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Garden Chats

23jun5:00 pm8:00 pmGarden ChatsAlice's Adventures at the Garden Activity

Event Details

June 23, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, 5-8 pm.

Join us for an evening with one of our horticulturists as they answer questions, discuss garden topics, and show off their garden spaces. Free with Garden admission. Advance timed-entry admission tickets are required for non-members. Click here to purchase Garden admission tickets.

June 23: The Herbal Magic & Mystery of Wonderland, Sherri McCalla, Herb Garden: Follow Sherri down the herbal rabbit hole and learn about the literary, magical, and mystical uses of some of the herbs in the Herb Garden. Gather your food and beverages from the food trucks and party under the Elder Trees, watching for the Faery King and Queen to ride by and listening for White Rabbits, Dormice, Jabberwockies, and Queens. 

July 14: Senses like a Cat, Adam Gann, Sensory Garden: Tap into your senses with Adam Gann as he teaches you how to be like the sneaky and always aware cat. He’ll teach you how to walk silently over any surface, how to heighten your senses to be fully aware of your surroundings, and how to apply this knowledge to help you be a better gardener. 

August 11: Creating a Backyard Wonderland, Owen Smith, Urban Home Garden: Stop by the Urban Home Garden and learn how to cultivate a healthy ecosystem in your backyard through compost making, building healthy soil, and planting a diverse host of plants to attract beneficial insects from Owen Smith. Putting nature to work not only makes your garden more welcoming to wildlife, it will also make your gardening easier and more affordable.

September 8: Butterflies & Caterpillars, Jill Maybry, Pollinator Garden: Alice’s Wonderland is full of bread-and-butterflies and mystic smoking caterpillars. Learn about the real butterflies and caterpillars you can attract to your own yard with Jill Maybry. She’ll be on hand in the Pollinator Garden to discuss butterflies, caterpillars, and which plants support and attract them.

October 13: Plants of the Queen, Faye Brown, Celebration Stroll: Fantastic flora fit for a Queen! Your journey into Wonderland begins with the Queen of Hearts. Faye Brown will be on hand to discuss the types of plants making up the Queen’s regal regalia. 



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