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Plant Nite offers ‘Succulent Beer Garden’ at Burley

Ryan MacCubbin, manager of Burley Cafe on Jefferson Street in Berlin.

By Rachel Ravina, Staff Writer

(May 30, 2019) Residents and visitors can become one with nature while sipping a beer this Sunday during Plant Nite at Burley Café in downtown Berlin.

The event, hosted by Yaymaker Eastern Shore Maryland, will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. at the eatery on 17 Jefferson St. Tickets cost $45 per person.

Attendees will have the opportunity to create their own “Succulent Beer Garden” with the following items: a wooden box planter, three succulents, soil, moss, and stones, according to the event’s website.

“I think it’s going to be an interesting experience … you can be creative in how you design the natural terrarium, but it’s also a nice thing to get together with your friends and have it be like a community sort of thing,” said Ryan MacCubbin, manager of Burley Café.

MacCubbin said he also has plans to reconfigure the outdoor space and highlight the existing natural surroundings.

“My intentions are to put all the tables together and have it be like community tables,” he said.

MacCubbin added that the event’s artistic theme perfectly fits the location.

“Here in Berlin, I feel like this street in particular on Jefferson Street, it’s centered around the arts,” he said.

Along with Burley Café, arts-oriented establishments such as the Worcester County Arts Council and Wooden Octopus call Jefferson Street home.

“I feel like it’s a cool artistic thing, and it’s … something completely unique,” MacCubbin said.

Bryan Brushmiller, owner of Burley Oak Brewery and Burley Café, agrees.

“I think that it’s always beneficial to the community to have new things to experience…,” Brushmiller said.

Additionally, MacCubbin said the café would offer specials during the event, including $5 flatbreads, $5 draft beers and $4 house wines.

MacCubbin said event has space for 30 people, but tickets are still available.

For more information, see “Yaymaker Eastern Shore Maryland” Facebook page and visit the organization’s website to purchase tickets at yay-