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Botanical Gardens, Niagara Falls

Rooted – A festival at the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens

Rooted is an annual celebration of the natural, cultural, and culinary profile of the Niagara region.
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Rooted is a celebration of the beauty and history of Niagara Parks. This annual event connects us to the natural, cultural and culinary stories surrounding the Niagara region. Throughout September, we invite you to explore our incredible gardens, learn from professional horticulturists, interact with local artisans, and savour delicious flavours from across Niagara.

With four specially themed weekends, Rooted has something for everyone and is designed to provide you with unique experiences while spending time together in nature, building new traditions and a lifetime of memories. Explore the stunning natural spaces throughout the Botanical Gardens through a variety of nature-themed programs.

Passes

Each Rooted weekend features a variety of specialty workshops and tours, included in your Rooted pass. Look for exciting, free family programming throughout the festival.

$40 Four Weekends

Includes admission to all Rooted workshops and tours throughout the month.

$15 One Weekend

Includes admission to all Rooted workshops and tours for one weekend.

Rooted Weekend Themes

September 7 & 8, 2019 Pollinators

Pollinators play a crucial role in our health, without them, our lives would be much different. Learn about these important creatures and how we can work together to protect them.

Have you ever wondered how the Butterfly Conservatory works? Join our team of experts this weekend for a fascinating tour. At the Botanical Gardens, our director of horticulture will teach you about this iconic space and its unique history. You’ll also have an opportunity to learn about the Niagara Parks environmental stewardship program, 12 pollinator gardens, bee hotel and what you can do at home to support these important insects and animals.

Bees flying around a purple flower
Pollinators Workshops
Sept 7 11AM - 12PM Living a Zero Waste Lifestyle with Niagara Parks Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 7 & 8 2PM - 3PM Garden Walking Tour with Niagara Parks Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 7 & 8 3PM - 4PM Pollinate Your Garden with Niagara Parks Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 7 & 8 11AM - 12PM Butterfly Conservatory Tour Included with your Rooted Pass
Pollinators Family Activities
Sept 7 & 8 12PM - 1PM Orbax & Pepper Do Science! Free family activity
Sept 7 1PM - 2PM Little Ray’s Reptile Show: Wild Frontier Free family activity
Sept 8 1PM - 2PM Little Ray’s Reptile Show: Ecosystems Free family activity
Sept 7 & 8 10AM - 2PM Monarch Release with Niagara Parks Free family activity
Flowers in front of a pergola

September 14 & 15, 2019 Art in the Garden

Art is in the eye of the beholder and can be found in many forms throughout the Botanical Gardens. Whether it’s the natural sound of the fountains, the birds singing, bees buzzing or, the glorious colours that bring our flowers to life, art is everywhere!

Be inspired by sound, touch and movement as you explore the variety of art forms and how they connect through nature and gardens. Get crafty with paints, puppets and natural materials you can find in the garden. You’ll learn from professionals including artisans, musicians, engineers, photographers and visual artists.

Art in the Garden Workshops
Sept 14 9AM - 10AM Art for your Heart Art Therapy & Journaling with Rhiannon Barry Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 14 10AM - 11PM Accessible Yoga with Shine On Yoga Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 14 & 15 11AM - 12PM How Does Your Garden Show? Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 14 2PM - 4PM Painting Pollinators in Garden with Rhiannon Barry Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 14 & 15 3PM - 4PM Photography Walkabout with Meagan Ashley Photography Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 15 1PM - 2PM Gordon Reeves Engineering of Niagara Strait Included with your Rooted Pass
Art in the Garden Family Activities
Sept 14 & 15 10AM - 1PM Mackenzie Printery Bookmark Workshop Free family activity
Sept 14 & 15 10AM - 1PM Carousel Players Puppet Making Free family activity
Sept 14 & 15 1PM - 4PM Leaf Imprint & Identification Workshop with My Painted House Free family activity

September 21 & 22, 2019 Edible Garden

Our environment, the gardens we grow and the food we cultivate connects us all! Learn how developing your own garden can inspire you to make better food choices to improve your well-being. Explore the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens to find the vegetables and herbs nurtured by students at our School of Horticulture.

Discover the many ways our Niagara Parks Culinary team utilizes the food they grow at all five of our Feast On certified restaurants. During Edible Garden week, take part in various workshops to explore our relationship with the land, learn how to build your own backyard garden and, understand the benefits of community gardens.

At the end of this week, you’ll take home a variety of DIY recipes to make your own natural health products.

Vegetables in a garden
Edible Garden Workshops
Sept 21 & 22 10AM - 11AM Fermenting Sauerkraut with Fizz Ferments Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 21 & 22 11AM - 12PM Kombucha Brewing with For The Love of Body Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 21 & 22 2PM - 3PM Honeycomb 101 with Rosewood Estates Winery Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 21 & 22 3PM - 4PM Foraging, Cultivating & farming with Honsberger Estate Winery Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 22 11AM - 12PM Botanical Soap Making with For The Body of Love Included with your Rooted Pass
Edible Garden Family Activities
Sept 21 10AM - 2PM Plant Sale at the Botanical Garden School of Horticulture Free family activity
Sept 21 + 22 10AM - 2PM Cupcakes with Prudence Free family activity

FEATURED EVENT Mr. Plant Geek

Michael Perry, Mr. Plant Geek returns to Rooted! Hosted at the School of Horticulture, you’ll learn top secrets of the plant world with one of the UK’s most influential horticulturalists and explore gardening from a completely different perspective.

The Forbidden World of PlantsSat Sept 21, 7pm-9pm – Niagara Parks School of Horticulture

Discover the cheeky side of the plant world with one of the UK’s most influential horticulturalists and delve into the mysteriously sultry connections in our green world.

The Plant MagicianSun Sept 22, 11am-12pm – Niagara Parks School of Horticulture

Travel with Michael on his journey to far off places and discover how this has influenced his story. Learn of the countless plants Michael has introduced into the industry and how you too can use them in new and fascinating ways. This lecture will include an interactive planting session where Mr. Plant Geek will demonstrate how to create “cool-looking” containers.

After each lecture, guests will also be able to mingle while enjoying light refreshments, a cash bar on-site serving craft beers and other beverages. Pre-registration is required and admission is not included with the Rooted Pass.

Woman in yoga pose

September 28 & 29, 2019 Creativity, Mindfulness & Well-being

Mindfulness is the ability to stay in the present moment. During this state of mind, you’re relaxed and aware of yourself and your surroundings. We can achieve this during meditation, deep breathing techniques and yoga. Over time, the idea is to improve your overall sense of well-being.

This week, we’ll connect with nature and re-focus your energy through exploration, discovery and grounding. At the Botanical Gardens, you’ll be able to explore a variety of activities such as meditation, drum circles, yoga, Tai Chi and gardening. Feel refreshed, centered and at peace after reconnecting with the earth and yourself!

Creativity, Mindfulness & Well-Being Workshops
Sept 28 10AM - 11AM Natural Deodorant Workshop with OM Toronto Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 28 & 29 11AM - 12PM & 1PM - 2PM Drum Circle Workshop with Mark Chindemi Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 28 & 29 12PM - 1PM Essential Oils Workshop Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 28 & 29 2PM - 3PM Tai Chi with Seek Within Intuitive Art & Wellness Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 28 3PM - 4PM Cannabis Program at Niagara College Included with your Rooted Pass
Sept 29 10AM - 11AM Sound Healing with OM Toronto Included with your Rooted Pass
Creativity, Mindfulness & Well-Being Family Activities
Sept 28 & 29 11AM - 12PM Geocaching 101 with Niagara Parks Free family activity
Sept 28 1PM - 2PM Sonshine & Broccoli Free family activity
Sept 28 & 29 9:30AM - 11AM Extended Butterfly Conservatory Tour Free family activity
Sept 29 10AM - 12PM A Dragon on The Hill with Carousel Players Free family activity

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