Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey


Transport yourself to a different time and place with this enchanting evening of tree lore and summer-solstice legends. Storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harpist Margot Chamberlain spin tales of the human connection with trees and the deep meaning we have assigned to them through the ages. This unique performance, designed specifically for the Arnold Arboretum, starts at the Hunnewell Building and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend “The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove” told amid the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset. Appropriate for adults and for children 12 years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. Registrants will walk approximately two miles on and off trails. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held in the Hunnewell Building lecture hall. You may choose from two sessions, the first taking place Friday, June 24, and the second on Saturday, June 25, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Fee $20 per person; space is limited. To register, visit www.arboretum.harvard.edu.  Painting of The Birch Grove (Birkenwald), circa 1900, by Ludwig Dill, courtesy of the Frye Art Museum.