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Children’s Garden Birthday Parties

Celebrate birthdays at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden! This new 2-acre garden is a multi-sensory, recreational, artistic and educational marvel. The Children’s Garden contains 16 themed garden galleries featuring Ohio’s ever-changing landscape. The Children’s Garden, where the natural world meets the magical, is sure to enchant on your child’s special day!

Birthday Parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Parties are offered seasonally June–October 2018. Extended availability from April–October coming in 2019! 

Cost: $350, $325 Members (for children up to 13 years of age )


Interested in hosting a birthday party in the Children’s Garden?
Complete the following registration form.

Birthday Party Registration Form

Please note, filling out the form does not guarantee your party reservation. A Conservatory educator will be in contact to confirm your party details and complete the registration process. Please allow up to a week for an educator to get in touch with you.

Planning Your Party

Please review the following details regarding birthday party policies and offerings.

Party Location

Your party will take place in the The Learning Pavilion in The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s GardenThis space is visible to the public, but the Pavilion is reserved for partygoers. Visit the Know Before You Go page to help you plan your visit to the Conservatory and The Children’s Garden.

Number of Attendees

Birthday Parties in the Children’s Garden accommodate up to 30 attendees (children and adults). A 10 child minimum is required, and 1 adult must be present for every 5 children.

Booking Your Party

Party must be booked 3 weeks in advancePayment is made during the confirmation phone call. One and a half hour time slots are available with multiple time slots to choose from. Please note, birthday parties are not considered booked until confirmed by phone and payment is made to the Conservatory.  

Food & Refreshments

Catering is available through the Conservatory, so please no outside food or beverages. View Birthday Party Catering Menu here. Outside cake or cupcakes are permissible. Refrigeration is not available at the Learning Pavilion. Paper products, cutlery, tables and chairs are provided upon request, however feel free to bring your own themed items.

Tables and chairs are provided. Tables are uncovered and measure 30″ x 72″ if you would like bring tablecloths.


Convenient, free parking is available for party guests.

Included in Party Fee


We kindly ask for NO taped-on decorations, candles, glitter or balloons.

Cancellation Policy

Parties in the Children’s Garden are held rain or shine. Refunds cannot be issued for missed parties or cancellations less than 7 business days prior to the event date. Cancellations prior to 7 business days will receive a refund minus the 50$ deposit. If the Conservatory needs to cancel your party due to inclement weather, we will work with you to reschedule or issue a refund.  

For day-of cancellations, please call security at 614.715.8166.

Inclement Weather

The Learning Pavilion is a covered outdoor space. Birthday parties are held rain or shine, so we encourage partygoers to dress for the weather. We will do our best to provide an indoor space providing severe inclement weather.

Upon Arrival

Please plan on arriving 30 minutes prior to your scheduled party time to allow for payment, parking, walking time to Learning Pavilion and for any set-up needs. An educator or facilitator will greet you at the Visitor Center. Guests will need to check in at the Visitor Center and will be directed to the Learning Pavilion for your party.