Gardening Classes

 


 

Natureworks sells gardening books on various topics for adults and children.

Natureworks carries many gardening books including those by established authors as well as those new on the scene.

***  GENERAL INFORMATION ***

Natureworks offers late winter/early spring gardening classes and they have finished for this year. During the growing season, view our Current Events to hear the latest and greatest about the workshops and events, please CLICK HERE.  

Most classes are taught by the owner of Natureworks, Nancy DuBrule-Clemente and since Natureworks retail shop and garden center are closed during the winter, the classes are usually held in the spacious church hall of the Zion Episcopal Church, 326 Notch Hill Road, North Branford, CT  06471

 

Registration for classes is through Natureworks however, if you need to reach the church, you may contact them at 203-488-7395  www.zionepiscopalchurch.org

 


 

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 Requiredregister 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

Sunday, November 5th
1-2pm
Make your own Succulent Picture Frame
Learn how to create a living picture frame with succulents. Use our wooden frames to transform your space. With incredibly low-maintenance, succulent picture frames are easy to care for and beautiful decoration. Workshop includes vintage wooden shadow box picture frame, soil, 5 succulents, decorative moss and expert instruction.
Pre-registration Required, register online here or call the shop. Price: $40 Limit: 8 people

Sunday, November 12th
11-12 noon or 1-2pm Please register for the time slot of your choice.
Make your own Succulent Pumpkin Harvest Centerpiece
Back by popular demand! We’ll let you in on the secrets of creating a long-lasting succulent arrangement and guide you to making your own! These make perfect table top decorations or great hostess gifts. Workshop includes pumpkin, succulent cuttings, moss, hot glue and expert instruction.

Pre-registration Required, register  here for 11-12 noon session / here for the 1:00 to 2:00 session or call the shop. Price: $45 Limit: 6 people per workshop