Our four-week festival of Hispanic heritage, ¡Celebramos!, begins Sept. 15, and our calendar is packed with events that range from a Quinceañera community celebration to an outdoor market to an art exhibit of depictions of the plants of Latin America. Families looking to celebrate Hispanic Heritage with their children should highlight Saturday, Oct. 1 on their calendars and plan to attend Día de la Familia. The day is packed with educational programs and performances and culminates with movie night at the Garden.
Imagine you lived exactly where you live today–but five hundred years ago. If you’re hungry, you can’t go to the grocery store. If you’re tired, you no longer have a foam mattress. If you have a headache, you can’t pop an Advil. Yet the people of the past ate, slept and treated their ailments just as we do. How? They used plants.
As FWBG | BRIT begins its ¡Celebramos! events, you might notice one flower taking center stage: marigolds. These brightly colored yellow or orange blooms are closely associated with Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebrations in Mexico, Texas and throughout the world on November 1 and 2.
The Mexican or Aztec marigold has been used for centuries in Mexico to represent the fragility of life. Known in the Nahuatl language spoken by the Aztecs as cempasuchil, the flowers are native to Central Mexico and have been cultivated since ancient times.
¡Celebramos! is underway, and our campus is filled with swirls of color from ballet folklórico dancers and the trumpeting of mariachi bands. Bring your family and share your traditions with the community or learn more about Hispanic culture through art, music, food, dance and flowers.
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.