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March 25 April 15, 2014

Spring Gardening Mini-Series

For inspiration and advice gardening, choose from twelve classes taught by local gardening experts. Topics include summer containers, garden pests, container gardening, lawn care and many more. 

April 29, 2014

Secchia Garden Lecture: Peter Hatch

Join us for insights on Peter Hatch's fascinating work serving as director of gardens and grounds at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello during the Secchia Garden Lecture.

May 14, 2014

Great Gardens Party

Join us for the annual Great Gardens Party!

Events

Events categorized as “Classes & Camps: Adult”

Apr
15
4:00 pm 5:15 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Spring Gardening Mini-Series

“Greening” your Garden

Receive ideas for plants and designs that are water smart, pest free and low input! Brilliantly illustrated with a cavalcade of color images, this talk will inspire you to have a “greener” garden without sacrificing beauty.

Instructor

Rebecca Finneran

Cost

  • Members $12
  • Non-Members $17
Apr
15
5:30 pm 6:45 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Spring Gardening Mini-Series

Exciting New Annuals

Get a sneak peak at some of the most exciting new annuals, with amazing foliage, non-stop blooms and unique colors. See examples from exemplary trial and display gardens and see the new releases. Get ideas for creative combinations and discover the best ways to use them.

Instructor

Pam Cater

Cost

  • Members $12
  • Non-Members $17
Apr
15
7:00 pm 8:15 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Spring Gardening Mini-Series

Native Plants in the Garden

Discover how to incorporate native plants in the garden—from native trees and shrubs to flowering perennials, grasses and ferns. Learn which types are well behaved, attract butterflies and offer year-round interest. Receive advice on which ones thrive in full sun or shade and wet or dry soils.

Instructor

Brian Majka

Cost

  • Members $12
  • Non-Members $17
Apr
17
3:00 pm 4:30 pm

Discover how gardening can once again be a pleasure, providing gentle exercise in a tranquil environment, rather than a pain in the back! Learn how to select and adapt garden tools to make them body friendly and watch a demonstration of how to use them. Learn how to properly perform garden tasks using techniques that will help prevent pain and injury and learn a simple pre-garden workout that can help prevent soreness.

Instructor

Sue Bouchard

Cost

  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $27
Apr
19
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Abstracting Nature: Photography

This slide illustrated class will demonstrate the tools and techniques for creating abstract photographs. Focus will be on learning to see abstract compositions by identifying design elements like form, shape, and texture. Creative camera and lens techniques will be explored as well as methods to optimize abstract photos with the computer. Time will be allowed at the end of class for independent photographing outside.

Instructor

Ed Post

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
Apr
22
6:30 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Infused Oils and Vinegars

Learn to combine citrus fruit and herbs such as rosemary, thyme, and others to make unique infused oils and vinegars. Make a bottle of herbal vinegar to take home to enhance the flavor of food or as a topping for hors d’ oeuvres. Samples and recipes included.

Instructor

Connie Hanson

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $42
Apr
22
7:00 pm 8:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Where have all the Monarchs gone?

Have you seen fewer Monarch butterflies in recent years?

Instructor

Matthew Douglas

Cost

  • Members $15
  • Non-Members $22
May
3
10:00 am 11:30 am
Classes & Camps: Adult

Introduction to Light Room

Looking for imaging software? Curious about Light Room’s features? Investigate the possibilities of Light Room with an experienced photographer who will explain Light Room’s features and discuss how the software fits into a photographer’s workflow.

Instructor

Ed Post

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $32
May
7
9:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Spring Flowers in Pastel

Enjoy a demonstration of flower arranging and put together your own small arrangement of colorful spring blooms. Then discover techniques for layering and blending pastels, and create your own pastel in a 5” X 7” format. Flowers provided; bring your own small vase or taller one with a small opening.

Instructor

Rose Allerding and Kathleen Kalinowski

Cost

  • Members $35
  • Non-Members $42
May
10
9:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult, Bonsai Workshop

“Beginners Only” Workshop

Full Class

Gain hands-on experience pruning, wiring and repotting a lovely yew bonsai. Learn what to look for when selecting a tree with “bonsai potential” and how to determine the best style for your tree. All materials provided.

Instructor

Gene Deci

Cost

  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $57