5941 Mason Road, Sechelt, BC   |     WINTER HOURS: Friday – Monday, 11am – 4pm   |    Admission: $5.00/person – Members always welcome

The Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden welcomes school groups to help students and adults deepen their understanding of Nature, offering programs for the elementary grades based on the season’s special opportunities. 

Teachers are also welcome to make special requests for program topics.


Our overall theme is the vital interdependence (ecology) of plants and animals


Spring Programs

Plants & Pollinators: K-4

Children  learn about the interdependence of plants and pollinators, including native plants and insects.  They will explore the Botanical Garden in spring using their five senses. This program is available after 1 pm only for best insect activity.

Ponds Spring to Life: K-5

Discover the egg masses and tadpoles of amphibians as they mature into adult salamanders and frogs, plus a myriad of other pond-dwelling life. The ponds have an astonishing wealth of plant and small animals!  Try net-dipping, dragon-fly spotting, proper creature handling, and hand-lenses. Life began in the water, and it still does.




Fall Programs

SEEDS: The Clever Travel Plans of Plants

Children explore, collect, sort, and learn the names of the parts of some of the seeds from trees, shrubs, grasses or vegetables at the Garden.  They will build nature & plant vocabulary, and observe the strategies of plants to grow again and again by dispersing seeds.  The Botanical Garden is a lovely place to explore using the all senses.

Booking Details

Program Days: Thursday 
1 hour unless other arrangements are made.
Cost: $2.00 per student. No charge for accompanying adults.

For booking and information contact Mary at info@coastbotanicalgarden.org  or telephone 604-740-3969.

Please note:

  • Most field trips are on Fridays during spring hours
  • Guidelines will be sent upon booking
  • Programs run rain or shine unless otherwise arranged
  • You are welcome to bring a snack or picnic and
    to enjoy our Picnic and Play area.
    Teachers are responsible for this portion of the day.
  • Journals are encouraged, and some reference materials are available
  • We have plenty of space for bus parking and parent drivers