Freaky Flora Self-Guided Walk - The Arboretum
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Sunday, October 1; 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Freaky Flora Self-Guided Walk

Located in all parts of the garden

About This Event

Why was rosemary traditionally placed in funeral bouquets? How did the pomegranate get the name the “fruit of the dead?” What flower was once used to preserve dead bodies? Which herb in the Middle Ages was believed to ward off evil spirits?

Learn the answers to these questions discover eerier side of our collections as you enjoy a self-guided exploration of our “Freaky Flora” plant list. While weaving your way through the garden, look for little scarecrows tucked along the paths. Each scarecrow indicates a stop on the Freaky Flora list, and has a QR code connected to our full Freaky Flora route, along with fun, spooky facts about all 25 plants. This educational experience is done at your own leisure- Stops are found throughout the garden, and do not need to be followed in any specific order. Fun for both adults and children!


Download the Freaky Flora Route Here

*Guided Freaky Flora tours available on select dates. Please refer to the Activities Calendar.



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Self-guided experience
No tickets required- included with admission
Participants must either download the Freaky Flora document from the website or have a phone with them to access the route and plant guide via the QR code

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