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Lilac Weekend

May 6 & 7, 2023

11 a.m.–3 p.m. | At the Garden

As part of our Spectacular Spring Weekends, join us at the Lilac Collection to explore the living collections and participate in seasonal activities.

With spring’s bloom playing out on a rapid schedule this year, and sudden warm weather bumping up the flowering of several of our collections by as much as two weeks, hear from Todd Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections, as he discusses the surprises of 2023’s season of renewal. As the season continues to progress, we’ll be pointing visitors to the best seasonal spectacles on each weekend.

Spring Stoop & Window Box Demonstrations

11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Lilac Collection

Learn how to beautify your stoop or window box through a guided demonstration with Materials for the Arts. Take home your creation to bring a little love to your block!

A person in a plaid shirt tucks a plant into a new terra cotta pot