Cornell University

Plants of the Winter Solstice

Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Nevin Welcome Center

Since ancient times, the winter solstice has been celebrated by cultures around the world as a sacred, festive time. Plants such as oak, holly, ivy, mistletoe, and evergreens have long been a crucial part of these celebrations. Discover the cultural and natural history of these plants while celebrating the first day of winter. We’ll also tour the Mullestein Winter Garden, and make a simple evergreen wreath to take home. Then, as darkness descends, we’ll head back outside for some traditional Wassailing and a simple solstice ceremony at our outdoor fire pit. Refreshments and all materials will be provided. Pre-registration required.

Instructors:         Cornell Plantations staff

Fee:            $36 ($30 members and Cornell students)

Location:    Nevin Welcome Center and Winter Garden

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$36; $30 members and Cornell students.



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