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Learn about the restoration of the beloved Tea House in time for the Spring Japanese Festival. Plus, April is National Native Plant Month—explore the role of natives in the environment and discover how you can use these hardy, beneficial plants in your garden. This issue also describes the variety of yoga classes offered in the garden and the summer camp opportunities available for children ages four to 14.
Explore David Rogers’ Big Bugs, an exhibit of insect sculptures on a gigantic scale, running March 11 through June 12 at the Garden. You also learn about bringing beneficial insects to your garden, discover some fun activities for the aspiring entomologists in your household and learn the meaning of the words “melilttophily” and “anemophily” in the context of flower pollination.
This month, the Garden welcomes back Butterflies in the Garden and begins a new tradition with Dog Days. You’ll also find butterfly-themed family activities, learn the role of butterflies in plant reproduction and pick up tips for improving the health of your soil.
Welcome the new year by exploring upcoming events, exhibits and educational opportunities at the Garden. You’ll also learn the benefits of starting vegetables from seed, discover nature books to read with your young scientist and find out which shrubs are best for the winter garden. Plus we play “What Is This Thing” with our botanists and learn some fascinating facts about the reproductive strategies of plants.
Celebrate the season in this newsletter by making plans to attend the annual favorite, Holiday in the Garden. You’ll also find three holiday activities you can enjoy with young children, learn the history and mythology of mistletoe and pick up tips on selecting and planting spring-flowering bulbs–plus a reminder to take a deep breath when holiday stress gets to be too much.
Get ready for the Fall Japanese Festival by exploring the concept of wabi-sabi with your family and practicing “shinrin-yoku”–“forest bathing.” You’ll also learn about new plant discoveries by our scientists and discover a potential new addition to your garden, the ancient and fascinating Gingko biloba tree.
Explore fall in the Garden, celebrate color and culture with marigolds, and explore the power of place in art and life. Plus Celebramos! activities for families and new offerings from BRIT Press.