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Around the World in Eight Plants

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center
124 Comstock Knoll Road, Ithaca, NY 14850

Take a stroll around the Cornell Botanic Gardens and take a trip around the world!  On this walking tour we’ll encounter eight plants from five continents.  Each plant - tree, shrub, or perennial - has significant cultural importance to the societies that grow and utilize them.  Some are highly cultivated, and others are harvested from the forest with thoughtful ceremony.  From simple sustenance to a striving for beauty, to connecting to one’s place in the divine, come learn how these plants have played a role in human civilization. Pre-registration required as space is limited.

Fee: $12 general admission; Free for Botanic Gardens members; Learn more about Membership here.

Instructor: Mary Squyres, Garden Guide and Master Gardener Volunteer

Location: Meet at the Nevin Welcome Center

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