Gardening Classes


Nancy Teaching at Zion Episcopal Church

Nancy DuBrule-Clemente teaching at Zion Episcopal Church in North Branford.


Registrations are now being accepted for our Gardening Classes. Scroll down to learn more and to register online.

To Print our March and April 2018  gardening class brochure, CLICK HERE.



Natureworks sells gardening books on various topics for adults and children.

Natureworks carries many gardening books including those by established authors as well as those new on the scene.


Most classes are taught by the owner of Natureworks, Nancy DuBrule-Clemente and since Natureworks retail shop and garden center are closed during the winter, the classes are usually held in the spacious church hall of the Zion Episcopal Church, 326 Notch Hill Road, North Branford, CT  06471


Registration for classes is through Natureworks however, if you need to reach the church, you may contact them at 203-488-7395




Seed Starting Workshops – Saturday, March 24th – SOLD OUT

Location: Natureworks greenhouse

Instructor: Sandy Merrill

In this class you will learn all about starting warm season vegetable, herb, and flower crops (tomatoes, peppers,
eggplants, basil, and more) indoors to plant outside in late May after the danger of frost is over. Students will each
plant a 32 cell tray of different seeds to take home with them. Naturally, the focus will be on all organic methods!

Two Sessions: 10-11:30 am – SOLD OUT | 1:00-2:30 pm – SOLD OUT

Each session is limited to 8 students. Sign up early to reserve your spot!

Cost: $40 Includes class, seeds, tray, planting pots, organic soil, and humidity dome.
Natureworks retail store will be open until 6 pm so you can visit and shop after class.

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Pruning: Overcoming your Fear of Pruning-Basic Principles and Practices – Saturday, April 7th

Location: Zion Episcopal Church
Hours: 10 am-noon $25
Instructor: Nancy DuBrule-Clemente

Don’t pick up a pair of pruners or, worse yet, an electric hedge trimmer, until you have taken this class! 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.

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Pruning Hydrangeas – Saturday, April 7th

Location: Zion Episcopal Church


1-3 pm $25
Instructor: Lorraine Ballato

CT transplant Lorraine Ballato has just published a groundbreaking book Success with Hydrangeas. It is THE most important reference modern manual on this broad genus of popular garden plants. In this afternoon session, we are thrilled to host Lorraine who will DIG DEEP into the very specific pruning techniques for the many Hydrangea species that we grow in our CT gardens. The research she has done and brought forth in this book is phenomenal. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the expert and ask questions.
Note: This class will be better understood if you take the morning Basic Principles and Practices class first. Following the afternoon class, please join Nancy and Lorraine in the Natureworks gardens for further questions. The retail shop will be open until 6pm.

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