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Botanical Tattoos

Show off your ink at Mt. Cuba Center! On Friday, August 23rd (5:30-7:30 PM), come to the gardens for an evening celebrating Botanical Body Art. There will be a tattoo design demonstration from Tina Marabito of Poppycock Tattooing, and face painting, botanical temporary tattoos, leaf rubbings and more round out the evening. Food from The Box Lunch and beverages will also be available for purchase.

Got a botanical tattoo of your own? Show it at registration for free garden admission (tattoo must be in a visible location such as arms or legs).

Looking for your own inspiration for a botanical tattoo? Try a native plant that corresponds with your birth month on for size!

  • January – Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
  • February – American holly (Ilex opaca)
  • March – Sharp-lobed liveleaf (Anemone acutiloba)
  • April – Large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
  • May – Wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
  • June – Sunfire large flower tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunfire’)
  • July – Purple-flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus)
  • August – Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
  • September – Blue-stemmed goldenrod (Solidago caesia)
  • October – October Skies aromatic aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ‘October Skies’)
  • November – Common witch-hazel (Hammamelis virginiana)
  • December – Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)