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!  

 

Summer hours 

 

NATUREWORKS GARDEN CENTER AND LANDSCAPING SERVICES
IS CLOSED FOR A STAFF RETREAT ON
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, August 17th

4:00 pm

We’re pausing the video of Facebook Live this week.  Actually, we already filmed one in advance.  You can CLICK HERE to view Tools of the Trade and Caring for the August Garden.

 

 

Saturday, August 19th

10:00-11:00 am

Edible Flowers and Herbal Iced Teas
Kick back on a summer day and learn how to grow and harvest all kinds of herbs and edible flowers. Enjoy various refreshing beverages and snacks and expand your culinary creativity.
Registration in advance is required. FEE: $5. Call 203-484-2748 for more details.

Register Online Here

 

Thursday, August 24th

4:00 pm

Facebook Live! Join us online on Facebook and hear Nancy discuss a new theme 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, August 26th

10:00-11:00 am

CT Horticultural Society Event: All About the Monarch Butterfly

The CT Horticultural Society (CHS) is sponsoring this FREE workshop.
Registration is required and is open to CHS members as well as the general public.
Register by contacting Mary Anna at the CHS office, (860) 529-8713 or via email at connhort@gmail.com The registration limit is 30.
Natureworks is a safe house for all butterflies, especially the beautiful orange Monarch. In 2016 we raised and released over 700 Monarchs in our store. We are raising them again this year.
  •  Learn how to recognize the monarch eggs and the caterpillars and then how to collect and raise them.
  •  Learn how to tag and release the butterflies for Monarch Watch.
  •  Learn about the different types of Asclepias (milkweed and their ornamental relatives) plants and the flowers that provide important nectar as they grow and get ready to migrate to Mexico.
In CT we raise the final generation of Monarchs that make the long journey to Mexico where they overwinter. Our work is critical in assuring that we provide a safe, organic, flower-filled oasis for these precious creatures. You will get to take a close look at monarch eggs and a chrysalis.
The plight of the Monarch butterfly is well known, and received a lot of attention in the media lately. Learn what YOU can do to help the monarch and their habitats.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017
NATUREWORKS GARDEN CENTER AND LANDSCAPING SERVICES
IS CLOSED FOR A STAFF RETREAT.

 

Thursday, August 31st

4:00 pm

Facebook Live! Join us online on Facebook and hear Nancy discuss a new theme 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.

 

CLICK HERE to view/print the August 2017 Events Flyer.

 

Saturday, September 2nd

10:00-11:00 am

Plan Now for your Organic Lawn Fall Renovation

Did you know that Fall is the best time to renovate your lawn?  Join store manager and NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional Diane St. John as she takes you through the steps of maintaining and renovating a safe organic lawn.  Bring your current soil test analysis for interpretation.  Allow us to help teach you safe, sustainable lawn care practices and join the ever growing population of organic lawn homeowners.

*Visit our shop before workshop for details on how to get your soil tested*

 

CLICK HERE to view/print the September 2017 Events Flyer.

 

OFF-SITE EVENTS

The Wallingford Garden Market
Saturdays 9 am-noon during August and September
NEW LOCATION: Doolittle Park, 78 South Elm Street, Wallingford.
Natureworks Garden Center will be at the garden market 8/19 and in September. 

Click the following links for their web info.:
https://www.facebook.com/wallingfordgardenmarket

https://wallingfordgardenmarket.com/vendors/

 

 

98th Annual Durham Fair
September 21 – 24, 2017
The Durham Fair is located at the junctions of Routes 68, 17 and 77 in Durham, CT.
Be sure to stop by the Natureworks Garden Center display and say Hi
For more information visit   http://www.durhamfair.com/

 

 

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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!