2019 Program Schedule at The Botanic Garden

Our Garden is a place for learning and growing — we hope you can join us soon!

Many of our programs, classes and events here at The Botanic Garden are free — some do include a registration fee. Proceeds from paid events benefit the Garden in many ways, including allowing us to continue attracting high caliber presenters! Please plan to offer a donation when you attend a free program, class or event. You’re able to make a donation online through MyNorth Tickets when you ‘check out’ or you can bring your donation to the event. Please follow our Facebook Events for real time updates. Thank you!

November 11th: Guided Meditation at the Garden

Meditation at the Garden classes continue with Stephen and Theresa Bangle! The $10 fee covers both sessions. The Bangles will be donating all proceeds back to The Botanic Garden!

Beginners as well as experienced meditators are welcome to join us for this class. Comfortable chairs will be provided but bring a meditation cushion if you prefer. Please dress comfortably.

Through simple, gently-guided meditations, participants learn time-honored techniques for developing a calmer, clearer mind that will benefit both oneself and others. Tranquility meditation helps to relax and settle the mind in a state of mental contentment and peace. By placing the mind on the object of meditation or resting the mind in a state of non distraction, one develops one-pointed concentration and gradually quiets inner agitation and afflictive emotions. If the mind is allowed to relax, like waves free of wind, it naturally calms down. With a more stable, relaxed mind one then engages in insight meditation to develop positive mental qualities of kindness, compassion and wisdom, which bring more happiness into our lives and the lives of others.

About our hosts, Stephen and Theresa Bangle: Steve and Theresa have studied and practiced meditation with many accomplished meditation masters including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Having observed firsthand their teachers’ wisdom and kindness over many decades, and having seen the result of the practice in those they have taught over the past 16 years, they gratefully share these teachings. The purpose of meditation is to attain happiness. From the point of view of meditation, happiness and suffering do not fundamentally depend on external circumstances, but on the mind itself. Only training the mind allows us to eliminate suffering and establish genuine and lasting happiness. We all have a mind and learning techniques to create more happiness and peace in our lives can be of great benefit, regardless of one’s religious affiliation.

There is a $10 fee for this program and proceeds will benefit The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.

This program is open to the public but space is limited and advance registration is requested.

In an effort to be as ‘green’ as possible, we use MyNorth’s 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.

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November 24th: Eating Clean During the Holidays with Devin Moore

Eating Clean During the Holidays with Devin Moore
Sunday, November 24th, 1:00pm-2:30pm
Devin Moore, Oryana Education and Outreach Coordinator, will share tips and tools for clean eating during the holidays – with minimal effort!

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November 23rd & 24th: Holiday Sale in the Gift Shop
Holiday Sale in the Gift Shop
Saturday, November 23rd, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, November 24th, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Handcrafted art tiles, ceramics, metal garden sculptures, fountains, wooden bowls, watercolor notecards, and nature photography and more from local artists, all on sale for the holidays!
December 7th: Terrarium Make & Take with Terry Hooper

Terrarium Make & Take with Terry Hooper
Saturday, December 7th, 10:00am-12:00pm
Terry Hooper, Master Gardener and owner of Hooper’s Farm Gardens, is back for another wonderful make-it-take-it class! During this program, she will guide participants through creating their own terrariums. The $35 fee will cover all your materials.

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December 7th & 8th: Holiday Sale in the Gift Shop
Holiday Sale in the Gift Shop
Saturday, December 7th, 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, December 8th, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Handcrafted art tiles, ceramics, metal garden sculptures, fountains, wooden bowls, watercolor notecards, and nature photography and more from local artists, all on sale for the holidays!
May - October: Garden Explorer Backpack Program

From May-October, stop by the Visitor’s Center during our business hours and check out a Garden Explorer Backpack with nature-inspired activities for children (and their families) to enjoy! Each backpack has several children’s garden or nature books, a bird identification guide and binoculars, a mini microscope, magnifying lenses, a pictorial garden scavenger hunt, directions to build a fairy house with natural materials, equipment for leaf and bark rubbings, and more. The backpacks can be checked out for the day for FREE! Parents and/or caregivers can use the materials to explore the garden and park with children. The Visitor’s Center is open Mondays-Saturdays from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 12pm-5pm. Here’s a sneak peek of the items waiting to be discovered by little Garden Explorers…

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