October 1 - 30; Displays and Gourd Quest Daily; Themed Activities Saturdays; 10am - 2pm
During October, refresh your family’s “garden spirit” through displays, activities and special events that explore the weird and wacky wonders of nature!
Displays | October, daily
Enjoy vignettes of nature’s underappreciated oddities and found objects provoke curiosity and wonder. Mushrooms, lichen, moss, gourds and other unusual fruits, crafted insects, plus an occasional display of ‘hortitorture’ and other Garden whimsy - are all part of this fun-filled seasonal exhibit.
Gourd Quest – Daily
Families search for different varieties of Gourds and Pumpkins – Mini White Boo Pumpkin, Peanut Pumpkin and Apple Gourds.
Saturdays; 10 – 2 pm
Learn about a variety of plant concoctions with healing powers.
Celebrate our pollinator friends and their importance to food production.
Discover the art of “wildcrafting” a practice of harvesting plants from the “wild” for food, medicine and plant dyes.
Tree knees, witches broom and galls – Find out more about these tree oddities.
Goblins & Gourds
Sunday, October 27; 1 – 4 pm