From 3 to 5 November, Tallinn Botanic Garden welcomes visitors to the series of events “Autumn in the plant kingdom”

Autumn is slowly advancing as it always does, and a revel of colors is being replaced by the peculiar beauty of bare trees. Trees have long played an important part in or perception of life, so it is now, in the so-called ‘time of souls’, that coming to the botanic garden to enjoy the shapes and colors of leafless tree crowns, buds and bark feels very appropriate. You will be able to see the ‘cat’s claw’ vine and many other fascinating plants. The outdoor walk will be followed by folklore specialist Marju Kõivupuu’s lecture ‘Trees in our language and memory’.

Early autumn dusk will become warmer and brighter at the exhibition of wooden lamps machined by Andres Ansper, showing the nature of wood from a new and unexpected angle. You will be able to see the tiny grooves, which used to carry tree juices, in the paper-thin layer of black alder illuminated by the light bulb inside, beautifully curvy larch-tree growth rings and what amazing figures are formed by wood imperfections. Lamps are sold at the exhibition as well.

Schedule:
Saturday:
12:00 – outdoor walking tour guided by Urmas Laansoo, in Estonian
12:00 – outdoor walking tour with a guide, in Russian

Sunday:
12:00 – outdoor walking tour guided by Urmas Laansoo, in Estonian
12:00 – outdoor walking tour with a guide, in Russian
14:00 – folklore specialist Marju Kõivupuu’s lecture ‘Trees in our language and memory’