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Explore the Garden’s Refreshing Water Features This Summer

The blazing summer heat shows no sign of relenting, and it’s safe to say that most area residents are fed up with 100-degree-plus temperatures. Since there’s not much we can do except wait for fall, we here at the Garden invite you to find refreshment at our many ponds, fountains and streams.

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Fountain bubbles in the Leonard Courtyard
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Beat the Heat at the Garden this Summer

It’s one of those summers. The heat is relentless, the drought shows no sign of stopping and autumn feels like a long time away. It’s tempting to stay inside with the AC blasting. But the Garden can still provide a welcome respite and a breath of fresh air. Just follow these tips to beat the heat.

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Family enjoying picnic near Big Bugs ant
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This Time, the Ants Invite You to the Picnic

Usually, ants at a picnic are unwelcome, but what if they’re the main attraction? The Botanic Garden is at the height of its early summer beauty, and we invite you to celebrate on the grounds with a picnic – perhaps near the giant, whimsical ants that are part of the David Rogers’ Big Bugs exhibition. “Now is a great time to dine al fresco at the Garden,” says CEO and President Patrick Newman. “Explore our landscape as late spring and summer blooms reach their peak, and visit sculptor David Rogers’ giant insects before the exhibition closes in June.”

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A hand pours tea from a Japanese teapot into small bowls
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Restored Tea House Welcomes Guests to Experience the Way of Tea

Guests to the Spring Japanese Festival will have an opportunity to view the Japanese Garden’s Tea House, now open after a comprehensive restoration. Japanese garden expert John Powell drew on the Urasenke tradition, a centuries-old school of tea that emphasizes harmony, respect, purity and tranquility, to guide the restoration. “The Way of Tea is much more than a traditional way of serving guests a drink,” says Powell. “It is a rich tradition of hospitality that invites hosts and guests to respect one another and the world around them.”

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Japanese Garden in Autumn
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Unplug and Unwind or Engage and Enjoy this Fall in the Garden

The cool days of October have finally arrived, ushering in one of the best times of the year to visit the Garden.

Seeking calm and beauty? We invite you to unplug and unwind with a peaceful walk through the Rose Garden or ;a moment of contemplation in the Japanese Garden. The Garden’s 110 acres provide plenty of room to withdraw from the world for a while and take a deep breath in nature.

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