For the love of life, please leave your plants at home.


dead orchids :(

Folks, nothing funny about this: plants are not allowed on the playa. If you bring them, the Gate crew will take them, and they will die. They’re not going to babysit them for you for the week, and I can all but assure you they’ll be nothing but compost fodder when you get back to them–and that’s IF you can find em, which I doubt.


Sorry to shout, but wanted to make sure that’s clear. A plant on the playa is like a dog or small child, but one that can’t communicate. They don’t belong. Hell, we don’t belong. But they don’t have a choice–you do.

Please, we’re on our hands and knees here, please don’t bring plants to the playa.

About the author: Tom Price

Tom Price

Tom Price is the former Executive Director of Black Rock Solar. Prior to that he was the Environmental Manager for Burning Man during the Green Man theme, and was in the Gulf Coast for six months during the genesis of Burners Without Borders. He's been attending Burning Man since 1997, and he's proud to say that his decade plus streak of breaking down from sun stroke on the playa on day three remains intact.