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Garden Month 2013: Week 3 Schedule



Saturday, March 16 through Saturday March 23

2013 Garden Month provides many opportunities for our members and guests of all ages to explore and experience our historic gardens through exciting events, tours, lectures, classes and exhibitions.

Daily & Ongoing

During March we will have Docent led Garden Tours every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m.  This tour is free with museum admission and no reservations are required.  The Docents will meet our guests in the Front Lobby to begin the tours.  We do appreciate advance notice for large groups.  Please call 904.899.6038 for more information.

Also during Garden Month our Loggia will be transformed into a Garden Store with art, plant, gift and book sales Tuesday’s from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday’s through Saturday’s from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the month of March, 2013.  We will have unique and fun items for garden and art lovers.


The 2013 Cummer Ball will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 6 p.m. to midnight.  This black tie event will have dinner, dancing with The Tangee Renee Band and a Live Auction.  Funds raised from The Cummer Ball support The Cummer’s mission to engage and inspire through the arts, gardens and education.  Grand Benefactor attendees will have an opportunity to adopt a work of art in the Museum’s permanent collection for one year.  An event is planned for May 2013 to choose the piece of art. We do not mail tickets for the Ball & Auction; we check your name at the door. Please call 904.899.6038 to make your reservations with a credit card or make your reservation online .


Curious about our Olmsted Garden renovation? Then join us on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Hixon Auditorium.  Chief Curator, Holly Keris will give an update about the much anticipated renovation of The Cummer Olmsted Garden. This is a great opportunity to get the inside track about the project before the imminent unveiling. Free to the public. Seating is very limited; first come, first seated. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.


Our March Talk and Tea is on Wednesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m.  Chief Curator Holly Keris, will share her knowledge of the Italian and English Gardens. Members and Non-members $6. Space is limited so please call (904) 899-6038 to make your required reservations by March 18.


Our very popular Garden Month Fashion Show & Luncheon will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. in the Terry Gallery. Preview the hottest looks for men and women as Krista Eberle Boutiques presents Nicole Miller and Timo Weiland.  We will also display several organic or up-cycled pieces by local designers. Members $65, non-members $70. Please call 904.899.6038 to make your reservations.


For an exciting way to experience our gardens; we are offering “Yoga in the Garden” on Saturday, March 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Certified yoga instructor Brittany Simpson will lead “Mind/Body Yoga” in the Cummer Garden. Beginners are encouraged! This is a gentle yoga class focusing on breath awareness, alignment and balance.  This type of yoga is ideal for relaxing the mind and body while helping calm the stress and tension from daily life.  Postures and breath will release toxins from your body and leave you feeling lighter, happier and rejuvenated! Space is limited. Please bring your own towel and yoga mat.  Ages 13 and up.  Members $5, non-members $10. For information and reservations, please call 904.355.0630.

It’s not Garden Month without art classes for children! For children ages 6-10, we have Art Adventures on Saturday, March 23, from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Children will celebrate Garden Month by painting in our Cummer Gardens.  Members $10, non-members $15. For information and reservations, please call 904.355.0630.


If you feel a need to get back to nature and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us, “Excursion into Wild Florida with Jim Draper” is for you!  On Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Julington Durbin Creek Preserve, Jim will lead an excursion to explore this natural habitat.  Bring your own lunch.  Wine and light hors d’oeuvre will be served at The Cummer after the outing.  Members $125, non-members $140, Active Docents $63.  Space is limited.  Ages 13 and up. For information and reservations, please call 904.355.0630.


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