Visit the Arboretum anytime during the month of October for enchanting fairy fun! Fee: $15/family
Cross the spell-binding entrance bridge and check in at the front desk, where you’ll receive a bag of treasures for your journey. Stop by the gnome home to search for the Roaming Gnome (hint: he’s in a new hiding place each day!) and dance with bells and ribbons in the meadow. Along our woodland paths, look for fairy houses near a forest labyrinth and build a tree stump castle.
Young pirates can climb aboard a meadow ship and look through a spy glass for scurvy scalawags. Come in costume and bring your phone or camera for photos in the Elven Throne. All activities are self-guided and require grownup supervision (and your imagination!). Make a day of it and bring a picnic lunch.
Registration is appreciated! Fairy bags will be available for pickup at the front desk throughout the month. Contents include a map of magical activities, a jar of pixie dust, two ribbon wands, a scavenger hunt, coloring pages, glitter crayons, bubbles, and two jingle bell bracelets. Wings, pirate gear, flower crowns, tutus, and more are available for purchase in the gift shop.
Enter the Great Fairy House Challenge! Entries are due 9/25 and 9/26 for display during Fairy Month.
Fairy month is funded in part by a generous donation from Garden Treasures. Pumpkins provided by Mason Farms Produce.