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The Connecticut Science Center is excited to welcome local gardeners, farmers, makers, and artisans to highlight the importance of growing healthy, smart, green, and local through engaging on-site demonstrations, displays, and activities, all centered around Connecticut gardening and agriculture. You can even participate in some hands-on family gardening activities on our Rooftop Garden and peruse our Plaza Plant Sale where you will find all kinds of new plants and vegetables to make your gardens shine.

Saturday, May 13, 2023
11AM - 3PM

Family Activities

  • Featured local makers and artisans
  • Family gardening activities
  • Plant & Flower Sale
  • Build a Terrarium
  • Seed Ball Making
  • Gizmo & Therapy Animals
  • And more!


Open to the public! Our huge plant sale will feature various native and sustainable plants at very affordable prices. Explore our beautiful gardens on our plaza for inspiration and receive expert advice from some Connecticut Master Gardeners who will be on hand to help and answer questions. A variety of plants will be available to take home so you can start a new garden or build up your existing one. Sale includes but is not limited to:

  • Locally grown vegetables
  • Grasses
  • Butterfly and pollinator plants
  • Flowers
  • Ground covers


MakeFest activities run from 11AM - 3PM.

MakeFest Activities are included with General Admission or a Membership.

Plaza Plant Sale is open to the public

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MakeFest is Supported by

Participating Vendors

  • CT Master Gardener Association
  • Petit Family Foundation
  • Getaway Gardens
  • Keney Park Sustainability Project
  • CT Dept of Children & Families
  • Hartford Park Street Library
  • CT Dept of Public Health
  • Toivo
  • And more!