Portrait of a Garden: Documentary Film Screening Saturday, February 11, 1–2:40pm Member $5, Non-member $20
Capturing one year in the life of a c.1630 historic garden in Amsterdam, the magnificent documentary Portrait of a Garden is a transcendent viewing experience. The film has been featured at festivals worldwide. A
In Dutch, with English subtitles. Click for info.
Gardens of Awe and Folly: A Traveler’s Journal on the Meaning of Life and Gardening – Talk & Book-Signing Sunday, February 12, 1–2pm Free with Admission. Pre-registration required. Presenter: Vivian Swift
Nine masterpiece gardens; nine stories of grandeur, sorrow, disaster, triumph, discovery and joy. A Click for info.
In Living Color Saturday, February 18, 1–2pm Free with Admission. Pre-registration required. Presenter: Joann Vieira, Director of Horticulture, Tower Hill
Learn where our horticulture team gets ideas and how we balance the science of growing plants with the art of color. A Click for info.
Stems and Stones: A Love Story Sunday, February 19, 1–2pm Free with Admission. Pre-registration required. Presenters: Samantha and Neil Best, Magma Design Group
A lively discussion about the mysteries of working with stone and how plants are the finishing detail to every hardscape. A Click for info.
The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand: Documentary Film Screening followed by Q & A with Filmmaker Sunday, February 26, 1–2:30pm Member $5, Non-member $20 Presenter: Karyl evans, fellow, Yale University
Six-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Karyl Evans presents a breathtaking film about Beatrix Farrand’s impressive 50-year career as a landscape architect during the first half of the 20th century. A Click for info.
Camellias Past & Present Saturday, March 4, 2–3pm Free with Admission Presenter: Frank Streeter
A basic introduction to camellia care and history. A Click for info.
Vegetable Gardening 101 Saturday, March 11, 2–3pm Free with Admission. Pre-registration required. Presenter: Dawn Davies, Horticulturist, Tower Hill
Learn how to grow the best varieties vegetables in your own yard. B Click for info.
Heirloom Apple Grafting for the Home Gardener with Broken Arrow Nursery Sunday, March 12, 1–4pm Member $60, Non-member $75 Instructor: Adam Wheeler, Broken Arrow Nursery
Join grafting guru Adam Wheeler for this hands-on workshop on grafting heirloom apples. After a lecture, you’ll graft several specimen apples to take home. All materials included. A Click for info.
Winter Pruning Demo Wednesday, March 15, 11am–12:30pm Free with Admission. Pre-registration required. Instructor: Joann Vieira, Director of Horticulture, Tower Hill
A demonstration of proper pruning techniques for the dormant season. Rain or shine. B Click for info.
Tower Hill, the First Twenty-five Years: Selective Memories of a Benign Dictator – Talk & Book-signing with John Trexler Wednesday, June 7, 7-8pm Free with Admission. Pre-registration required. Presenter: John Trexler, Worcester County Horticultural Society Director Emeritus and Founding Director of Tower Hill
Learn how Tower Hill Botanic Garden evolved from a beautiful farm on a hill to an acclaimed public garden. A Click for info.
Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style – Talk & Book-Signing Saturday, March 25, 11am–12noon Member $15, Non-member $25 Presenter: Joseph Tychonievich
Joseph shares images and ideas to inspire you to take your garden in new directions. I Click of info.
Plants, Pollinators and How to Support Them Saturday, March 25, 1:30–2:30pm Member $15, Non-member $25 Presenter: Joseph Tychonievich
Learn how plants have evolved to attract their preferred pollinators and discover ways to foster biodiversity in your own garden. Named by Organic Gardening Magazine as one of the “..six young horticulturists who are helping to shape how America gardens,” Joseph has worked for Shibamichi Honten Nursery in Saitama, Japan, wrote Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener (Timber Press, 2013), and spent two years working at the famed rare plants nursery Arrowhead Alpines. His most recent book is Rock Gardening: Reimagining a Classic Style (Timber Press, 2016). A Click for info.
Master Gardener Training Class Massachusetts Master Gardener Association (mmga)
The 2017 MMGA Master Gardener Training Class will begin in April and run through October. For more information & registration: massmastergardeners.org.