Telling Tales believes strongly in the importance of creating meaningful connections with the natural world as well as great storytellers. Enjoying stories in a beautiful natural setting has long been a part of the Telling Tales vision for promoting healthy family experiences. This year’s partnership with RBG provides the perfect opportunity to connect children with stories, nature and art. At Nature Tales, the theme of nature-literacy has been interwoven with our programming, where authors, artists, performers and RBG Ambassadors will engage with families in nature walks, crafts, and author readings. The world-renowned gardens and natural surroundings of RBG, beautifully accented by the Dan Lawrie International Sculpture collection, will provide an unforgettable and totally unique setting to inspire a love of reading and celebrate stories.
Nature Tales will include activities and features such as:
- Free access to the RBG grounds with a pay-what-you-can, optional donation
- Main Stage in Rose Garden Tent featuring 5 headliner presentations
- Two secondary stages.
- Cherry Hill Tent featuring nature craft activities and clay modelling workshops
- 2+ storytelling sessions/workshops
- Family walks designed to showcase the Dan Lawrie International Sculpture Collection
- Book-nature themed Discovery Carts along garden pathways
- Book Swap
- Book sales by Different Drummer Books
- Author book signing tent
- RBG-Gift Shop open
- Nature-literacy related Exhibitors
- RBG Food Vendor
- Parking for 700+ vehicles, Public Transit Accessible, Stroller friendly and accessible