In October and November, discover the beauty of bountiful edibles in the Kitchen Garden and at Hammock Hollow. Enjoy displays of marigolds, sunflowers, herbs, ornamental peppers and vegetables. The Historic Olmsted Gardens also offer plenty of fall elegance with meandering pathways, majestic trees and hidden nooks offering serenity, peace and plenty of fresh air.
Fall into the Gardens Schedule of Events
BOK AFTER DARK “ROCK THE BOK”
November 15, 5:00-8:00p.m.
Experience live music with Free Whiskey Band on the Terrace from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. followed by a 7:30 P.M. carillon concert with Geert D’hollander. Included with general admission or membership. The Blue Palmetto Café and The Shop at Bok will be open with dining and shopping specials for purchase including Chef Fulwood ‘s TACOS – choice of three tacos (pork belly, chicken or barbacoa) – with Spanish rice, chips and his world famous salsa! Meal is $20 per person, plus tax. Members receive 10% discount.
EDIBLE PLANT HIKE: WILD EDIBLE PLANTS OF FLORIDA
November 15, 4:30-5:30p.m.
Hike the Pine Ridge Preserve trail as we discover Florida native plants and learn the many ways that they are edible or useful to humans. Included with general admission or membership.
HOLIDAY GOURD ORNAMENT WORKSHOP
November 16, 2:00-4:00p.m.
Hard-shell gourds have been used for centuries by native populations to create beautiful utensils, musical instruments and art. In the last decade, they have become very popular as a contemporary art form. You will have the opportunity to create a gourd art piece in this workshop. This project uses ink for the color; gloves will be provided. Old clothes or a work apron recommended. $17 members/$30 non-members.
ROAD TRIP TO THE GARDENS: NASHVILLE
November 16, 12:00-2:30 P.M.
Enjoy live music with Nicole Equerme on the Blue Palmetto Café Terrace. Concert included with general admission or membership. Enjoy a meal filled with southern decadence as the Blue Palmetto team prepares a Nashville favorite! Dig into hot honey fried chicken with collard greens, smashed potatoes and a homemade biscuit with butter. Meal is $20 per person, plus tax. Members receive 10% discount.
November 19, 5:30-6:30p.m.
Join Buffy La Roux as she guides participants inward in this meditation experience incorporating a blend of energy and relaxation modalities, such as crystal bowls, Reiki, positive affirmations and themed guided meditation. This is a time to relax and receive. Bring a mat and/or blanket. Optional items that may enhance your experience: water, journal, pillow and eye mask. $25 members/$35 non-members.