Our most highly anticipated event of the year—Horticulture Night—will *hopefully* be held in-person for 2021! While our 2020 event could only be held virtually, we’re working on planning for a safe 2021 in-person event that allows for social distancing all while taking in the beauty of the Horticulture Display Garden. The year 2021 will mark our 50th in-person celebration of Horticulture Night, and we sure hope to see you there! Here’s what we know so far:
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021 4 pm—8 pm (Note the time change from years past!)
Location: Horticulture Display Garden at the WCROC
Registration: Required upon admittance
Presentations: Demonstrations will be spread out throughout the Garden, allowing participants to freely go from one station to another. There will be no set start and end time for these demonstrations. This allows for social distancing. We encourage participants to ask questions at the stations that are of interest to them, while going through the various stations at their own comfort level. Stations include:
- Herb gardening
- 50 years of annual flowers
- Rain gardens
- Landscape design
- Protecting pollinators with IPM
Tours: All tours will be self-guided to avoid crowding together. Maps and brochures will be available to guide you.
Seating: We encourage you to bring your own seating (i.e. camping chair) since there will be no bleachers. Also, please note there will be no tents (again, to avoid crowding together) so bring your own umbrella or shade if you desire.
Food: A boxed meal will be available for purchase on-site.
Masks: Currently required, although we will adjust accordingly based on current mask mandates.
One thing that the circumstances of the past year has made very evident is that things can change very quickly, and we may need to shift our event plans and expectations accordingly, even at the last minute. Please check back with this event page for further details and updates about Horticulture Night, especially prior to coming to the event.