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Discover the many benefits of the cheery dandelion!


Dandelion Festival

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019 | 11AM–3PM


A fun-for-all festival that enthusiastically explores the wonders of a misunderstood plant!

  • Taste samples of delectable dandelion foods and beverages, including jelly and wine 
  • Explore the “Dandelions: Weed or Wonder?” exhibit in our Well Room
  • Wander through the “Our Medicine Through Time” exhibit
    • Pull up a chair at the soda fountain to taste homemade rootbeer
    • Sip bitters and cordials at the Victorian apothecary
    • Have fun at the drug store trying dandelion cosmetics
  • View a live beehive and learn about bees and their relationship to the dandelion
  • Create dandelion-themed crafts
  • Duck into the Garden Shed for a live dandelion exhibit and garden-related information
  • Paint a colorful flower pot and plant a seedling
    Additional $5 fee
  • Stretch yourself during “Yoga in the Grass” led by Barbara McEvoy 
    Sun salutation—11:30AM | Relaxing—2:30PM   Bring your yoga mat
  • Watch how water and its “hitchhikers” move through the ground with Green Mountain Conservation Group’s watershed demonstration
  • Picture yourself as a dandelion—snap a photo at our photo op display
  • Sample Dande Jack Lemonade offered by Tamworth Distilling
  • Purchase dandelion honey, salve and tea, soap, bee products, natural lawn care products and more
  • Lunch available for purchase, while supplies last
Stay tuned for more “incredible” details as this event grows near!

COST: $10; $5 for ages 5–10; FREE for ages 4 and under
Members receive $2 off admission cost
Snacks for sale, while supplies last. A rain or shine event.



“Thank you for this wonderful experience!” ~ Lucie, Jacquest and Malanie Villeneuve and Helen LaPlante, Freedom and Meredith, NH

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