Area children are invited to explore Renfrew Institute’s four-square garden in the Summer Institute program, “Mornings in the Park: Down a Garden Path.”

With just one session this year, the program, designed for children completing grades K–4, will be held from 9:30–11 a.m. on Monday, July 27 at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro.

Renfrew Institute’s garden expert, Doris Goldman, will guide children as they look for hidden treasures and hunt for butterflies and ladybugs.

“Students will make garden crafts, explore an old barn, listen to stories, and make it rain with watering bells,” said Pam Rowland, the institute’s director of cultural studies. Kids should wear shoes and clothes that can get dirty, she said. “During the workshop, children will water, dig, pick and play.”

The program is limited to 20 children and pre-registration is required by July 17. The cost is $4 per child per session for Renfrew Institute members, and $5 per child per session, non-members. Membership information is available at or by calling 717-762-0373.

Underwriting support for this program provided in part by Today’s Horizon Fund Contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation, APX Enclosures, Inc., and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Facility support is provided courtesy of Renfrew Museum and Park.

This program is part of Renfrew Institute’s “Summer Institute.” Information about additional summer programs for youth is available at

Parking is available behind the visitors center, or in Renfrew’s lower lot off Welty Road. In case of rain or for more information, please call the institute at 717-762-0373.

Down a Garden Path group