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Diane Edgecomb's "Flora's Holiday"

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Diane Edgecomb's "Flora's Holiday"

Time: April 28, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Street: 11 French Drive
City/Town: Boylston, MA 01505
Website or Map:…
Event Type: storytelling, folk, music, garden, walk
Organized By: Diane Edgecomb
Latest Activity: Apr 19, 2018

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Event Description

Celebrate flowers and the coming of spring with master storyteller Diane Edgecomb’s “Flora’s Holiday,” a unique story and music performance that travels through the gardens and forest paths of Tower Hill Botanic Garden. This event, specially crafted for Tower Hill by Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain, leads the audience to some of the garden’s most beloved spots including an expansive field of 25,000 daffodils, a forest glade where Pan presides, a sunset balcony with expansive views of Mount Wachusett and an open-air gazebo where the haunting Persian legend of the Nightingale and the Rose will be told.

The evening’s performance is drawn from Ancient Greek, Roman, Norse, Persian and Native American legends and songs revealing the mythical origins and meanings of favorite garden plants. Venture into spring with this enchanting evening stroll through Tower Hill’s botanic paradise. The event is designed for adults and an older family audience (twelve and above). Participants walk approximately one mile on trails and, sometimes, uneven terrain. Bring a cushion or light folding chair to sit on if you wish! The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors at Tower Hill’s Stoddard Theater.

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

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