Join us at the Connecticut Science Center for an unforgettable day celebrating the bounty of Connecticut's soil and the ingenuity of its people! We're bringing together a vibrant community of local gardeners, farmers, makers, and artisans, each showcasing the very best of what it means to grow healthy, smart, green, and local. Immerse yourself in a world of fascinating on-site demonstrations, eye-opening displays, and hands-on activities that promise to enlighten and entertain visitors of all ages. The adventure continues as we invite you and your family to our Rooftop Garden, where the Petit Family Foundation will lead fun-filled gardening activities. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the heart of Connecticut's growing and agriculture scene in a day packed with learning, laughter, and the lushness of life.

Saturday, May 18
11AM - 3PM


  • Plant Sale
  • LIVE Science
  • Gardening Vendors
  • Family Gardening Activities with the Petit Family Foundation

Plaza Plant Sale

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 built up your existing one.

Sale includes but is not limited to:

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


MakeFest activities run from 11AM - 3PM and are included with General Admission or Membership.

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Call for Makers

Calling all gardeners, farmers, makers, and artisans. Join us as an exhibitor at our Fourth Annual Make it Grow on May 18 to help us highlight the importance of growing healthy, green, and local through activities, displays, or demonstrations centered around Connecticut gardening and agriculture. We encourage you to come and sell your wares! Space is limited.