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COVID-19 Information

We need your help.

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on admissions, events, and other public activities for funding. But while the Garden is closed, we are unable to earn the revenue we need to operate and fulfill the work of our mission. Your support today will help ensure that our Garden survives, thrives, and goes on to serve the community long into the future.

A Message from the CEO

March 17, 2020

Garden Friends,

As the COVID-19 situation has continued to evolve, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the Garden to the public, effective today.

Our priority is the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and employees. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended the cancellation of in-person gatherings, and as a gathering place in the community, we feel it is our responsibility to adhere to this recommendation in order to facilitate social distancing and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

We are currently evaluating the status of all upcoming Garden events and on-site programming. Information regarding cancellations and postponements will be shared as it becomes available. For the most updated information, please refer to our website.

Over the past several days, we have heard guests remark that the Garden has served for them as a place of respite and peace in these uncertain times. Although the Garden is closed, we will continue to serve as a source of mindfulness and well-being in our community. Here are four ways to engage with the Garden, no matter where you are:

  1. Stay healthy: Truly, we are all in this together. By practicing healthy habits such as hand-washing and social distancing, we can “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 (and reopen the Garden sooner rather than later!).
  2. Get outside: The restorative effects of engaging with the environment are even more important during times of stress. Don’t forget to get outside, breathe in the fresh air, and take a moment of reprieve from the challenging circumstances of the day.
  3. Follow us on social: We will continue to share the beauty of the Garden with photos on Facebook and Instagram. We hope to brighten your feed with spring color and offer plant knowledge as a break from current events, too.
  4. Stay tuned for more: The Garden team is eagerly pursuing new ways to engage with you virtually. Keep an eye out for more details.

From all of us here at the Garden, thank you for your support. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Be well,

Sue Wagner
Chief Executive Officer

Check back here for updates on Garden events and programs.

Seeds to Sprouts (March 20) – Cancelled
Plant Invaders Workshop (March 21) – Cancelled
Composting 101 (March 28) – Cancelled
Yoga at the Garden (March 28) – Cancelled
Tree Selection for Landscapes (March 29) – Cancelled
Spring Break Day Camp (March 30 – April 3) – Cancelled
Raptor Show (March 31) – Cancelled
Yoga at the Garden (April 4) – Cancelled
Spring Plant Sale (April 16-19) – Postponed

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