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        

Sunday, July 30, 2017, 12:30 PM-3:00 PM
Member $70, Non-member $85
Instructor: Betsy Williams

Join herbalist Betsy Williams for an afternoon of herbal learning and savory tasting, then make herb vinegar, butter and salt to take home.

Saturday, August 05, 2017, 10:00 AM-3:30 PM
Walk, Talk & Book-Signing: Member $35, Non-member $45
Guided morning walk through Wachusett Mountains old growth forests, followed by an afternoon talk and book signing at Tower Hill Botanic Garden by an expert in the field (and forest!). Co-sponsored with Mass Audubon.
Saturday, August 05, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Talk & Book-Signing only: Member $15, Non-member $25
Afternoon talk and book signing at Tower Hill Botanic Garden by an expert in the field (and forest!). Co-sponsored with Mass Audubon.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Free with Admission
In their beautifully photographed guide to growing, harvesting, and utilizing 47 unexpected plants, Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis encourage gardeners to discover the surprising usefulness of petals and leaves, roots, seeds, and fruit. With the remarkable, multi-purpose plants in Harvest, there is always something for gardeners to harvest from one growing season to the next.
Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Member $20, Non-member $35
Instructor: Christie Higginbottom

Come learn the joy of seed saving, from the basics of botany to the techniques for success.

Sunday, August 27, 2017, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Member $80, Non-member $95
Instructor: Betsy Williams

Do not let summer end! Bring fall colors home in a 14 inch pot of fabulous seasonal plants designed and planted in class.

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member $35, Non-member $50
Instructor: Kaye Vosburgh

Explore the secrets of this internationally recognized school of Japanese flower arranging. Some materials included.

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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.