Spring Break Camp for Adults: Party Plants - The Arboretum
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Saturday, April 6; 2:00PM - 6:00PM

Spring Break Camp for Adults: Party Plants

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April 6th, 2-6pm

Ah, springtime… A time for flowers blooming, buds bursting, and of course raging spring break partygoers.  On April 6th, the Arboretum will play host to some of that Spring Break revelry! Returning as a springtime botanical adventure, this program is an offshoot of our popular Summer Camp for Adults, just without the sweltering heat! This adult camp is all about plants that like to have fun. We’ll learn about various fun plant phenomena, from trees that grow colorful rainbow bark to plants that put on costumes to attract amorous attention. Did you know that plants can dance? We will explore all about plants that move and grove, like popping cucumbers, sensitive mimosas, and sun-seeking sunflowers. How did plants help people party in the past? We will discover how periwinkle and ivy became important symbols at weddings, how the toxic yew tree led to our modern Christmas traditions, what grape vines tell us about the ancient Roman god of revelry and more. We’ll also learn a bit about how animals get drunk on plants in the wild! Yes, they too like to party from time to time. While adults are sure to have fun in this program, it’s really the plants that’ll be the wild party animals!

The inspiration for Summer Camp for Adults came directly from adult feedback! Year after year we have heard parents of our youth campers, as well as general guests who witnessed our children’s camp programs, say things like “Oh wow, I wish I could attend this camp!” Well, we took their comments seriously, and gave them that opportunity! While each Adult Camp theme is tailored to a grown-up audience, the program mirrors a day in the life of an Arboretum summer camper, giving adults a chance to escape the intensity of their daily responsibilities and travel back in time to when they attended summer camp as children. And for those who never got to attend camp as a child, this program allows you to experience the magic of a camp experience for the first time.

Come party with our plants! 

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$55 per person
*must be 21 years old to register

*Admission to Arboretum included with class registration. Feel free to explore the gardens before/after your class.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy:
Cancelations must be requested in advance of one week prior to the program start date in order to qualify for a refund. Cancellations requested within 7 days of the class start date will not qualify for a refund. The Arboretum does not offer credit or reschedules for missed classes. If you are unable to cancel within the required refund window, please consider your program fee a donation to the garden. Your registration confirms your understanding of and agreement with this policy.

*Please arrive 10 minutes before class to ensure you have time to check in!
*Refunds will not be granted to registered guests who miss the class due to tardiness.

*Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or email at education@arboretum.org

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