Events & Classes


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


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 September 2019 Events Flyer.

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




Saturday, September 21st, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Designing with Dried Flowers

Create your own unique floral arrangement using dried cut flowers that have been grown exclusively for Natureworks, by Once Upon a Farm in Bethany! Leslie will show us how to use interesting combinations of color, form and texture to make a unique and long lasting table design. Techniques learned can be applied to other dried flower design work.  Additional dried flowers available for purchase.

Pre-registration required, register online or call the shop.  Price $45  Limit: 10 participants

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Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

11:30 – 12:30 pm

Create your own Fall Bushel Basket

Plant up a bushel basket with gorgeous fall annuals and you’ll have a decorative fall 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: 12

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Thursday September 26-Sunday September 29th 2019

Natureworks at the Durham Fair

Natureworks will bring the monarch butterflies to the Discovery Center at the Durham Fair. Learn about their life cycle, watch them transform from a caterpillar to a chrysalis, and help us tag the migrating generation of monarchs for Monarch Watch before they take off on their migration flight to Mexico.




Saturday, October 5th, 2019  

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Double your Early Spring Color with Beautiful Bulbs

As spring arrives, we are all hungry for color. ANY color. That is where bulbs come in. Join Nancy as she explains the order of bloom for spring blooming bulbs in CT and exactly which flowering trees, shrubs, and perennials can be paired with the bulbs to create a stunning spring garden. Nancy literally wrote the book on Succession of Bloom in CT. Don’t miss this lesson in how to apply the charts in her book to your own landscape. Fall is for planting!  FREE

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Sunday, October 6th, 2019   

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Late Great Native Plants for Fall Pollinators

Native pollinators are active from early spring until late fall. Make sure your garden feeds these critters before their long winter nap! Learn what plants bloom during the crucial late months to enhance your garden and keep it colorful and blooming. Learn why natives are important and how to manipulate bloom time to extend blooms beyond the first frost.  FREE

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Saturday, October 12th, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Renovate your Garden this Fall: A Design Workshop

In this class, Nancy will explain how to analyze your garden for 9 common mistakes and then walk you through the process of undertaking a renovation including digging, relocating, and dividing perennials. October is the ideal time to undertake a renovation as the challenges of your garden are fresh in your mind.

Registration Required.  Price: $20  Limit: 10  

Students are encouraged to bring sketches of the garden they want to work on, a few photos, and a plant list of existing plants.

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Sunday, October 13th, 2019

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Grow Great Organic Garlic

Learn the basics of growing organic hard neck garlic. This is one of the easiest crops you can plant and the time to plant it is late October through mid-November. This workshop is perfectly timed to help you grow a great crop of garlic that you will harvest next July!   FREE

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Saturday, October 19th, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Make a Dried Wreath

Join Nancy as she demonstrates how to use dried flowers to decorate a grape vine wreath. Students will be given a 10” grapevine wreath and offered an assortment of dried flowers and pods to work with. Nancy will demonstrate how to design a dried wreath and then guide you in making one to match your home décor. As she designs, she will explain all about the dried flowers she is using and how to grow and dry them at home. Finally, she will teach you how to make a bow to add the finishing touch to the design (or she will make the bow for you if you are “bow challenged”).

Registration required.  Price: $45  Limit: 10 

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Sunday, October 20th, 2019 (New Session) – SOLD OUT

11:00 am – 12:00 m

Decoupage Botanical Pumpkins

Try your hand at this creative and fun way to decorate a pumpkin! We’ll provide your choice of an orange or white pumpkin, and materials to create a unique decoupage design on your pumpkin. You will leave with a special and long-lasting pumpkin creation.

Registration required. Price: $25  Limit: 12



Sunday, October 20th, 2019
(SOLD OUT – New session, 11:00 am – 12:00 m added above)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Decoupage Botanical Pumpkins

Try your hand at this creative and fun way to decorate a pumpkin! We’ll provide your choice of an orange or white pumpkin, and materials to create a unique decoupage design on your pumpkin. You will leave with a special and long-lasting pumpkin creation.

Registration required. Price: $25  Limit: 12



Saturday, October 26th, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Playing with Pumpkins

This is a fall fan favorite! We’ll provide a sugar pumpkin, you’ll carve it out, line it, and add a bit of floral foam. Then Leslie will teach you how to incorporate garden flowers, seed pods, and woody material, as well as foliage to create a stunning fall floral design. Amaze your friends and family with your creation!  Registration required.  Price: $25  Limit: 10

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Sunday, October 27th, 2019

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Succulent and Dried Flower Pumpkins

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 for the holidays to come. We’ll provide a pumpkin and loads of succulent cuttings and dried materials.

Registration required:  Price: $45  Limit: 8

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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,

You can also listen live on,

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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

Read more about Duo and these garden designers by visiting

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You’ll find internet radio for lower Connecticut River Valley on
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?

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!