Plants of the Winter Solstice
Since ancient times, the winter solstice has been celebrated by cultures around the world as a sacred, festive time. Plants such as oak, holly, ivy, mistletoe, and evergreens have long been a crucial part of these celebrations. Discover the cultural and natural history of these plants while celebrating the first day of winter. We’ll also tour the Mullestein Winter Garden, and make a simple evergreen wreath to take home. Then, as darkness descends, we’ll head back outside for some traditional Wassailing and a simple solstice ceremony at our outdoor fire pit. Refreshments and all materials will be provided. Pre-registration required.
Instructors: Cornell Plantations staff
Fee: $36 ($30 members and Cornell students)
Location: Nevin Welcome Center and Winter Garden