Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s autumn celebrations include Día de los Muertos to be held Nov. 2 & 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
The Garden will host festive altars de muertos dedicated to guests’ family and friends who have passed. Guests are invited to bring photos to add to the altar to honor their loved ones. This family-friendly celebration will also feature face painting, stilt walkers, vendors, crafts for children including masks, and much more. Horse-drawn carriage rides are available for $6 per adult and $4 per child (cash only). Live music by Hannah Bledsoe & Band and Split Second Sound DJ can be heard beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Garden Store, vendors, and a food truck onsite will serve lunch, snacks, sweet treats and other beverages available for purchase.
A Calavera (sugar skull) Workshop will be held both Nov. 2 and 3 from 10:30 to 12 p.m. Sproutycakes Bakery will teach about the tradition of creating Calaveras and help guests decorate their own with piping and decorating techniques. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 30 at www.DSBG.org and the workshop is $45 per person (all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult) which includes Garden admission. Spots are limited!
Día de los Muertos is free with Garden admission. Garden members are admitted free, $14.95 for adults, $12.95 for seniors 60+, and $7.95 for children 2-12. The Garden is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. For more information call (704) 825-4490 or visit www.DSBG.org.