There are a variety of other fun and one-of-a-kind events happening at the Arboretum throughout the season. Mark your calendars because you won't want to miss out on the fun!
May 13th – 19th 2019
National Public Gardens Week
Stop by the Arboretum during National Public Gardens Week and share why public gardens such as ours are important to you! Follow us on social media and use the hashtags #MyGarden, #CVABGnationalpublicgardensweek, and #Nationalpublicgardensweek to show us the fun activities you do at the Arboretum.
July 16th, 2019
Gnome Night Out
Grab your favorite gnome from home and make it a date at the Arboretum. Join us for an interesting evening of gnome fun and activities! Learn about the history of gnomes, view priceless works of lost gnome art, hear a story or two from Bob the Gnome. Have fun making and playing with fun gnome activities. Photo opportunities with your favorite gnome will be available to remember the evening. Visitors will receive a take home a gnome bag filled with all sorts of goodies. Everyone who attends will be entered in the Gnome drawing for fabulous gnome prizes and Gnome hats are provided. This event is free with regular admission: $5 for adults (ages 18+), $2 for children (ages 5-17), Ages 4 and under and members are free.
August 3rd, 2019
Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Arboretum
Stop by the Arboretum for a special late-night Storytime in the gardens. Join staff and volunteers as they read books before bedtime and lead children and their animal friends in a simple activity before the end of the night. Children can bring their stuffed animal friends and leave them overnight for a special sleepover in the children's garden and pick them up the next morning (Sunday) starting at 11:00 AM. Stuffed animals will play games, take a tour of the Arboretum, and get a chance to make new friends. Please only bring one stuffed animal per child. This event is free with admission to the gardens. $5 for adults, $2 per child ages 5-17, children 4 & under and members are free.
August 26th- September 22nd
Scarecrows have made their way to the Arboretum! Walk through the gardens and see scarecrows in a variety of fun scenes and get inspiration for a scarecrow of your own. This event is free with regular admission: $5 for adults (ages 18+), $2 for children (ages 5-17), Ages 4 and under and members are free.
August 30th, 2019
Stories under the stars with the Grout Museum – 8:30-10:00
Join us on Friday, August 30th from 8:30-10:00 PM for a special star party in the garden. The Grout Museum District will be telling stories using the constellations in the stars. Attendees are encouraged to bring sleeping bags, blankets, and wear warm clothing. This event will be held after hours in the Gardens and is free with regular admission.