Newsletter

Photos submitted in each age range were considered for the following awards:

  • Best Use of Shadows and Light
  • Most Unusual Vantage Point
  • Best Use of Color
  • Best Use of Macro Photography

Click here for an Entry Form
(email or mail in your entry form, pay online and we will match them up)

2015 Winners

Cover of the Next Newsletter - Tina Bidwell

President's Pick - Patricia Terranova


Best Use of Color - Madelyn Reisch

Best Use of Macro Photography - Maya Reisch

Best Use of Shadows and Light - Matthew Norvilitis

Most Unusual Vantage Point - Darren Stry


Best Use of Color - Rachel Norvilitis

Best Use of Macro Photography - Rebecca Rozeski

Best Use of Shadows and Light - Samantha Moeller

Most Unusual Vantage Point - Rachel Norvilitis


Best Use of Color - Eileen Graetz

Best Use of Macro Photography - Tina Bidwell

Best Use of Shadow and Light - Jerry Buscarino

Most Unusual Vantage Point - Sharon Dentice


Wegmans Family Garden
Wegmans Family Days
10am-2pm - Included with Garden Admission

Have fun with your food in the Family Garden and at stations throughout the Gardens between 10am-2pm. See the schedule below for our upcoming themed offerings. While activities are best aligned for children ages 5-12, caregivers of our youngest learners are encouraged to assist with creations! Included with paid Gardens admission/Membership!

October 15 - Spooky Celebration
Come join us for a celebration of all things creepy and crawly here at the Gardens! Learn about some spooky plants while making some edible Venus flytraps and spider webs to take home. Then, enjoy some Halloween treats. Feel free to show off your costume!

November 19 - Harvest Time
Visit the Gardens to learn all about the autumn harvest season! Create some fun fall crafts while munching on a special harvest treat and learning how various cultures celebrate this time of year.

December - 10 Santa’s Workshop
Come join us for a visit with Santa and some fun holiday themed activities! Santa will only be visiting during the hours of Santa’s Workshop-he has quite a few places to visit after spending the day surrounded by poinsettias and his friends at the Gardens! Photo prints with Santa will be available for $5 each. Come join us for this annual family holiday tradition.

Sunday Programming
October 23

11am-1pm - Kids 5-12 will enjoy these Sunday hands-on activities free with admission to the Gardens. Activities will be held in the Wegmans Family Garden and are taught by volunteer Docents.

 Providing a safe learning environment for children is important. All activities are peanut-allergy friendly.

Proud to Support Arts Access
Arts Access aims to increase the accessibility of Western New York arts and culture by connecting residents to free and low cost cultural opportunities in their communities. To learn more about our program, visit Look for this logo on participating programs.