Events & Classes




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.

Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm



Decoupage Botanical Pumpkins – SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 20th  • 10-11am

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 instruction for decoupaging fresh and dried plant material to the pumpkin. Let your creative self out and make your own design or replicate one of ours.

Fee: $35 /Limit 10

Registration Required.  Register online or call the shop to register over the phone.



Saturday, October 20, 9-4pm

Solving Garden Design Dilemmas:
A day of problem solving, inspiration and fun with 3 garden experts


Nancy DuBrule-Clemente

Nancy DuBrule-Clemente

Karen Bussolini

Karen Bussolini

Christine Froelich

Christine Froehlich

Cost:  $75.00

Want to jazz up a tired landscape, reduce maintenance or garden more sustainably? Karen Bussolini, Nancy DuBrule-Clemente and Christine Froehlich will show you how during this day long workshop. They will each share their take on renovating gardens and offer practical advice that will help you to evaluate your own gardens and come up with a plan of action to correct the problems. 

This workshop will take place at Zion Episcopal Church located at 326 Notch Hill Road in North Branford, CT.
Check in starts at 8:00 am. Breaks for refreshments, book sales, socializing and time for lunch (bring your own or order from a local deli) are included in the day.

Download Flyer for this Event

Register online here or download our registration form and mail to Natureworks.



Flower Arranging Fall Style
Saturday, October 27th • 10:00 – 11:00 am

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 you’ll learn 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!

Fee: $25 /Limit 10

Registration Required.  Register online or call the shop to register over the phone.



Pumpkin Planting and Trick or Treat Treasure Hunt for KIDS
Saturday, October 27th • 1:00 – 2:00

At this workshop, Kids will create a cute pumpkin planter. They will scoop out the pumpkin and plant it up with a pretty annual and interesting seed pods and dried flowers from the gardens. Then they will go on a garden treasure hunt! This workshop is for children ages 4 to 12 and since it’s so close to Halloween, they are encouraged to wear a costume.

Fee: $15 /Limit 15

Registration Required.  Register online or call the shop to register over the phone.



Long Lasting Succulent Pumpkins
Sunday, October 28th • 11:30 am 

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.

Fee: $35 /Limit 8

Register online or call the shop to register over the phone





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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!