Events & Classes

UPCOMING EVENTS


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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 June 2019 Events Flyer.

 


JUNE 2019

 


 

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Due to popular demand, we are running this walk twice in one day! Register for either the 10 am session, or the 12 pm session.

10:00 – 11:00 am OR

12:00 – 1:00 pm

The June Prune! Learn How and Why Pruning is Essential

June is the time to prune all of your spring blooming shrubs such as lilacs, rhododendrons, weigelas, and forsythias. Join Nancy and learn how to: time your pruning so you don’t cut off next year’s flowers, renewal prune for overgrown plants, as well as shape plants to increase the amount of flowers for years to come! We’ll be well stocked with sharp pruners, sickles and sharpening stones for all your pruning needs! Perfect for all gardening levels-especially beginners to learn early on!

Registration $20, Limit 15

 


 

All week Sunday June 16th -Sunday June 23rd

Did you know June is National Pollinator Month? Since we are the year round hosts for pollinators, we will have special events, fun activities and talks all week.

Sunday, June 16th, 2019 Pollinator Week Starts A Day Early!

10:00 am – 11:00 am

A Bee’s-Eye View of our Flowers

Learn about the flowers bees look for in the garden. We will walk our benches and flower gardens and discuss combinations of plants to add to attract bees from summer to fall.

Free, all are welcome

 

Guess the Pollinator

Any time this week find the cards we have hidden throughout the garden center. Guess the pollinator pictured and flip the card to find out if you’re right! Learn a little bit about each pollinator. This tour is self-guided, but Natureworkers are always around and happy to help.

 

Hey KIDS-Let’s make a Pollinator Mural!

Come in any time this week and color your favorite pollinator and we will laminate it and add it to our big pollinator mural here at Natureworks! Free stickers to all kids who color!


 

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Native Plants with Nancy

Nancy loves Natives! Come and learn about beautiful native plants from our very own expert and fun garden guru, Nancy DuBrule-Clemente. An organic gardener her entire life, Nancy understands why we need to incorporate natives into our gardens at home to create a Happy Habitat for the creatures that we live amongst.

Registration $20 (get a 10% discount on native plants after the workshop!)

 


 

Sunday, June 23rd, 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 used 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 that would like to #RaisetheMigration

Registration Required: $15

Class Limit: 15

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

**We will run this class to groups of 10 or more on available dates this summer. Call for information and to schedule a private training session.**

 

Sunflower Planting for Kids Pollinator Party!

Walk in and join us as we help to make this the most “sunflowery” area of the state of Connecticut! Free sunflower seeds, soil and pots available to all kids coming into the shop during this one day event. 1 pot per child please.


 

Saturday, June 29th, 2019

10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Grow a Happy Habitat for Birds

Our very own bird expert, Suzanne Hauselt will teach you how to create a bird friendly yard right at home. We will discuss how to organize your property to provide shelter through the creation of shrub borders and thickets.  We will then learn about the many plants that you can include to provide food for birds all year round!

Cost: $15, get a 10% discount on plants after the workshop. Limit 20

 


 

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Plant a Butterfly Magnet Pot

We will guide you in planting a beautiful pot that will attract butterflies and other pollinators to your garden! Combine several plants in one pot in our organic soil. You may bring your own container, or select one from our shop – each attendee can make their creation with up to $45 worth of materials (pot/plants) at the workshop. Grab a friend and come get creative!

Registration $45, Limit 15

 



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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!