What's bubbling up? Fresh thinking about people, plants and water. Bringing together the voices of artists, scientists and horticulturalists, "Waterosity" will celebrate this most precious resource through thought-provoking and playful installations and exhibits. Here's a quick look at what's "on tap":
‘Harvest Your Rain'
Rethink how to return rainwater to the earth - via a green roof, rain barrels and rain gardens.
‘The Cutting Edge' on Lawns
See lawn grasses of the future and take home information on water-wise living and landscaping.
Intriguing Art in the Garden
Ten winning artworks will be erected outdoors in Arboretum gardens and natural areas, including human-size frog puppets, dancing water fountains, a jumbo disposable water bottle (with a message) and much more.
‘Go Green with a Splash Party' Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, July 11 & 12
This special weekend features an information fair and water-wise demonstrations, art activities, music and a Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre performance.
The Green & Blue Express
A new kid-friendly, narrated tram tour will be offered on free Thursday evenings only during the summer. Led by Arboretum staff, the Green & Blue Express will incorporate fun and education, highlighting Waterosity features with an activity-based stop and lively narration.
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
Throughout the summer, the renowned In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre will present the following water-related shows: "Land of 10,000 Lakes" (12:30 p.m. June 13 and Aug. 8) and Are You Thirsty?" (11 a.m. & 1 p.m. July 11 & 12). Performances will be free with Arboretum admission.
Catch the wave! Visit "Waterosity" this summer at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum!
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