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 p.m.
Prices include admission to the Gardens. To schedule a docent-led tour for your small group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make reservations at least three weeks in advance.
Cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee and those made less than one week prior to a tour are non-refundable. Tours with low registration are subject to cancellation.