Events & Classes



MARCH 2020

The two classes scheduled for this coming weekend are being moved online as we are spending the week creating them as webinars! All students already registered for the Pruning and Designing with Native Plants classes will be sent the details and we hope to be able to invite additional students to participate in these webinars. I am very excited about this new way of teaching and feel that learning to do this will make our classes available to a much wider audience.  

CLICK HERE TO VIEW/PRINT the 4 page Class Brochure.



Natureworks Pruning Class

10:00 am to noon

Learn to Prune with Nancy – Basic Principles and Practices

Join Nancy and learn how proper pruning can make your plants healthier, longer lived, and much more floriferous! Discover which plants should be pruned in the early spring, which should be pruned in late spring/early summer, which can be pruned in the fall, and why. Learn about renewal pruning, open pruning, and other important techniques. Start the 2020 gardening season armed with this important information and watch your plants and shrubs respond and be the best they can be!

Advance registration required.  Tickets: $ 30.00.   CLICK HERE to register.

Natureworks Design Class

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Basics of Designing a Native Plant Garden for Succession of Bloom

Join Nancy for an exciting design class. Did you know that most perennials and flowering shrubs bloom for 3-4 weeks? It is very easy to fill a wagon with blooming plants in May or June, but does it flower the rest of the growing season? Learn how to honestly analyze your garden for succession of bloom, recognize your gaps, and then add interesting native plants to make your garden bloom from early spring until late fall. Nancy will demonstrate how to measure and lay out your garden on graph paper, how to space plants, and explain the importance of groupings and drifts. We will focus on native plants for sun, shade, wet, and dry conditions. 

Advance registration required.  Tickets $ 30.00.  CLICK HERE to register.



Please 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.

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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.