Ganache at the Gardens: a Chocolate Celebration

Saturday, February 8, 11 – 4 pm

Free and open to the public!

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 music, a movie, 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!

*Free chocolate samples
*Free hot cocoa
*Free Presentations and Performances:


“The Cocoa Tree”
Jeff Gillman, Director, UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens
11:30 am and 3:00 pm





“How Chocolate is Made”
Esa Weinreb, Head Chocolate Maker at The Underground Truffle
11:30 am and 1:30 pm




*Movie: Plants Behaving Badly, “Sex and Lies”–about orchids- running at 12:30pm and 2pm in Friday bldg. room #137

Available for purchase for your valentine:
*Artisan chocolates from The Underground Truffle
*A variety of beautiful orchids priced $10-$50

Free and Open to the public!

Saturday, February 8 at 11:00am to 4:00pm

McMillan Greenhouse
9090 Craver Road, Charlotte, NC 28223

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