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!  

 

RETAIL HOURS
Open 7 Days

Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

 

Thursdays September 21st and  September 28th
4:00pm
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, September 23rd  No workshop—Durham Fair weekend. Visit our booth in the education area!

Saturday, September 30th
10:00-11:00 am
Fall Garden Renovation and Redesign
When the weather cools off, it’s time for “plants on wheels!” Join Nancy as she explains how to analyze your current gardens and decide on ways to improve them through rearranging and division in October. She will then teach you the process of how to go about this work in an organized fashion over the next four weeks. Don’t miss this FREE design workshop

Saturday, October 7th
10-11am
Growing Great Garlic
Join us as Jillian shares her knowledge and enthusiasm for growing great garlic, one of the easiest crops you can produce in your back yard. Nancy grows over 150 heads of garlic- some is sold at Natureworks for seed garlic and the rest she uses for cooking throughout the year. Garlic is planted in the late fall. This workshop is perfectly timed to help you grow a great crop of garlic that you will harvest next July!

Sunday, October 8th
1-2pm
Build your Own Modern Succulent Planter
Use our trendy square cement planters for creating a perfect miniature succulent garden. Embellish your creation with colorful rocks and textured moss. Class includes hands-on instruction, large square planter, a selection of 5 succulents per pot, soil and decorative embellishments. Succulents are easy to care for and fun to combine.
Pre-registration Required, register online or call the shop. Price: $40 Limit: 8 people

Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th
ALL DAY, BOTH DAYS
8th Annual Bulbs for Breast Cancer Fundraiser: Raffles, Refreshments and more!
10% of all bulb sales during this weekend will be donated by Natureworks to After the Storm, Inc. a local non-profit group that assists cancer survivors to heal emotionally, physically and spiritually. They are well known for distributing funds to local hospitals for these special programs. Make your bulb buying dollars count while creating a beautiful spring garden.

Saturday, October 14th
10-11am
Bulbs You’ll Love for the Early Pollinators
Our native pollinators need early blooming flowers as they fly earlier and at much colder temperatures than honeybees. The best way to provide that is to add VERY EARLY BLOOMING bulbs to your gardens. Nancy will explain which bulbs are the best for this purpose and how to work them into your landscape. Create a simply stunning late winter and early spring garden and help our pollinators!

Saturday, October 21st
1-2pm workshop repeated on each day. Please register for the day of your choice.
Create your own Fall Bushel Basket
Plant up a wooden bushel basket with gorgeous fall annuals and you’ll have a decorative late-season doorstep. Workshop includes bushel basket, 5 annuals, soil and expert advice on how to pair colors and varieties. Make a beautiful basket that fits in perfectly to your home’s conditions.
Pre-registration Required, register online or call the shop. Price: $40 Limit: 10 people each day

 Sunday, October 22nd
1-2pm workshop repeated on each day. Please register for the day of your choice.
Create your own Fall Bushel Basket
Plant up a wooden bushel basket with gorgeous fall annuals and you’ll have a decorative late-season doorstep. Workshop includes bushel basket, 5 annuals, soil and expert advice on how to pair colors and varieties. Make a beautiful basket that fits in perfectly to your home’s conditions.
Pre-registration Required, register online or call the shop. Price: $40 Limit: 10 people each day

Sunday, October 29th
1-2pm
Pumpkin Planting for Kids
Participants will make and take home a Pumpkin Paradise mini-garden made out of a hollowed-out sugar pumpkin and a seasonal annual. This workshop is for children ages 6 to 16 and since it’s so close to Halloween, they are encouraged to wear a costume.
Pre-registration Required, register online or call the shop. Price: $15 Limit: 8 kids

 

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

MORE OCTOBER EVENTS COMING SOON!

 

OFF-SITE EVENTS

 

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/

The Wallingford Garden Market
Saturdays 9 am-noon during September
Doolittle Park, 78 South Elm Street, Wallingford.
Natureworks Garden Center will be at the garden market Sept. 30!

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

https://wallingfordgardenmarket.com/vendors/

 

 

 

 

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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!