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Usage and Event Guidelines

Conditions for Biopond Picnic Organizers and Guests

IN ORDER TO ECOLOGICALLY BALANCE THE NEEDS OF OUR GUESTS WITH THE NEEDS OF OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT, WE STIPULATE THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS WHICH WE ASK YOU AND YOUR GROUP TO RESPECTFULLY OBSERVE:

LIMITED PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN THE GARDEN. THE GARDEN PARKING AREA IS USUALLY KEPT LOCKED SO PLEASE COORDINATE WITH THE GARDEN STAFF PRIOR TO YOUR EVENT IF YOU NEED ACCESS INTO THE GARDEN. DEPENDING ON SIZE OF VEHICLE ON TO TWO PARKING SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR EVENT ORGANIZERS. THERE IS NOT SPACE AVAILABLE FOR GUESTS TO PARK.

TWO (2) TRASH CONTAINERS AND TWO (2) RECYCLING CONTAINERS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOUR EVENT. ALL TRASH AND RECYCLING MUST BE PROPERLY SORTED AND PLACED IN THESE RECEPTICALS. AT THE END OF THE EVENT BAGS MUST BE TIED CLOSED AND LIDS SHUT ON THE RECEPTICALS. NO TRASH BAGS MAY BE LEFT OUTSIDE OF THESE BINS. EXTRA BAGS NOT REMOVED WILL BE CHARGED AN ADDITIONAL FEE. PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR GUESTS TO USE THE CONTAINERS PROVIDED FOR REFUSE AND RECYCLING.

PLEASE BE MINDFUL THAT THE GARDEN IS NOT AN APPROPRIATE PLACE FOR ‘DONATIONS’ OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE ITEMS FOR HOMELESS AND HUNGRY PERSONS.

BEVERAGE- AND OTHER BOXES SHALL BE BROKEN DOWN AND GATHERED FOR RECYCLING REMOVAL.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR CATERERS COMPLETE THEIR JOB BY BAGGING ALL REFUSE (TABLECLOTHS, UTENSILS, PLATES, NAPKINS, FOOD AND CONDIMENTS, AND ANY OTHER CONTAINERS) AND TAKING AWAY ANYTHING ELSE.

IF PICNIC ITEMS ARE DROPPED-OFF AHEAD OF THE SCHEDULED TIME OF THE PICNIC, DO NOT ‘STASH’ THESE ITEMS IN SHRUB BEDS OR BORDERS. PLEASE STAY OUT OF SHRUB BEDS AND BORDERS AND ON OPEN LAWN, PATH, AND PICNIC AREAS. IF YOU NEED TO DROP OFF THINGS EARLY (E.G., IF YOUR BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTOR IS DROPPING OFF ITEMS AHEAD OF TIME), PLEASE NOTIFY THE GARDEN STAFF AND WE WILL ASSIST YOU IN SECURING YOUR ITEMS.