Monthly Events

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February 2023

1, Wednesday, Vegetable Gardening Class, self-paced asynchronous, online, fee and must register, offered by Virginia Cooperative Extension https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

1, Wednesday, Carex for Every Garden, virtual, 6 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

1, Wednesday, Webinar: 100 Plants to Feed the Monarch Butterflies, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

1, Wednesday, Fundamentals of Form (floral design), 10 to 4:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

1, Wednesday, Landscape Design History, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Thursday, Virtual Plant Clinic with David Yost, Zoom webinar, 2:00 pm, free but must sign up. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

2, Thursday, Webinar: Native Plants vs Cultivars: Which to choose? 7:00-8:00 pm, free but must register for link. Sponsored by Loudoun County Master Gardeners, hosted by Loudoun County Public Library https://loudouncountypubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=95988&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2023/02/01

2, Thursday, Virtual lavender presentation, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, free but must sign up. Mt. Airy Lavender https://www.mtairylavender.com/events/free-virtual-lavender-presentation

3, Friday, Sustainable Landscape Design Part II, Landscape Problem Solving, 10:00 to 11:30 am, online free and must register. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

3, Friday, How to Keep a Wild Garden Tidy, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

3, Friday, Practical Aspects of Botanical Art, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

3, Friday, Horticulture Symposium, 8:00 am to 4:15 pm, both in person and online, fee and must register, Longwood Gardens https://longwoodgardens.org/

4, Saturday, Houseplant Seminar, 10:00 to 11:30 am, free but limited seating so register, Burke Nursery and Garden Centre https://www.burkenursery.com/

4, Saturday, Make Your Own Kokedama, 10:00 to 11:30 fee and must register, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

4, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 am, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

4, Saturday, Knowing and Growing Boxwood, 10:30 to noon, fee and must register, Blandy Experimental Farm https://blandy.virginia.edu/

4, Saturday, Washington Gardener Seed Exchange, 12:30 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register, will be at Green Spring Gardens https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/search/label/seed%20exchange

4, Saturday, Groundcovers Set the Stage, 10:00 am, Fair Oaks location, free Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

4, Saturday, Basic Plant ID, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

4, Saturday, Introduction to Plant Propagation with Tropical Houseplants, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

5, Sunday, Winter Lecture: A History of Hedges, in person, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

7, Tuesday, Psychedelic Mushrooms, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

7, Tuesday, Sun Tea Jar Terrarium Workshop, 10:00 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, also on February 11. Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

7, Tuesday, Plant Propagation of the Home Gardener, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

7, Tuesday, Introduction to Hydroponics, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Wednesday and 9, Thursday, Winter Symposium: Steward the Land, Healing Ourselves, hybrid, fee and must register, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens  https://www.lewisginter.org/event/winter-symposium-cvnla/

8, Wednesday, Indoor Container Garden Design and Display Ideas, 7:30 pm, free but must register, virtual with Melinda Myers https://www.melindamyers.com/

8, Wednesday, Lecture: Spices 101: Ginger, noon to 1:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Smithsonian Associates https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/

8, Wednesday, Webinar: Growing Lilacs and Hydrangeas with Charlie Nardozzi, 7:00 pm, fee and must register, Gardening with Charlie Nardozzi https://www.gardeningwithcharlie.com/webinars/growing-lilacs-and-hydrangeas-webinar/

8, Wednesday, Urban Mammals, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

9, Thursday, Native Groundcovers, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

9, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens: Jazz up your landscape! Free webinar, noon to 1:00 pm, must register, Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/

9, Thursday, The Race Against Plant Extinction, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, virtual, free but must register, Virginia Native Plant Society Potowmack Chapter. https://vnps.org/

9, Thursday, Native Food Sovereignty, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

9, Thursday, Lecture: The Crevice Garden, 2 to 3:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, The Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

9, Thursday, America’s Eden: Newport Landscapes through the Ages with John Tschirch, in person or zoom lecture, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

9, Thursday, Sustainable Design Techniques, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

10, Friday, Introduction to Vegetable Gardening, Part 1, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free, zoom, must register. Second part is on Friday, February 17. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

10, Friday, Meet your neighbors bark and buds winter tree walk with Right Proper Brewing, by Casey Trees, noon to 12:45 pm, free https://caseytrees.org/

11, Saturday, Lecture: What’s the Fun about Plant Tissue Culture, co-hosted by the Piedmont Chapter of the Northern American Rock Garden Society and JC Raulston Arboretum, 10 to 11:30 am, free for some members, nominal fee for public https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

11, Saturday, Orchids 101, 10:00 am, free, Gainesville location, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

11, Saturday, Workshop: Garden Terrarium, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

11, Saturday, Edible Gardening: Time to Prepare Your Plot Seminar, 10:00 to 11:30 am, free but limited seating so register, Burke Nursery and Garden Centre https://www.burkenursery.com/

11, Saturday, Community Tree Care at Wangari Gardens, with Casey Trees 9:00 am to noon, free Casey Trees https://caseytrees.org/

11, Saturday, Introduction to Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

11, Saturday, Houseplant Love (how to keep houseplants healthy), 10:00 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Blandy Experimental Farm https://blandy.virginia.edu/

11, Saturday, 5th Annual Prince William Native Plant Symposium, 9 to 4:00 pm, hybrid, in person and virtual, Verizon Auditorium, George Mason University, VA. Fee and must register, https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

11, Saturday, Everything You Wanted to Know About Pruning, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

12, Sunday, Winter Lecture: History of American Gardening, virtual, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

13, Monday, Flower Arranging at Home, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

14, Tuesday, Carnivorous Plant Terrarium Workshop, 10:00 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Also offered on February 18. Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

15, Wednesday, Diversify Your Harvest, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Longwood Gardens https://longwoodgardens.org/

15, Wednesday, Webinar: 10 tips for growing better dahlias, 7:30 pm, free but must register, virtual, with Melinda Myers. https://www.melindamyers.com/

15, Wednesday, Herbalism: Beyond the Basics, 6:00 to 8:45 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

15, Wednesday, Black Flora: Profiles of Inspiring Black Flower Farmers and Florists with Teri Speight, in person or zoom lecture, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

15, Wednesday, Lecture: Timelines: Glen Villa’s Quest to Make History Visible Through Design, 6 to 7:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Wave Hill https://www.wavehill.org/

15, Wednesday, Potting 101: Plant Care Online Workshop, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, free, virtual, and must register, The Sill https://www.thesill.com/

15, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus Tour: Preparing for Spring in the Greenhouse, 10:30 to 10:50 am, in person, fee included in suggested donation, also offered on February 17, 22, 24, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

16, Thursday, Landscape Styles: Get the Cottage Garden Look, noon, Zoom webinar, free and must register Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

16, Thursday, Cut Flower Farming, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

16, Thursday, Milkweeds and Dogbanes, 6 to 9:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

16, Thursday, Therapeutic Horticulture Program Management, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

16, Thursday, Virtual Plant Clinic with David Yost, 2:00 pm, zoom webinar, free, must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

17, Friday, Lecture: Piedmont Prairies, 1:30 to 4:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

17, Friday, Introduction to Vegetable Gardening Part 2, 10 to 11:30 am, free, Zoom, must register. (first part was on February 10) Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

17, Friday, Ask the Experts About Houseplants, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, virtual, free and must register, National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/great-garden-webinars/

17, Friday and 18, Saturday, Pine Knot Farms’ 28th Annual Hellebore Festival, 9 to 4:00 pm, (a nursery in Clarkesville, VA, specializing in hellebores but also has other plants). https://www.pineknotfarms.com/hellebore-events/

17, Friday, GreenScapes2023, sponsored by Friends of Brookside Gardens, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, register through Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

18, Saturday, Lawn Care for Spring Seminar, 10:00 to 11:30 am, free but limited seating so register, Burke Nursery and Garden Centre https://www.burkenursery.com/

18, Saturday, Plant Nutrients, 10 to noon, is a class with a series of meetings, fee and must register, virtual. Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

18, Saturday, Starting from Scratch with Seeds, 10:30 am to noon, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

18, Saturday, Succession Planting for a Long Season with Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter, noon, virtual, fee and must register, Garden Design https://www.gardendesign.com/webinars/

18, Saturday, Winter Symposium: Tossing the Turf, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register JC Raulston Arboretum, https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

18, Saturday, Bonsai Basics, 10:00 am at the Fair Oaks Location, free, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

18, Saturday, Hot Chocolate Hike: Bodacious Birds, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, Blandy Experimental Farm https://blandy.virginia.edu/

18, Saturday, Perennially Inspired, a day-long conference with Perennial Plant Association and Horticultural Society of Maryland at Maritime Conference Center, Linthicum Heights, MD. Fee and must register with the PPA https://mdhorticulture.org/programs-events/winter-seminar/

19, Sunday, Winter Lecture: Stressless Gardening, virtual, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

19, Sunday, Winter Plant Care: In person workshop at Bethesda location, 7 to 8:00 pm, free but must register. The Sill https://www.thesill.com/

19, Sunday, Rooted Wisdom: Nature’s role in the Underground Railroad Walking Tour, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

21, Tuesday, Ficus 101: Plant Care Online Workshop, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, free, virtual but must register, The Sill https://www.thesill.com/

21, Tuesday, Orchid repotting workshop, 10:00 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, also offered on February 25 and 28. Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

21, Tuesday, Choosing the Right Container: Q&A, noon, zoom webinar, free, and must sign up, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

21, Tuesday, Plant Structure, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

21, Tuesday, webinar, Volunteer Training: Survey for Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses (learn to spot and report SLF egg masses), noon to 1:00 pm. Blue Ridge PRISM, free but must register https://blueridgeprism.org/

21, Tuesday, Fundamentals of Garden Design, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

21, Tuesday, Vegetable Gardening, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

21, Tuesday, Lecture: Planting Your Path with Abra Lee, 7:00 pm, virtual, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Horticultural Society of Maryland https://mdhorticulture.org/

21, Tuesday, Therapeutic Horticulture for Older Adults, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

22, Wednesday, Landscape Design I, online, starts February 22 and runs for 8 sessions, 4 to 6:30 pm, fee and must register, Longwood Gardens https://longwoodgardens.org/

22, Wednesday, Webinar: Grow Beautiful Water Gardens Free of Invasive Plants, 7:30 pm, free and must register, virtual with Melinda Myers. https://www.melindamyers.com/

22, Wednesday, ELA 2023 Winter Conference and Eco Marketplace, virtual, noon to Thursday at 7:00 pm. Fee and must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

23, Thursday, Predatory Plants, 12:30 to 3:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

23, Thursday, Webinar: Houseplant Parenting, 7:00-8:00 pm, free but must register for link. Sponsored by Loudoun County Master Gardeners, hosted by Loudoun County Public Library https://loudouncountypubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=97318&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2023/02/01

23, Thursday, Basic Color Theory for Gardeners, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Thursday, Beauty of the Wild, virtual talk, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, Garden Conservancy  https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

23, Thursday, Growing Citrus and Minor Tropicals Indoors, noon, zoom webinar, free and must sign up Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

23, Thursday, Estudio Ome: An Ode to the Land, 11:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Thursday, Introduction to Urban Ecology, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

24, Thursday, Virtual Floral Design, Winter Wonderland, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Zoom, fee for nonmembers, free for members, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

24, Friday, Insect Identification and Management, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

24, Friday, Best Perennial Vines for your Garden, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

24, Friday, Winter Pruning for Woody Plants, 10 to 11:30 am, free, virtual, must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

25, Saturday, Spring Garden Maintenance Seminar, 10:00 to 11:30 am, free but limited seating so register, Burke Nursery and Garden Centre https://www.burkenursery.com/

25, Saturday, Remarkable Natives for Beautiful, Planet-friendly Gardens with Kerry Ann Mendez, 11:00 am, virtual, fee and must register https://pyours.com/remarkable-natives-webinar/

25, Saturday, Introduction to Tree and Shrub Pruning, 10:30 am to noon, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

25, Saturday, All About Terrariums and Vivariums, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

26, Sunday, Doug Tallamy speaking about Nature’s Best Hope, fee and must register, 3:00 pm book signing and wine reception and 4:00 talk. Sponsored by Friends of Hollin Hills, is at Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church, VA.   https://www.friendsofhollinhills.org/events.html

26, Sunday, A Garden Design Primer, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

27, Monday, Perennial Plant Combinations, 10:30 to 12:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

28, Tuesday, Orchid 101: Plant Care Online Workshop, 6 to 7:00 pm, free, virtual and must register, The Sill https://www.thesill.com/

28, Tuesday, The Many Uses of Mycelium, 6 to 7:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

28, Tuesday, Pruning Roses, noon, Zoom webinar, free and must sign up Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

28, Tuesday, Gardening with Native Plants, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

28, Tuesday, Botany for Gardeners, series of classes, virtual, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

January 2023

3, Tuesday, Introduction to Landscape Design, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

7, Saturday, Nature’s Pharmacy, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

7, Saturday, Soil Science I: Physical Properties, 10:30 to 12:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

7, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 am, free for members, fee for non-members, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

7, Saturday, Kokedama Workshop, 1 to 2:00 pm, in person, fee and must register, at the Atlas Brew Works in DC, hosted by Cultivate the City https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

10, Tuesday, Disease Identification and Management, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

10, Tuesday, Cut Flower Farming, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

10, Tuesday, Landscape Design History, 6:15 to 9:15 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

10, Tuesday, Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture, 4 to 6:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

10, Tuesday and also on January 14, Saturday, The Pursuit of Houseplants Workshops: Houseplant care: Diagnostics, 10 to 11:30 am, in person, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

10, Tuesday, Introduction to Plant Science, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Wednesday, Willow Growing for Fun and Function, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Wednesday, Soil Science for Gardeners, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Wednesday, Urban Berms, 6:15 to 9:15 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Wednesday, Webinar: Winter Activities for Invasive Plant Control, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, free and must register. Blue Ridge Prism, https://blueridgeprism.org/prism-register/

11, Wednesday, Webinar: Deeper Learning Through Ecology, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

12, Thursday, Small Space Gardening, 2 to 3:00 pm, virtual lecture, fee and must register, The Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

12, Thursday, Five Plants that Changed the World, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

12, Thursday, Hard to See but the Spotted Lanternfly is Still Here, 7 to 8:00 pm, virtual lecture, free, Loudoun County Master Gardeners https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/events/free-monthly-gardening-lectures/

12, Thursday, Half Earth: Investing in Our Future with Charles Smith, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, at Green Spring Gardens, free and open to the public, Virginia Native Plant Society https://vnps.org/

12, Thursday, Business Practices for the Landscape Professional, 10:15 to 12:15 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

12-13, Thursday and Friday, New Directions in the American Landscape’s 2023 Annual Design Symposium, virtual, fee and must register, https://www.ndal.org/2023-annual-symposium

12-14, Thursday-Saturday, Future Harvest’s 24th Annual Conference: A Time to Grow Regenerative Farming for People and the Plant. College Park, MD, sponsored by Future Harvest, fee and must register  https://futureharvest.org/events/annual-conference/2023-conference/

13, Friday, Winning Plants for Containers, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes

13, Friday, Seeds: Selecting and Staring, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Zoom, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

14, Saturday, Indoor and Container Gardening 101, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, at Plants Alive! Hosted by Cultivate the City https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

14, Saturday, and also on Jan. 10, Tuesday, The Pursuit of Houseplants Workshops: Houseplant care: Diagnostics, 10 to 11:30 am, in person, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

14, Saturday, Nature into Art: The Gardens of Wave Hill, 10:00 to 11:30, virtual, free, and must register. Sponsored by Friends of Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

14, Saturday, Growing Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

15, Sunday, Winter Lecture Series: Backyard Pollinator Oasis, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes

17, Tuesday, Holistic Design Thinking: David Maynes, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

17, Tuesday and also on January 21, Saturday, The Pursuit of Houseplants Workshops: Houseplant Propagation, 10 to 11:30 am, in person, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

18, Wednesday, Webinar: Pollinator Conservation in Working Landscapes, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

18, Wednesday, Flower Arranging at Home, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

18, Wednesday, Introduction to the Ecology of Galls, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

19, Thursday, Webinar: Sizzle and Snap with Ginger with Pat Crocker, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, free for members, nominal fee for nonmembers. The Herb Society of America https://www.herbsociety.org/

20, Friday, Caring for Your Native Plants Garden, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, zoom, free must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

21, Saturday, and also on Jan. 17, Tuesday, The Pursuit of Houseplants Workshops: Houseplant Propagation, 10 to 11:30 am, in person, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

21, Saturday, Hot Chocolate Hike, Wild Winter Wonderland, 2 to 3:00 pm, free and must register, Blandy Experimental Farm, https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/winter-programs-workshops-walks

21, Saturday, Winter Dried Herb CSA, Fox Haven Farm will be doing a winter dried CSA starting January through April, fee and must register, https://foxhavenfarm.org/events/winter-dried-herb-csa-4/

21, Saturday, Tea Blending Workshop, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, at the Atlas Brew Works in DC, Hosted by Cultivate the City https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

21, Saturday, The Science of Tree Communication, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

21, Saturday, Styling Flowers for Photography, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

21, Saturday, Introduction to Plant Science, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

21, Saturday, Soil Science I: Physical Properties, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

21, Saturday, Introduction to Landscape Design, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

21, Saturday, Creative Custom Bird and Fairy Houses, 10:00 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

22, Sunday, Winter Lecture Series: Making Green Spring Greener, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes

23, Monday, Plant Structure, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Monday, Ethnobotany: A Practitioner’s Perspective, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Monday, Mushrooms in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Monday, Flower ID from A to Z, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Monday, Fundamentals of Gardening, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Monday, Hydrangeas, 7 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

24, Tuesday and also on January 28, Saturday, The Pursuit of Houseplants Workshops: Make Your Own Mounted Fern, 10 to 11:30 am, in person, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

24, Tuesday, Basic Plant ID, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

25, Wednesday, Designing with Winter’s Palette, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

25, Wednesday, Perennial Plant Combinations, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

25, Wednesday, Annual and Perennial Garden Maintenance, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

25, Wednesday, Introduction to Herbal Medicine, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

25, Wednesday, Flower Gardening with Butterbee, 7:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, will be held every Wednesday from now until August with a different topic each time, Butterbee Farm https://www.butterbeefarm.com/

26, Thursday, Green in the Winterscape, 1 to 4:00 pm, live, virtual, fee and must register, native plant trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

26, Thursday, Lily Kwong, virtual lecture, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, The Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

27, Friday, Sustainable Landscape Design Part 1: Putting Principles into Practice, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free, zoom, must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

27, Friday, Gardening with Native Plants, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

27, Friday, Brookside Gardens Winter Tour, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Also on Saturday, January 28, 10:00 am to 11:30 am http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

28, Saturday, Hot Sauce Blending, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, at Plants Alive!, hosted by Cultivate the City https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

28, Saturday, and also on Jan. 24, Tuesday, The Pursuit of Houseplants Workshops: Make Your Own Mounted Fern, 10 to 11:30 am, in person, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

28, Saturday, Seed Swap, 9:30 to 1:30 pm, Rowser Building, 1739 Richmond Highway, Stafford, VA, hosted by the Master Gardeners Association of the Central Rappahannock Area https://www.mgacra.org/

28, Saturday, Seed Exchange, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, free. State Arboretum of Virginia, Blandy Experimental Fam, hosted by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association and the Friends of the State Arboretum. https://nsvmga.org/events/seed-exchange/

28, Saturday, Washington Gardener Seed Exchange, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm, must purchase tickets, at Brookside Gardens sponsored by Washington Gardener magazine (another one at Green Spring Gardens on February 4) https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5676842

28, Saturday, Seed Swap, 2 to 3:15 pm, at the Tyson’s-Pimmit library, hosted by Hands on Harvest. https://www.handsonharvests.org/

29, Sunday, Winter Lecture Series: Tropicals for Temperate Landscapes, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes

29, Sunday, Seeds: Swap, Stratify, and Sow, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, Irvine Nature Center https://www.explorenature.org/

30, Monday, Therapeutic Horticulture Activity Planning, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

30, Monday, Moss Shadowbox, 7 to 9:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

31, Tuesday and also on February 4, Saturday, The Pursuit of Houseplants Workshops: Make Your Own Kokedama, 10 to 11:30 am, in person, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

December 2022 Events

1, Thursday, Outdoor Containers with Fresh Greens, noon, zoom webinar, free and must register, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

1, Thursday, Cut Flower Farming, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

1, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens: A Natural History Approach to Protecting Pollinators, noon, virtual, free and must register, Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

1, Thursday, Plant Science Conversations: Frankincense and Myrrh, noon to 12:30, online, free but must register, virtual, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

1, Thursday, Extraordinary Interiors with Designer Suzanne Tucker, virtual talk, 2-3:00 pm, fee and must register. The Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

1, Thursday, Onsite Wreath Workshop, 10:00 am to noon or 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Also on Friday December 2; Saturday December 3, Sunday December 4. Hillwood Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

1, Thursday, Outdoor Evergreen Décor, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, webinar Zoom Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

2, Friday, Ecological Plant Conference, virtual, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, fee and must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

2, Friday, Yuletide Traditions at the William Paca House, in Annapolis 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, fee and must register, offered on many days and times in December Holiday Spirit Tour: Yuletide Traditions at the William Paca House – Historic Annapolis

2, Friday, and 3, Saturday, St. Albans School Christmas House Tour & Holiday Boutiques, can purchase greenery, see website for details  STA Christmas House Tour | Washington, DC

3, Saturday, Colonial Yuletide Celebration, 2 to 6:00 pm, at the William Paca House in Annapolis, fee and must register, Colonial Yuletide Celebration – Historic Annapolis

3, Saturday, Living Ornaments and Terrarium workshop, 1-2:00 pm, fee and must register, Cultivate the City but at Atlas Brew Works in DC https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-ornaments-and-terrarium-workshop-tickets-462390651887

3, Saturday, Indoor and Container Gardening 101, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, fee and must register, Cultivate the City but at Atlas Brew Works in DC https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indoor-and-container-gardening-101-tickets-462379378167

3, Saturday, Fresh Greens Centerpieces, 2:00 pm, in person at Fair Oaks, free but must register. Seating limited. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

3, Saturday, Forest Bathing with Sage, 9 to 11:00 am, at the U.S. National Arboretum, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, pay what you can https://www.fona.org/

3, Saturday, Black Flora: Profiles of Inspiring Black Flower Farms and Florists lecture, 10:00 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

3, Saturday, Winter Wreath Workshop, 10:30 am to noon, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

3, Saturday, and 4, Sunday, Holiday Open House, free admission, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

3, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 am, free for members and nominal fee for non-members, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

3, Saturday, Holiday Greens Workshop, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

3, Saturday, Workshop: Make a Natural Evergreen Wreath, 1 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register. Irvine Nature Center https://www.explorenature.org/

4, Sunday, Workshop: Herbal Body Care Gifts, 1 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register, Irvine Nature Center, https://www.explorenature.org/

6, Tuesday, Caring for Christmas Houseplants, noon, zoom webinar, free and must register, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

6, Thursday, The Science of Tree Communication, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

6, Thursday, Holiday Door Swag demo, 7 to 8:00 pm, virtually, Zoom, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

7, Wednesday, Herbal Honeys, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

7, Wednesday, Festive Wreaths, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

7, Wednesday, bus trip to Longwood Gardens for Holiday Lights display, fee and must register, 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, leaves Green Spring Gardens, register with ParkTakes

7, Wednesday, Lecture: Tropical Orchids with Carol Allen, Annapolis Horticultural Society, 7:00 pm, open and free to the public. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, https://annapolishorticulture.org/

8, Thursday, Decorating with Fresh Greens, noon, zoom webinar, free and must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

8, Thursday, Flower Arranging at Home, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Thursday, Winter Plant Care, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register. Rewild Ballston Quarter https://rewilddc.com/

8, Thursday, Workshop: Festive Centerpieces, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens  http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

8, Thursday, Workshop: Floral Design–Holiday Sparkle, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

9, Friday, The Meaning of Gardens, 1 to 2:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

10, Saturday, Workshop: Outdoor Containers with Fresh Greens, 10:00 am, in person at the Fair Oaks location, free and must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

10, Saturday, Forest Bathing with Paul, 9 to 11:00 am, at the U.S. National Arboretum, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, pay what you can https://www.fona.org/

10, Saturday, Living Ornament and Terrarium Workshop, noon to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, Cultivate the City, will be at Plants Alive! In Silver Spring https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-ornaments-and-terrarium-building-tickets-462385245717

10, Saturday, Winter Festival, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the U. S. National Arboretum, Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum https://www.fona.org/events_programs/

11, Sunday, Woodland Architecture Walk, 1 to 2:30 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers. Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

12, Monday, Nature’s Splendor Urn, 1 to 3:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

13, Tuesday, Wreath Workshop, 10:00 am, or 2:00 pm, in person at Fair Oaks location, fee and must register, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

13, Tuesday, Lecture: Vanilla: Botanical and Social History with Sarah Lohman, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, webinar, free for Herb Society of America members, nominal fee for nonmembers. Herb Society of America. Must register. https://www.herbsociety.org/

13, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus Tour: Bones of the Winter Garden, 10:30 am to 11:00 am, included in suggested donation. Also offered on December 16, 20, and 23. Hillwood Museum and Garden. https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

13, Tuesday, Lecture: Beautiful Evergreens for the Garden and Cutting with David Thompson, 7:30 pm at the Vollmer Center, Maryland Horticultural Society https://mdhorticulture.org/

15, Thursday, The Culture of Cordials, inspired by Elizabeth Ellicott Lea, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Sandy Spring Museum, fee and must register. https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/

15, Thursday, Ask an Expert: Growing Poinsettias (online Q&A), 10:30 to 11:15 am, free and must register, virtual. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

15, Thursday, Hot Chocolate Hike – Cool Conifers, 2 to 3:00 pm, also on Saturday December 17, outdoor nature walk, fee and must register, there are inclement weather days as well. Blandy Arboretum https://blandy.virginia.edu/

17, Saturday, Workshop: Wreaths, 3:00 pm, in person at Fair Oaks location, fee and must register, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

17, Saturday, Holiday Herbs and Spices with Peggy Riccio, 2:30 to 3:30 pm, in person, free and should register. Oakton Library, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/oakton

17, Saturday, DIY Holiday Farm Wreath Making, noon to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, Cultivate the City and at the Atlas Brew Works in DC https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diy-holiday-farm-wreath-making-tickets-462384252747

17, Saturday, Hydroponics 101, 2:00-3:00 pm, fee and must register, Cultivate the City and at Atlas Brew Works in DC https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hydroponics-101-tickets-462381043147

18, Sunday, Living Ornaments and Terrarium workshop, noon to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, Cultivate the City and at Plants Alive! In Silver Spring https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-ornaments-and-terrarium-building-tickets-462385245717

18, Sunday, Carnivorous Plant Basics and Bog Gardens, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, Cultivate the City and at Plants Alive! In Silver Spring, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carnivorous-plant-basics-and-bog-gardens-tickets-462305186257

Around the corner:

  • New Directions in the American Landscape symposium: 34th Annual Design Symposium: Landscape, Ecology and Culture, January 5 & 6 at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA, but also virtual on January 12 & 13, fee and must register. https://www.ndal.org/2023-annual-symposium
  • Coach bus trips to Philadelphia Flower Show in March 2023. Different days and pick up locations in Fairfax County. Can register now with ParkTakes

November 2022 Events

1, Tuesday, Winter Seed Sowing, 7 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Virginia Native Plant Society and Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, https://www.audubonva.org/

1, Tuesday, Sustainable Design Techniques, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

1, Tuesday, Therapeutic Horticulture for Older Adults, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Wednesday, Meet in Your Park: Fort Stanton, 4 to 5:30 pm, fee and must register, Casey Trees https://caseytrees.org/

2, Wednesday, A Garden Design Primer, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Wednesday, Fundamentals of Gardening, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Wednesday, Webinar: Not in my Front Yard: Social-Aesthetic Barriers to Green Infrastructure in the Public Realm, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

2, Wednesday, Boosting the Beauty of and Propagating Houseplants with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, free but must register, https://www.melindamyers.com/about-melinda/upcoming-appearances

2, Wednesday, Chrysanthemum Tour, 10:00 am to 11:15 am, fee and must register, also offered on Thursday, November 3, Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

2, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus Tour: Specialty Mums, 2:30 to 3:00 pm, fee included in suggested donation, in person, Hillwood Museum and Garden. Also offered on Friday, November 4. https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

3, Thursday, Watts Branch Invasive Removal Clean Up, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, free, Casey Trees https://caseytrees.org/

3, Thursday, Virtual Plant Clinic with David Yost, 2:00 pm, free and must sign up, Merrifield Garden Center. Also offered on November 17 https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

3, Thursday, Cold Hardy Fruits and Nuts, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

3, Thursday, Basic Plant ID, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

3, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens: Revolutionize Your Tree Pruning: Learn to Prune Better and Speak for the Trees, noon, webinar, free and must register, Smithsonian Gardens  https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

3, Thursday, Chrysanthemum Tour, 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm, fee and must register, also offered on Wednesday, November 2, Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

4, Friday, Orchids for Beginners, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

4, Friday, Plants and Gardens Happy Hour: Insider Tips and Tricks, 7:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, American Horticultural Society and GardenComm. https://ahsgardening.org/

4, Friday, Re-think Your Lawn, Grow Less, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

5, Saturday, Community Tree Planting: White Friars Hall, 8:30 am to noon, free, Casey Trees https://caseytrees.org/

5, Saturday, Fall Wreaths: Natives and Foraged Favorites, online demonstration, free and must register, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

5, Saturday, Fall Leaf Viewing (of bonsai), with the Japan America Society of Washington DC, in National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, fee and must register, 6 to 9:00 pm, at the U.S. National Arboretum https://jaswdc.org/events/%E7%B4%85%E8%91%89%E7%8B%A9%E3%82%8A-fall-leaf-viewing/1667671200/1667682000/

5, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 am, free for members, fee for nonmembers, registration not required, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

5, Saturday, Perennial Plant Combinations, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

5, Saturday, Native Plants for Winter Interest, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

6, Sunday, Palisades Tree Walk with Capital Nature, 2 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register, Casey Trees https://caseytrees.org/

6, Sunday, Fall Growing Gourmet Mushroom Workshop, 2 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register, presented by  Michael Judd of Ecologia but register at Common Market Coop. https://www.commonmarket.coop/classes-events/grow-your-own-mushrooms-class-offsite/

6, Sunday, 23rd Annual Chanticleer Lecture with Nick McCullough, co-author of American Roots, 3 to 4:00 pm, livestream via Radnor Memorial Library’s YouTube. Registration not required to watch live stream https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/9773172

6, Sunday, Garden Design Workshop, 10:00 am to 12:40 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

7, Monday, Supergreen: Gardens, Placemaking, and Infrastructure, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

7, Monday, Therapeutic Horticulture for Chronic Health Conditions, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Tuesday, Deer Resistant Gardening, noon, Zoom, free but must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

8, Tuesday, Unusual Bulbs for the Garden lecture, 7:30 pm at the Vollmer Center in Baltimore, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register, Maryland Horticultural Society https://mdhorticulture.org/

10, Thursday, Fundamentals of Garden Design, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

10, Thursday, Kokedama Moss Balls, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, in person, fee and must register, Rewild at Ballston, https://rewilddc.com/

10, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens: Creating Hypnotizing Horticultural Displays, virtual, noon, free and must register, Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

11, Friday, Bountiful Harvest Centerpiece Virtual Floral Design, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee for nonmembers, free for members, Zoom, must register, Hillwood Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

12, Saturday, Nature’s Pharmacy, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

12, Saturday, Lecture: Irises: Hybridizing the Grand Perennial, 10:00 am to noon, free but must register,  Sudley North Government Building, Manassas, sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Prince William  https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

12, Saturday, Mixed Winter Container, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

14, Monday, Paleobotany: The Origin of Plants, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

15, Tuesday, Flower Arranging at Home, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

16, Wednesday, Presentation: Holiday Herbs and Spices with Peggy Riccio, 10:00 to 11:00 am, McLean Community Center. Must register. https://anc.apm.activecommunities.com/mcleancommunitycenter/activity/search/detail/10189?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true

16, Wednesday, Boxwoods, 3:00 to 3:45 pm, virtual, free, JC Raulston Arboretum, https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

16, Wednesday, Bark and Beans with Compass Coffee Tree Walk, noon to 1:00 pm, free Casey Trees https://caseytrees.org/

16, Wednesday, Environmental Advocacy Workshop, 6 to 8:00 pm, free, Casey Trees, https://caseytrees.org/

16, Wednesday, Webinar: 100 Plants to Feed the Monarch Butterflies, noon to 1:00 pm, must register, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

16, Wednesday, Climate Circle: A Community of Purpose, 2-4 pm, free, advance registration required, meets on third Wednesday of month. Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

17, Thursday, Dried Floral Arrangements, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, in person, Rewild at Ballston, https://rewilddc.com/

17, Thursday, Virtual Plant Clinic with David Yost, 2:00 pm, free and must sign up, Merrifield Garden Center. Also offered on November 3 https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

17, Thursday, Foundations of Ecology-based Design: Science into Practice, 1 to 4:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape  https://www.ndal.org/

17, Thursday, Stamps and Stamps: Style and Sensibility (an architectural, interior decoration and garden design company) 2 to 3:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, The Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

17, Thursday, Native Species, Cultivars and Selections, 12:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

18, Friday, The Open Landscape: Meadows, Old Fields and Shrublands, 1 to 4:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://www.ndal.org/

18, Friday, Community Tree Planting: Ferebee Hope Recreation Center, 8:30 am to noon, free, Casey Trees https://caseytrees.org/

19, Saturday, Community Tree Planting: Anacostia Park Skate Pavilion, 8:30 am to noon, free, Casey Trees https://caseytrees.org/

19, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop: Holiday Arrangement, 10:30 am to noon, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

19, Saturday, Forest Bathing, 9:00 to 11:00 am, National Arboretum, sponsored by Friends of the National Arboretum, pay what you can, register https://www.fona.org/

19, Saturday, Autumn Harvest Soup ‘n Walk, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

28, Monday, Intro to Landscape Design 6:15 to 8:15 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

28, Monday, All About Houseplants (will be on Mondays from November 28 through December 12), 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, in person and online, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

28, Monday, Forest Bathing, 10:00 am to noon, at National Arboretum, sponsored by Friends of National Arboretum, pay what you can https://www.fona.org/

29, Tuesday, Wreath Decorating Workshop, 10:00 am – noon, fee and must register, also at 1:00 pm, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

29, Tuesday, Color Theory for Floral Design, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

29, Tuesday, Introduction to Urban Ecology, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

30, Wednesday, Plants in Space, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

U.S. National Arboretum Colors of Nature: Autumn Bonsai Exhibit until Sunday November 13, at the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum’s exhibits gallery, from 10 to 4:00 pm, free and do not have to register, at the National Arboretum in DC https://usna.usda.gov/

Brookside Gardens will have an Autumn Chrysanthemum display in the North Conservatory from Saturday, October 8 – Sunday, November 27. Daily from 10am – 4pm

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/

Floral Design 1, 2, or 3, self-paced, starts October 26 and runs through March 2023
Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers, from October 10 to November 21
Annuals, Perennials and Vines, October 10 to November 21
Houseplants, Succulents, and Cacti, October 10 to November 21
Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Nuts, October 10 to November 21

October 2022 Events

1, Saturday, Culinary Herbs: A Baker’s Dozen with Peggy Riccio, 10:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Green Spring gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

1, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 am, free for members, fee for non-members, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

1, Saturday, Mt. Vernon’s Historic Plant and Garden Sale, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, https://www.mountvernon.org/

1, Saturday, FallFest, Richard’s Fruit Market, 6410 Middle Road, Middletown, VA. Sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association  https://nsvmga.org/events/fallfest/

1, Saturday, Fall Festival and Bulb Sale, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, at the National Arboretum, https://www.fona.org/

1, Saturday, Weatherproof Hydrangeas, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Sunday, Lecture: A History of Botanical Art, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, free and must register, virtual, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

2, Sunday, Native Plant Sale and Garden Program open house, 9:00 am to noon, Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

2, Sunday, Garden Tour and Tea Tasting, 3 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Fox Haven Organic Farm and Learning Center https://foxhavenfarm.org/

3, Monday, 24th Annual Landscape Design Portfolios Series, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

3, Monday, At A Crossroads: Socially Just Landscapes, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

4, Tuesday, Fundamentals of Gardening, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

4, Tuesday, In the Garden: Designing your Dream Garden, 9:00 am, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

5, Wednesday, Potowmack Chapter Native Plant Sale at Green Spring Gardens, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Virginia Native Plant Society https://vnps.org/

5, Wednesday, Soil Science I: Physical Properties, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

5, Wednesday, Webinar: Arborists are from Mars: Garden Designers are from Venus, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

6, Thursday, Fall Lectures: Managing Deer and Other Mammals in the Garden, 10:30 am, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

6, Thursday, Landscape Design I: Site Analysis and Schematic Design, 6 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

6, Thursday, Virtual Lecture: The Right Tree for the Right Place: Selecting Ecologically Valuable Native Trees, 7 to 8:00 pm, free, sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

6, Thursday, Webinar: The Seasonal Gardener with Anna Pavord, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, The Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

6, Thursday, Floral Design Workshop: Fantastic Fall, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

6, Thursday, Mini Succulents Kokedamas, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Rewild Plant Store https://rewilddc.com/

6, Thursday, Regenerative Landscaping: How to Make Residential and Municipal Landscapes Part of the Climate Solution, noon, virtual, free but must register, Smithsonian Gardens’ Let’s Talk Gardens Series.  https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

7, Friday, Leave the Leaves! And Other Beneficial Composting Practices, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

7, Friday, Building Community Through Farming, noon to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

7, Friday, Gardening Webinar, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, sponsored by the American Horticultural Society and GardenComm, fee and must register with the American Horticultural Society https://connect.ahsgardening.org/virtual-programs/ahs–gardencomm-webinar-series-2

8, Saturday, U.S. Botanic Garden Fall Festival, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, free, no registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, https://www.usbg.gov/

8, Saturday, Chile Celebration at the National Arboretum, 1 to 4:00 pm, free, no registration required. Sponsored by the local units of the Herb Society of America.

8, Saturday, Saturday in the Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA, sponsored by Prince William Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, free, topic is shade gardening. https://mgpw.org/

8, Saturday, Asters and Goldenrods: Autumn’s Pollinator Banquet, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, virtual. Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

9, Sunday, Square Foot Habitat Gardening, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

9, Sunday, All About Bees: Honey Tasting and Hive Tour, 2:30 to 4:00 pm, Fox Haven Organic Farm and Learning Center  https://foxhavenfarm.org/

9, Sunday, Full Moon Forest Bathing with a Greener Mind, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Fox Haven Organic Farm and Learning Center  https://foxhavenfarm.org/

10, Monday, Indigenous People’s Day Forest Bathing, 9 to 11:00 am, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, at the National Arboretum, pay what you can https://www.fona.org/

11, Tuesday, The Science of Tree Communication, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Tuesday, Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Tuesday, Garden Workshop and Tea Tasting: Culinary Healers, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Fox Haven Organic Farm and Learning Center  https://foxhavenfarm.org/

11, Tuesday, Webinar: Designing for Winter Beauty and Wildlife with Benjamin Vogt, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, fee for non-members, must register. Maryland Horticultural Society https://mdhorticulture.org/

11, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus Tour: Plants of the Fall, 2:30 to 3:15 pm. Also offered on Friday October 14; Tuesday October 18; and Friday October 21. Price is included in admission fee. Hillwood Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

12, Wednesday, Exploring the Diversity of Camellias with Brie Arthur, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/calendar/index.php?year=2022&month=10

12, Wednesday, Autumn Harvest Wreath Making Class, 10:30 to noon, fee and must register, Belle Grove Plantation, Middletown, VA. https://www.bellegrove.org/

12, Wednesday, Landscape Design History, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

12, Wednesday, Webinar: Anacardiaceae: The Cashew Family, noon to 1:00 pm. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

13, Thursday, Plant Care Basics, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Rewild Plant Store https://rewilddc.com/

13, Thursday, Growing Underground: How to Grow Root Vegetables, noon, virtual, free but must register, Smithsonian Gardens’ Let’s Talk Gardens Series.  https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

13, Thursday, Fall Lectures: Topiary Tips: The Gibson Method,  10:30 am, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

13, Thursday, Vegetable Gardening, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

13, Thursday, Lecture: The What, When and How of Pruning Native Shrubs and Small Trees with Maraea Harris, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, virtual, Virginia Native Plant Society Potowmack Chapter https://vnps.org/

13, Thursday, Fall Plants for Sun, Shade, Wet, Dry, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

14, Friday, For the Love of Paw Paws online class starts on Friday, with Michael Judd, fee and must register, https://www.ecologiadesign.com/

14, Friday, Basic Plant ID, 10:0 am to noon, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

14, Friday, Perennial Plant Conference, all day, virtual and in person at Swarthmore Arboretum of Swarthmore College, PA. Topic is Perennial Plants for the Mid-Atlantic and How to Use Them in Landscapes, fee and must register, https://www.perennialplantconference.org/

14, Friday, Native Trees of Green Spring, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

14, Friday, Native Plant Gardens of Woodend, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

15, Saturday, Dazzling Fall Color Soup ‘n Walk, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

15, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop: Pumpkin Centerpiece, 10:30 am to noon, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

15, Saturday, Gardening with Native Plants … and Some of Their Not So Native Relatives, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum, https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/calendar/index.php?year=2022&month=10

16, Sunday, Gardening Strategies for Climate Change, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

17, Monday, Introduction to Plant Science, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

17, Monday, Troubled Beauty: A Manifesto for Ugly Duckling Landscapes, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

18, Tuesday, Not Your Mother’s Garden: Explore a Piet Oudolf Inspired Home Garden, 7 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

19, Wednesday, Urban Flora: Growing Between the Cracks, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

20, Thursday, Flower ID from A to Z, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

20, Thursday, Winter Garden Maintenance for Wildlife Friendly Habitats, noon, virtual, free but must register, Smithsonian Gardens’ Let’s Talk Gardens Series https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

20, Thursday, Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, virtual fee and must register, Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

20, Thursday, Webinar:  The View from Federal Twist, 2-3:00 pm, fee and must register, The Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

20, Thursday, Fall is for Planting: The Best Trees to Plant in the Fall, 11:00 am to noon, free but should register, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

20, Thursday, Parking Garden and Sustainable Landscape Tour, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens. Also offered on Thursday, October 20, 1:30 to 3:00 pm. http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

21, Friday, Floral Design: Haute-Couture Chrysanthemum Virtual Floral Design workshop,  1:30 to 2:30 pm, free for members, fee for non-members, https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

21, Friday, Native Grasses, Sedges and Rushes for the Home Landscape, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

22, Saturday, Apartment Gardener’s Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

22, Saturday, Notable Trees of Woodend, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

22, Saturday, Forest Bathing, 9 to 11:00 am, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, at the National Arboretum, pay what you can https://www.fona.org/

22, Saturday, Create Stunning Beauty for Fall, 10:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

22, Saturday, Garden Tour: Green Spring Up and Down, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

23, Sunday, Cut Flower Farming, 11:00 to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Forest Bathing, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

23, Sunday, Lecture: Fall Planting and Landscapes, 2 to 3:00 pm, free in person lecture at Rust Library Leesburg, presented by Master Gardeners of Loudoun County  https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

24, Monday, Plant Ecology, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

24, Monday, Plant Families, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

24, Monday, Plant Form and Function, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

24, Monday, Designing with Native Plants, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

24, Monday, Gardening for Pollinators, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

24, Monday, Plant Structure, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

24, Monday, Flower Arranging at Home, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

25, Tuesday, Insect Identification and Management, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

25, Tuesday, Introduction to Plant Science, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

26, Wednesday, Put Your Garden to Bed, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

26, Wednesday, Fundamentals of Gardening, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

26, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus Tour: Specialty Mums, 2:30 to 3:00 pm, Also offered on Friday October 28, price is included in admission fee. Hillwood Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

27, Thursday, Fall Lectures: You Can Do This: Floral Arranging 101, 10:30 am, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

27, Thursday, Chapter No. 1 of Ikebana International lunch and demonstration: “The Long River of Ikebana- from Ancient to Modern,” 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, tickets required and public welcome, at the Columbia Country Club, 7900 Connecticut Avenue, DC. https://iichapter1.com/

27, Thursday, Natives Plant Alternatives to Replace Invasives in your Garden, noon, virtual, free but must register, Smithsonian Gardens’ Let’s Talk Gardens Series.  https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

27, Thursday, Glory of Fall Garden Tour, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens. Also offered on Friday October 28, 10 to 11:30 am. http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

27, Thursday, Fall is for Planting: The Best Shrubs to Plant in the Fall, 11:00 am to noon, free but should register, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

28, Friday, Browsers of the Garden Buffet: Strategies for Dealing with Deer, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

29, Saturday, Storing Tropical Plants in Temperate Climates: Decisions, Tips and Techniques with Marianne Willburn, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, fee and must register, U.S. National Arboretum https://www.usna.usda.gov/visit/calendar-of-events/storing-tropical-plants-in-temperate-climates-decisions-tips-and-techniques

29, Saturday, Perennial Plant Combinations, 10:30 to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

29, Saturday, Shinrin-yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing, 9:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Brookside Garden http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

29, Saturday, Garden Symposium: Urban Gardening and Design 101, 9:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

31, Monday, Halloween Forest Bathing, 10:00 am to noon, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, at the National Arboretum, pay what you can https://www.fona.org/

 Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/
People, Plants and Landscape Design, starts October 5
Introduction to Floral Design I Virtual Workshop, certificate course, starts October 7
Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers, from October 10 to November 21
Annuals, Perennials and Vines, October 10 to November 21
Houseplants, Succulents, and Cacti, October 10 to November 21
Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Nuts, October 10 to November 21
Learning Together, Fun Fall Leaf Centerpieces, October 24, 6:30 pm

September 2022

1, Thursday, Webinar: The Nibbled Leaf Town Hall: A Garden Conservancy Event, 1:30 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/education/education-events/pop-up-webinar-the-nibbled-leaf-town-hall-a-garden-conservancy-event

1, Thursday, Carex: The Plant Your Garden is Missing! 7 to 8:00 pm, virtual, free. Loudoun County Master Gardeners. https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

3, Saturday, Forest Bathing, 1 to 3:00 at the National Arboretum, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, pay what you can https://www.fona.org/

3, Saturday, Forest Bathing Walk in the Gardens, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

3, Saturday, Garden Talk: Fall Veggie Gardening, 10:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

3, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 -11:00 am, free for members and nominal fee for nonmembers payable on morning of the walk, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

6, Tuesday, Create a Simple Container Topiary, 9:00 am, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

6, Tuesday, Simpson Park Demonstration Garden, available to answer questions, free, 10:00-11:00 am. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

7, Wednesday, Potowmack Chapter Native Plant Sale at Green Spring Gardens, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Virginia Native Plant Society https://vnps.org/

7, Wednesday, Getaway: Chanticleer Gardens in PA, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, bus trip to Chanticleer leaving Green Spring Gardens, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

7, Wednesday, Garden Talks: Fruits for your Tastebuds and Landscape, presented by the Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, 7-8:00 pm, registration not required, free. Central Library, Arlington, Community Garden  https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/9327092

7 Wednesday, Making Herbal Medicine, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Wednesday evenings for six evenings, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

7, Wednesday, Urban Tree Summit, both virtual and field trips, see website for days and times, fee and must register, Montgomery Parks and Casey Trees https://caseytrees.org/urban-tree-summit-2022/

7, Wednesday, Magical Monarchs, 7 to 9:00 pm, co-sponsored by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy and the Loudoun County Public Library at Cascades Library, Potomac Valls, VA. https://loudounwildlife.org/

8, Thursday, Floral Design Workshop: Indian Summer, 10:00 to 11:30 am with Betty Ann Galway, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

8, Thursday, Ask an Expert: Growing Carnivorous Plants at Home (online Q&A), 10:30 to 11:15 am, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

9, Friday, Garden Talk: Attracting Wildlife, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

9, Friday, Native Trees: How to Select, Plant and Help Them Thrive, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

9, Friday, Plants and Gardens Happy Hour: Inside Tips and Tricks webinar, 7:00 pm, fee and must register, American Horticultural Society and GardenComm https://connect.ahsgardening.org/ahs–gardencomm-webinar-series

10, Saturday, Edible Garden Tour, 10:00 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

10, Saturday, Fall Tasks for a Great Garden 1:00 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

10, Saturday, Native Plant Gardens of Woodend, 10:00 to 11:30 am, Woodend Nature Sanctuary, fee and must register, Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

10, Saturday, Fall Native Plant Sale, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Morven Park, Leesburg, VA, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy https://loudounwildlife.org/

10, Saturday, Full Moon Walk, 8 to 9:30 pm, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

10, Saturday, Paw Paws: Appalachia’s Forgotten Fruit, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, outdoors. Blandy Experimental Farm https://blandy.virginia.edu/

10, Saturday, Plant Sale at Brookside Gardens, 10 to 4:00 pm, rain or shine, outside. Sponsored by the Friends of Brookside Gardens http://www.friendsofbrooksidegardens.org/newsandevents

10, Saturday, Saturday in the Teaching Garden, 9:00 am to noon, subject is tree and shrub plantings and a plant sale. Prince William County Master Gardeners https://mgpw.org/

10, Saturday, National Capital Area chapter of the Gesneriad Society is having a gesneriad flower show from 1 to 5 with a show tour at 2:30 and a silent plant auction. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 10755 Scaggsville Road, Laurel, MD http://www.nationalcapitalgesneriads.org/

10, Saturday, Full Moon Walk, 7:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, Blandy Experimental Farm https://blandy.virginia.edu/

11, Sunday, Gardening with Native Plants, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Gardens https://www.nybg.org/

11, Sunday, Flight of the Hummingbird, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

12, Monday, Sustainable Garden Care, 6 to 8:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Gardens https://www.nybg.org/

12, Monday, Landscape Design History, 6 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register, online New York Botanical Gardens https://www.nybg.org/

13, Tuesday, Basic Plant ID, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, online fee and must register, New York Botanical Gardens https://www.nybg.org/

13, Tuesday, Diseased Identification and Management, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Gardens https://www.nybg.org/

13, Tuesday, Lecture: Lee Reich on Luscious Landscaping with Fruiting Trees, Shrubs, and Vines, 7:00 pm, virtual. Free for members, nominal fee for nonmembers, Horticultural Society of Maryland https://mdhorticulture.org/

13, Tuesday, Container Gardening with a Master Gardener at the Pohick Regional Library, 7:30 to 8:30 pm, online event, free and must register, https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/9189578

13, Tuesday, Simpson Park Demonstration Garden, available to answer questions, free, 10:00-11:00 am. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

13, Tuesday, Know Your Oaks! 1 to 2:30 pm, free for members, nominal fee for nonmembers, is a walking lecture. Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

14, Wednesday, Mastering the Art of Tomato Gardening, 6 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Gardens https://www.nybg.org/

14, Wednesday, Garden Talks: Extend Your Growing Season, presented by the Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, 7-8:00 pm, registration not required, free. Central Library, Arlington, Community Garden  https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/9327092

15, Thursday, Floral and Vegetable Arrangement, 10:30 to noon, fee and must register, Belle Grove Plantation, https://www.bellegrove.org/

16, Friday, Saving Seeds from your Urban Garden, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

16, Friday, Natural Dyes at Home: Fresh Indigo Extraction (online demonstration, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

17, Saturday, Fall Plant Sale, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Historic London Town and Gardens, https://www.historiclondontown.org/

17, Saturday, Lecture: Installing a Crevice Garden in Portland Oregon, 10:00 to 11:30 am, online JC Raulston Arboretum, free for some, nominal fee for others, must register. https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

17, Saturday, AutumnFest at Glencarlyn Library Garden, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, free admission, Glencarlyn Library Community Garden 300 South Kensington Street, Arlington VA, https://mgnv.org/

17, Saturday, The Native Garden in Fall and Winter, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Gardens https://www.nybg.org/

17, Saturday, Family Fall Festival and Plant Sale, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Green Spring Garden, admission is free https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

17, Saturday, Sunny Meadows Soup ‘n Walk, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

17, Saturday, and 18, Sunday, GreenStreet Gardens Fall Festival, 10:30 am to 5:00 pm, tickets required Lothian, MD. Also on September 24 and 25 and in October, GreenStreet Gardens  https://greenstreetgardens.com/?v=7516fd43adaa

17, Saturday, Pressed Flowers: Hanging Frames Workshop, 10:00 to 11:30 am. Also offered from 2 to 3:30 pm. Fee and must register, Hillwood Museum Estate and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

17, Saturday, Paw Paw Festival, Long Creek Homestead, noon to 5:00 pm, tickets required https://www.ecologiadesign.com/

17, Saturday, Join Peggy Riccio as she gives a free, in person presentation about a dozen culinary herbs at the Oakton Library in Virginia, 2:00-3:00 pm. https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/9281104

17, Saturday, Under the Arbor at the U.S. National Arboretum where local herb chapters give in person educational demonstrations and displays related to herbs. 1 to 4:00 pm, free, no registration necessary. https://usna.usda.gov/

18, Sunday, Wild Foods Forest Walk, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

18, Sunday, Pepper Fest at the Organic Vegetable Garden, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington, sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

18, Sunday, Turning Flowers into Art, 2 to 4:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Gardens https://www.nybg.org/

18, Sunday, Forest Bathing, 10:00 am to noon, Woodend Nature Sanctuary, fee and must register. Audubon Naturalist Society, https://anshome.org/

20, Tuesday, Simpson Park Demonstration Garden, available to answer questions, free, 10:00-11:00 am. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

20, Tuesday, for three Tuesdays 6 to 9:00 pm, Cultivate Your Plant Communities, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust. https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

21, Wednesday, Behind the Scenes Greenhouse Tour, 10:00 to 11:15 am, Also offered on Friday, September 23 at 1:00 to 2:15 pm, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

21, Wednesday, 1 to 2:30 pm, Floraging (flower design). fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

21, Wednesday, Garden Talks: Garden Herbs: Making Teas and Using Herbs, presented by the Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, 7-8:00 pm, registration not required, free. Central Library, Arlington, Community Garden  https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/9327092

22, Thursday, A Journey through your September Garden with David Culp, 6:00 pm, fee and must register, sponsored by Garden Design https://www.gardendesign.com/

22, Thursday, Fall is for Planting, 11:00 am to noon, free Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

22, Thursday, Ladew’s Fall Lecture Series: Exploring Ladew with Sam Robinson, 10:30 am, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

22, Thursday, Introduction to Bulbs, 5:00 to 6:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Gardens https://www.nybg.org/

23, Friday, Landscape Design History, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Gardens https://www.nybg.org/

21, Friday, Behind the Scenes Greenhouse Tour, 1:00 to 2:15 pm, Also offered on Wednesday, September 21 at 10:00 to 11:15 am, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

23, Friday, The Wild Future of our Food, online lecture, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

23, Friday, Harvest Party with the Friends of the U.S. Botanic Garden at the Botanic Garden in DC, 6 to 8:00 pm, tickets required, proceeds to support the Friends of the USBG https://www.usbg.gov/

24, Saturday, The Nature of Oaks with Doug Tallamy, 10:00 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, virtual, Brookside Gardens http://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

24, Saturday, Saving Garden Treasures: Taking Plant Cuttings, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

24, Saturday, Guided Forest Bathing Walk, 9:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, also offered on Friday, September 30. Hillwood Museum, Estate and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

24, Saturday, Northern Alexandria Fall Native Plant Sale, 9 to 2:00 pm, Church of St. Clement, 1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. http://www.northernalexandrianativeplantsale.org/

24, Saturday, Plant Partners: The Art of Planting Design, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Gardens https://www.nybg.org/

24, Saturday, Tree Care in Human-Made Landscapes, 1 to 2:30 pm, free for members, nominal fee for nonmembers, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

24, Saturday, Forest Bathing, 8:30 am to 10:30 am, at the National Arboretum, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, pay what you can https://www.fona.org/

24, Saturday, and 25, Sunday, GreenStreet Gardens Fall Festival, 10:30 to 5:00 pm, tickets required Lothian, MD. Also on September 17 and 18 and in October, GreenStreet Gardens  https://greenstreetgardens.com/?v=7516fd43adaa

25, Sunday, Restoring the Little Things that Run the World with Doug Tallamy, virtual, 3 to 5:00 pm, nominal fee and must register via Eventbrite. Presented by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, co-sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, Prince William Conservation Alliance, and Plant NOVA Natives. Registration required through Audubon Society of Northern Virginia website. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/restoring-the-little-things-that-run-the-world-with-doug-tallamy-tickets-321836861717?aff=lwc

26, Monday, Forest Bathing, 10:00 am to noon, at the National Arboretum, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, pay what you can https://www.fona.org/

27, Tuesday, Simpson Park Demonstration Garden, available to answer questions, free, 10:00-11:00 am. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

28, Wednesday, Garden Talks: Cover Crops for Healthy Soil, presented by the Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, 7-8:00 pm, registration not required, free. Central Library, Arlington, Community Garden  https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/9327092

29, Thursday, The Many Layers of Invitation our Gardens Offer with Jennifer Jewel, noon to 1:00 pm, Smithsonian Gardens, free and must register, virtual https://gardens.si.edu/

29, Thursday, A Garden Design Primer, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Gardens https://www.nybg.org/

29, Thursday, Fall is for Planting: Planting Grass Seeds 11:00 to noon, free, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

29, Thursday, Ladew’s Fall Lecture Series:  Delos: The Forgotten Mediterranean Garden at Sissinghurst Castle with Troy Smith, noon, virtual only, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

30, Friday, Container Gardening, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Gardens https://www.nybg.org/

30, Friday, Guided Forest Bathing Walk, 9:30 to 11:30 fee and must register, also offered on Friday September 24, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

30, Friday, Putting the Garden to Bed, 10:00 to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

Doug Oster has started new series of free gardening classes for Farm to Table of Western Pennsylvania. They will be every Thursday for 10 weeks beginning August 25, 2022, free, virtual, 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/
Landscape Design I, starts September 14
The World of Plants: Exploring Horticulture, free, online, from now until September 15
Floral Spotlight: Gardens of Italy, September 15
A Taste for Aperitif and Digestif Cocktails, September 30

August 2022

2, Tuesday, Basic Plant ID, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Tuesday, Simpson Park Demonstration Gardens, every Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 am, visit and ask questions, sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

2, Tuesday, In the Garden Q & A, noon, on the Montgomery County Master Gardeners’ Facebook page. Free. Again on August 16. https://sites.google.com/umd.edu/montgomerycountymg/home/ask-a-master-gardener/plant-clinics-itg-online-qa-urban-gardening?authuser=0

3, Wednesday, Potowmack Chapter Native Plant Sale at Green Spring Gardens, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, Virginia Native Plant Society https://vnps.org/

3, Wednesday, Garden Talks: Preserve Your Harvest, 7:00 pm, free, do not need to register. Arlington Central Library https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/9327087?_ga=2.192359338.1822130380.1658337974-2009014739.1653310003

3, Wednesday, Flower Arranging at Home, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

3, Wednesday, Forest Bathing, 10 to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

4, Thursday, Desert Terrariums, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Rewild Plant Store at Ballston Quarter https://rewilddc.com/

5, Friday, Summertime Plant Care at Victura Park (Kennedy Center’s Reach), 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register. Rewild Plant Store https://rewilddc.com/

5, Friday, Invasives in Your Garden, 10:00 to 11:30 am, virtual, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. https://mgnv.org/

6, Saturday, Managing Yards for Plant Biodiversity, virtual, 10 to 11:00 am, free and must register. Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

6, Saturday, Urban Gardening booth will feature herbs at the FreshFarm downtown Silver Spring Market, on Ellsworth Drive and in Veterans Plaza, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm (presented by Montgomery County Master Gardeners) https://sites.google.com/umd.edu/montgomerycountymg/home/ask-a-master-gardener/plant-clinics-itg-online-qa-urban-gardening?authuser=0

6, Saturday, All About Figs, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

6, Saturday, Introduction to Plant Science, 10:30 to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

6, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 to 11:00 am, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

9, Tuesday, Introduction to Landscape Design, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

9, Tuesday, Simpson Park Demonstration Gardens, every Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 am, visit and ask questions, sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

9, Tuesday, Lecture: Houseplants, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, free, Rust Library, Leesburg, VA, Presented by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

9, Tuesday, In the Garden Series: Adaptation and Evolution: How Plants Survive, 9:00 am, fee and must register, in person, Ladew Topiary Gardens, https://ladewgardens.com/

10, Wednesday, Garden Talks: Soil: Nature’s Way, 7:00 pm, free, do not need to register. Arlington Central Library https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/9327087?_ga=2.192359338.1822130380.1658337974-2009014739.1653310003

10, Wednesday, Vegetable Gardening, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Thursday, Pollination Ecology, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Thursday, Native Bees with Biologist Clare Maffei, 10 to noon, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

11, Thursday, Attracting Hummingbirds to your Garden, noon, free and must register, virtual, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

12, Friday, Managing Wildlife in the Urban Home Landscape, 10:00 to 11:30 am, virtual, free but must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. https://mgnv.org/

12, Friday through 14, Sunday, Montpelier Sunflower Festival, ticket required, see website for hours, also on August 19-21, https://www.montpelierfarms.com/sunflowerfest

13, Saturday, Shade Gardens Embracing the Dark Side, 1 to 4:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

13, Saturday, Soil Science I: Physical Properties, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

13, Saturday, Garden Tour of Green Spring Gardens, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

13, Saturday, Saturday in the Garden: Propagation and Cover Crops, 9 to noon, Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA, free. Master Gardeners of Prince William County https://mgpw.org/

13, Saturday, Learn How to Prune Hydrangeas, 10:30 to noon, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

14, Sunday, Forest Bathing at Woodend, 9 to 11:00 am, free and must register, Woodend Nature Sanctuary. Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

16, Tuesday, In the garden Q & A, noon, Montgomery County Master Gardeners’ Facebook page. Free. Also on August 2. https://sites.google.com/umd.edu/montgomerycountymg/home/ask-a-master-gardener/plant-clinics-itg-online-qa-urban-gardening?authuser=0

16, Tuesday, Simpson Park Demonstration Gardens, every Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 am, visit and ask questions, sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

16, Tuesday, Flower ID from A to Z, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

17, Wednesday, Garden Talks: Mushrooms: Grow Your Own, 7:00 pm, free, do not need to register. Arlington Central Library https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/9327087?_ga=2.192359338.1822130380.1658337974-2009014739.1653310003

18, Thursday, Fundamentals of Gardening, 10:30 to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

18, Thursday, Author Talk: The Heirloom Gardener with John Forti, 6 to 7:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

18, Thursday, Ask an Expert: Late Summer in the Kitchen Garden, 10:30 to 11:15 am, free and must register, virtual, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

18, Thursday, What’s in Bloom: August, noon, free but must register, virtual, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

19, Friday, Mini Succulent Kokedama at Victura Park (Kennedy Center’s Reach), 6:30 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register, Rewild Plant Store https://rewilddc.com/

19, Friday through 21, Sunday, Montpelier Sunflower Festival, ticket required, see website for hours, also on August 12-14, https://www.montpelierfarms.com/sunflowerfest

19, Friday, Feed Your Soil to Feed Your Plants, 10:00 to 11:30 am, virtual, free but must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. https://mgnv.org/

19, Friday, Native Plant Gardens of Woodend, 10:00 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Woodend Nature Sanctuary, Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

19, Friday, Garden to Table Virtual Floral Design, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, online via Zoom, free for members, fee for non-members, Hillwood Museum and Gardens. https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

20, Saturday, 9 to 4:30 pm; and 21, Sunday, noon to 3:30 pm, Potomac Branch of the American Begonia Society Annual Show and Sale at Green Spring Gardens, no entry fee and no registration required. (1) Potomac Branch of the American Begonia Society | Facebook
Green Spring Gardens | Park Authority (fairfaxcounty.gov)

20, Saturday, Forest Bathing, 9 to 11:00 am. U.S. National Arboretum, Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, must reserve a ticket, pay what you can. https://www.fona.org/

23, Tuesday, Simpson Park Demonstration Gardens, every Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 am, visit and ask questions, sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

24, Wednesday, Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

24, Wednesday, Garden Talks: Microgreens for your Indoor Garden, 7:00 pm, free, do not need to register. Arlington Central Library https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/9327087?_ga=2.192359338.1822130380.1658337974-2009014739.1653310003

24, Wednesday, Webinar: Native Plant Gardens: Designing for Beauty, 2 to 3:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. Ecological Landscape Alliance. https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

25, Thursday, Intro to Seed Saving, online discussion, 10:30 to 11:15 am, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

25, Thursday, Colonial Cocktails: Peach Bounce and Hannah Wooley’s Punch, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Historic London Town and Gardens. https://www.historiclondontown.org/

26, Friday, Fall Lawn Care, 10:00 to 11:30 am, virtual, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. https://mgnv.org/

29, Monday, Forest Bathing, 9 to 11:00 am. U.S. National Arboretum, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, must reserve a ticket, pay what you can. https://www.fona.org/

30, Tuesday, Simpson Park Demonstration Gardens, every Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 am, visit and ask questions, sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/
From now until August 16, Everything about Orchids
From now until September 15, The World of Plants: Exploring Horticulture

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