Saturday, June 15 & Sunday, June 16
9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Activities 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free admission for dad!
Family activities offered include an obstacle course and craft for the kids from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Butterfly Bungalow, a pollinators’ paradise abundant in fluttering butterflies native to North Carolina and a colorful display of their favorite plants, will also be open to explore for $3 per guest or $2 per member. Guests will enjoy the beauty of Grandiflora: Gamrath Glass by Day featuring dozens of larger-than-life botanical glass sculptures by Seattle-based artist Jason Gamrath. Guests can also join a member of the Garden’s horticulture team for a free (included with admission) Horticulture Highlight Walk on Saturday, June 15 at 1 p.m. to learn more about what’s in bloom, seasonally relevant gardening tips and more.
Guests will enjoy live music in the Beer Garden by Jade Moore on Saturday, June 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. and Old Man Mafia on Sunday, June 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. The Beer Garden will also be serving cold brews and guests can relax in the shade, grab a bite from a food truck and enjoy yard games (weather permitting). Lunch will be available from a food truck each day and snacks are always available in the Garden Store.
Families are also encouraged to register in advance at www.DSBG.org for weekend classes. Learn how to create your own butterfly garden that will attract butterflies throughout their life cycles in the Garden’s Butterfly Gardening class for all ages on June 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each guest will leave with two host plants to plant at home and the class is $45 per guest. Also enjoy a Father’s Day Cookie Decorating Workshop for all ages on June 16 from 1 to 3 p.m. Guests will learn to edge, flood and sprinkle their way to beautiful, professional sugar cookies, then take home samples to enjoy! The workshop is $25 and materials are included (Garden members receive a 15% discount).
Garden members and fathers are admitted free, general admission applies for non-members.