Events & Classes

UPCOMING EVENTS


REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR OUR GARDENING CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS SCROLL DOWN TO LEARN MORE AND TO REGISTER ONLINE.

 

If an event does not have a fee or a class limit, 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.

 



Facebook Live Thursdays!

Tune in for Natureworks Facebook Live every Thursday evening at 5 pm.

Closed – Sunday & Monday for the summer

 


 

Thursday, August 9th

6:30- 10 pm

Art Bra 2018 at the Aqua Turf

In 2013 Nancy created an art bra and modeled on the runway and raised over $1000 for After the Storm, a local group that helps breast cancer survivors. This year, Natureworks is making and donating a bra for this event. Grab your friends and attend one of the most amazing fashion shows you will ever see and help raise tons of money for this great group.

http://www.afterthestorminc.org/art-bra-2018

 


 

Saturday, August 11th

8:00-9:00 am Early Bird Sale 

Coffee and a free $5 gift card for those who make a purchase of $20 or more before 9 am.

10:00 – 11:00 am

Shade Stroll with Nancy  FREE!

Join Nancy for an unscripted stroll through the Natureworks demonstration gardens, with a focus on plants for summer and fall that will make your shade garden amazing. Nancy will share professional techniques for soil preparation, feeding, watering, and design for gardens that are “sun challenged”. Herbal iced tea will be served after the walk.

 


 

Saturday, August 18th

2nd Annual KIDS DAY AT NATUREWORKS

10:00am-12:00pm $5

It’s KIDS’ DAY at Natureworks!

This Saturday we will be setting up fun, creative and educational activities for young gardeners and explorers. Rock painting, flower planting, and kid-friendly garden tours will be some of the activities offered. Wear your finest play clothes and come learn about nature with Nancy and the Natureworkers!

This is an open-house style event. Our activity stations will be ongoing, so arrive anytime between 10 and 12 for kid-oriented fun. We request that children be supervised by guardians at all times.

Please Register Here and pay $5 fee in advance and arrive anytime between 10am-12pm.

 


 

Saturday, August 25th

10:00 – 11:00 am

Grow a Healthy Bowl of Fall Organic Veggies

Learn about what delicious vegetables you can grow in containers (and in the garden) for fall. Then attendees will plant one up with our guidance to take home! It will include a selection of yummy organic vegetables and seeds. Registration required, Limit 20 attendees.

$25 fee includes education, container, soil, vegetable and seeds.

REGISTER HERE, stop in, or call 203-484-2748

 


 

Saturday, September 1st

1:00 – 2:15 pm

$5 Workshop, please register ahead, 25 people max

Tagging Monarch Butterflies

September is the month the monarch butterflies begin to make their long migration to their winter habitat in Mexico. At Natureworks, we participate with people all over the country and Canada as “citizen scientists” and tag the butterflies for Monarch Watch before we release them on their journey. In this workshop, learn the lifecycle of the monarch butterfly, the reasons we raise them here at the store and how to tag them for release. We should have many to tag and release at the workshop.

Also be sure to stay tuned to our facebook page for spontaneous releases throughout the month of September!

REGISTER HERE, stop in, or call 203-484-2748

 


 

Saturday, September 8th

10:00 – 11:00 am

FREE Workshop and garden walk with Nancy DuBrule-Clemente

How to Create a Fabulous Fall Garden

Fall is a wonderful time to garden. Is your autumn garden filled with color and life? Learn all about the many perennials, ornamental grasses, flowering and berrying shrubs that will make your fall landscape an oasis for pollinators, birds, and migrating monarchs.

 


 

Saturday, September 15th 

10:00 -11:00 am

Fall is Organic Lawn Care Time FREE

Did you know that Fall is the best time to renovate your lawn? Join store manager and NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional Diane St. John as she takes you through the steps of maintaining and renovating a safe organic lawn. Learn organic practices in caring for your lawn and common homeowner mistakes. Learn what specific weeds can tell you about your lawn.

*Visit our shop before the workshop for details on how to get your soil tested or bring your current soil test for interpretation*

 


 

Saturday, September 22nd

10:00 – 11:00 am

FREE WORKSHOP with Nancy DuBrule-Clemente

Designing to Double your Color with Bulbs

Spring and early summer blooming bulbs can DOUBLE the color in your landscape. Nancy will teach you how to select bulbs for your conditions and choose varieties to extend your season of bloom from late winter through July. See how we plant the bulbs in BETWEEN the crowns of the perennials and which bulbs we combine with shrubs and grasses.

 


 

Sunday, September 23rd

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Create your own Fall Bushel Basket

Plant up a wooden 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. If requested, additional plants available for an additional fee

Pre-registration Required, register online or call the shop.  Price: $40  Limit: 12

REGISTER HERE, stop in, or call 203-484-2748

 


 

Thursday September 27-Sunday September 30th  Durham Fair

Natureworks will have a Monarch Butterfly display at the fair all 4 days in the Discovery Center

 


 

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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!