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        

Saturday, February 02, 2019, 9:30 AM-11:30 AM
Member $50, Non-member $64, including materials
Instructor: Dan Jaffe

In this workshop youll learn the basics of propagation techniques and how to choose plants to propagate that will maximize your plantings. Youll sow seed flats to take home an plant in the spring.

Saturday, February 02, 2019, 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Member $26, Non-member $40
Instructor: Dan Jaffe

Rethink the old rules of gardening and learn how to build beautiful, resilient, and ecologically viable gardens without the services of a full-time gardener.

Saturday, February 02, 2019, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Included with admission, pre-registration requested
Get up close and personal with the treasures from the library vault! Hear the history of herbalsbooks about plants and their usesfrom Tower Hills librarian, and have a chance to handle books from the early days of printing. Class limit 10 per session
Tuesday, February 05, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Free with Admission
Join us for a special program designed for the youngest aspiring gardeners. We’ll explore the gardens in winter using our sense of sight, smell, hearing, and touch.

Limit 20 participants. Registration recommended.

Wednesdays, February 06, 2019 – March 27, 2019, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Free with Admission
Join us for a story, craft and short guided walk in the gardens and along the trails. Each week we will explore a different seasonally appropriate theme.

Pre-registration recommended.

Saturday, February 09, 2019, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Included with Admission
Gorgeous floral displays filled with healing plants adorn Tower Hill at this special event weekend. Join in the fun and contribute an arrangement inspired by the apothecaries of yesterday and today; all levels are welcome! Enjoy floral design demonstrations, drop-in activities, and captivating floral arrangements.

Saturday, February 09, 2019, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member child $3, Member adult $5, Non-member child $8, Non-member adult $20
Join us as we take to the trails and search for signs of wildlife. We will put our tracking skills to the test as we search for scat, tracks, and more!

Limit 30 participants. Registration recommended.

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Included with Admission
Gorgeous floral displays filled with healing plants adorn Tower Hill at this special event weekend. Join in the fun and contribute an arrangement inspired by the apothecaries of yesterday and today; all levels are welcome! Enjoy floral design demonstrations, drop-in activities, and captivating floral arrangements.
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Included with Admission
Relish in the stunning camellia blossoms at this years Camellia Show presented by the New England Camellia Society.
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member $40, Non-member $54.00, materials included
Instructor: Betsy Williams

Discover the history of potpourri and the language of flowers through a display of some of the books, old and new, in Tower Hills Library collection. Then learn the basics of potpourri making and create a quart of potpourri to take home and enjoy.

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Member child $5, Member adult $8, Non-member child $10, Non-member adult $23
Everything’s better with maple syrup! Join a local expert as we tap some of the resident maple trees here at Tower Hill and learn the magic behind harvesting and making this tasty treat.

Limit 30 participants. Pre-registration recommended.

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Included with Admission
Relish in the stunning camellia blossoms at this years Camellia Show presented by the New England Camellia Society.
Sunday, February 17, 2019, 11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Member & Non-Members pay $3 at the door
Come be mystified in this special plant-themed magic show!
Sunday, February 17, 2019, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Member $10, Non-member $20
Presenter: Victoria Johnson, author

This lively, illustrated lecture by historian Victoria Johnson features her acclaimed new book, American Eden. Hear the untold story of Hamiltonsand Burrspersonal physician, whose passion for botany would lead him toward groundbreaking plant pharmaceutical research and founding Americas first botanical garden. Today, that garden is the home of Rockefeller Center.

Monday, February 18, 2019 – Sunday, February 24, 2019, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
Free with Admission
Join us for a magical winter-themed craft for the whole family!
Thursday, February 21, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Member child $15, Member adult free, Non-member child $20, Non-member adult $15
Learn how to take care of some of Tower Hill’s strangest plants and use your imagination to create your own magical miniature garden in this hands-on workshop.

Limit 25 participants. Pre-registration recommended.

Friday, February 22, 2019, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Member child $10, Member adult free, Non-member child $15, Non-member adult $15
Create your very own wizard wand and cast a spell on the gardens here at Tower Hill as we embark on a magical journey through the grounds. For aspiring Witches and
Wizards only.

Limit 25 participants. Pre-registration recommended.

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Member child $15, Member adult free, Non-member child $20, Non-member adult $15
Join us as we explore the amazing world of apothecary. From herbal remedies to skin care and household cleaners, we will explore the art of herbal crafting and medicine making for the entire family.

Limit 25 participants. Pre-registration recommended.

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Included with admission, pre-registration requested
Get up close and personal with the treasures from the library vault! Hear the history of herbalsbooks about plants and their usesfrom Tower Hills librarian, and have a chance to handle books from the early days of printing. Class limit 10 per session
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Included with Admission; Registration required
Take a walk through the conservatories with Conservatory Gardener Matthew Tetreault and explore the fascinating world of houseplants. Learn about plants that thrive anywhere from full shade to full sun, how to incorporate them into your own house plant collection, and take a look at some not so common plants that are surprisingly easy to care for.

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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.