All month long, we're celebrating hikers with our first-ever Hiker Appreciation Month! There are so many of you who visit our grounds every day to experience the beauty of our gardens and the serenity of our hiking trails that we want to give something back.
If you'd like to participate, please click here to RSVP.
In addition, our Gardener Ann Northrup and Fieldworks Collaborative will lead a garden and trail tour as part of our free Pop-Up Plein Air event on Sunday, September 27, and the Fieldworks team will also be on the trails later in the month offering activities to engage hikers.
En plein air is a French expression meaning "in the open air," often used to describe the act of painting outdoors, where artists are free to investigate nature through direct observation.
Plein Air Primer
Pop-Up Plein Air: Art Escapists
at a glance:
Thu, September 10, 4pm
Thu, September 10, 7:30pm
Fri, September 11, 7:30pm
Dave Koz & Rick Braun
Sun, September 13, 10am
Plein Air Primer
Wed, September 16, 7pm
Open Access: Karen Finley
Thu, September 24, 11:30am
Writers Series: Meg Waite Clayton
Fri, September 25, 6pm
Open Access: Garden Talk & Walk + Opening Reception
Sun, September 27, 11am
Open Access: Pop-Up Plein Air - Art Escapists
Sun, September 27, 2-4pm
Mindful Ikebana: The Peaceful Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement
Thu, October 1, 7pm
The Traveling Kind Tour: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Mon, October 5, 4pm
Professional Development Workshop: Fundamentals of Inclusive Teaching & Working with Diverse Students
Art on the Grounds: Metaphoric States: Five Bronze Works by Stephen De Staebler
Photo credits (from top): Ron Leckie / Bahara Emami / Michele Guieu / Cameron Hockenson / MeiMei / Bahara Emami / John Singer Sargent, Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood (detail), 1885. Tate Collection, UK.