The BOOtanical Celebration, sponsored by Wegmans and Fidelis Care, will revel in all things creepy and crawly. Kids and families can make Halloween themed crafts at activity stations scattered throughout the Botanical Gardens, learn about spooky plants at the Botanical Gardens and enjoy Halloween treats and prizes. Activities include hands-on crafts such as: a venus flytrap, a creepy paper pumpkin, a bat and moon creation, mosaic fall leaves and more. A special visit from the Ice Queen and Ice Princess from Emmalee’s Memories will be a highlight of the event and organizers highly encourage kids and parents to wear their costumes. Activities are best aligned for children ages 4-12, and caregivers of the youngest learners are encouraged to assist.
A special Spooky Succulent Garden workshop for kids will be held during the BOOtanical Celebration on October 19 at 10 am or 2 pm. No prickly cacti are involved in this desert activity, instead, this fun workshop will study succulents. Succulents are desert plants that store water in their leaves and each participant will create an open garden space in a tray with these thorn-less plants. Organizers will sneak in an educational component and talk about desert biomes, where succulents live, and how they adapt to their environment. Children will add their own creative touches to their succulent garden by choosing from colored sand, gems and a spooky Halloween surprise.
The Spooky Succulent Garden Workshop is $20 for the General Public and $15 for Botanical Garden Members. Pre-registration is required.