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, May 25th Bloom On, Baby 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, May 27th What’s On, with Nancy…The Power of Flowers-

10-11am

By now, your perennial garden is up and starting to really explode. How do you sustain that color through the end of the fall?  The easiest way is to really study succession of bloom that’s coming and embellish it with really cool annuals and tropicals. Nancy will lead you through that process in the Natureworks gardens, introducing you to a wagon load of exceptional plants and explain why she is placing them in key spots in all of our demonstration gardens.

 

Monday, May 29th  

Natureworks is CLOSED Memorial Day

 

Saturday, June 3rd Edibles Everywhere!

10-11am

You don’t need a dedicated vegetable garden to grow food, small fruits, and delicious herbs. Learn how to incorporate edible flowers and beautiful, delicious edibles into your already existing gardens, patio pots and anywhere else! It’s time to turn the landscape into a yummy paradise.

FREE

 

 

Saturday, June 10th Double Your Color with Half the Work

10-11am

June is THE time to practice the important perennial pruning techniques described in our bible The Well Tended Perennial Garden. Learn how to pinch perennials to double (or triple) the color AND dramatically reduce staking. Timing is everything. Nancy says “if you are not walking out of the garden in mid-June with tarp loads of debris from this technique then you are not brave enough!”

FREE

 

 

Thursday, June 15th    The June Prune – Our Most Famous Walk

5-6pm

June is the time to prune all of your spring blooming shrubs such as lilacs, rhododendrons, weigelas, and forsythias. Join Nancy and learn how to: time your pruning so you don’t cut off next year’s flowers, renewal prune for overgrown plants, as well as shape plants to increase the amount of flowers for years to come! We’ll be well stocked with sharp pruners, sickles and sharpening stones for all your pruning needs!

FREE

 

 

Saturday, June 17th The June Prune – Our Most Famous Walk

10-11am

Did you miss our Thursday walk? No problem, we’ve scheduled a Saturday session of our favorite walk. June is the time to prune all of your spring blooming shrubs such as lilacs, rhododendrons, weigelas, and forsythias. Join Nancy and learn how to: time your pruning so you don’t cut off next year’s flowers, renewal prune for overgrown plants, as well as shape plants to increase the amount of flowers for years to come! We’ll be well stocked with sharp pruners, sickles and sharpening stones for all your pruning needs!

FREE

 

 

 

Sunday, June 18th Kassie’s Crash Course for Feeding Your Veggies (and other plants, too!)

1-2pm

Learn all about why it’s so important to keep your veggie beds, containers and other planted areas well-fed in June. Kassie will show everyone our very favorite and always successful fertilizers and amendments for keeping your plants happy and healthy as they head into the hot summer months.

 

June 19-25 is Pollinator Week!

June 19-25, 2017

Thursday, June 22nd Five-minute Facebook Live Topic:
Get Ready Because Here They Come! Preparing for Migrating Monarchs
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. The subject for this evening will help you prepare your garden for migrating monarch butterflies.

 

Sunday, June 25th All about the Monarch Butterfly

1-2pm
What can YOU can do to help the monarch butterfly? Plenty!! Learn about their life cycle, their food sources and more. Based on what we see in the gardens, there is even a chance you’ll get to take a close look at monarch eggs, caterpillars and chrysalises. This year, join us in raising the next generation. We have everything you need to raise monarchs this year! FREE

 

Thursday, June 29th 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.

 

 

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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,
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…DURING THE GROWING SEASON

Make a Fairy Garden for the Natureworks Fairies:   We have had such a great response to our fairy festivals that we have decided to keep a pile of natural materials in a wooden crate for you to make fairy gardens whenever you come to visit! Surprise us with your creativity and make our magical garden fairies happy at the same time.

 

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