Events & Classes


Be sure to watch for our latest video on Facebook and YouTube Thursdays around 4pm. Use the social links to connect to us.


NEW POLICY: We are happy to have a great response to our classes, workshops and walks. However, some of our events have brought in larger numbers of people than we expected. We are now asking for you to register for each event you wish to attend.
Show up 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.


For our November/December 2019 Events Flyer, please CLICK HERE.




Sunday,  November 10th, 2019

11:00-11:30 am

Garlic Planting Demonstration

Join us as we plant garlic in our vegetable garden. This is an informal demonstration where questions are welcome and encouraged. Get inspired to go home and plant your own!   FREE

Register Here



Saturday, November 16th, 2019

10:30 – 11:30 am

Winter Porch Pot

Join Nancy outside to create an eye-catching pot for your front porch that will give new meaning to the phrase, “curb appeal!” We’ll provide the pot and you’ll learn how to incorporate pods and cones along with colorful branches and berries from deciduous shrubs, and evergreen branches. The pot with be completed with the addition of a fabulous coordinating bow!

Dress for the weather-the workshop will be held outside.

Registration required.  Price: $45   Limit: 8

Register Here



Friday, November 29th, 2019

All Day


We’re turning Black Friday GREEN so forget rising before dawn and waiting in line to join the mad rush at the big box stores. Sleep in and come to Natureworks on Green Friday and shop in a relaxed atmosphere while sipping hot cider. We will give you a $5 gift card (good towards any $25 or more purchase). Fresh cut Connecticut grown Christmas trees will be here!



Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Small Business Saturday with Santa

All Day

Shop small this holiday season while supporting your local economy and your favorite small businesses. Free, locally made fresh donuts, coffee and cider all day long. We appreciate YOU so much!



Santa comes to Natureworks! Come join Santa sitting in his big white rocking chair and greeting those who want to spend a few minutes sharing holiday wish lists. It’s a great photo opportunity for family, friends, and pets too! Bring your camera!




Saturday, December 7th 9am – 5 pm and Sunday, December 8th 10 am – 4 pm

36th Annual Open House and Santa visiting Saturday, Dec. 7th from 10 am-12 pm


Come join us during our 36th annual Open House Weekend which will feature hot cider and delicious Christmas cookies for you to enjoy. We will also offer wine, cheese, and crackers for you to snack on while you browse the retail shop and the Holiday Design Studio in the greenhouse. Shop in a festive, relaxed atmosphere while enjoying the scent of fresh greenery.

Open House hours are Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm.

On Saturday only, between the hours of 10 am and 12 pm, Santa will be here, sitting in his big white rocking chair and greeting those who want to spend a few minutes sharing their holiday wish list. It’s a great photo opportunity for family, friends and pets too. Bring your camera!

The retail shop is loaded with ornaments, seasonal planters, terrariums, houseplants, garden related books and many special items you’ll be able to check off your gift giving list. To decorate your home, we’ll have fresh greens, roping, wreaths, beautiful handmade bows and fresh cut Christmas trees.

Our helpful staff will provide lots of creative ideas. If you would like designs similar to what you’ve ordered from us in the past, we keep excellent records- count on us to make it easy. Start making your list and pick up nature-inspired gifts for friends and relatives. We’re here to help. Let’s enjoy the holiday season together!

Natureworks closes for the season on Monday, December 23rd at 6 pm


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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.