May Flowers and More!
May brings us many flowers and wonderful opportunities to get to the Garden! Most of all, our 7th Annual DIG: Day In the Garden on Saturday, May 18 from 4-8 pm. Get your tickets to the family-focused, fun event with train rides, face painting, crafts, games, performances and activities for the kids by Calliope Youth Circus and so much more!
Thursdays in May: Drink & Draw, 6-7 p.m.
Join us for a series of Thursday evenings to learn about a particular plant, enjoy a cocktail/moacktail and try your hand at drawing or sketching a flower. No technical drawing instruction will be offered, instead our horticulture will share their knowledge and we will carefully observe the shapes, lines and patterns and translate those on paper. Space is limited. Ticket includes all supplies, light refreshments and one beverage per person. Additional beverages may be purchased. $15 for Garden members; $20 for non-members. Come early or stay late to stroll the Garden.
Thursday, May 2, 5-8 p.m.: Dog Night
Sunday, May 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Dog Day
Join us for these special times when your four-legged family member can join you for a walk in the Garden. Dogs must be controlled on a non-retractable leash and current on all registrations and vaccinations. Owners must clean up after pets. Free for Garden member dogs. $4 for non-member dogs.
Thursday, May 9, 5-8 p.m.: Garden Members’ Preview Plant Sale
Garden members shop FIRST at this members’ only preview plant sale, before the plant sale opens to all on Saturday. Plant sale will be inside the Garden’s Mabee Grange building. Learn about membership
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. – noon: Spring Plant Sale
Meet horticulture staff and shop our Spring Plant Sale inside our Mabee Grange building. Sale will include some color annual plants as well as woody ornamentals and others. Garden members receive free admission and discount on their plant purchases. Regular Garden admission applies for non-members.
Saturday, May 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m.: Make a Posie
Garden staff will lead this workshop to make & take a small bouquet for home or to give to someone special (maybe mom?) Price is per posie (bouquet) and parent or grandparent/child teams are encouraged. $15 for Garden members; $20 for non-members (includes all supplies and admission to Garden). Details and registration here.
Thursday, May 16, 5-8 p.m.: Love a Tree Day!
Channel your inner tree hugger on Love a Tree Day by writing a note/poem to your favorite tree, giving it a hug, maybe taking a selfie with your tree. Free with admission.
Saturday, May 18: NOTE Garden closes to public at 2 p.m.
7th Annual DIG: Day In the Garden is 4-8 p.m. Tickets required.
Thursday, May 30, 5-8 p.m.: Music Night – David Horne Gypsy Jazz
Enjoy music in the Garden from 6 to 8 p.m. Coffee House on Your Street food truck will have dinner and snack options and cash bar with beer and wine will open at 5 p.m.