Saturday, August 25, 2018 – Sunday, August 26, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Included with admission
Kate Narita, author of 100 Bugs!, will read from her book and lead a fun, buggy activity for kids.
About the book: How many bugs can you count? From walking sticks to spittlebugs, dragonflies to katydids, discovering 10 bugs at a time, you just might see 100 bugs! Little explorers will learn 10 different ways to count to 10, using 10 different kinds of bugs, and get all the way to 100 by the end of their adventure. With Suzanne Kaufmans bright, whimsical illustrations and Kate Naritas clever rhyming text, 100 Bugs! is part look-and-find, part learning experience, and all kinds of fun.
A cottage garden uses informal design, traditional materials, dense plantings, and a mixture of ornamental and edible plants. English in origin, it depends on grace and charm rather than grandeur and formal structure. Enjoy a tour of Tower Hills riff on the traditional cottage garden.
Capture the vibrancy of autumn in a container. Fill your 14-inch container with brilliant mums, richly colored asters, dramatic kales, miniature evergreens, and more, then bring your display home to enjoy throughout the season.
In this hands-on workshop, children will learn to make a miniature dish garden for their favorite fairy, princess, dragon, dinosaur, or other magical friend. Bring your own miniature friend from home if you like.
Join us for an overview of how to grow dahlias, with a focus on history, biology, popularityand a hint of mystery and murder. Learn cultivation techniques that work in the northeast, including planting instructions, staking advice, end-of-season care, winter storage, and much more.
Tuesdays, October 02, 2018 – October 30, 2018, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
5-Week Series: Member $120, Non-member $140 (includes learning materials)
Instructors: trained forestry and horticulture professionals
Learn the skills essential to urban and community forestry and become tree stewards in your community. Topics covered include basic pruning techniques and safety, tree identification and biology, proper tree planting and care, tree pests and diseases, tree health assessment, and urban soil challenges. To complete this program, participants must commit to at volunteering for at least 20 hours in the urban forest of Worcester or at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.
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.