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  • August 16, 2023

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Join the South Texas Botanical Gardens in celebrating Independence Day with admission prices hotter than a firecracker.

Gather the family and head on over to South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, located at 8545 S. Staples St., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4.

General admission will be reduced by a fourth for the 4th of July. Visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy the gardens, conservatories, the Butterfly House, trails, wetlands, a kid’s play area with Treehouse, the gift shop, and the Birdhouse Exhibit.

“But the super hot deal is all

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  • August 10, 2023

words by staff writer

To celebrate National Tree Day, the Royal Botanic Gardens is taking guests on a one-of-a-kind wander through the woods.

Take a moment to consider the humble tree. Handsome and stoic, they line our streets and fill our parks, littering us with leaves and quietly cleansing the air we breathe.

On July 30, channel your inner Lorax and take part in National Tree Day. Since 1996, the annual holiday has brought together nature lovers from across the country to learn more about our country’s trees and plant a few as well.

National Tree Day at the

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  • August 9, 2023

Delaware State News

DAGSBORO — The Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek will hold free craft classes for children 6-16 from 10-11 a.m. Fridays in July.

The sessions are run by the director of educational programs and trained volunteer teachers. Registration is required at delawaregardens.org/events.

Admission to the gardens is free for children 16 and younger when accompanied by an adult. Adult members also receive free entry, while nonmembers pay $15.

The kids’ class schedule is as follows:

  • Friday — “Who’s Hiding in the Garden?” Explore the topics of camouflage and protective coloration of small creatures. Then, design a
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  • August 8, 2023

Ness Explorers Kids Club for Ages Eight to Ten On at Ness Botanic Gardens in August

Published: 10th July 2023 12:13

We will explore the gardens and see all the amazing things the outdoor world has to offer, play some games, get creative with crafts and have lots of fun. 

New for the summer holidays, Ness Botanic Gardens’ education team will be running the Ness explorers kids club!

This one day club, happening on three Tuesdays in August, is designed for children aged between eight and ten,

On Tuesday 8 August, Tuesday 15 August, or

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  • August 7, 2023

It is believed that during school holidays teenagers have ripped trees out of the ground in order to build tree huts.

Friends of the Garden president Tim Barden said it was “beyond (their) capabilities” to fix and would require removing all the damaged trees entirely.

With only torn tree stumps left of some plants, Mr Barden said the area was now “dangerous” and warned that “if people are wandering here, they’ll fall over and they can actually stab themselves”.

Damage: People have been destroying local trees to build forts.
Photo by
Shannon Colee

After being on the original committee and

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  • August 6, 2023

The Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park is growing by 2 acres, and garden officials have big plans for the area.

The new strip of land will become home to a historic Montgomery fountain that once sat in front of a Montgomery building that was being renovated. The city saved the fountain and gifted it to the garden.

A Japanese maple garden is also planned for the space, said Cathy Maddox, the Montgomery Botanical Gardens Board of Directors president. A donor has promised to provide the Japanese maples needed for the project.

Officials also will install a pedestrian entrance to

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  • August 5, 2023

WAUSAU, Wis. (WJFW) – The Monk Botanical Gardens have provided an outdoor place for people to enjoy peace and quiet in Wausau for two decades now. Featuring attractions like several themed gardens, treehouses, cabins, and miles of accessible trails there is plenty to enjoy. Back in 2003, Robert W. Monk bought a small crop of land with a vision of providing Wausau with an educational community Botanical garden. 20 years later and his dream has become a reality. 

“We really have built these gardens to attract children and families because we want to teach people how just beautifying a space

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  • August 4, 2023

Wegerzyn Gardens, a 50-year-old botanical garden in Dayton, Ohio, is celebrating its anniversary this year. In 1967, local millionaire and amateur gardener, Benjamin Wegerzyn, donated 1000 shares of Xerox stock to build a flower conservatory at the then newly constructed DeWeese Park.

As plans for the park expanded and Wegerzyn became more invested, the park was renamed in 1973 as the Benjamin Wegerzyn Horticultural Center.

“We love it here, especially the exploration and the science experience. It’s a really fun activity.”

Pearly Appiado, park goer

On a balmy Saturday evening, the park was busy with visitors enjoying the scenery,

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  • August 2, 2023

Over the last decade, artist and graphic designer John Pirman has been capturing slices of life in Sarasota with colorful and moody illustrations featured in Sarasota magazine. This summer, Selby Botanical Gardens is offering visitors a peek into Pirman’s career and creative process.

“John Pirman: Diving Into Nature” will be an indoor and outdoor exhibit and the first retrospective of his career as part of Selby’s 50th-anniversary celebration. Previous Sarasota exhibitions have been more focused.

“I was honored, flattered, and overjoyed that they asked me to do this,” Pirman said during a conversation in his North Sarasota home. “And very

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  • July 27, 2023

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Board of Trustees has elected new leadership and a new member for fiscal year 2024.

Joel Morganroth has been named chair, Teri Hansen vice chair, and Bruce Sorensen to a three-year term as a new trustee. The board also reelected seven members to new three-year terms.

Morganroth, who served as vice chair last year, is an academic cardiologist who specializes in cardiovascular drug development. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals and published more than 350 articles and two dozen books.

Hansen is president and CEO of Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

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