Ganache at the Gardens: a Chocolate Celebration
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Ganache at the Gardens: a Chocolate Celebration

February 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens

The greenhouse will be open extended hours from 11am-4pm for this Special Event! No admission fee!

Join the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens for a celebration of chocolate just in time for Valentine’s Day. Learn about the cocoa tree and how its fruits are processed into delectable confections. Romantic classical music and free samples will enhance your experience. Be sure to visit our orchid display in its annual flowering glory! And don’t forget to bring your sweetie!

Event includes:

Jeff Gillman, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens’ Director presents short talk about the cocoa tree at 11:30 am and 3:00 pm
Chocolate making demo by Esa Weinreb, Head Chocolate Maker at The Underground Truffle at 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm
Classical Flutist, Jennifer Dior of Charlotte Symphony at 12:30 pm
Classical Guitarist, Todd Tipton of Noda Guitar Studio at 2:00 pm
Free chocolate samples
Free hot cocoa

Available for purchase for your valentine:

Artisan chocolates from The Underground Truffle
Botanical resin jewelry with flowers and leaves from the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens from Spotted Dog Jewelry of Asheville, NC ($24 and up)
A variety of beautiful orchids priced $10-$50

Ganache at the Gardens


February 10, 2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens