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Group Health Walks - Pets and Strollers Welcome!

October 5 - November 30 2020

10:15-11:15 a.m., Mondays starting October 5 (weather dependent)

Stimulate your heart and senses as you take in the beautiful grounds on organized health walks at Garvan Woodland Gardens with Sharon Turrentine & the Monday Crew! Masks are required for entry, and in some Garden areas.

Free to Members or with paid daily admission: $15 ages 13 and up | $5 ages 4-12 | free ages 3 and younger | $5 dogs on a short leash

Docent Community - Walk and Learn!

October 7 - December 16 2020

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Meet on the Welcome Center Deck

Join the docent community this fall for free guided tours of select Garden areas (admission required). The fall hikes will be focused on gaining familiarity with the Gardens and staying fresh on the recent, current, and upcoming projects within the Gardens. At Garvan Woodland Gardens, docents serve as volunteer tour guides and liaisons to the public. Whether you are interested in learning about the Gardens, sharing botanical or historical knowledge, or simply curious about what GWG has to offer, the docent community is welcome to all.

Dates and anticipated routes for select Wednesdays:

Oct 7 – Garden of the Pine Wind
Oct 14 – Woodland Walk
Oct 28 – Children’s Garden + Nature Preserve

Nov 4 - Garden of the Pine Wind
Nov 11 - Woodland Walk
Nov 18 – Children's Garden & Nature Preserve 

Dec 2 - Garden of the Pine Wind
Dec 9 - Woodland Walk 
Dec 16 – Children's Garden & Nature Preserve

Free to Members, GWG Volunteers, or with paid daily admission

Winter Garden Festival 2020

November 21 - December 31 2020

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily
Last admission at 5 p.m. | Garden grounds close at 6 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Days

This festival is in lieu of the annual holiday lights display. The Gardens is NOT OPEN at night this year.

Garvan Woodland Gardens will be presenting an all-new daytime winter garden festival in 2020. Come celebrate the beauty of the season in our outdoor winter garden. Favorite garden displays will provide photo opportunities, while the Garvan Pavilion will be transformed into a life-sized Snow Globe. A display along the newly paved Camellia Trail will feature creations for the winter landscape by students of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. Since the festival is during daytime hours, areas that were previously inaccessible during holiday lights will now be available to experience, such as the Evans Children’s Adventure Garden, the Evans Tree House, the Hixson Nature Preserve, and the Perry Wildflower Overlook.

The winter garden festival will begin on Saturday, November 21 and run through Saturday, December 31 (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days). The gardens will be open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., with the last admission sold at 5 p.m. The Chipmunk Café will be open from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. serving up fresh gourmet sandwiches, salads, and seasonal treats.

Admission prices: $15 adults, $5 ages 4-12, and free ages 3 and younger. Dogs on a short leash are allowed in the gardens for $5 each. Golf cart tours are available on a limited, first come first served basis and are $15 per person in addition to admission. There are no reservations for golf cart tours. As always, members are admitted with a current membership card and photo ID.

Holiday High Teas

December 1 - December 8 2020

3 p.m. - Magnolia Room
Tuesday, December 1 AND Tuesday, December 8

Enjoy the Winter Garden Festival before or after this festive tea.  The traditional English tea style offers patrons a sampling of assorted scones, finger sandwiches and desserts, all accompanied by a variety of flavorful hot teas.

Seating will be limited for social distancing. Service will be in accordance with all health directives by the state.

$39 Members | $42 Non-members | Reservations Required | Advance Tickets Required | Limited seating | Ticket includes admission to Winter Garden Festival | Please make sure to choose the correct date desired!

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