Lunch and Lit in the Garden
Wednesdays, February 2 through April 27, 2022 – 12:00 pm–1:30 pm (no class on April 13, 2022)
Who doesn't love a great story? Bring your lunch and listen to a classic read-aloud while you watch the Arboretum come alive this spring! Each week, we'll explore a different area of the garden and complete a nature activity inspired by the day's reading. Includes a little literary analysis, a bit of nature study, some artistic endeavors, science, geography and more!
Spring Book Selection
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A beloved classic, this is a story of rebirth as a result of the power of love. Mary Lennox, a sickly and contrary little girl, is orphaned and sent to her uncle's gloomy English estate. Her only friend is a bed-ridden boy named Colin whose prospects might actually be worse than hers! But when Mary finds the key to a secret garden, transformation falls within their reach.
- Suggested for students grades 5 through 8.
- $125.00 per student for the 12 week series.
- Advance registration is required and available through our online eStore.
- Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
- JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
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- Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
- Please contact Joy Burns, school program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this program.