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Midsummer Nights Tours

Wander through the Gardens with a docent for a magical evening about Shakespeare's love of plants.

Non-member
$16
Member
$12
Student
$10

In Elizabethan times in England, midsummer’s eve (also known as the summer solstice) was a night to revel. This tour celebrates the long days of summer by focusing on the edible, medicinal and mischievous properties of the plants that played important roles in Shakespeare's works. Guided by quotes from his plays, expect to hear about the life and times of Elizabethan England and of plants such as love-in-idleness, tickle my fancy, gillyvor and heartsease. This is a one-hour docent-led tour.

June and July, select evenings at 6 and 6:30 p.m.
York Street

 

Prices include admission to the Gardens. Cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee and those made less than one week prior to a tour are non-refundable.

To schedule a docent-led tour for your small group, contact tours@botanicgardens.org. Please make reservations at least three weeks in advance.

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