2021 Program Schedule at The Botanic Garden

Our Garden is a place for learning and growing! Although many of our 2020 events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will soon offer online classes. Please check back soon for updates!

Most of the programs, classes, and events at The Botanic Garden are free for members (though some do have a registration fee). Proceeds from events benefit the Garden in many ways. For example, these funds allow us to continue attracting high caliber presenters! Please plan to offer a donation when you attend a free program, class, or event. You can make a donation online through Eventbrite when you register, or you can bring your donation to the event. Thank you!

Events at The Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, in an effort to protect visitors, volunteers and others from the corona virus, is cancelling all of the March and April classes and workshops as well as the May 3 Labyrinth dedication. The Visitor Center will be closed for the months of March and April as well. Our goal is to reschedule these events later this year. The Garden itself, as part of the Historic Barns Park, is open daily, and we encourage folks to enjoy walking the gardens, trails and the labyrinth (observing social distancing of course).

General Event Information:

The $10 class fee is waived for our Botanic Garden members.

Not a Botanic Garden member yet? Now is a great time to join! For more information or to join, visit this page on our website.

In an effort to be as ‘green’ as possible, we use Eventbrite E-Tickets option for ticket delivery. This means your reserved tickets will be available to view from your email confirmation or order history. You do not need to print these prior to the event.

Questions? Please email our Program Committee at grow@thebotanicgarden.org.

January 24th - The Gardens of English Cornwall
Visit the charming coastal cities of St. Ives and Dartmoor, and even take a flight to the Tresco Abbey Gardens in the Isles of Scilly.

Event Description: Tired of quarantining? This slideshow presentation will take you on a tour of the stunning gardens of Cornwall and Devon, including the mysterious Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Eden Project with its massive domed biospheres, and historical estate gardens. We’ll visit the charming coastal cities of St. Ives and Dartmoor, and even take a flight to the Tresco Abbey Gardens in the Isles of Scilly. Make a cup of tea and climb aboard!

Instructor Bio: Karen Schmidt is the chair and acting executive director of The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. She has explored gardens all over England and loves to bring others along with a virtual tour.

Click here to register for this event on Eventbrite.



February 6th - A Tasting Adventure to the Origins of Chocolate

Click here to register for this event.

Event Description: Join Jody Hayden, co-owner of Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate, for a tasting adventure into the origins of chocolate with this fun, informative chocolate tasting. In this tasting  you’ll delve into the world of chocolate with a guided tasting of Cacao nibs/beans, 100% chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate and several of our signature items.

Learn about the 4 major steps in producing great chocolate (harvest, post-harvest production, manufacturing and confectionary technique) and hear about our sourcing philosophies and where we purchase our ingredients.

Each participant will receive a chocolate kit with all you’ll need to enjoy the guided virtual tasting.

Member Discount: Members of The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park receive a $10 discount on all events. Please use promo code ’10Member’ to receive your discount. Click the blue promo code link on the ticket page, and please plan to show your valid membership card the day of the event. Not a member yet? Join today!

Questions? Please email our Program Committee at grow@thebotanicgarden.org

Questions about events at the Garden?

If you have questions about events at The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park, please send us an email at grow@thebotanicgarden.org. We’d love to hear from you!

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