Solstice Among Trees

  • June 22 - 23, 2024
  • Arnold Arboretum

    125 Arborway
    Boston, Massachusetts 02130
Ticket Price Free Buy Tickets

Join Oracle-award winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain at Boston’s favorite tree sanctuary, the Arnold Arboretum, for an enchanting evening of ancient myths and folk songs from around the world.

This traveling performance celebrates the unique place that trees hold in our hearts and lives, drawing from the mythic perspective of cultures around the world. Created especially for Arnold Arboretum and its groves of Cherry, Birch and Evergreens this performance has been an annual Solstice event in the landscape for over twenty years.

In this two-hour immersive experience, the audience travels along tree lined paths with story and music performances at some of the Arboretum’s loveliest spots. Evocative stories from Japan, Australia, Russia, Britain and Native America celebrate cherry, evergreen and ash groves. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend “The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove” told among the birches at sunset.

This annual event is designed for adults who can navigate an approximately two-mile journey on and off trails. The terrain is sometimes uneven and/or hilly and participants need to be able to manage that. Please note that there are no dogs allowed and, because of the length of the walk and the depth of the tales, the performance is not appropriate for children under 11. If you wish, bring a sit upon or folding chair (easy to set up and break down!) for the performance stops. In case of rain, the audience will be notified by email of cancellation of the live event two hours before performance time and all but the ticket site fees will be refunded.

Please note: this is a DONATION DRIVEN event.  Suggested donation per ticket is $25-$35.

Limited to 30 participants: Register Today!

Presented by Living Myth Events- Creating unforgettable meetings of Myth, Moment and Place.

Date & Time

Jun 22 - 23, 2024

Venue Details

Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway
Boston, Massachusetts 02130 Arnold Arboretum
Diane Edgecomb - LivingMyth Events

Winner of the first Oracle Award for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast and the national Circle of Excellence, Diane is known for the passion and depth of her work whether embodying a true story or bringing renewed meaning to traditional tales. A featured teller at the National Storytelling Festival, the International Storytelling Center and on National Public Radio, Diane’s transformational telling style, in which she fully embodies the characters and moments in a tale brings listeners to the heart of every story. When accompanied by Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain the performances include a rich variety of songs and music from cultures around the world. Publisher’s Weekly stated, “A storyteller in the grand tradtion, Edgecomb is a virtuoso of the spoken word…an entire cast rolled into one!”

Diane's Living Myth Events bring together ancient myths and modern landscapes to create new and vital intersections of Myth and Life. The image for Living Myth is of a turtle lifted to new worlds on the wings of birds, symbolizing how ancient truths are carried forward on the wings of story.

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