Shangri La Botanical Gardens hosting summer Sip and Stroll; see details

Published 12:20 am Friday, June 14, 2024

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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center invites the public to enjoy golden hour in the garden during their summer Sip and Stroll.

This after-hours experience is offered in collaboration with Free State Cellars from 5-8 p.m. Thursday.

Admission to Sip and Stroll is free of charge.

“We are thrilled to offer a summer Sip and Stroll where visitors may explore the garden’s stunning summer blooms and savor local artisanal wines. This experience uniquely combines the sounds and sights of nature with live music from the highly talented David Justin Trio,” said Angie Mason, executive director of Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.

In addition to Free State Cellars’ signature spirits, specialty picnic boxes, à la carte food items and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for visitors to purchase.

To guarantee a picnic, boxes may be pre-ordered from Free State Cellars. The picnic boxes include a deli-style sandwich, charcuterie bites and more.

Visitors are welcome to bring a blanket to sit on while they enjoy their delectable treats and beverages.

“This summer, we are proud to unveil new garden spaces including our newly installed Quilt Gardens and Petrified Forest pathway,” Mason said. “Created in collaboration with the Stark Museum of Art’s special quilt exhibition, the Quilt Gardens showcase a fusion of traditional quilting patterns using plants as the medium.

“A new pathway through the Petrified Forest provides visibility to more than 200,000 pounds of petrified wood from Lutcher Stark’s collection that has been inaccessible to our visitors for years. Sip and Stroll provides a golden opportunity for our guests to enjoy both of these new spaces in a different light.”

Outside food and beverages are not be permitted into the venue.

The last entry is at 7:30 p.m.

Shangri La Gardens and Nature Center is located at 2111 West Park Avenue in Orange. For more information, visit