2017 Botanic Garden Events

We’re thrilled to have a full line-up of exciting events for 2017!

Many of our events here at The Botanic Garden are free and some include a registration fee. Proceeds from paid events benefit the Garden and also help us keep attracting high caliber presenters! Events that are free include a request for a free-will donation from attendees. For free event registration: If you choose to reserve a Donation ticket through EventBrite, you’re able to make your free-will donation online when you place your order. If you’d like to reserve a Free ticket through EventBrite, please plan to bring your free-will donation to the event. Thank you!

September 20th: Cooking With Herbs

Join us on Wednesday, September 20th from 7:00pm-9:00pm for an evening learning how to harvest and cook with herbs with Dixie Stephen. This is the fourth class in our five-class Herb Series that is being offered all season long.

There is no fee for this class but donations are kindly requested to support The Botanic Garden. This class is open to the public and advance registration is requested.

Eventbrite - Cooking with Herbs (Herb Series Class 4)

September 21st-October 12th: Guided Meditation at the Garden

Join us on Thursdays, September 21 & 28 and October 5 & 12, from 4:00pm to 5:00pm for a 4-week series of guided meditation classes at the Garden with Stephen and Theresa Bangle. There is a $20 fee that covers all 4 weeks of class. The Bangles will be donating all proceeds back to The Botanic Garden!

October 1st: Old Time Harvest Day in the Garden

Join us on October 1st from 12pm-4pm for an old timey celebration of the harvest season! The Lord of the Gourd will demonstrate his pumpkin sculpting prowess while a Crafts Fair, Life & Whim “Susie Q” Pop Up Shop, family-friendly activities and other fall-themed fun are taking place. For more information, please visit our Old Time Harvest Day page.

October 8th: Paleontology, Paleobotany & The Rise of the Apes

Join us on Sunday, October 8th at 3:00pm for a fascinating lecture on the ancestors of apes and humans, focusing on the role of fossil plant discoveries in our understanding of early ape evolution, with University of Minnesota Professor Kieran McNulty.

November: Botanical Home Remedies & Teas


November: Holiday Sale at the Visitor Center Gift Shop


December: Holiday Porch Pot Make-&-Take Class


December: Holiday Sale at the Visitor Center Gift Shop


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