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Calendar of Events

NOTES: For a complete listing of our educational programs, plant shows, and sales, refer to the Xperience Guide to Programs and Events.
To view our educational programs in a calendar format, visit

Here is what you need to know to plan your visit:

Saturday Morning Story Time
Saturdays March 7- June 13
Ages 3-6; No registration required- Just drop in!
10:00am FREE ; Visitors Center Children's Classroom

Private Gardens of Mink Hollow
Saturday May 23, 2015
10:00 am- 4:00pm. Although pre-registration is closed, walk-in registrations are welcome. Tour four private gardens on your own, starting at any of the gardens. Visit all four gardens for $20.00 or just a couple for $5.00 each if your time is limited. This year's featured gardens have been artfully created by their owners over a number of years. Their passions are evident in their creations: a painter's palette of blossoms arranged by room, a veritable botanical library of specimens, gorgeous handcrafted outbuildings, whimsical design and more. Information packet for the day.

Conservatory Summer Display
Saturday, April 26 – Sunday, September 27
10:00am – 5:00pm daily
Free; Brookside Gardens North Conservatory

Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit
Wednesday, July 1- Sunday, October 25, 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm daily
Fee: $8 adults; $5 ages 3 – 12
Brookside Gardens South Conservatory

We have made the difficult decision to cancel a number of larger events in 2015, including:

Earth Day Festival
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt
Native Plant Sale
Spring Lecture Series
Summer Twilight Concert Series
Many plant shows and sales