Gardens and Nature 2017-02-28T19:29:34+00:00

GARDENS AND NATURE

Visit our Events Calendar for more information on the events listed below. Please click here to view our Class Policies.
Skill Level:    A = All Levels      B = Beginner     I = Intermediate/Advanced        

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Free with Admission
Take a behind the scenes look at how we prepare for this annual sale and a sneak peak at what will be available. On Plant Sale Saturday, June 2, youll be ready to shop!
Saturday, June 02, 2018, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Included with Admission
Bring some/take some! Find great gardening books to swap or add to your collection.
Saturday, June 02, 2018, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Free with Admission; Registration required
Learn basic tree identification and tree health assessment skills with the staff of Worcester Tree Initiative. Learn to understand if a tree is healthy or needs attention while expanding your knowledge of tree id. You must attend the training session to join in the tree census.
Sunday, June 03, 2018, 12:30 PM-2:30 PM
Member $80, Non-member $90
Instructor: Betsy Williams

Plant a 14″ container with six summer flowering plants that attract, and feed, pollinators.

Saturday, June 09, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Member $15, Non-member $25
Instructor: Christie HIgginbottom

Learn how to turn your yard wastes and household garbage into gardeners’ Brown Gold.

Saturday, June 09, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Knights of Columbus Park, 53 Englewood Ave., Worcester, MA
Free to All; Registration required
Get to know the trees at Clark University’s Hadwen Arboretum located on Lovell Street in Worcester with the Worcester Tree Initiative. Help us survey the trees in this lovely location to recreate the inventory of trees planted by Obediah Hadwen. Meet us in the parking lot of the playing fields at the Knights of the Columbus Park (53 Englewood Avenue,Worcester). You must have attended the training session to join in the tree census.
Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Pruning Workshop Location, 81 Randolph Rd., Worcester, MA
Member $10, Non-member $20
Instructor: Derek Lirange, Worcester Tree Initiative

Join us in the field in Worcester to learn the basics of pruning flowering trees and Woody Plants. Location 81 Randolph Rd., Worcester MA. Street parking is available. Meet at the gazebo by the large Dodge Park sign.

Saturday, June 16, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Member $5, Non-member $15
Presenter: Jana Milbocker

A travel guide for weekend gardeners, landscape professionals, and vacation travelers. The Garden Tourist features 120 botanical gardens, historic estates, and destination nurseries in New England, Hudson River Valley in New York, eastern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Included with Admission
Celebrate National Pollinator Week! Join our horticulture staff for a walking tour of the gardens highlighting plants that support bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Member $10, Non-member $20
Instructor: Derek Lirange, Worcester Tree Initiative

Learn the best way to prune your flowering trees and woody plants. Derek Lirange of the Worcester Tree Initiative will provide classroom training and hands-on pruning opportunities.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Free with Admission
Learn the best times and techniques to promote optimal blooming and shape of flowering herbaceous and woody plants.
Thursday, June 28, 2018, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Member $0, Non-member $5
Presenter: Catherine Reid, author of The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables is a bestselling classic, and the inspiration behind the new Netflix hit Anne with an E. Fans of both will delight in the beautiful pages of The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables as they discover how L. M. Montgomerys deep connection to the landscapes of Prince Edward Island inspired her to write the beloved series.

Sundays, July 01, 2018 – September 30, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Included with Admission
Explore seasonal garden and conservatory highlights on a docent-led tour.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018, 10:30 AM-11:00 AM
Free with admission. Pre-registration recommended.
Join us in the Youth Garden on the first Tuesday of each month for a special program designed for the youngest aspiring gardeners. We’ll use our senses of sight, hearing, and touch to explore.
Thursdays, July 05, 2018 – September 27, 2018, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Free with admission
Drop in to the Youth Garden to explore what’s growing, chat with a garden educator, and give us hands-on help tending to the gardens and harvesting for donations to a local food bank.
Saturday, July 07, 2018, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Member Free, Non-member $10 per family (Up to 4 people). Admission not included.
Join us as we hike our mile-long loop trail and explore a new theme each month. See what nature has to offer on these guided walks.
Saturdays, July 07, 2018 – September 29, 2018, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Free with admission
Drop in to the Youth Garden to explore what’s growing, chat with a garden educator, and give us hands-on help tending to the gardens and harvesting for donations to a local food bank.
Saturdays, July 07, 2018 – September 29, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Included with Admission
Explore seasonal garden and conservatory highlights on a docent-led tour.

Wednesdays, July 11, 2018 – September 26, 2018, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Free with admission. Pre-registration recommended.
Join us to learn about plants through crafts, storytelling, and a short guided walk. For ages 3-4 years old.
Thursday, July 12, 2018, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM
Member $5 per adult, $3 per child; Non-member $10 per adult, $8 per child
We’ll explore Tower Hill’s gardens in search of fireflies and other summer insects by moonlight.

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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.