Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Enjoy Fathers Day at your local Botanical Garden

Garden Tour
Garden Tour (Photo credit: Abby Lanes)
Do you have a gardening father and looking for a unique Fathers Day gift?

Do you have a father that showed you how to grow a garden as you were growing up and/or was always available to give you friendly advice on your garden, gave you help building that garden box that you just never could do on your own or gave you off-shoots of his favorite plants for your garden? Why not surprise him this Fathers Day with a trip to your local Botanic Gardens. Many Botanic Gardens across the U.S. are offering Fathers Day specials that include boating, music, tours and food.

A few offering specials are:

ChicagoBotanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL. offers Father's Day Canoe Adventure on Saturday & Sunday, June 15 and 16 at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., or 1 p.m.

Maximum of three participants per boat. Participants must be at least 5 years old and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No experience with canoeing is necessary as instruction, canoes, life jackets, and paddles will all be provided. Bob Kirschner, the Garden’s aquatic biologist, will paddle along and explain the Garden's nationally recognized program to restore and enhance miles of lakeshore. Your aquatic journey will include passing beneath the Garden's Trellis Bridge. Register Now

NaplesBotanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples Florida offers Father's Day Catch-and-Release Fishing in the Garden Lakes on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fishing takes place 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. all weekend, June 15 and 16 and Garden will be open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Dads and Grandpas are free on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Regular garden admission for guests.

FairchildTropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road in Coral Gables, FL. offers Father's Day Barbeque Brunch at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This year, enjoy lots of robust flavors with a Louisiana-inspired menu. New Orleans style Eggs Benedict, Creole frittata, Cajun braised beef brisket, pecan sticky buns, jambalaya with shrimp, green bean étouffée, and banana bread pudding with Bourbon Street sauce, Southern waffles, grits, Cajun Style Braised Beef, New Orleans BBQ Pulled Pork Jambalaya, Mini Muffalata Sandwiches, Collard Greens, King Cake Cupcakes and many more Louisiana style fixin's are all on the menu at this tasty event.

Ticket Cost $0.00 - $45.00 Seating Information The brunch is $45 per adult, $22.50 per child 5-12 years old, and free for children 4 and under. To make reservations, please call or email. Contact Email officeadmin@creativetastes.com Contact Phone 305-256-8399 $0.00 - $45.00

LewisGinter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Henrico, VA. offers Father's Day in the Garden
Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Celebrate Father's Day in the Garden with entertainment and garden-related activities. Enjoy a free concert (included in Garden admission) and see classic cars and motorcycles. Food will be available for purchase.

Enjoy free concert (included in Garden admission) by the Jangling Reinharts down at the Bloemendaal House where food will be available for purchase. The Richmond Model Yacht Club will also be on-site showing off different model boats on our lake. Guests are welcome to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the concert but no outside food or beverage is permitted. Designated parking, admission charge call (804) 262-9887 fpr more info.

DesMoines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA offers Father's Day - Free Day to all fathers.

MyriadBotanical Gardens, 301 W Reno, OKC, OK. offers Father’s Day at the Bridge Sunday, June 16, 2013, fathers get free admission, with one paid family member, hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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