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Seeds of Wonder


9:00 am – 5:00 pm Daily
(Closed Christmas Day)

Upcoming Events

Chocolate Festival
Saturday, May 12, 10 am – 4 pm
The Chocolate Festival is filled with fun activities for kids. For a small fee, children can create Mother’s Day keepsakes. See details.

Fairy Festival

Saturday, June 23, 10 am – 4 pm

Calling all young fairies! Come to the Garden wearing your favorite costume. Fairy and garden related flowery and glittery crafts will be offered for a small fee. There will also be a Fairyland Market and live entertainment. Don’t forget to stop in to have a photo taken with the Fairy Princess! See details.


4th of July Parade
10 am
Join us for our annual 4th of July Parade through the Garden. Bring decorated strollers and wagons (no bikes please) and wear red, white and blue! We will meet at Seeds of Wonder at 10 am and parade will start at 10:30 am sharp. After the parade, you are welcome to stay and enjoy the garden. See details.

Seeds of Wonder Video


Ongoing Programs in
Seeds of Wonder

Free with admission or membership. Occasionally a program may be modified or cancelled without prior notice if a volunteer is not available. Not available on rainy days. For more information email SOW@SDBGarden.org.

toddler with flower
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th
of the month

10 am – noon

Toddler Tales and Tunes
(recommended for ages 1 - 4)
Play in the garden and pot plants to take home. Pre-school stories and songs are offered on the patio of the Ecke Building from 10:00 - 10:30 am.

10 – 11:30 am

Garden Arts and Crafts
(recommended for ages 1 - 6)
Children may participate in a variety of arts and crafts. There will also be plant potting and other fun activities.

10 – 11 am

Trains, Paints and Plants
(recommended for ages 1 - 6)
Watch our motorman-engineer James run his special trains. He will also answer all your train questions. A nature related craft and plant potting will be offered.

Seeds of Wonder Train


A touch of fantasy world in the middle of lush gardens, our garden railroad brings the whimsical charm of a miniature railroad to Seeds of Wonder, placing smiles on many faces, young and old. Come take a tour of our miniature landscape.

All Aboard! The train wanders through the country side, passing under the gondola which carries our miniature visitors to the height of “SOW Mountain” and onto the “Quail Lookout Tower.” From the height of the tower you can see a small town in the distance. The town is serviced by a trolley that provides means of transportation to the many residents. Push the big yellow button and you are the Engineer!