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        

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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Free with Admission
Presenter: Ellen Ecker Ogden, author of The Complete Kitchen Garden

Discover the wide world of flavor packed and nutrient rich herbs, greens and edible flowers, while learning the six steps to successful kitchen garden design.

Co-sponsored with the New England Unit of the Herb Society of America

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Member $10, Non-member $25
Instructor: Derek Lirange, Worcester Tree Initiative

Learn the basics of pruning techniques and tools.

Co-sponsored with the Worcester Tree Initiative

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Free with Admission
Presenter: Rob Zimmer, author of Shadows and Light: Showcasing a Hosta Love Affair

Look at hostas in a whole new light, discovering what makes them outstanding garden plants, both as specimens and in combination with other plants.

Co-sponsored with New England Hosta Society

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Free with Admission
Presenter: Marta McDowell

Explore the natural world that inspired an icon of American identity.

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Free with Admission
Presenter: Karen Randall

After learning the basic needs of aquatic plants and how they can be met in a home aquarium, watch a live aquascaping demonstration with plenty of opportunity for Q&A.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Member $40, Non-member $55
Instructor: Jessie Blum, Conservatory Horticulturist

Join the Conservatory staff for a hands-on introduction to forcing bulbs to display inside your home. Everyone will take home a pot each of daffodils, tulips, and grape hyacinths. All materials included.

Thursday, November 09, 2017, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Free with Admission
Instructor: Derek Lirange, Worcester Tree Initiative

Learn about best practices for winterizing ornamental trees.

Co-sponsored with the Worcester Tree Initiative

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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.