The Great Outdoors


Dollar Night Insight

Thursday, August 4, 5 – 8 pm
On the first Thursday of the month, visit the gardens for $1 per person AND enjoy a brief, interactive learning moment (instead of the usual $5 & $3). Babies and up to age 2 are still admitted free.
Pick up some new ideas and skills!
DNI: Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Thursday, August 4, 5 -7 pm
This month, Botanical Conservatory visitors will get insight into chocolate and how it’s derived from the fruit of a tree. Get up close to our Theobroma cacao, or Cacao Tree, and look for its funky flowers and fruit which occur at the same time on the plant.

Of course, because it’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day we’ll send you home with a recipe and a cookie ice cream sandwich with the help of instructor Cindy Henry.
Summer Dessert Dip

Saturday, August 6, 1 – 2 pm
If you are looking for an easy, no-bake summer dessert, we have the answer for you! Join us and create a beautiful layered summer dessert dip that is perfect for enjoying on the front porch or at your evening cookout. This recipe serves 15+ people.

Instructor Cindy Henry was the owner of The Green Frog for 15 years, creating many of the recipes that are famous throughout the region. All necessary materials for this project will be provided – including the container!

Ages 10+. (Age 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.) Registration deadline: July 28. Min. 10. Max. 20. Fee: $25/public; $21/Conservatory member or volunteer.

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun Street. To register, call (260) 427-6000.

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