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  • Sing, move and dance

  • Explore the treasures of Ogden Garden
  • Engage all of our senses
  • Learn ways to love our planet
  • Create nature art
  • Play

Garden Butterflies are play-based, outdoor classes that encourage a love for nature and teach skills like creativity, empathy, and problem-solving. We aim to bring more children into Ogden Community Garden to play, learn & fall in love with our planet. Classes are for children ages 18 months-8 years old. Classes are offered on a class-by-class basis to offer flexibility to parents. Sign up for one or multiple classes at the registration form below. Parents are required to stay with their student(s) for the duration of each 45-minute class.

Notes From The Garden:

Short Blog posts highlighting the classes. Click the images below to read the post.

Frequently Asked Questions:

$12 per student per class, and $6 for each additional child. Reserve with registration online and payment no later than the day prior to the event, whenever possible please!

5 students minimum. We ask for planning purposes that you register the day prior to the class you plan to attend. Our classes average 10 children per class. Should a class cancel, you will receive a direct notification from Tara about the cancelled/postponed class.

Drinking water, hats, and clothes that can get messy!

Sahuarita, Arizona in the Ogden Garden. 

The half-acre Allen J. Ogden Community Garden in Sahuarita. The land was donated in 1986. The gem draws local gardeners who like to plant and harvest plants like tomatoes, squash, watermelons, carrots, and chili peppers. The garden has 3 resident chickens. 

Photos From Previous Classes:

Tara Menendez
Tara MenendezEducator/Author/Musician
Tara Menendez holds a B.A. in French from the University of North Texas and she has more than 15 years of teaching experience. Tara has lived in southern France and French-speaking Africa, where she volunteered with the Peace Corps for 2 years. She has written 2 books which you can find at

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