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  1. Gardens Aglow


    Enjoy an evening walk through the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden glowing with festive lights and music! Campfires and hot drinks available. Closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Face coverings and physical distancing required. Advanced tickets and a full schedule at FriendsOftheGarden.org.


    AGE
    All Ages
    DATE
    Nov. 27, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021; Closed Christmas Eve & Day and New Year's Day; Bonus dates: Monday-Wednesday Dec. 21-23, 2020
    TIME
    Fri.-Sun. nights, 5-8:30 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden
    FEE
    $5/Adult; $2/Children 3-12 years

     

  2. Pressed Flower Greeting Cards Workshop


    Come and go opportunity to craft personalized greeting cards with flowers dried from the garden. All materials included. No registration required; walk-ins welcome.


    AGE
    12 yrs. and up
    DATE
    Thurs. Dec. 17
    TIME
    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    LOCATION
    Springfield Botanical Center
    FEE
    $3/item

     

  3. Wreath Workshop


    Create your own wreath or table ring with fresh greenery and dried natural pods, seeds, and flowers from the garden. Classes limited to 12. Register by Dec. 17.


    AGE
    12 yrs. and up
    DATE
    Sat., Dec. 19
    TIME
    10 a.m.-Noon
    LOCATION
    Springfield Botanical Center
    FEE
    $30/item