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 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
“How Chocolate is Made”
Esa Weinreb, Head Chocolate Maker at The Underground Truffle
11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Movie: Plants Behaving Badly, “Sex and Lies”–about orchids- running at 12:30pm and 2pm in Friday bldg. room #137
You can also purchase Artisan chocolates from The Underground Truffle and \a variety of beautiful orchids priced $10-$50 for your valentine.