How it works… 

All local classes are held in Beverly, Massachusetts in the Secret Gardens Nature Preschool Outdoor Classroom. 

  • Classes are held rain or shine, so please dress for the weather.
  • Classes are held outside for social distancing with minimal sharing of materials.
  • In the event of severe weather, we will send a notification to registered participants and issue a credit.
  • Referral BONUS: If you bring in a family and they register, you get a $5 Off Coupon!
  • Advanced registration online is required, 


Explore Nature in Winter: Session 1


Join us for a fun 6 weeks of exploring nature during the beginning of winter! The leaves are off the trees and The Secret Gardens has a different look and feel. The Secret Gardens Outdoor Classroom features a Mud Kitchen, a “Maker Space” Garden, a Giant Nest, a “Club House” and so much more. By combining play and learning through themed activities, children (with parents) are able to grow and develop at their own pace, connect with nature, and better understand their place in the natural world.

The Exploring Nature in Winter Class is all about the Winter Solstice, Nocturnal Animals, and Cold-Weather STEM activities.


  • DATES: Wednesday Classes: December 1, 8, 15, January 5 & 12, 19 2022 
  • PRICE: Founding Family Pricing: $90 for a 6-week session per child ($15 per class)
    • Single class option ($17 per class)
    • If you have a sibling please email me for the discount.
  • AGE: 3-5 years old plus their adult partner.
  • TIME: Each class runs from 10:30am-11:30am.

Register today! Space is Limited!

Exploring Nature in Winter 

Welcome to Exploring Nature in Winter Session Two

Six Week, Wednesday, Parent/Child Classes

  • February, 2,9,16,23,
  • March 2,9, 2022

Fast Facts:

  •  Founding Family Pricing: $90 for a 6-week session per child ($15 per class)
  • Single class option ($17 per class)
    • If you have a sibling please email me for the discount.
  • Ages: 3-5 years old plus their adult partner.
  • Each class runs from 10:30am-11:30am.

Stay Tuned!

The Secret Garden Pop Up Events

Can’t make a Session and still want to play and explore in The Secret Gardens? No worries. Keep an eye out for our Pop-Up Events. Check back periodically and see what’s happening and what’s new in our Teaching Gardens. 

Need a different date and time? 

Additional classes can be added! 

We are adding classes! If you have a group of children/parents who are interested in forming a class, I am happy to accommodate.   

The Secret Garden Birthday Parties

Make your child’s birthday party one to remember and host their special day with us!

Included in your package is access to the beautiful Secret Gardens for up to 16 guests (adults and children), a guided one-hour long nature-based program from our menu below led by Victoria Hackett, MEd., program materials for up to 8 children*.  No need for goody bags, each child will also take home a project unique to the party theme. Each reservation lasts three hours with an additional 30 minutes before and after for setup and cleanup. Parties are hosted outdoors in The Secret Gardens in Beverly, MA. Client is responsible for decorations, food, cake and drink. We ask that you do not bring balloons, confetti, or glitter.

*Please note that material costs are included for up to 8 children, any additional child participants will incur an additional materials fee.



A non-refundable $50 deposit is required at the time of contract signing in order to guarantee your party reservation. The remaining balance, plus taxes is due two weeks prior to your event date.  

Please note that dates are limited, and parties must be booked at least two weeks in advance. For more information or to make a reservation call  email Victoria at