The Secret Gardens are nestled in the Northshore of Massachusetts in Beverly, MA. Our setting is spectacular! The home is a historical landmark and was the Monserrat Golf Club’s nine-hole children’s course. President Taft resided in the nearby Lynch Park and was known to visit often. Our demonstration Outdoor Classroom includes Mud Kitchen, Eagles Nest, Maker Space Garden, Raised Garden Beds, Music Wall, Fishing Bridge, Weather Station, Art Garden and Club House. These learning gardens are constantly evolving which leaves the visitor curious and full of wonder. 

 

How it works… 

FALL/WINTER 2023 CLASSES

All local classes are held in Beverly, MA in The Secret Gardens
(the address will be sent to you once you register)
Classes are held rain or shine, so please dress for the weather and in layers.
All classes are held outside.
In the event of severe weather. we will send a notification to registered parents and issue a credit. 
Advanced registration is required.
If you are paying per class, write a note in the check-out with the date. 
Please include the name of your children in the note in the check-out. Each child will be given a welcome “check in” rock. 
 
Pay per class, or per session
Space is limited to 5-6 children. 
OUR NATURE CLASSES FILL FAST
NOTE: Please inquire if you are interested in putting a group together for a different day or time. Happy to work with you.

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2023
Tuesday Morning Session: Secret Garden Nature Class

In our Parent/Child Secret Gardens Nature Classes, your child(ren) will have fun, make friends and get ready for kindergarten. Each week we explore a new Winter theme which is introduced through a nature-based children’s book. A process art activity is introduced; along with open-ended play in our Mud Kitchen, Eagles Nest, Maker Space Garden, Raised Garden Beds, Music Wall, Wash & Dry Garden, Fishing Bridge, and Art Garden. Children ages 4 & 5 have a drop off option.

  • Tuesday Session: Secret Garden Nature Class
  • DATES: January 3, 10, (No class on January 17), 24, 31 February 7, 14, 28 (7-week session)
  • AGES: 1.5-5 Caregiver/Child Program with 4–5-year-old drop-off option
  • TIME: 9:30-11:00
  • COST PARENT/CHILD: $29.99 per class $209.93 per session
  • COST DROP OFF: $37 per class $245 per session
  • SIZE OF GROUP: 6 Children Total (FULL) 
    • Pay per parent/child class (7 classes total)
    • Pay per drop-off class (7 classes total)
    • Pay per parent/child class session (7 classes total)
    • Pay per drop off session (7 classes)

JANUARY/FEBRUARY/MARCH 2023
Saturday Morning Session: Secret Garden Nature Class

In our Saturday Parent/Child Secret Gardens Nature Classes offers a unique way to spend quality time outdoors together with your child(ren). There will be a loose structure with plenty of invitations for playful learning. Come make friends and explore the great outdoors. Each week we explore a new Winter theme which is introduced through a nature-based children’s book. An age appropriate process art activity is introduced; along with open-ended play in our Mud Kitchen, Eagles Nest, Maker Space Garden, Raised Garden Beds, Music Wall, Wash & Dry Garden, Boat, Pulley Station, Fishing Bridge, and Art Garden. This class is catered to ages 1-5.  

  • Saturday Session: Secret Garden Nature Class
  • DATES: January 28, February 4, 18, 25, March 4, 11  (6-week session) 
  • AGES: 1-5 Parent/Child Program 
  • TIME: 9:30-11:00
  • COST PARENT/CHILD: $29.99 per class $179.94 per session
  • SIZE OF GROUP: 6 Children Total (FULL) 
    • Pay per parent/child class (6 classes total)
    • Pay per parent/child class session (6 classes total)

MARCH/APRIL NATURE CLASSES 2023
Tuesday AM Session: Secret Garden Nature Class

In our Parent/Child Secret Gardens Nature Classes, your child(ren) will have fun, make friends and get ready for kindergarten. Each week we explore a new theme which is introduced through a nature-based children’s book. A process art activity is introduced; along with open-ended play in our Mud Kitchen, Eagles Nest, Maker Space Garden, Raised Garden Beds, Music Wall, Wash & Dry Garden, Fishing Bridge, Boat, Pulley, and Art Garden. Children ages 4 & 5 have a drop off option.

  • Tuesday AM Session: Secret Garden Nature Class
  • DATES: March 1, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25
  • AGES: 1.5-5 Caregiver/Child Program with 4–5-year-old drop off option
  • TIME: 9:30-11:00
  • COST PARENT/CHILD: $29.99 per class $269.91 per session
  • COST DROP OFF: $37 per class $333 per session
  • SIZE OF GROUP: 6 Children Total
    • Pay per parent/child class (9 classes total)
    • Pay per drop off class (9 classes total)

MARCH/APRIL NATURE CLASSES 2023
Wednesday AM Session: Secret Garden Nature Class

In our Parent/Child Secret Gardens Nature Classes, your child(ren) will have fun, make friends and get ready for kindergarten. Each week we explore a new theme which is introduced through a nature-based children’s book. A process art activity is introduced; along with open-ended play in our Mud Kitchen, Eagles Nest, Maker Space Garden, Raised Garden Beds, Music Wall, Wash & Dry Garden, Fishing Bridge, Boat, Pulley, and Art Garden. Children ages 4 & 5 have a drop off option.

  • Wednesday AM Session: Secret Garden Nature Class
  • DATES: March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29, April 5, April 12, April 19, April 26 (9 classes)
  • AGES: 1.5-5 Caregiver/Child Program with 4–5-year-old drop off option
  • TIME: 9:30-11:00
  • COST PARENT/CHILD: $29.99 per class $269.91 per session
  • COST DROP OFF: $37 per class $333 per session
  • SIZE OF GROUP: 6 Children Total
    • Pay per parent/child class (9 classes total)
    • Pay per drop off class (9 classes total)
    • Pay per parent/child class session (9 classes total)
    • Pay per drop off session (9 classes)

MAY/JUNE NATURE CLASSES 2023 Tuesday AM Session: Secret Garden Nature Class

In our Parent/Child Secret Gardens Nature Classes, your child(ren) will have fun, make friends and get ready for kindergarten. Each week we explore a new theme which is introduced through a nature-based children’s book. A process art activity is introduced; along with open-ended play in our Mud Kitchen, Eagles Nest, Maker Space Garden, Raised Garden Beds, Music Wall, Wash & Dry Garden, Fishing Bridge, Boat, Pulley, and Art Garden. Children ages 4 & 5 have a drop off option.
  • Tuesday AM Session: Secret Garden Nature Class
  • DATES: TBD
  • AGES: 1.5-5 Caregiver/Child Program with 4–5-year-old drop off option
  • TIME: 9:30-11:00
  • COST PARENT/CHILD:TBD
  • COST DROP OFF: TBD
  • SIZE OF GROUP: 6 Children Total
    • Pay per parent/child class (9 classes total)
    • Pay per drop off class (9 classes total)
    • Pay per parent/child class session (9 classes total)
    • Pay per drop off session (9 classes)

MAY/JUNE NATURE CLASSES 2023
Wednesday AM Session: Secret Garden Nature Class

In our Parent/Child Secret Gardens Nature Classes, your child(ren) will have fun, make friends and get ready for kindergarten. Each week we explore a new theme which is introduced through a nature-based children’s book. A process art activity is introduced; along with open-ended play in our Mud Kitchen, Eagles Nest, Maker Space Garden, Raised Garden Beds, Music Wall, Wash & Dry Garden, Fishing Bridge, Boat, Pulley, and Art Garden. Children ages 4 & 5 have a drop off option.

  • Wednesday AM Session: Secret Garden Nature Class
  • DATES: TBD
  • AGES: 1.5-5 Caregiver/Child Program with 4–5-year-old drop off option
  • TIME: 9:30-11:00
  • COST PARENT/CHILD: TBD
  • COST DROP OFF: TBD
  • SIZE OF GROUP: 6 Children Total
    • Pay per parent/child class (9 classes total)
    • Pay per drop off class (9 classes total)
    • Pay per parent/child class session (9 classes total)
    • Pay per drop off session (9 classes)

CULTIVATE CONNECTION RETREAT
A Day In the Secret Gardens Outdoor Classroom

An Outdoor Classrooms Retreat is the perfect way cultivate connection; to reset and renew in our dynamic and enriching Secret Gardens Outdoor Classroom. Programs are available January 28, April 22, July 29 and October 28, 2023.

Time & Location
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Saturday, April 22, 2023
Saturday, July 29, 2023
Saturday, October 28, 2023

In our Day in The Secret Gardens we will:

  • unleash your gifts while showcasing your garden story.
  • experience a paradigm shift in how we deliver education to children.
  • discover how learning blooms outdoors.
  • reflect on the universal shift towards outdoor teaching.
  • shed the old way of teaching while rebirthing the new.
  • awaken a collective consciousness of the benefits for nature-based education.

About the Event

  • Please plan to arrive at 8:45 am and bring a refillable water bottle, folding chair and a “seed of inspiration.”
  • Please dress for the outdoors, including rain gear if needed. Depending on the season, we recommend layers! (Though we have an indoor space available as well)
  • Space is limited to 10.