Leader: Betsy Williams & Kathy Bell, Tower Hill Librarian
Have you ever wondered what plants grew outside the door of your old houseand why? Spend the morning delving into plant and garden history, and learn the best resources to research and find those plants today.
Urban gardening is about growing food and ornamentals in small spaces. Whether you have a huge yard without the time or desire to tend it all, or an apartment with no outdoor space at all, this comprehensive talk will give you tips and techniques to start and maintain a garden you can call your own.
Trees matter. Thats the simple but powerful message author Peter Wohlleben makes in his book The Hidden Life of Trees. Dont miss Peters terrific photographic presentation and the chance to ask questions and get your book signed.
Presenters: Joan Butler & Jana Milbocker, Enchanted Gardens
Early bulbs and native woodland wildflowers such as Bloodroot, Jeffersonia, and Hepatica are the stars of the early spring garden. Learn about their habitats, ideal growing conditions and unique adaptations.
Join our discussion of The Hidden Life of Trees whether you’ve read the book or are thinking about reading it. It’s an original book that makes you think about trees and the wider natural world in new ways. Come and share your impressions, experiences, questions and thoughts about how the book has or hasn’t changed your thinking about trees.
The New England Dahlia Society’s expert growers return to Tower Hill to sell tubers and answer all of your dahlia questions. Learn how to plant dahlias, watch them grow over the summer, and bring your blooms back to Tower Hill for the annual Dahlia Show, September 29-30.
Instructor: Ben Barkan, Owner of HomeHarvest – Edible Landscapes and Construction
Learn how to design and create attractive gardens filled with ornamental plants and nutrient-dense edibles. This workshop will discuss soil health, site preparation, sustainable land-use techniques, and how to maximize garden productivity while harmonizing with the landscape.
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.