Leu Gardens Executive Director Robert Bowden shared some interesting numbers in a recent e-newsletter from the botanical garden offices, including news that memberships had increased by 37 percent since March 2020.
“Attendance has skyrocketed, too – 16% higher, the highest number in our 60-year history.”– ROBERT BOWDEN
Leu Gardens was host to a number of large-scale and more boutique outdoor events in the last year, bolstered by social distancing protocols, that helped expose the park to a whole new group of people and get those numbers up so high.
- Creative City Project’s Dazzling Nights Christmas lights event was extended into January and attracted nearly 40,000 guests.
- The traveling Dinosaur Invasion sculpture series opened in January 2020.
- The annual plant sale returned with a record-breaking 16,635 guests attending.
Upcoming events include:
- A new Alphabet Scavenger Hunt where every letter in the alphabet will be hidden throughout the 50-acres, highlighting different plants, beginning May 1.
- On Mother’s Day, mothers can enter the Gardens for free.
- Wonder Woman 1984 will be screened on May 7 for the next outdoor movie.
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