2021 Program Schedule at The Botanic Garden

Our Garden is a place for learning and growing! We're excited to offer options for online learning until we're able to safely gather again. EVENT CALENDAR IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please return regularly for updates to our 2021 event calendar!

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

In an effort to protect visitors, volunteers and others from the COVID-19 pandemic, The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park is pleased to offer options for virtual events. As soon as we are able to gather again safely, we will do so. In the meantime, please join us for our online events and come enjoy the splendor of The Garden itself. As part of the Historic Barns Park, the outdoor spaces of The Garden (gardens, trails and labyrinth) are open daily for visitors to enjoy, observing social distancing, of course!

General Event Information:

Members of The Botanic Garden receive $10 off the price of tickets. Not a Botanic Garden member yet? Now is a great time to join! For more information or to join, click here.

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.

September 22nd - An Autumnal Equinox Labyrinth Walk: Finding Balance and Negotiating Transitions

The Autumnal Equinox can be a time to pause and reflect on the concepts of balance and transition in our own lives. Join us as we explore these ideas and participate in a walk on The Botanic Garden’s outdoor labyrinth. No prior labyrinth experience is necessary.

*Due to the nature of this event and the physical space limitations of the labyrinth, registration will be limited to 25 participants.

About Marilyn Zimmerman

Marilyn is a retired attorney with a longtime interest in labyrinths. In 2019 she trained with Lauren Artress at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco to become a labyrinth facilitator. Marilyn sees labyrinths as psycho-spiritual tools that can be helpful for meditating, healing, praying, and understanding ourselves more deeply. She loves sharing the history, benefits, and labyrinth experience with others.


Member Discount: Members of The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park receive a $10 discount on all events. Please select the “Garden Member Ticket” option or, if applicable, click the blue promo code link on the ticket page and use promo code ’10Member’ to receive your discount. For in-person events, please plan to show your valid membership card the day of the event. Not a member yet? Join today!

October 10th - All About Owls

More information coming soon!

Through October 31st - Art Exhibit by Lori Sikkema

Stop by the Visitor Center to experience the incredible work of fabric collage artist, Lori Sikkema! This exhibit is up now through October 31st, so make plans to come and see it!

Click to see Exhibit flyer

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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