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Vander Veer Summer Theme

Fantastic Plants and Where to Find Them
Fantastic Plants and Where to Find Them

Fantastic plants and where to find them

Memorial Day-Labor Day
Every summer Vander Veer Botanical Park is transformed into a magical place and this year is no exception. Continuing the year of magic at the park, the summer theme will be loosely based on J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world and the Fantastic Beasts series. Once you arrive at Vander Veer, you will be transported into the wizarding realm full of topiary beasts, enchanted gardens, and fun at every stop!  

Kids and parents alike will enjoy ‘Fantastic Plants and Where to Find Them’ summer theme. The adventure begins outside the Vander Veer Conservatory, where visitors can pick-up their field guide packet, which includes a map of the park and instructions on how to begin their adventure (or download the Virtual Fieldguide). Join the global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical plants and creatures.  On the expedition, park-goers will track down all of the misplaced magical items within the park and help deliver them safely back to the Conservatory, where the final prize awaits.

The Vander Veer summer theme is sponsored by the Friends of Vander Veer and there is no cost to attend. Participants can enjoy Fantastic Plants and Where to Find Them Memorial Day through Labor Day. Don’t miss out on the magic this summer at Davenport Parks and Recreation! Look for our winter theme beginning in November 2020, the Roaring Twenties!
Location: 215 West Central Park Avenue

How to join the fun:
• Start outside the Conservatory to pick-up your map or download the Virtual Fieldguide.
• Follow the map to each station in the park.
• Read the sign and follow the directions provided.