Events & Classes

UPCOMING EVENTS


Be sure to watch us on Facebook Live every Thursday at 4:00 pm.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

If an event does not have a fee or an attendee limit specified, there is no need to register.
Just show up a 15 minutes before the start of the event to be sure that you get a seat under our teaching tent.

Our Garden Walks are held in our Demonstration Gardens. Please dress for walking on uneven ground and be sure to bring a hat and sunscreen or other appropriate weather gear.

 

Please CLICK HERE to view/print our July 2019 Events Flyer.

Our August 2019 Events Flyer is ready too, CLICK HERE.

AND we’ve created a flyer especially for children’s events, CLICK HERE.


JULY 2019


Thursday, July 18th

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Learn to Raise Monarchs

This will be a training workshop. Learn how you can become a Certified Monarch Waystation and create the right habitat to attract monarch butterflies. Then, learn the specific techniques that we use at Natureworks to raise monarch butterflies successfully from eggs and caterpillars found right here on OUR PLANTS. Excellent for parents, interested kids, teachers, garden clubs, land trusts, and organizations.

Registration Required: $15  Class Limit: 15

SIGN UP ONLINE, stop in, or call 203-484-2748

 


Saturday, July 20th, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Growing and Harvesting Cut and Dried Flowers

Join our own flower gardening guru Nancy as she shows you how easy and fun it is to grow your own cut and dried flowers. She will talk about annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, and flowering shrubs that can all be used in arrangements. New this year, Natureworks is partnering with Once Upon a Farm to grow and harvest bunches of dried flowers. Learn how to dry your own and prepare for a fall filled with dried flower crafting.

Registration Required: $10 Class Limit: 20.  At the end of the class, a sample flower arrangement in a vintage vase will be raffled off!

Register Here


 

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How to Design a Beautiful Shade Garden

Go beyond ivy, pachysandra and other boring (and invasive) shade plants and learn to easily combine and design a pretty shade garden! There are so many wonderful perennials for shade. We will show off many of them and wander our own shade gardens too. Summer is a perfect time to garden in the shade!

Registration Required: $10 Class Limit: 15. All attendees at the talk will receive 10% off any shade garden purchase made after the workshop.

 Register Here

 


Thursday, July 25th

11:00 am-11:45 am

Grow Organic Kids: Fun with Flowers

Ages 5-8. We will explore different textures and leaves, then paint pictures using ferns, petals, and a variety of plants from our gardens.

Suggested ages are based on the activities but siblings are welcome. Workshop is free. Call in advance to reserve your spots. Rain or shine.

Register Here


 

Saturday, July 27th, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Keeping your Container Gardens Happy During the Summer Months

Join Nancy as she shows you how to feed, deadhead, pinch back, repot, and refresh your container plantings during the peak of summer. She will demonstrate using both flowering plants and edibles. Keep your flowers blooming their heads off for a few more months with these techniques!

FREE.

Register Here

 


 

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Grow Organic Kids: 3rd Annual Kids’ Day

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Come join us for a day all about kids! This is our third year of fun, creative and educational activities for young gardeners and explorers. Stations will be set up for kids to visit. We will have rock painting, flower planting, and more. This is an open-house style event. Our activity stations will be ongoing, so arrive anytime between 12 and 2 for kid-oriented fun. We request that children be supervised by guardians at all times.

FREE. Please call to register in advance and arrive anytime between 12-2pm.

Register Here

 


Wednesday, July 31st

11:00 am-11:45 am

Grow Organic Kids – Infinite Insects

Ages 7-12. Did you know that humans have only identified a fraction of the insects on Earth? We will learn about some of them, then kids will be Bug Detectives in the garden to see what they can find.

Suggested ages are based on the activities but siblings are welcome. Workshop is free. Call in advance to reserve your spots. Rain or shine.

Register Here

 


AUGUST 2019


 

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Growing and Harvesting Cut and Dried Flowers

Join our own flower gardening guru Nancy as she shows you how easy and fun it is to grow your own cut and dried flowers. She will talk about annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, and flowering shrubs that can all be used in arrangements. New this year, Natureworks is partnering with Once Upon a Farm to grow and harvest bunches of dried flowers. Learn how to dry your own and prepare for a fall filled with dried flower crafting.

Registration Required: $10 Class Limit: 20  At the end of the class, a sample flower arrangement in a vintage vase will be raffled off!

Register Here

 


 

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Learn to Raise Monarchs

This will be a training workshop. Learn how you can become a Certified Monarch Waystation and create the right habitat to attract monarch butterflies. Then, learn the specific techniques that we use at Natureworks to raise monarch butterflies successfully from eggs and caterpillars found right here on OUR PLANTS. Excellent for parents, interested kids, teachers, garden clubs, land trusts, and organizations.

Registration Required: $15  Class Limit: 15

SIGN UP ONLINE, stop in, or call 203-484-2748

Register Here

 


 

Wednesday, August 7th

11:00 am-11:45 am

Grow Organic Kids:

Recycling 

All Ages welcome.  Reducing, Re-using, recycling in the garden using grocery store bags, soda/milk bottles, metal container lids, etc. Lots of terrific ideas to reduce waste in our homes in a creative way!

Register Here

 


 

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

12:00 – 1:00pm

Toad Abode

Join us for a creative workshop for all ages where we will be making toad-homes out of terracotta pots – an old gardener’s trick for attracting toads to the garden, but with a crafty twist. Each attendee will make their own decorated Toad Abode to bring home, while learning how and why to attract toads to the garden. All Ages welcome!

Registration Required: $25.00, includes all materials

Register Here

 


 

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Refresh your Garden!

It’s the end of August and many plants have finished blooming. You may have a few containers that look bedraggled. Your veggie garden may have a few gaps in it. It’s time to REFRESH your garden! Nancy will share tips on which plants to add NOW for an extended fall of blooming and harvesting. She will also demonstrate replanting a tired container with fresh color that will look beautiful just in time for Labor Day Weekend parties. And she will explain what you should still feed at this time of year. FREE.

Register Here

 


 

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fall Gardening Tips and Tricks

Learn to use row cover to extend your season and have greens early in the spring.

Registration Required: $10 All attendees at the talk will receive a 10% discount on row cover, grow bags, and soil purchases made after the talk.

Register Here



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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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Did you know the September 2017 recording, photos and article

Tagged And Tracked: Monarch Butterflies Set Out From Connecticut To Mexico

by Patrick Skahil is available on the WNPR website? 

http://wnpr.org/post/tagged-and-tracked-monarch-butterflies-set-out-connecticut-mexico

When on the page, be sure to click the icon to listen to the 1 minute 50 second recorded interview with Diane and Jillian.

 

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