Events

  2017 EVENTS

 

Saturday Morning Garden Walks run April through the end of October. These are FREE and you don’t have to pre-register, just show up. Many are themed, some are what we call “Back to Basics” which are unscripted rambles through our demonstration gardens.

Some Saturdays we invite guest speakers to join us which makes it even more fun.

Unless otherwise noted all events at Natureworks are free of charge. No pre-registration is needed, just show up!  

 

 

 

Thursday, June 29th

5:30 pm

Facebook Live Thursdays! Can’t make it to the shop? Join us on Facebook at 5:30 pm. Nancy and her staff will share with you what is currently happening at the garden center and answer your questions.

 

Saturday, July 1st

8:00-9:00 am                   

Early Bird Sale  Coffee and a free $5 gift card for those who make a purchase of $20 or more before 9 am.

 

10-11am

Playing with Flowers with Nancy  This super fun workshop is designed to encourage you to pick flowers from your garden and feel comfortable making arrangements in all kinds of containers. Nancy will provide a vintage vase and fresh cut flowers and foliage from her home gardens as well as the Natureworks demonstration gardens. She will share with you the simple basics of conditioning and arranging flowers and you will make your own creation to take home.

Registration in advance is required. FEE: $20.  CLICK HERE to register and pay online or call 203-484-2748. Class limited to 8 participants.

Tuesday, July 4th CLOSED INDEPENDENCE DAY

 

Summer hours begin Wednesday, July 5th

Monday-Saturday 8:30am to 5:00pm, Closed Sunday.

 

 

Thursdays in July! **July 6th , July 13th, July 20th, July 27th**

4pm

Facebook Live!  Join us online on Facebook and hear Nancy or a Natureworker discuss a new topic each week! Ask questions live! Facebook Live videos are archived on our Facebook page and can be watched at any time. We also welcome you to sit in the audience at Natureworks and watch LIVE and in person.

 

Saturday, July 8th

10-11am

Meet-n-Greet our July Pollinators with Natureworks Signature Pollinator: The Monarch  Join our new monthly series of meeting our pollinators month by month. Learn about the important July pollinators and our favorite July blooming plants. We’ll be talking about why you need plenty of milkweed for monarch caterpillars and nectar flowers for monarch butterflies.  


Thursday, July 13th

4pm

Facebook Live! Join us online on Facebook and hear Nancy or a Natureworker discuss a new topic each week! Ask questions live! Facebook Live videos are archived on our Facebook page and can be watched at any time. We also welcome you to sit in the audience at Natureworks and watch LIVE and in person.

 

Saturday, July 15th

10-11am

Choosing and Using Easy Native Plants in Your Yard Nancy will introduce you to a wide range of summer blooming native plants for sun and shade that will make your yard a sanctuary for native bees and put out the welcome mat for birds, hummingbirds, sphinx moths, and butterflies.

 

Thursday, July 20th

4pm

Facebook Live! Join us online on Facebook and hear Nancy or a Natureworker discuss a new topic each week! Ask questions live! Facebook Live videos are archived on our Facebook page and can be watched at any time. We also welcome you to sit in the audience at Natureworks and watch LIVE and in person.

 

Saturday, July 22nd

10-11am

The Great Summer Cutback! In July, many of our perennials have become floppy and overgrown. Guess what? If you can muster up the courage to cut them back hard and feed them, many will come back and rebloom later in the summer and fall. Nancy will demonstrate this courageous but important technique in the Natureworks demonstration gardens. She will also teach the fine points of deadheading perennials that have finished blooming.

 

Thursday, July 27th

4pm

Facebook Live! Join us online on Facebook and hear Nancy or a Natureworker discuss a new topic each week! Ask questions live! Facebook Live videos are archived on our Facebook page and can be watched at any time. We also welcome you to sit in the audience at Natureworks and watch LIVE and in person.

5:30-6:30pm

Wine Walk the Plants and Gardens with Nancy Join us for a relaxing stroll through the Natureworks demonstration gardens with Nancy while sipping a glass of wine. Treat yourself to a refreshing evening out and see what’s blooming at this time of year. Bring a friend! Nancy was inspired to do this walk after meeting C.L.Fornari, the author of The Cocktail Hour Garden: Creating Evening Landscapes for Relaxing and Entertaining. The book will be available for sale at Natureworks after the walk.

 

Saturday, July 29th

10-11am

Second Season Organic Veggies Late July is your chance to plant a SECOND round of vegetables for fall harvests. This is a HUGE opportunity as many plants thrive in the cooler temperatures of fall. Lettuce, spinach, kale, broccoli, cabbage, broccoli raab, carrots, radishes, and so much more can be planted now. Nancy will explain how it works-which plants to start from seed, which ones to plant from seedlings (yes we will have plenty) and how to plan and organize this wonderful SECOND SEASON.

 

12pm-3pm

It’s KIDS DAY at Natureworks! This Saturday we will be setting up fun, creative and educational activities for the young gardeners and explorers! Rock painting, bug hunting, and flower planting will be some of the activities offered. Allow our creative staff (including Nancy!) to have some fun while teaching your kids the magic of the garden. Please Register in advance and arrive anytime between 12-3 pm. Activities will be ongoing. FREE.

CLICK HERE to register online or call 203-484-2748.

 

 CLICK HERE to view/print the July 2017 Flyer

 

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LISTEN IN

Garden Talk airs Saturdays on WTIC AM  12:00-2:00 pm.

To listen live or to replay the archived Garden Talk shows on your computer or other device,
http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/audio/garden-talk/

You can also listen live on radio.com,
http://player.radio.com/listen/station/1080-wtic-newstalk

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Duo Dickinson, host of Home Page…Growing at Home interviews 3 visionaries: Garden designers,  Lucy Van Liew, Anne Christie and  our own Nancy DuBrule-Clemente

Listen to the May 25, 2017 broadcast, now available in their archives

http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/185537/home-page-duo-dickinson

 

Read more about Duo and these garden designers by visiting

https://savedbydesign.wordpress.com/2017/05/23/growing-at-home/

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You’ll find internet radio for lower Connecticut River Valley on
http://www.icrvradio.com/
You can click the button near LIVE AUDIO STREAM or download their app!

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Unless otherwise noted all events at Natureworks are free of charge. No pre-registration is needed, just show up!