Story Time Garden
The Storytime Garden is an interactive horticulture display built in collaboration with Blooming Saint Paul. Artists Mark Granlund and Angela Koebler from Saint Paul’s Parks and Recreation Department lead the design and implementation of this amazing installation in Hamm Plaza. The garden, titled as the Story Time Garden, is built onsite during the Festival and is accompanied by artist-commissioned public art.
In addition to the many plants and flowers that create the garden, The Story Time Garden will also feature:
The Story Time Tree
The tree is actually a tree trunk, fished out of the Mississippi River by the Parks and Recreation Forestry Department, that will be turned upside down when on display at the Festival so that the roots become the branches. Attached to the roots will be flowering plants, providing the tree’s canopy.
Chainsaw artist Curtis Ingvoldstad was commissioned to create original artwork on the tree trunk, making the tree not only a part of the artful Story Time Garden, but a special art piece in and of itself.
Twin Cities storytellers will delight throughout the weekend with stories and folk tales from around the world. Full schedule of storytellers to come.