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Flora's Holiday
Saturday, April 28, 6-8pm

Member $25, Non-member $30

Performers: Diane Edgecomb, Master Storyteller, and Margot Chamberlain, Celtic Harper

Celebrate springtime flowers with "Flora's Holiday" a story and music filled journey along Tower Hill Botanic Garden's blossom-lined paths. This unique performance created by Master storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain entertains at each stop enhancing the landscape with favorite tales and songs about flowers drawn from Greek, Roman, Norse, Persian and Native American cultures delving into the mythical origins and deep meaning of these beloved garden plants. Open up your imaginations with stories of botanical treasures while viewing an expansive field of 25,000 daffodils, the forest glade where Pan presides, the sunset balcony with expansive views of Mount Wachusett and the open-air gazebo where the haunting Persian legend of the Nightingale and the Rose will be told. Specially crafted for Tower Hill's expansive landscape the event includes participatory songs and traditional first of May activities. Never had a chance to take part in weaving a Maypole? This could be your chance! Venture into spring with this enchanting evening stroll through Tower Hill's botanic paradise. Appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a light, portable stool if you wish. Registrants will walk approximately one mile on trails with occasional uneven terrain. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held in the theater with botanical slide accompaniment. Each performance is limited to an audience of 30, so buy tickets early.

Diane and Margot have been featured on NPR and at storytelling festivals, coffeehouses and theaters for over twenty years. Diane is known for her unique style of storytelling, where she embodies the various characters and scenes in a tale, bringing each moment alive. For this she has won the first national Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast. Margot Chamberlain's versatile approach to harp and song brings an underlying poetic weave to support each tale.

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Attendees: 1 $ 25.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 30.00 ea.