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Celebrate the growth of the Poet-Tree and National Poetry Month with writing sessions, indoor and outdoor poetry readings, and more! Scroll down for event details.

Poetry Storytime
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Join us for a poetry-themed storytime and activity in the Library!

Ginko with Artist and Poet Heidi Reszies
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Meet in the Kelly Education Center Lab classroom
Ginko (not to be confused with the ginkgo tree) is also known as a haiku walk. Guided by artist and poet Heidi Reszies, this adult workshop will take you on a haiku foraging expedition through the Garden; participants will jot down or sketch highlights of their sensory and emotional experiences on the walk, write haiku, and make small pieces of art to take home.

Free Write
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Pop into the Robins Library for writing supplies and find a comfortable place to write, whether in the Library or out in the Garden. Need inspiration? Take one of our prompts with you!

Poetry Walk with River City Poets
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Join members of the River City Poets for a meandering tour through the Garden, punctuated by poetry-filled pit stops that inspire and invite contemplation.

Poetry Reading in Rose Garden
3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
After a day of writing, share your verse among the roses.

Read on to learn more about Poet-Tree at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and National Poetry Month.

In the depths of winter, the skeleton of a tree appears in the Robins Library: it’s a Poet-Tree! We invite you to compose original poems on paper leaves and attach them to the Poet-Tree. With your help, it will grow and flourish as winter gives way to spring, culminating in April with a gleeful National Poetry Month celebration. Join us along the way for poetry workshops, open mic events, readings, and more!

Included with Garden admission