Monthly Events

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October 2020

1, Thursday, The Secret Life of Native Bees, virtual, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba https://mtcubacenter.org/

1, Thursday, Virtual: Top Twenty Perennials for Healthy Habitats, noon to 1:00, free and must register. part of the Smithsonian Gardens Let’s Talk Gardens series. https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

1, Thursday, Virtual Lecture, A Bountiful Year: Six Seasons of Beauty from Brandywine Cottage with David Culp, 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens.  https://ladewgardens.com/

1, Thursday, Full Moon Walk, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, in person at Brookside Gardens, fee and must register, https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

1, Thursday, Harvest Moon Walk, 7:30 to 8:30 pm, Blandy Arboretum, in person, fee and must register http://blandy.virginia.edu/home

2, Friday, Beyond the Green Carpet: Native Grasses, 10 to 11:30 am, virtual, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba https://mtcubacenter.org/

2, Friday, Virtual Presentation, Edible Landscaping with a Permaculture Twist with Michael Judd, noon to 1:00, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

2, Friday, Garden Talk: Rethink Your Lawn – Grow Less, in person, 1:30 to 2:30 fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/

3, Saturday, Fall Fruiting Trees and Shrubs, 1 to 2:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba https://mtcubacenter.org/

3, Saturday, Grow Your Own Microgreens, 11 to noon, in person, Cultivate the City, fee and must register http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

3, Saturday, Fall Veggies: From Garden to Soup, in person, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens   https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring/

3, Saturday, Virtual Presentation: Foundations of Cut-Flower Care, 11:30 to 12:30 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

3, Saturday, Virtual Presentation: Extending the Vegetable Season, 9:00 am to 10:15 am, fee and must register, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. https://www.lewisginter.org/

3, Saturday, Hands on Orchid Repotting, free and must register, either from 10 to noon or from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, in person, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

3, Saturday, Garden Spa Workshop, fee and must register, is in person 10:30 am, River Farm, home of American Horticultural Society. https://ahsgardening.org/

4, Sunday, Bon-Chi Bonsai with Edible Plants, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, in person, Cultivate the City http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

6-8, Tuesday through Thursday, Pop Up Plant Market, outdoor and in person at River Farm, Home of the American Horticultural Society, 1 to 6:00 pm each day. Free admission. https://ahsgardening.org/

6, Tuesday, Colonial Cocktails: Fish House Punch and Mint Julep, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, in person, fee and must register, Historic Londontown https://www.historiclondontown.org/

7, Wednesday, Virtual Invasive Plant Workshop, Fall, 1 to 5:00 pm, fee and must register, Blandy Arboretum  http://blandy.virginia.edu/home

7, Wednesday, Fall Care for Your Landscape and the Pollinators with Melinda Myers, 6:30 to 7:30 CST which is 7:30 to 8:30 pm EST, free and must register.  https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2Urs2dvYQ_ycRZ1ph_toJQ

7, Wednesday, Webinar: Designing with Ferns: The Dependable and the Divisive. Noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

8, Thursday, Rescuing the American Chestnut, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

8, Thursday, Virtual: Beautiful Winter Gardens, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. The Smithsonian Gardens Let’s Talk Gardens series. https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

8, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: Native Plants and Birds with Dr. Peter Marra, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, sponsored by the Virginia Native Plant Society, free and must register. https://vnps.org/

8, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: Grass Identification for Dummies Like Us: How to get started figuring out grasses, sponsored by the Maryland Native Plant Society, free and must register. https://mdflora.org/

8, Thursday, Introduction to Designing with Native Plants, fee and must register, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, virtual Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

8, Thursday, Foam Free Florals: Artful Design the Old Fashioned Way with Christin Geall, virtual presentation via Zoom 6:00 pm CDT which is 7:00 pm EST. Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/

8, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: Living Floral with Margot Shaw, 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens  https://ladewgardens.com/

9, Friday, Living Ornaments and Terrarium Building, 11:00 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, in person Cultivate the City http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

9, Friday, Virtual Horticulture How-To: Preparing Your Garden for Winter, 1:30 to 2:15 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers. Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

9, Friday, Gardening for Wildlife, online zoom presentation, 10 to 11:30 am, free but must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia http://www.mgnv.org

10, Saturday, Virtual: Selecting and Caring for Indoor Plants, 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Fee and must register, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

10, Saturday, Hydroponics and Vertical Gardening, 11 to noon, fee and must register, in person Cultivate the City http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

10, Saturday, Virtual Presentation: Plants and Planting Design for Rainscape Gardens, free and must register, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

10, Saturday, Fall Garden Saturday: Native Evergreens for Year Round Interest, 1 to 2:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

11, Sunday, Hot Sauce Blend, 1 to 2 pm, fee and must register, in person, Cultivate the City http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

11, Sunday, Forest Bathing Walk in the National Arboretum, 9:00 to 11:00 am, fee and must register, U. S. National Arboretum https://www.fona.org/forest-bathing/

13, Tuesday, Virtual Presentation: Big Dreams, Small Garden: A Guide to Creating Something Extraordinary in Your Ordinary Space with Marianne Willburn, 7 to 8:30 pm, Maryland Horticultural Society, free for public, for more information see https://mdhorticulture.org/programs-events/lecture-series/

13, Tuesday, Virtual Presentation: Tea: A 5,000-Year Tradition, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm, fee and must register. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, https://www.lewisginter.org/

14, Wednesday, Pruning Small Trees and Shrubs, free, virtual, 2 to 3:30 pm, Green Spring Master Gardeners. Registration link: https://forms.gle/W2Y7xyoZnrggUY9k7

14, Wednesday, The First Steps to Creating a Low Maintenance Eco-friendly Landscape with Melinda Myers, 6:30 to 7:30 pm CST which is 7:30 pm EST, free and must register https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vrbVo0V-RI6j7IYjd0lPdw

14, Wednesday, Tree Talk: On the Nature, Culture, and Politics of. 5 to 6:30 pm, fee and must register, online, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/events

14, Wednesday, Virtual Presentation: The Reality of Climate Change and How It Is impacting Us by Prince William Master Gardeners. 11:00 am to noon, free and use link to register. https://vce.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e55z8MhkI4H1Q45

15, Thursday, Organic Landscape Maintenance with Glenstone as the Example, virtual, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

15, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: Bringing in Your Tropical Plants for the Winter, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. Smithsonian Gardens Let’s Talk Gardens series. https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

15, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: Creating Woodland Gardens, noon, free and must register.  Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

15, Thursday, It’s Not the Setback: It’s the Comeback with Abra Lee, 6:00 pm CDT which is 7:00 pm EST. Des Moines Botanical Garden, fee and must register, virtual via Zoom. https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/

15, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: Down to the Wire, Structures in Floral Design, fee and must register Longwood Gardens  https://longwoodgardens.org/

16, Friday, Putting Your Garden to Bed, online Zoom presentation, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia http://www.mgnv.org

16, Friday, Virtual Floral Design: How to Celebrate Chrysanthemums, 1:30 to 2:15 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers. Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

16, Friday, Garden Talk: Composting Made Simple, in person, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

17, Saturday, Propagation and Cloning, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register, in person, Cultivate the City http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

17, Saturday, Seed and Plant Swap, noon to 2:00 pm, free, in person, Cultivate the City http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

17, Saturday, Pumpkin Decorating Class, 2:00 pm, fee and must register, in person, Cultivate the City http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

17, Saturday, Garden Tour: Green Spring Up and Down, 10 to 11:30 am. In person tour of the Green Spring Gardens grounds, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

17, Saturday, Garden Photography Workshop, 1:30 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, in person, River Farm, home of American Horticultural Society. https://ahsgardening.org/

17, Saturday, Virtual Presentation: Herbal Remedies to Boost the Immune System, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

17, Saturday, Propagation: Native Seeds, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

17, Saturday, Virtual Presentation: Floral Design: Gourds for Fall Décor, 9:00 am to 10:00 am, fee and must register. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

19, Monday, Online Class: Edibles, Bulbs, and Houseplants, a 6-week online course, fee and must register, Longwood Gardens  https://longwoodgardens.org/

19, Monday, Beginner Food Growing: Putting Your Garden to Bed, 4 to 6:00 pm, virtual, free and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/events

19, Monday, Online Class: Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers, fee and must register, Longwood Gardens  https://longwoodgardens.org/

19, Monday (see October 21 as well), Virtual: The New Normal in Tree Care: Current Challenges and Future Planning for Urban Forests, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Monday but also sessions on Wednesday from 12:30 to 2:45 pm. Fee and must register, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/event/new-normal-tree-care/

21, Wednesday, Webinar: Meadows: If You Build It, They Will Come, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance. https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

22, Thursday, Zone Denial: Tropical Gardening in the Midwest with Irvin Etienne, 6:00 pm CDT which is 7:00 pm EST. Des Moines Botanical Garden, fee and must register, virtual via Zoom https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/

22, Thursday, Colonial Cocktails: Lamb’s Wool and Hot Buttered Rum, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Historic London Town, fee and must register, in person. https://www.historiclondontown.org/

22, Thursday, Webinar: Hamlet’s Poison: The Mystery of Hebanon and Shakespeare’s other deadly plants, 1:00 EST, free if member, fee if nonmember, must register, Herb Society of America https://www.herbsociety.org/

22, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: Containers: Pots with a Purpose with Dan Benarcik, 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens. https://ladewgardens.com/

22, Thursday, Virtual: Prune with a Purpose: A Gardener’s Guide to Thinking Like an Arborist, noon to 1:00, free and must register. Smithsonian Gardens Let’s Talk Gardens series. https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

23, Friday, Native Plants for Winter Interest, online zoom presentation, free and must register, 10 to 11:30 am, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia http://www.mgnv.org

23, Friday, Moss Mania, virtual, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

24, Saturday, Online Demo, Fall Floral Arranging, 11:30 to 12:30 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Gardens https://www.usbg.gov/

24, Saturday, Herbal Tea Tasting and Blending Workshop, fee and must register, in person, 10:30 to 12:30 pm. River Farm, home of American Horticultural Society https://ahsgardening.org/

24, Saturday, Ladew Gardens Virtual Garden Glow 2020, 7 to 8:00 pm, free. https://ladewgardens.com/Event-Calendar/Events-at-Ladew/Garden-Glow

24, Saturday, Eco-restorative Garden Design, 10 to 12:30 pm, online, fee and must register. Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

24, Saturday, Virtual Presentation: HOAs and Condo Associations Planting and Managing Common Open Spaces, 1 to 4:00 pm. Sponsored by Plant NOVA Natives. Fee and must register.  https://www.plantnovanatives.org/symposiums-for-hoa-and-condo-assoc-

24, Saturday, Nature Nurture at Blandy Arboretum, virtual, fee and must register. Starting at 11:00 am with several speakers.
https://sites.google.com/site/naturenurturesatblandy/home

25, Sunday, Indoor and Container Gardening, 101, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, in person, Cultivate the City http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

27, Tuesday, Online Course: Plant Science: Understanding Plants, fee and must register, Longwood Gardens  https://longwoodgardens.org/

27, Tuesday, Native Species, Cultivars, and Selections: What’s the difference? Virtual, fee and must register, 10 to noon, Native Plant Trust and Ecological Landscape Alliance. https://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/class-native-species-cultivars-and-selections-whats-the-difference/

28, Wednesday, Ornamental Grasses, 2 to 3:30 pm, virtual, free and must register. Green Spring Master Gardeners.  Registration link: https://forms.gle/W2Y7xyoZnrggUY9k7

28, Wednesday, Webinar: Mole, Pan and Chapulin, Oaxacan Style, 1:00 EST, free if member, fee if nonmember, must register, Herb Society of America https://www.herbsociety.org/

28, Wednesday, Must Have Native Shrubs for Fall Color, virtual, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

28, Wednesday, Resilient Urban Trees, 11:00 am to noon, free but must register. Sponsored by Prince William Master Gardeners. Use this link to register.  https://vce.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dj5UR4oAKFNymWN

28, Wednesday, The 2020 Season’s End Summit Online Event, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, fee and must register. Presented by many speakers. Ecological Landscape Alliance. https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

29, Thursday, Virtual: Have You Ever Wondered How Smithsonian Gardens Horticulturists Choose the Plants Used in Their Gardens. Noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. Smithsonian Gardens Let’s Talk Gardens series. https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

29, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: The Way He Sees It: Tom Scheerer on Decorating, 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens.  https://ladewgardens.com/

29, Thursday, A Bountiful Year: Six Seasons of Beauty from Brandywine Cottage with David Culp, 6:00 pm CDT which is 7:00 pm EST. Virtual via Zoom, fee and must register. Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden https://www.dmbotanicalgarden.com/

29, Thursday, Chrysanthemum tour, fee and must register, in person at 10 to 11:15 or again at 1 to 2:15 Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

29, Thursday, Virtual Spooky Mounted Staghorn Ferns, 7:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Rock Paper Plant http://www.rockpaperplant.com/#workshops

31, Saturday, Virtual Presentation: A Beautiful Obsession: Jimi Blake’s World of Plants at Hunting Brooks Gardens, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

31, Saturday, Forest Bathing Walk at National Arboretum, fee and must register. 8:30 to 10:30 am, U.S. National Arboretum https://www.fona.org/forest-bathing/

September 2020

1, Tuesday, Webinar: Gardening for Habitat. Native Plant Trust. 6:30 to 7:30, fee and must register. https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/events/gardening-habitat/

1, Tuesday, In the Garden Virtual Sessions, noon to 1:00 pm, free. Montgomery County Master Gardeners. Tune in on alternate Tuesdays to get answers to your gardening questions (Sept 15 and 20). You will the chance to ask questions live on the Facebook program. For information: https://extension.umd.edu/events/tue-2020-09-01-1200-garden-virtual-session

2, Wednesday, Virtual Presentation: Save Money and Improve Your Soil for Better Gardening Results. 6:30 to 7:30 CST which is 7:30 to 8:30 pm EST, free and must register. Presented by Melinda Myers. https://www.melindamyers.com/

2, Wednesday, Virtual Presentation on Planting Fall Bulbs, 11:00 am, free and must register, Prince William County Master Gardeners. https://mgpw.org/ Register by e-mailing mastergardener@pwcgov.org

2, Wednesday, Virtual Lecture: A Garden for All Seasons, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

3, Thursday, Understanding Plants’ Stress Signals: Abiotic Factors, noon, free, must register, via Zoom. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

3, Thursday, Webinar: Beyond Plants: What Else Do Insects Need to Thrive? 1-2:00 pm. Free and must register. Xerces Society. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dfW3mUmrSBuHYR20IZmhJw

3, Thursday, Virtual Fall Cover Crops. 3:00 to 4:00 pm, free and must register. North Carolina Cooperative Extension. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-cover-crops-tickets-115987637145?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

4, Friday, Virtual Presentation on Plant Propagation, 10 to 11:30 am, free but must register. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia http://www.mgnv.org

5, Saturday, Fall Native Plant Sales “Self-Service Saturdays” 9:00 am to noon. Earth Sangha. https://www.earthsangha.org/

6, Sunday, Paw Paw Orchard Tour and Tasting, 2 to 3:15 pm, fee and must register, is in person at Michael Judd’s Long Creek Homestead in Frederick, MD. Offered again on Sunday September 13. http://www.ecologiadesign.com

7, Monday, Virtual Beginner Food Growing: Season Extenders & Prepping. 4 to 6:00 pm, free and must register. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.  https://phsonline.org/events/prepping-for-winter-september2020

8, Tuesday, Webinar: Growing Great Garlic. 10:30am-11:30am. Duke Farms. Nominal fee and must register. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-growing-great-garlic-tickets-114132575606

8, Tuesday, Virtual: How to Prepare Your [Native Plant] Garden for the Winter with Debra Graff, free and must register, 7 to 9 pm. Virginia Native Plant Society. https://vnps.org/

8, Tuesday, Virtual: Planting for Fall Color, 7 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register. Phipps Conservatory, https://3989p.blackbaudhosting.com/3989p/Planting-for-Fall-Color

9, Wednesday, Webinar: Cover Crops. 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Mother Earth News FAIR. Free and must register. https://www.motherearthnewsfair.com/product/cover-crops-webinar/

9, Wednesday, Virtual: Fall is for Planting–Grow Smart for You and the Pollinators to Enjoy 6:30 to 7:30 CST which is 7:30 to 8:30 pm EST, free and must register. Presented by Melinda Myers, https://www.melindamyers.com/

10, Thursday, Weeds 101: Fall Section.10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Mt. Cuba Center. Fee and must register. https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=203GAR129B

10, Thursday, Creating Containers with Fall Flair. Mt. Cuba Center. 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Fee and must register. https://mtcubacenter.org/event/creating-containers-with-fall-flair/

10, Thursday, Insect Pests in the Landscape. Noon to 1:00 pm. Urban Forestry Today. Free and must register. http://www.urbanforestrytoday.org/home.html

10, Thursday, Virtual: Organic Japanese Knotweed Management for Homeowners, 7 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on September 15, Tuesday. Phipps Conservatory https://3989p.blackbaudhosting.com/3989p/Organic-Japanese-Knotweed-Management-for-Homeowners

10, Thursday, Virtual: Botanical Braniacs Trivia Night, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, free but must register. Also offered on September 24. U.S. Botanic Gardens. http://www.usbg.gov

10, Thursday, Turning the Tide: A Practical Guide for Bringing Nature Home, three-part series on Thursdays, September 10, 17 and 24. Doug Tallamy and Wendy Brister give presentations on importance of creating biodiversity and how to increase biodiversity in home gardens. 7 to 8:30 pm, webinar. Free and must register. https://extension.psu.edu/turning-the-tide-a-practical-guide-for-bringing-nature-home?fbclid=IwAR0QSDE-gahSuh5UllhBuWNOXzBf79H6UStxCYRySBn8IQP5CQigYYarBuY

11, 18 and 25. Fridays. Inviting Wildlife into the Garden. A 3-Session Webinar Series from 10am-1pm. Mt. Cuba Center. Instructors: Ian Stewart, Faith Kuehn and Derek Stoner. Fee and must register. https://education.mtcubacenter.org/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=203GAR312

11, Friday, VCE Virtual Farm to Table Program: Peanuts. 2 to 3:00 pm. Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension. Free and must register. https://virginiatech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pTyx6SFWQduOjoDNU39AUw

11, Friday, Virtual Workshop: Floral Design How-To: Beloved Child in Bloom, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

11, Friday, Virtual Presentation: Roots, Fruits Nuts and Leaves: The Glories of Fall Foraging, 10:00 to 11:30 am, free but must register. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

11, Friday, Garden Talk: Basics of Fall Veggie Gardening, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, in person, fee and must register via Fairfax County Parktakes www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call Green Spring Gardens at (703) 642-5173. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

11, Friday, For the Love of Paw Paws Online Webinar, noon, fee and must register, presented by Michael Judd. http://www.ecologiadesign.com

12, Saturday, Fall Native Plant Sales “Self-Service Saturdays” 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. Earth Sangha. Also on September 5th. https://www.earthsangha.org/

12, Saturday, Town of Vienna Fall Native Plant Sale, 8 am – 1 pm, 120 Cherry Street, SE, Vienna, VA. Plants from Hill House Farm and Nursery.

12, Saturday, Native Plant Landscape Design for Hillsides, 9:30 am, virtual, free. Plant NoVa Natives.  https://www.plantnovanatives.org/videoconferences?utm_campaign=1d56b860-f5a5-4784-99f3-631bfc600a4d&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail_lp

12, Saturday, Bulbs–Adding Exotic Flair to the Garden, 9:30 to 10:30 am, in person, fee and must register via Fairfax County Parktakes www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call Green Spring Gardens at (703) 642-5173. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

12, Saturday, Edible Garden Tour, 10:00 to 11:30 am, in person, fee and must register via Fairfax County Parktakes www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call Green Spring Gardens at (703) 642-5173. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

12, Saturday, Garden Smarter: Discover the Joy of Growing and Giving Fresh Cut Flowers. 10:00 – 11:30 am. Free and must register. Master Gardeners of Calvert County, MD.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garden-smarter-discover-the-joy-ofgrowing-and-giving-fresh-cut-flowers-tickets-82370214529?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

13, Sunday, Glencarlyn Library AutumnFest, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, in person but can pre-order items.
https://mgnv.org/2020/08/12/autumnfest-at-glencarlyn-library-garden/

13, Sunday, Paw Paw Orchard Tour and Tasting, 2 to 3:15 pm, fee and must register, in person at Michael Judd’s Long Creek Homestead in Frederick, MD. Offered again on Sunday, September 6. http://www.ecologiadesign.com

13, Sunday, Native Plant sale, in person, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, at the Farm Stand on Founder’s Drive, Willowsford Conservancy, VA. Plants by Watermark Woods. http://www.willowsfordconservancy.org

13, Sunday, Feast of Flowers: Lecture, Tasting and Tea, 1 to 3:30 pm, in person, fee and must register via Fairfax County Parktakes www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call Green Spring Gardens at (703) 642-5173. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

14, Monday, Virtual Lecture: Native Woody Plants and Their Uses in the Landscape, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://3989p.blackbaudhosting.com/3989p/Native-Woody-Plants-and-Their-Uses-in-the-Landscape

14, Monday, Webinar: Deer Resistant Native Groundcovers, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance  http://www.ecolandscaping.org

15, Tuesday, In the Garden Virtual Sessions, noon to1:00 pm. On September 1 and 20 as well. Sponsored by Montgomery County Master Gardeners. Tune in on alternate Tuesdays to get answers to your gardening questions. You will have the chance to ask questions live on the Facebook program. For information: https://extension.umd.edu/events/tue-2020-09-01-1200-garden-virtual-session

16, Wednesday, Webinar: Putting Your Garden to Bed. 10:00 to 11:00 am. Nominal fee and must register. Duke Farms. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-putting-your-garden-to-bed-tickets-116471707011

16, Wednesday, Restoring the Little Things that Run the World with Doug Tallamy. Presented by Lancaster Conservancy and Willow Valley Communities with special thanks to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lancaster. 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Fee and must register. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doug-tallamy-restoring-the-little-things-that-run-the-world-tickets-90708211703

16, Wednesday, Deer Resistant Native Plants for Your Garden. The Native Plant Society of New Jersey. 7:00 pm, free and must register. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/1615966189671/WN_pi8xSTVVRkaOaVckQJZaHA

16, Wednesday, Virtual: Fall Vegetable Gardening, 11:00 am, free and must register, Prince William Master Gardeners. https://mgpw.org/ E-mail mastergardener@pwcgov.org to register.

16, Wednesday, Virtual Lecture: The future PRFCT: Kicking the Landscape Chemical Habit and finding a whole new world of beauty with Edwina von Gal, 7:00 pm, fee and must register. Ladew Topiary Gardens. https://ladewgardens.com/

16-18, Wednesday through Friday, Online Event: Plan it Native Landscapes Conference. Presented by Deep Roots KC and its partners. Fee and must register. https://planitnative.org/

17, Thursday, Native Plant Walk with Blandy’s Assistant Curator, 10 to 11:00 am, in person, fee and must register. Blandy Arboretum. http://blandy.virginia.edu/

17, Thursday, Fall Garden Tour and Tea, 1 to 3:00 pm, in person, fee and must register via Fairfax County Parktakes www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call Green Spring Gardens at (703) 642-5173. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

17, Thursday, Racial Equity Through Urban Green and Agriculture, 7 to 8:30 pm, webinar, free and must register. Brookside Gardens. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

18, Virtual Presentation: Native Trees for Urban Home Landscape, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

19, Saturday, Webinar: Fall into Gardening. 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, nominal fee and must register. Sponsored by Penn State Extension. https://extension.psu.edu/fall-into-gardening

19, Saturday, Mindful Contemplation of Natural Environments, 10:00 am to noon, in person, fee and must register. Blandy Arboretum. http://blandy.virginia.edu/

19, Saturday, Conquering Cool Season Edibles, 10 to 11:30 am, virtual, fee and must register,Brookside Gardens. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

19, Saturday, Behind the Scenes Greenhouse Tour, 10 to 11:15 and 1 to 2:15, in person, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

19, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop: Autumn Beauty, 1 to 2:30 pm., in person, fee and must register via Fairfax County Parktakes www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call Green Spring Gardens at 703 642-5173. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

19, Saturday, Annual Paw Paw Festival, noon to 5:00 pm. Tickets required. In person at Michael Judd’s Long Creek Homestead in Frederick, MD. http://www.ecologiadesign.com

19, Saturday and 20, Sunday. Conversations with Eden. Heronswood (WA) and the Bellevue Botanical Garden Society (WA) present their first joint symposium. On September 19 from 6 to 9 pm EDT and on Sunday Sept. 20 from noon to 3:00 pm EDT. Speakers include Jamaica Kincaid, author and Harvard University professor; Kathryn Aalto, garden designer and author from England; Peggy Cornett, Curator of Plants at Monticello; and Victoria Johnson, Associate Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College. Fee and must register. https://bellevuebotanical.org/event/conversations-with-eden-2-day-symposium-webinar/2020-09-19/

20, Sunday, Native Bees, Birds and Bugs. Sponsored by Rockledge Gardens. 1 to 2 pm, fee and must register. Ticket includes access to this educational webinar plus 3 packs of pollinator-friendly seeds for your yard. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/native-bees-birds-andbugs-webinar-with-amanda-rose-tickets-116909267767?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

20, Sunday, Best Native Plants for Containers. Sponsored by Mt. Cuba Center. 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. https://mtcubacenter.org/event/best-native-plants-for-containers-online/

20, Tuesdays, In the Garden Virtual Sessions, noon to 1:00 pm. Also offed on Sept. 1 and 15. Sponsored by Montgomery County Master Gardeners. Tune in on alternate Tuesdays to get answers to your gardening questions. You will have the chance to ask questions live on the Facebook program. For information: https://extension.umd.edu/events/tue-2020-09-01-1200-garden-virtual-session

23, Wednesday, Plant-Insect Interactions. Native Plant Trust. 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Fee and must register. https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/events/plantinsect-interactions/

23, Wednesday, Veggie Seed Saving. University of Maryland Extension. 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register. https://extension.umd.edu/mg/volunteer-resources/continuing-education

23, Wednesday, Webinar: Why Rain Gardens Fail and Tools for Success, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance  http://www.ecolandscaping.org

23, Wednesday, Autumn Groundcovers. 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Mt. Cuba Center. Fee and must register. https://mtcubacenter.org/event/autumn-groundcovers-online/

24, Thursday, Webinar, Fall Gardening Program for Kids with Charlie Nardozzi, 7:00 pm EST. Free and must register https://gardeningwithcharlie.com/

24, Thursday, Ecological Landscaping. 7 to 8:00 pm. Audubon Society of Northern Virginia. Fee and must register. https://www.audubonva.org/classes-and-events

24, Thursday, Rain Gardens: A Homeowner’s Journey. 7 to 8:00 pm. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. Fee and must register. https://bhwp.org/item/thursday-night-nature-rain-gardens-a-homeowners-journey/#tabdescription

24, Thursday, Botanica Braniacs Trivia Night, virtual, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, free but must register. U.S. Botanic Gardens. http://www.usbg.gov

24, Thursday, Mounted Hoyas Workshop, 7 to 8:30 pm, in person, fee and must register. Rock Paper Plant and held at Rewild (1924 8th Street, NW, Washington DC) http://www.rockpaperplant.com/#workshops

24, Thursday, Virtual Lecture: Exploring Native Wildflowers and Their Habitats with Dr. Alan Weakley, 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

24, Thursday, Colonial Cocktails: Fish House Punch and Mint Julep, in person, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register. Historic London Town and Gardens https://www.historiclondontown.org/

25, Friday, HOAs and Condo Associations: Planning and Managing Common Open Spaces, virtual, free, 1 to 4:00 pm. Plant NoVa Natives https://www.plantnovanatives.org/symposiums-for-hoa-and-condo-assoc-?utm_campaign=1d56b860-f5a5-4784-99f3-631bfc600a4d&utm_source=so&utm_medium=mail_lp

25, Friday, Virtual Presentation: Native Ground Covers for Sun and Shade, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

25, Friday, Virtual Horticulture How-To: The Fall Herb Harvest and what to do with your bounty, 1:30 to 2:15 pm, free for members and fee for nonmembers. Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

25, Friday, Garden Talk: Gardening in Climate Change, 1:30 to 2:30 pm., in person, fee and must register via Fairfax County Parktakes www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call Green Spring Gardens at (703) 642-5173. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

26, Saturday, Webinar: Endless Summer: Fall Garden Seminar. 8:30 am to noon. Penn State Extension. Learn ways to extend the life and beauty of your garden to enjoy all year long! Fee and must register. https://extension.psu.edu/endless-summer-fall-garden-seminar

26, Saturday, Knowing Native Plants: The Amazing Aster Family Part 2, Classic Asters and Their Colorful Companions. 10:00 am to noon. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. Fee and must register. https://bhwp.org/item/knowing-native-plants-the-amazing-aster-family-part-2-classic-asters-and-their-colorful-companions-virtual-program/#tab-description

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

26, Saturday, How to Layer Plantings for Multi-Season Beauty, 10:00 to 11:30 am, in person, fee and must register via Fairfax County Parktakes www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call Green Spring Gardens at 703 642-5173. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

26, Saturday, Casting Concrete Leaves Workshop, 10:30 to noon, in person, fee and must register via Fairfax County Parktakes www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call Green Spring Gardens at 703 642-5173. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

27, Sunday, Feast of Flowers: Lecture, Tasting, and Tea, 1:00 to 3:30 pm., in person, fee and must register via Fairfax County Parktakes www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call Green Spring Gardens at 703 642-5173. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

27, Sunday, Designing with Shrubs for Fall and Winter Interest with Eva Monheim, 2 to 3:00 pm free and must register, virtual. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designing-with-shrubs-for-fall-and-winter-interest-tickets-118294769841?aff=efbneb&fbclid=IwAR1gMi9NHs0NJHe3KSSUEa5kn358y72lZSifwVhQQ7l8QL9vmELq8chaN2I

28, Monday, Putting the Flower Garden to Bed for Winter. 7:00 pm. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Howard County, MD. Free and must register. https://www.villageofriverhill.org/events/

29, Tuesday, Fall Invasive Plant Workshop. 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Blue Ridge PRISM. Repeated on Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 22. Fee and must register. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/invasive-plant-workshop-fall-zoom-tickets-94731007995

30, Wednesday, Native Plant Seed Saving. 10:00 to 11:30 am. Sponsored by University of Maryland Extension. Free and must register. https://extension.umd.edu/mg/volunteer-resources/continuing-education

30, Wednesday, Show-Stopping Autumn Perennials. 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Mt. Cuba Center. Fee and must register. Also offered on Thursday, October 1, 1pm-2:30pm. https://mtcubacenter.org/event/show-stopping-autumn-perennials-section-aonline/ For registration: https://tickets.mtcubacenter.org/webstore/shop/viewItems.aspx?cg=ga&c=GARD#3283

August 2020

1, Saturday, Virtual Presentation, Container Gardening hosted by DC public library, 1 to 2:00 pm, free but must register  https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=11905149&appointmentType=category:Classes+and+Orientations&fbclid=IwAR1dHGU33KkiOQZ7rjhW_9CkHg2uENyqHRMFEg4mm-DZ_lFzfH6ozQs04Ms

1, Saturday, Mini-Succulent Workshop, 10:30 to 11:30 am, this is in person, fee and must register. Historic London Town https://www.historiclondontown.org/events

2, Sunday, Virtual: Water in the Landscape: Creating a Garden Oasis by Kathy Jentz, 2-3pm, fee and must register. Register at: https://py.pl/VOItf

3, Monday, Virtual Lecture: Lessons from the Living Landscape that is Our Home Habitat with Rick Darke, 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and Plant NOVA Natives. Fee and must register. https://www.audubonva.org/asnv-events/living-landscape-webinar

5, Wednesday, Virtual Lecture: Doug Tallamy’s place, plants and animals in concert; and living in a garden ecology lab with Larry Weaner, 1 to 3:45 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by the New Directions in the American Landscape. http://www.ndal.org

5, Wednesday, Cover Crops, 11:00 am to noon, free, must register at master_gardener@pwcgov.org (Master Gardeners of Prince William is hosting free zoom presentation every Wednesday morning in August at 11:00 am  https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

5, Wednesday, Virtual Presentation: Managing Garden Pests While Keeping Pollinators Safe with Melinda Myers, 6:30 to 7:30 central time so is 7:30 to 8:30 EST. Free and must register. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KV3-S5qvTxmJTTO7ZoACSA

5, Wednesday, Videoconference: John Magee on Landscape Maintenance at HOAs, 3:30 to 4:30 pm, free and must register. Sponsored by http://www.plantnovanatives.org https://www.plantnovanatives.org/videoconferences-for-hoas-and-condo

6, Thursday, Virtual Presentation, Garden Photography Tips, noon, free and must register. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

6, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: A Grassland Restoration: Tale of Weeds, Wildlife and Renewal with Jenna Webster, 1 to 2:30 pm EST, fee and must register. Sponsored by the New Directions in the American Landscape. http://www.ndal.org

6, Thursday, Live from Chanticleer: Flowers, Foliage and Form, 5 to 6:30 pm, fee and must register.  Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. http://www.phsonline.org

6, Thursday, Advanced Bouquet Series with Sarah Needham: Spiral Bouquet, utilizing an armature, 7 to 9 pm, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

7, Friday, Virtual Presentation, Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

7, Friday, VCE Virtual Farm to Table Program: Sweet Potatoes, 2 to 3:00 pm, free and must register. https://virginiatech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_62TuxyplRJy8ZDs9RPxCCQ

9, Sunday, Afternoon Tea at Oatlands (in person), 11:00 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. The Carriage House, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg, VA. http://www.oatlands.org

11, Tuesday, Virtual Presentation: Essential Containers for Flower Arranging, accent displays, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

11, Tuesday, Virtual Presentation: Native Annuals: An Underutilized Landscape Resource with Ethan Dropkin, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. New Directions in the American Landscape http://www.ndal.org

11, Tuesday, Virtual Presentation: Building Soil Health: Soil Basics and Composting, fee and must register, 7:30 to 9:00 pm University of Wisconsin Extension. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-soil-health-soil-basics-composting-tickets-112230805360?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

12, Wednesday, Virtual Presentation: Waterwise Gardening with Melinda Myers, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. central time so is 7:30 to 8:30 EDT https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_34MUYRqBQXCLG42AcFnYaw

12, Wednesday, Virtual Presentation: Genetic Variation and Native Plant Design: All Coral Bells Are Not Created Equal with Ian Caton, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. New Directions in the American Landscape http://www.ndal.org

12, Wednesday, Getting Ready for Fall, 11:00 am to noon, free, must register at master_gardener@pwcgov.org (Master Gardeners of Prince William is hosting free zoom presentation every Wednesday morning in August at 11:00 am  https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

12, Wednesday, Virtual Sense-able Classrooms: Streamside Forest and Herbal Garden (teacher professional development workshop to learn to bring the benefits of these into a classroom) Longwood Gardens, 1- 3:00 pm, fee and registration required. https://longwoodgardens.org/events-performances/events/sense-able-classrooms-streamside-forest-and-herbal-gardens

12, Wednesday, Virtual Presentation: Designing with Locally Sourced Flowers, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register. Phipps Conservatory. https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

13, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: Seed to Landscape with Marc Pastorek and Ian Caton, 1 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register. New Directions in the American Landscape http://www.ndal.org

13, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: Early Garden Photography: Glass Lantern Slides, noon, free and must register. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

13, Thursday, webinar, Gardens for Wellness of People and the Planet, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, sponsored by the Garden Conservancy. https://www.gardenconservancy.org/education/education-events/gardens-changing-world-webinar-series-2020

13, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: Fantasy Flower Bouquet, Build a Giant Flower, 7 to 9 pm, fee and must register.  Phipps Conservatory. https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

14, Friday, Virtual Lecture: Managing Wildlife in the Urban Home Landscape, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia http://www.mgnv.org

15, Saturday, Virtual Presentation: Keep Your Vegetable Garden Growing in the Fall, free and must register, 10:00 am to noon. Sponsored by the North Carolina State Extension.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturday-seminars-keep-your-vegetable-garden-growing-into-the-fall-registration-94440870185?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

18, Tuesday, Virtual Presentation: Organic Planting and Management: Glenstone Museum with Matt Partain, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape http://www.ndal.org

18, Tuesday, Virtual Presentation: Creating a Boho Centerpiece, 7 to 8:30 pm, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

19, Wednesday, Virtual Presentation: Cold Weather Vegetable Gardening, 7 to 8:30 pm, Phipps Conservatory. https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

19, Wednesday, Fall Bulbs, 11:00 am to noon, free, must register at master_gardener@pwcgov.org (Master Gardeners of Prince William is hosting free zoom presentation every Wednesday morning in August at 11:00 am  https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

19, Wednesday, Virtual Presentation: Creating Pollinator Gardens with Melinda Myers, 6:30 to 7:30 pm Central so is 7:30 to 8:30 pm EDT. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Rx6bqUUNTKC9n06kgAhFYw

20, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: Plant Propagation by Cuttings, 11 to 1:00 pm, free but must register. North Carolina State Extension Master Gardener. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gardening-in-the-mountains-plant-propagation-by-cuttings-registration-94439849131?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch#

20, Thursday, Webinar: Wildcrafted Herbs and Fresh Oils with Ben Cohen, 1:00 EDT, free for members, nominal fee for non-members. Herb Society of America http://www.herbsociety.org

20, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: Bridal Fan, an Alternative to the Traditional bridal bouquet, 7 to 9:00 pm. Phipps Conservatory. https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

20, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: Selecting and Planting Fall Bulbs, noon, free and must register. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

21, Friday, Virtual Floral Design How-to: Summer’s Bounty Floral Design, 1:30 to 2:15 pm. Must register and free if member; fee if non-member. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens. https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

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

22, Saturday, Online Lecture: Growing Ranunculus with Laura Beth Resnick, owner of Butterbee Farm, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden. https://www.usbg.gov/

22, Saturday, Online Class, Shade Gardens, 1:00 to 4:00 EDT, fee and must register, sponsored by the Ecological Landscape Alliance. http://www.ecolandscaping.org

25, Tuesday, Virtual Presentation: Essential Containers for Floral Arranging, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

26, Wednesday, Virtual Presentation: Strategies for Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape and the Many Benefits, with Melinda Myers, 6:30 to 7:30 pm central time so is 7:30 to 8:30 EDT. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jiDSUOuRQii5EYCar73hBg

27, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: Planting Fall Vegetables, noon, free and must register. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

28, Friday, Virtual Presentation: Fall Lawn Care, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia http://www.mgnv.org

Several VCE units are working together to provide a variety of online recorded garden-focused classes and informational videos. See the links below.  View Recorded Classes and Informational Videos at:

VCE-Prince William: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCieUH29UpfDHJiaEfon5qCQ

VCE-Arlington/Alexandria: https://mgnv.org/reading-room/master-gardener-virtual-classroom/

VCE-Culpeper: https://video.vt.edu/playlist/dedicated/1_vhxqtf04/

VCE-Fauquier: https://fridaysinthegarden.blogspot.com/

VCE-Loudoun: https://www.agroecologyhub.info/recorded-webinars.html

VCE-Stafford: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtUGDaw8YUMOe2eWCdBPq1w

VCE-Master Gardener Program: https://www.facebook.com/VCEMasterGardenerProgram/live

VCE-Virtual Farm to Table Tour: https://fauquier.ext.vt.edu/programs/FarmtoTable.html

July 2020

1, Wednesday, Small Trees and Shrubs for Suburban Landscapes, 11:00 am to noon, free, must register at master_gardener@pwcgov.org (Master Gardeners of Prince William is hosting free zoom presentation every Wednesday morning in July at 11:00 am  https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

2, Thursday, Corns, Beans and Squash: What the Three Sisters Tell Us, noon to 12:45 streaming online. This is part of the virtual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Event is free, register via their Facebook page. They have other events for the festival but this one is garden related. https://festival.si.edu/event/corn-beans-and-squash-what-the-three-sisters-tell-us

2, Thursday, Succulents 101, online workshop, 5:00 pm EST, fee* and must register, The Sill, http://thesill.com

2, Thursday, Simple Summer Herbs, virtual, noon, free and must register. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

2, Thursday, Online Trivia Night Botanical Brainiacs, 6:30 to 7:15 pm, fee and must register, also offered on July 16 and 30. U.S. Botanic Garden, http://www.usbg.gov

6, Monday, Beginner Food Growing workshop series: Container Gardening, 4 to 6:00 pm, free and must register for the webinar, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society http://www.phsonline.org

6, Monday, Virtual Ecological Design as Garden Art: The Artistic Thread, 1:00-2:30 pm, fee and must register. New Directions in the American Landscape  https://ndal.org/webinars-for-landscape-practitioners/

8, Wednesday, Small Fruit for the Home Garden, 11:00 am to noon, free, must register at master_gardener@pwcgov.org (Master Gardeners of Prince William) is hosting free zoom presentation every Wednesday morning in July at 11:00 am  https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

8, Wednesday, Virtual Cemetery Landscapes as Habitat: New Paradigms Honoring Ecology and Culture, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. New Directions in the American Landscape  https://ndal.org/webinars-for-landscape-practitioners/

9, Thursday, Ladew Topiary Gardens in Maryland plans to open the Butterfly House. https://www.ladewgardens.com/

9, Thursday, Monarch Waystations for any size Garden, virtual, noon, free and must register. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

10, Friday, Virtual Floral Design Workshop: Summer Scents, 1:30 to 2:15, free for members and fee for nonmembers, must register. Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

10, Friday, Overused Foundation Plants and Native Alternatives, virtual, 10 to 11:00 am, free and must register. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia http://www.mgnv.org

10, Friday, VCE Virtual Farm to Table Program: Herbs, tour a commercial herb grower, 2 to 3:00 pm, free and must register, offered by Virginia Cooperative Extension https://fauquier.ext.vt.edu/programs/FarmtoTable.html

10, Friday, Fiddle Leaf Fig 101, online workshop, 5:00 pm EST, fee* and must register, The Sill, http://thesill.com

11, Saturday, Mini Herb Garden Workshop, 10:30 to 11:30 am (in person, not virtual), fee and must register, Historic London Town and Gardens in Maryland https://www.historiclondontown.org/

13, Monday, virtual Beginner Food Growing Workshop Series: Harvesting Summer and Starting Fall Crops 4:00 to 6:00 pm, free and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural society http://www.phsonline.org

13, Monday, three new online courses at Longwood Gardens, fee and must register:  1) annuals, perennials and vines; 2) edibles, bulbs and houseplants and 3) trees, shrubs, and conifers. They also have two free online courses that are already open for registration: 1) everything about aquatics and 2) everything about orchids. http://www.longwoodgardens.org

14, Tuesday, virtual Rediscovering Historic Landscape Practice, 3 hours, 1 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape  https://ndal.org/webinars-for-landscape-practitioners/

15, Wednesday, Herbs, History and Horticulture, 11:00 am to noon, free, must register at master_gardener@pwcgov.org (Master Gardeners of Prince William) is hosting free zoom presentation every Wednesday morning in July at 11:00 am  https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

15, Wednesday, virtual Invisible Layers in the American Landscape, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register.  New Directions in the American Landscape  https://ndal.org/webinars-for-landscape-practitioners/

15, Wednesday, Care and Handling of Butterflies in Your Garden, virtual program, 2 to 4 pm, Brookside Gardens, fee and must register. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

16, Thursday, Make an Exuberant Container, noon, virtual, free and must register. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

16, Thursday, Regenerative Agriculture: A Landscape Architect’s Role 1-2:30 pm, fee and must register. New Directions in the American Landscape  https://ndal.org/webinars-for-landscape-practitioners/

16, Thursday, Live From Chanticleer, Raise the stakes, fee and must register, 5:00 pm online Pennsylvania Horticultural Society http://www.phsonline.org

17, Friday, The Hospitable Gardener, virtual lecture, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia http://www.mgnv.org

17, Friday, Selecting Shrubs for Four Seasons of Interest, 12:30 pm, fee, must register, and is virtual. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society http://www.phsonline.org

17, Friday, VCE Virtual Farm to Table Program: Potatoes, 2 to 3:00 pm, free and must register, https://fauquier.ext.vt.edu/programs/FarmtoTable.html

18, Saturday, Garden Dialogues 2020: Vienna VA. a tour of a private home landscaped by Jenifer Horn Landscape Architecture. 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, is in person at home in Vienna https://tclf.org/garden-dialogues-2020-vienna-va-rescheduled

19, Sunday, Tea at Oatlands, Historic House and Gardens, which has just re-opened to the public. This is in person, fee and must register. https://oatlands.org/

20, Monday, Beginner Food Growing Workshop Series: Feeding Your Food Garden, 4:00 pm, free, must register, virtual. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society http://www.phsonline.org

21, Tuesday, Lavender for Health and Beauty with Janice Cox, Herb Society of America, 1:00 EDT, fee and must register if a nonmember, members are free. Webinar. https://www.herbsociety.org/

22, Wednesday, Groundcovers, 11:00 am to noon, free, must register at master_gardener@pwcgov.org (Master Gardeners of Prince William) is hosting free zoom presentation every Wednesday morning in July at 11:00 am  https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

22, Wednesday, Harmony, Rhythm and Time: A Composer’s Approach to Garden Design, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee, must register, is virtual. New Directions in the American Landscape  https://ndal.org/webinars-for-landscape-practitioners/

22, Wednesday, Monstera Deliciosa 101, online workshop, 1:00 pm EST, fee* and must register, The Sill, http://thesill.com

23, Thursday, Designing a Garden: Foliage First, virtual, noon, free and must register. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

24, Friday, Fruit Trees and Berries for the Urban Landscape, virtual lecture, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia http://www.mgnv.org

24, Friday, VCE Virtual Farm to Table Program: Tomatoes, 2:00 pm, free and must register https://fauquier.ext.vt.edu/programs/FarmtoTable.html

25, Saturday, online lecture: Annuals for Your Cutting Garden with Laura Beth Resnick, owner of Butterbee Farm, 11:30 to 12:30, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, http://www.usbg.gov

27, Monday, Beginner Food Growing workshop series: Know Your Soil, 4:00 pm, free and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society http://www.phsonline.org

29, Wednesday, Virtual Summer Short Course Gardening for Pollinators, 8:30 am to 2:45 pm, fee and must register. Hosted by Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Garden and Penn State Extension. https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

30, Thursday, Summer Plant Care, online workshop, 5:00 pm EST, fee* and must register, The Sill, http://thesill.com

30, Thursday, Creating Compost, noon, free, must register and is virtual. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

30, Thursday, Live From Chanticleer: Creating Beauty in the Garden Year Round, 5:00 to 6:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, http://www.phsonline.org

31, Friday, Waterwise Gardening, virtual lecture, 10:00 am to 11;30 free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia http://www.mgnv.org

Around the corner so register now for Rick Darke’s online lecture “Lessons from the Living Landscape that is Our Home Habitat.” Rick Darke is a prominent landscape designer and co-author with Doug Tallamy of The Living landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden. This will be via Zoom on Monday, August 3 at 7:30 pm. Sponsored by the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia and Plant NOVA Natives. A small fee is being charged to cover costs. Registration: https://www.audubonva.org/asnv-events/living-landscape-webinar If you have questions, e-mail plantnovanatives@gmail.com.

 *The Sill is waiving their $10 fee for their online plant workshop in the month of July if the attendee shows proof that they donated the equivalent or more to anti-racism organizations https://www.thesill.com/blogs/notes-from-our-founder/get-a-free-ticket-to-a-july-virtual-workshop

Several VCE units are working together to provide a variety of online recorded garden-focused classes and informational videos. See the links below.

VCE-Prince William: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCieUH29UpfDHJiaEfon5qCQ

VCE-Arlington/Alexandria: https://mgnv.org/reading-room/master-gardener-virtual-classroom/

VCE-Culpeper: https://video.vt.edu/playlist/dedicated/1_vhxqtf04/

VCE-Fauquier: https://fridaysinthegarden.blogspot.com/

VCE-Loudoun: https://www.agroecologyhub.info/recorded-webinars.html

VCE-Stafford: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtUGDaw8YUMOe2eWCdBPq1w

VCE-Master Gardener Program: https://www.facebook.com/VCEMasterGardenerProgram/live

VCE-Virtual Farm to Table Tour: https://fauquier.ext.vt.edu/programs/FarmtoTable.html

June 2020

Starting this month several public gardens are starting to open up again such as Ladew Topiary Gardens, Historic London Town and Gardens, Hillwood Museum and Gardens, and Glenstone Museum. However, call or check their website as many will only be open to members first using a pre-registered, timed ticket system for social distancing. Here is a list of local public gardens.

In Wheaton, Maryland, the grounds of Brookside Gardens are open and the staff are now working to provide online presentations (some are free and some are fee based). Register now for Winning the War on Weeds on June 6, Common Garden Pests and Disease on June 13, The Chinese Kitchen Garden: Beyond Bok Choy on June 17, and the Recycled Garden on June 20.

The Fairfax County parks are opening again but keep in mind that administrative buildings (i.e., bathrooms) may still be closed. This means that the grounds for Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna are now open. The grounds for Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria are open.

Although the event is over, the virtual Chelsea Flower Show can still be viewed via YouTube or by visiting their website. There are many short videos and articles. The information is interesting, entertaining, and educational.

The American Horticultural Society’s National Children and Youth Gardening Symposium will be a virtual event in July. Check out their website for more information and for registration fees. This is for both AHS members as well as nonmembers.

Also, the American Horticultural Society has partnered with New Directions in the American Landscape (NDAL), a non-profit organization dedicated to educational programming in ecological landscape design founded by Larry Weaner. They will be producing a series of webinars from May 28 through June 23. Some are free, some are fee-based, and AHS members receive a discount. Visit NDAL’s website for more information.

On June 6, the U.S. Botanic Garden will host Melanie Choukas-Bradley’s online presentation about her book, Resilience–Connecting with Nature in a Time of Crisis. Although the U.S. Botanic Garden grounds and conservatory are closed, the Bartholdi Park is open.

The Ecological Landscape Alliance has webinars related to the environment and gardening, including the free Walk in the Garden series.

Horticulture magazine and Garden Gate magazine teamed up to present the 2020 Grow Better Garden Summit, which is a bundle of free gardening videos.

Longwood Gardens has two free online classes — “Everything About Aquatics” and on “Everything about Orchids” — and one fee-based, online course called “Plant Science: Understanding Plants.”

Penn State Extension Master Gardener program has a Victory Garden Reinvented webinar series. There are June webinars to register for and soon the past webinars from the spring will become available to the public. The Pennsylvania State Extension also has many other online presentations about gardening.

Blandy Arboretum in Boyce, VA, is still closed but they are offering a webinar on invasive plants on Friday, June 5, and Saturday June 20.

Audubon Naturalist Society has many online learning opportunities: On June 2, Where Did Spring Go; June 3, The Kingdom of Fungi and Its Mysteries; June 4, Learn Your Trees: Oaks and Hickories; June 9, Learn Your Trees: Maples, Sycamores, and Sweetgum; June 18, Learn Your Trees: Elm, Beech, and Tulip; June 25, Resilience: Connecting with Nature in a Time of Crisis with Melanie Choukas-Bradley; and June 30, Learn Your Trees: Serviceberry and Dogwood.

The Audubon Society of Northern Virginia has a free webinar on June 25 entitled The World of Pollinators.

The Herb Society of America will have a webinar on June 18, Debra Knapke will present “The Game of the Name: Nomenclature and Taxonomy Explained.” This is available to non-members for a nominal fee; members can watch free.

This year the 2020 Sustainable Garden Tour in Virginia will be held virtually. The Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVSWCD) will partner with the Fairfax Food Council Urban Agriculture Working Group to highlight front yard gardens and edible landscapes. Virtual experiences from each of the garden tour sites will be added throughout the month of June. Follow NVSWCD on Facebook to see garden tour materials and check out NVSWCD’s website for a calendar of gardens.

Check out the local master gardeners groups for online presentations. The Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia have a webinar on Climate Conscious Gardening on June 5; Growing a Traditional Medicinal Herb Garden on June 13; Controlling Mosquitoes and Ticks on June 19; and What’s Eating My [Cucumber, Tomato, Eggplant, Beans, Squash] on June 26. The Prince William Master Gardeners are offering Dealing with Deer on June 3; Hydroponics on June 10; and Attracting Birds to Your Backyard on June 17. They have posted previous webinars on YouTube. The Loudoun County Master Gardeners have taped their webinars and put them on this site. The Montgomery County Master Gardeners had already taped many resources for people interested in gardening. Check out the videos and recorded classes from other groups and extension agents in Virginia and check out AgroEcology Hub for many recorded presentations:
Prince William

Arlington/Alexandria

Culpeper

Fauquier

Loudoun

Stafford

Master Gardener Program

Virtual Farm to Table Tour

March 2020 events

1, Sunday, Timeless Fragrance Gardening, Gainesville location, 1:00 pm and free. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

1, Sunday, Sunday Funday House Plant Care Clinic, 11:00 am, free, sponsored by Rock Paper Plant and held at Femme Fatale popup shop, 401 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington DC. http://www.rockpaperplant.com/

1, Sunday, Garden Bed Planning Workshop, Fair Oaks location, 10:00 am, fee and must register. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

2, Monday, Bus Trip to Philadelphia Flower Show, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on Wednesday, March 4. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

3, Tuesday, Bus Trip to Philadelphia Flower Show, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

3, Tuesday, Stop! Smell and Touch Our Plants, 1 to 2:30 pm, free and registration required. Also offered on Saturday, March 7, at 10:30 am. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

3, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: An Orchid-Filled Greenhouse, 11:00 am or 1:00 pm, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also on many other days in March, check website for specific times. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

3, Tuesday, Bus Trip to Philadelphia Flower Show, 8 am to 8 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on Thursday March 5, 9:00 am. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

3, Tuesday, Bus Trip to Philadelphia Flower Show, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. https://homesteadgardens.com/

3, Tuesday, Bus Trip to Philadelphia Flower Show, via Alexandria or the Lothian store, fee and must register, Greenstreet Gardens, see website for times. https://greenstreetgardens.com/events/

3, Tuesday, Eat, Sleep, Garden: Top Annuals for Your Cut Flower Garden, 11:30 to 12:30 pm. Fee and must register. Greenhouse classroom, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Green Spring Avenue, Baltimore, MD http://cylburn.org/

3, Tuesday, Microgreens: What Are They, Why They Are So Fabulous, and How to Grow Them, 7 to 8:30 pm. Free and registration requested. Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

4, Wednesday, Lecture: Horticulture and Women in History with Martha Keen. 7:00 pm, free, open to the public. Annapolis Horticulture Society, St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD. http://annapolishorticulture.org/lectures/

5, Thursday, Roots and Reflections: Orchids, 2 to 3:30 pm, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

5, Thursday, Political Appetites: Culinary Activities in the Early Republic with Nancy Siegel, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, fee and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

5, Thursday, Tour: Medicinal Plants Yesterday and Today, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, free and will be offered again on March 12, same time. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

5, Thursday, Spring House Plant Swap, 6:30 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by Rock Paper Plant and held at Femme Fatale popup shop, 401 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC. http://www.rockpaperplant.com/

5, Thursday, Bus Trip to Philadelphia Flower Show, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on March 3, Tuesday, 8:00 am. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

5, Thursday, Lecture: The Gardens of Spain, 7:00 pm, free. Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, NW Leesburg, VA. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

5, Thursday, Grow What You Eat! 7 to 8:30 pm, free and registration requested. Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie Street, Arlington. Also offered on Sunday, March 8. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia.  http://www.mgnv.org

6, Friday, HOAs and Condo Association: Sustainable Solutions to Landscaping Headaches, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, free but must register. The Forum Meeting Room, Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Building, Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Sponsored by Plant NOVA Natives, register at https://www.plantnovanatives.org/symposiums-for-hoa-and-condo-assoc-

6, Friday, Invasive Plant Workshop, 1 to 5:00 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Prism and held at Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, VA.  https://www.facebook.com/events/202662360920681/?active_tab=about
http://blandy.virginia.edu/home

7, Saturday, Plot Against Hunger 7th Annual Spring Garden Kick Off, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, free but should rsvp. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington VA. https://afac.org/afac-events/plot-against-hunger-spring-garden-kick-off-2020/

7, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 am, free for members, free with admission for non-members. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

7, Saturday, The Science of Spring Blooms, Merrifield location; Common Plant Problems and Solutions, Gainesville location; From Seed and Stem to Nursery, Fair Oaks location. All 10:00 am and free.  Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

7, Saturday, Gardening in the Valley Symposium, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, fee and should register. Shenandoah University, Hester Auditorium, Henkel, 1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA. Sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association. http://nsvmga.org/events/symposium/

7, Saturday, Stop! Smell and Touch Our Plants, 10:30 am to noon, free and registration required. Also offered on Tuesday, March 3, at 1:00 pm. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

7, Saturday, U.S. Botanic Garden Production Facility Open House, fee and must register, will be at various times and will be at the facility. See website for details. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

7, Saturday, Vegetable garden series (topic is managing pests, vegetable profiles, food safety). Part three of three topics, free but seating is limited so register at master_gardener@pwcgov.org. Other dates were February 1 and 15. Sponsored by Prince William Master Gardeners. Held at Bull Run Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA.  https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

7, Saturday, The Basics of Gardening, Session Three: Rain Gardens, Insects, and Diseases and IMP. This is part three of a three session series, other sessions were on February 29 and March 7. Free but space is limited, register at pwcgov.org/grow or e-mail master_gardener@pwcgov.org  Sponsored by Prince William Master Gardeners. Held at Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 4870 Lightner Road, Haymarket, VA.  https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

7, Saturday, Great Shrubs for Home Gardens, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

7, Saturday, Nine Ways You Can Help Bee and Other Pollinators at Home, 9:00 am to 10:00 am, free but make reservations. Loudoun Wildlife Conservatory. Held at Wild Birds Unlimited, 44110 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, Ashburn, VA. http://www.loudounwildlife.org

7, Saturday, Grow Your Own Microgreens, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road Northeast, Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com

8, Sunday, Bon-Chi! Learn and Practice the Art of Bonsai Using Edible Plants, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC. At the H Street Farms at W.S. Jenks and Sons. http://www.cultivatethecity.com

8, Sunday, The Art of Pruning Workshop at Fair Oaks location, 1:00 pm, fee and must register. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

8, Sunday, Grow What You Eat! 3 to 4:30 pm, free and registration requested. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria. Also on Thursday, March 5, sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

8, Sunday, Create and Sip: Succulent Potting Party at Gainesville location, 1:00 pm, fee and must register. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

8, Sunday, through 10, Tuesday. Full Moon Hikes, 7:30 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, at the U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, Washington DC. https://www.fona.org/fullmoonhikes/

8, Sunday, through 10, Tuesday, Full Moon Forest Bathing, 7:30 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, at the U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, Washington DC. https://www.fona.org/fullmoonhikes/

9, Monday, Selecting Native Plants for your Home Garden, 7 to 8:30 pm, free, registration requested. Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

10, Tuesday, Lecture: Botanical Bullies with Carole Bergmann, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, and open to the public. Vollmer Center Auditorium, Cylburn Arboretum. Sponsored by the Maryland Horticultural Society. https://mdhorticulture.org/

11, Wednesday, Seed Starting and Plant Propagation. 7:00 pm, free. Bluemont Room, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org
https://afac.org/plot-against-hunger/pah-events/

11, Wednesday, Not in Our Backyard: How to Fight Spotted Lanternfly, 7 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register at Sustainability Matters Facebook page. Sponsored by Sustainability Matters and will be at the Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA.
https://www.facebook.com/events/808773166253213/
http://blandy.virginia.edu/home

12, Thursday, Turf Talk: How to Have a Healthy Lawn, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, free and registration requested. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

12, Thursday, Workshop: Hypertufa Containers and Desert Plantings, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

12, Thursday, Mounted Orchids, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by Rock Paper Plant and held at Steadfast Supply (Navy Yard), 301 Tingey Street, #120 SE, entrance on water street, Washington DC. http://www.rockpaperplant.com/

12, Thursday, Piecing Together Nature’s Puzzle with Alonso Abugattas, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, free. Hosted by Potowmack Chapter of Virginia Native Plant Society. Held at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. https://vnps.org/potowmack/events/natures-puzzle-the-interconnectedness-of-our-world-depending-on-plants-with-alonso-abugattas/

13, Friday, Houseplant Haven Grand Opening, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, free. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. https://homesteadgardens.com/

14 and 15, Saturday and Sunday, Homestead Gardens Spring Kick Off, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, free. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. https://homesteadgardens.com/

14, Saturday, Propagation and Cloning Workshop, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road NE Washington DC, at H Street Farms at W.S. Jenks and Sons http://www.cultivatethecity.com

14, Saturday, Winter Pruning for Woody Plants, 1 to 2:30 pm, free and advance registration requested. 4029 N. Tazewell Street, Arlington. Rain date March 21. Also offered on March 29. Hands on training and outside. Bring your own tools. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

14, Saturday, Lecture: Exploring Orchid Evolution, Ecology, and Biogeography with Todd Brethauer, 2 to 3:30 pm, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

14, Saturday, Lawn Care Q&A, Merrifield location; and Planting Herbs and Vegetables in Ground and in Containers, Fair Oaks location, both at 10:0 am and free. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

14, Saturday, Workshop: Growing Vegetables in Containers, 2 to 3:00 pm. Fee and must register, space limited. The Greenhouse Classroom, Cylburn Arboretum, sponsored by the Maryland Horticultural Society. https://mdhorticulture.org/

14, Saturday, Orchid 101: How to Get Your Orchid to Rebloom, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Also offered on 15, 20, 28, and 29. Check website for specific times. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

14, Saturday, Orchid Workshop: To Repot or Not? 2:00 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on 15, 27, and 29. Check website for specific times. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

14, Saturday, How to Get Your Orchid to Rebloom, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

14, Saturday and 15, Sunday, Friends of Brookside Gardens Orchid Festival at Brookside Gardens, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday and 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

14, Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day Floral Arrangement, 11:00 am, fee and must register. Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. http://www.willowoakherbs.com

15, Sunday, Orchid Family Day, 1 to 4:00 pm, free and no registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

15, Sunday, Hydroponics and Vertical Gardening, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register. H Street Farms and 910 Bladensburg Road NE Washington DC. Cultivate the City. http://www.cultivatethecity.com

15, Sunday, Native Plant Picks for Spring, Gainesville location, and Lawn Care Q&A at Fair Oaks location, both at 1:00 pm and free. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

18, Wednesday, Vegetable Garden Design for Success. 7:00 pm, free. Bluemont room, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org
https://afac.org/plot-against-hunger/pah-events/

20, Friday, Garden After Dark: Wild at Home with Hilton Carter, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Fee and must register. Visitor Center Auditorium, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

21, Saturday, Deer Resistant Landscaping, Merrifield location; The Basics of Vegetable Gardening, Gainesville location; and the Unspoken Language of Plants at Fair Oaks location, all at 10:00 am and free. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

21, Saturday, Soup ‘n Walk: Early Blooms, Songbirds, and Spring Frogs, fee and must register. 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

21, Saturday, Spring Floral Arrangement Workshop at Fair Oaks location, 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

21, Saturday, Davidsonville Green Expo 2020, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, free. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. https://homesteadgardens.com/

21, Saturday, Lecture: Calendula’s healing properties and botanical skin care, 11:00 am, free and open to the public. Spring Valley Building, Room 601, Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC. Free parking underneath building. Sponsored by the Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America. Read the most recent newsletter on the website to learn more about the meeting. http://www.potomacunithsa.org

21, Saturday, Loudoun County Master Gardeners Annual Symposium, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Leesburg Community Church, 835 Lee Avenue, SW, Leesburg, VA. http://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/events/annual-symposium/

21, Lecture: American Eden: David Hosack, Botany and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic with Victoria Johnson, 10:30 to 11:30 am, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

21, Saturday, Landscape Design I, 10 to noon, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. There is a Landscape Design II on the following Saturday, March 28. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

21, Saturday, Spring Ephemerals Woodland Walk, noon to 2:00 pm. Free but a $10 suggested donation, register in advance. Meet at Mansion Porch, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Green Spring Avenue, Baltimore, MD. http://cylburn.org/

22, Sunday, Stress Free Landscaping at Fair Oaks and Gardening for the Birds at Gainesville location, both at 1:00 pm and free. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

22, Sunday, Inoculating Mushrooms at Long Creek Homestead with Michael Judd, 2-3:30 pm, fee and must register. In cooperation with Common Market COOP at the Judd Homestead, 8955 Indian Springs Road, Frederick, MD. http://www.ecologiadesign.com

22, Sunday, Lecture: The Power of Food for Health with Dr. Neal Barnard, free and registration required, 1:30 to 2:30 pm. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

22, Sunday, Testing the Limits: Adventures in Zone Pushing with John Boggan, 2 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

22, Sunday, Orchid Floral Workshop, 10:00 am to noon or 2 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

23, Monday, Tomato Love, 7 to 8:30 pm, free and registration requested. Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Also offered on March 31. http://www.mgnv.org

23, Monday, Webinar: Protecting Pollinators, 12:30 to 1:30 pm EDT. Free for members, fee for non-members. Ecological Landscape Alliance. https://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/webinar-protecting-pollinators/

25, Wednesday, Soil is Everything – Testing, Enhancing, Fertilizing. 7:00 pm, free. Bluemont room, Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org
https://afac.org/plot-against-hunger/pah-events/

25, Wednesday, Lecture: Exploring Native Wildflowers and their Habitat with Dr. Alan Weakley, 10:30 am, fee and must register; optional lunch for a fee. Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. https://www.ladewgardens.com/EDUCATION/Adult-Education/Lecture-Series

25, Wednesday, Webinar: Growing and Using Herbs of the Southwest Missions with Jacqueline Soule, 1:00 pm EST. Free for members and nominal fee for nonmembers. Sponsored by the Herb Society of America. http://www.herbsociety.org

26, Thursday, Botanical Braniac Trivia Nights, 7 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

26, Thursday, Mounted Hoyas, 7:00 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by Rock Paper Plant and held at REWILD in Georgetown, 3270 M Street NW, Washington Dc. http://www.rockpaperplant.com/

27, Friday, Guided Garden Tour, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free for members and fee for non-members, can register or walk ins welcome. Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street NW Washington, DC. https://tudorplace.org/programs/223/guided-garden-tour/

27, Friday, Creating Your Own Papertufa Planter, 2 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

28, Saturday, Landscape Design II, 10 to noon, fee and must register. There is a Landscape Design I class on the previous Saturday, March 21. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

28, Saturday, Turf Grass Alternatives, 10 to 11:30 am, free but should register. Lee Community Center, 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA. Sponsored by Norther Virginia Master Gardeners. http://www.mgnv.org

28, Saturday, Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden, Fair Oaks location; Lawn Care Q&A at Gainesville location, and Gardening with Native Plants at Merrifield location, all at 10:00 am and free. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

28, Saturday, Workshop: Gardening for Pollinators with Dan Scott, 10:00 am, fee and must register. American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA. https://ahsgardening.org/

28, Saturday, Grow the Roses of Your Dreams at the Fair Oaks location, 1:00 pm and free. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

28, Saturday, Boho Succulent Wreath, 11:00 am, fee and must register, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. http://www.willowoakherbs.com

28, Saturday, Mounted Orchid Workshop, 10 to 11:00 am, fee and must register. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

28, Saturday: Lecture: Exploring Lady Slipper and Vanilla Orchids with Todd Brethauer, 10:30 to noon, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

28, Saturday, Prepare the Perennial Garden for Spring, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, fee and should register. Potomac Community Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd., Woodbridge, Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Prince William County at master_gardener@pwcgov.org or online at http://www.pwcgov.org/grow

28, Saturday, 34th Annual Lahr Symposium: Native Plants: Insight to Action, 8:30 am to 3:45 pm, fee and must register. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue NE Washington DC. Also Lahr native plant sale from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm, hosted by the Friends of the National Arboretum (free admission). https://www.usna.usda.gov/visit/calendar-of-events/

29, Sunday, Houseplant Propagation at the Gainesville location and Woodland Gardens at the Fair Oaks location, both at 1:00 pm and free. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

29, Sunday, Winter Pruning for Woody Plants, 1 to 2:30 pm, free and advance registration requested. Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Also offered on March 14. Hands on training and outside. Bring your own tools. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

29, Sunday, Fruit Tree Grafting at Long Creek Homestead with Michael Judd, 2-3:30 pm, fee and must register. At the Judd Homestead, 8955, Indian Springs Road, Frederick, MD. http://www.ecologiadesign.com

29, Sunday, Make and Take Rain Barrels, 10 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on Monday, March 30, 4 to 7:00 pm. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

30, Monday, Make and Take Rain Barrels, 4 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on Sunday, March 29, at 10:00 am. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

31, Tuesday, Native Plants from an Insect’s Point of View, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, free and open to the public. Kensington Park Library, 4201 Knowles Avenue, Kensington, MD. Sponsored by the Maryland Native Plant Society. https://mdflora.org/event-3729491?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=3/17/2020

31, Tuesday, Tomato Love, 7 to 8:30 pm, free. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Also offered on March 23. Registration requested at http://www.mgnv.org.

The U.S. Botanic Garden is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year with the launch of a new exhibit. The U.S. Botanic Garden will continue the theme throughout the year with additional exhibits, events, historic collaborations, plant collecting trips, and activities. From now until October 15, the major exhibit is “U.S. Botanic Garden at 200: Deeply Rooted, Branching Outward” in the Conservatory’s East and West Galleries. Also, from now until May 3, the “Discover the World of Orchids” exhibit in collaboration with the Smithsonian Gardens will be in the conservatory. Visit the website often to learn of upcoming activities. http://www.usbg.gov

February 2020

1, Saturday, Grow Your Own Microgreens, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road NE, Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com

1, Saturday, Vegetable Garden Series (topic is siting the garden). Part one of three topics, free but seating is limited so register at master_gardener@pwcgov.org. Other dates are February 15 and March 7. Sponsored by Prince William Master Gardeners. Held at Bull Run Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA.  https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

1, Saturday, Bloomin’ PGC Growers Workshop: Winter Sowing and Seed Swap for Urban Farms and Gardeners, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, free. Watkins Nature Center, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD. Sponsored by the Prince George’s Soil Conservation District. https://www.pgscd.org/event/bloomin-pgc-growers-workshop-winter-sowing-seed-swap-for-urban-farmers-gardeners/

1, Saturday, Lawn Care, 10 to 11:30 am. Free but register by calling (703) 323-1188 or e-mailing Misty Kuceris at misty@burkenursery.com, Burke Nursery and Garden Center, 9401 Burke Road, Burke, VA.  http://www.burkenursery.com

1, Saturday, Introduction to Succulent Plant Propagation, 10:00 am to noon, free and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

1, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 am, free for members, free with admission for public. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

1, Saturday, Winter Terrarium Class, 11:00 am, fee and must register, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. https://willowoakherbs.com/

1, Saturday, Special Program: Shrub Pruning for the Home Gardener, 1 to 2:30 pm, outside, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

1, Saturday, Special Program: Escape the Garden! A Plant-based Mystery, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

1, Saturday, Drainage Solutions, Merrifield; Halftime Report: The Midwinter Update, Fair Oaks; Common Landscaping Mistakes and Solutions, Gainesville. All at 10:00 am and free. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

1, Saturday, Washington Gardener Seed Exchange, 12:30 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

1, Saturday, Open Terrarium with Succulents, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Sponsored by Sill Life and held at the Lemon Collective, 810 Upshur Street NW, Washington DC. http://silllife.com/

2, Sunday, Gardener’s Focus: Preparing for Spring in the Greenhouse, 12:45 pm, free with admission to Hillwood. Also offered on February 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

2, Sunday, Sunday Funday House Plant Care Clinic, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, free. Sponsored by the Rock Paper Plant, held at the Femme Fatale pop-up shop, 401 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington DC https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-funday-house-plant-care-clinic-tickets-84361257793

2, Sunday, Lecture: Building a Piet Oudolf Meadow, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

2, Sunday, Propagation and Cloning Workshop, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road NE, Washington, DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.org

3, Monday, How to Build Inexpensive and Effective Grow Lights, 7 to 8:30 pm, Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington. Also offered on Thursday, February 13, 7 to 8:30 pm at the Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Free and registration requested by calling (703) 228-6414 or e-mailing mgarlalex@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

4, Tuesday, Webinar: Gardening Simplified by Kerry Ann Mendez, 2:00 pm EST, fee and must register. https://pyours.com/

4, Tuesday, Seeds: Selecting and Starting, 7 to 8:30 pm, Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria, VA. Free and registration requested by calling (703) 228-6414 or e-mailing mgarlalex@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

4, Tuesday, Tour: Stop! Smell and Touch our Plants. 1 to 2:30 pm, free and must register. Also offered on February 8, 10:30 am to noon. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

5, Wednesday, Lecture: Green Roofs and Walls with Michael Furbish, 7:00 pm, free and open to the public. St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis. Sponsored by the Annapolis Horticultural Society. http://annapolishorticulture.org/

5, Wednesday, Introduction to Slovenian Hive Accessible Urban Beekeeping, 7 to 9:00 pm, Arlington Mill Community Center, Room 525, 909 S. Dinwiddie Street, Arlington. Free and registration requested by calling (703) 228-6414 or e-mailing mgarlalex@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

5, Wednesday, Amaze your friends and impress your HOA with Native Plants, 7 to 9:00 pm. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. Ashburn LIbrary, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn, VA. https://loudounwildlife.org/event/amaze-your-friends-and-impress-your-hoa-with-native-plants/

6, Thursday, Lecture: Native Plants and Your Food Garden by Margaret Fisher with Plant NoVA Natives, 7:00-8:00 pm, free and no registration required. Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, NW, Leesburg, VA. Sponsored by Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

6, Thursday, Special Program: Roots and Reflections: Chocolate, 2 to 3:30 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

6, Thursday, Tour: Medicinal Plants Yesterday and Today, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, free and no registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

6, Thursday, Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series, 1 of 4 in February: Tony Duquette’s Dawnridge, 5:30 to 8:00 pm, Visitor Center Theater, fee and must register, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

8, Saturday, Tour: Stop! Smell and Touch our Plants, 10:30 am to noon, free and must register. Also offered on February 4, Tuesday, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

8, Saturday, Seed Starting Workshop, Gainesville, fee and must register, 10:00 am. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

8, Saturday, Deer Management Strategies, Fair Oaks; and Winter Houseplant Care, Merrifield, both at 10:00 am and free. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

8, Saturday, Valentines Heart Arrangement, 11:00 am, fee and must register, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. https://willowoakherbs.com/

8, Saturday, Backyard Birds, 10 to 11:30 am. Free but register by calling 703 323-1188 or e-mail Misty Kuceris at misty@burkenursery.com, Burke Nursery and Garden Center, 9401 Burke Road, Burke, VA.  http://www.burkenursery.com

8, Saturday, Stop Mowing, Start Growing – Native Plants for Beginners, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, fee and must register. Northern Virginia Community College Workforce Center, 2675 College Drive, Woodbridge. Sponsored by the Virginia Native Plant Society and several other organizations. https://vnps.org/events/  https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

8, Saturday, Valentine’s Day: Flower Arranging, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road NE, Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.org

9, Sunday, A Naturalist’s Guide to Controlling Invasive Plants, 2 to 4:00 pm, free and can reserve a seat online. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Silver Spring, MD. https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/a-naturalists-guide-for-controlling-invasive-plants/

9, Sunday, Hydroponics and Vertical Gardening, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by Cultivate the City, held at H Street Farms, 910 Bladensburg Road NE, Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.org

9, Sunday, Tool Sharpening Workshop, 1 to 3:00 pm, Greenhouse Classroom, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD.  http://cylburn.org/

9, Sunday, Women in Horticulture, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

10, Monday, Planning an Edible Landscape, 7 to 8:30 pm, Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington. Free and registration requested by calling (703) 228-6414 or e-mailing mgarlalex@gmail.com.  Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

11, Tuesday, Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series, 2 of 4 in February, Beyond Gatsby: The Fabled Gardens of Long Island’s Gold Coast, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Visitor Center Theater, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

11, Tuesday, Tour: Phenomenal Plants: The USBG Medicinal Plants Collection, 10:30 to 11:15 am, free and no registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

13, Thursday, How to Build Inexpensive and Effective Grow Lights, 7 to 8:30 pm at the Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Also offered on February 3, Monday, 7 to 8:30 pm, Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington. Free and registration requested by calling (703) 228-6414 or e-mailing mgarlalex@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

13, Thursday, Tour: Marvelous Morphology: Plant Structure, 11:00 am to noon, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

13, Thursday, Nature’s Puzzle: How Our Woodland Depends on Plants with Alonso Abugattas, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, held at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. Sponsored by the Virginia Native Plant Society https://vnps.org/events/

14, Friday, Everything You Wanted to Know about Pruning, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

14, Friday, Lecture: Growing Food in Urban Spaces with Meredith Sheperd, Love & Carrots, noon to 1:00 pm, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

15, Saturday, Lecture: Starting a Vegetable Garden at Home, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, free, no registration required. Brambleton Library, 22850 Brambleton Plaza, Brambleton, VA. Sponsored by Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

15, Saturday, Vegetable garden series (topic is planting calendar, rotation and succession, containers and small spaces). Part two of three topics, free but seating is limited so register at master_gardener@pwcgov.org. Other dates are February 1 and March 7. Sponsored by Prince William Master Gardeners. Held at Bull Run Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA.  https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

15, Saturday, Winter Greens and Distinctive Bark Soup ‘n Walk, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

15, Saturday, Houseplants, 10 to 11:30 am. Free but register by calling 703 323-1188 or e-mailing Misty Kuceris at misty@burkenursery.com, Burke Nursery and Garden Center, 9401 Burke Road, Burke, VA.  http://www.burkenursery.com

15, Saturday, EcoSavvy Symposium: Four Season Garden, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

15, Saturday, Lecture: Best Shrubs for Your Cut Flower Garden with Laura Beth Resnick, Butterbee Farm, 10:30 am to 11:30 am, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

15, Saturday, Gardening with Injuries, Aches or Pains, Gainesville; Planning a Multi-Year Garden, Merrifield; and Repotting Bonsai, Fair Oaks, all at 10:00 am and free. Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

15, Saturday, through 17 Monday, National Capital Orchid Society show and sale, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at Homestead Gardens, 743 W Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.ncos.us

16, Sunday, The Forest Project, 1:30 to 2:30, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

18, Tuesday, Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series, 3 of 4 in February, Madam Walker’s Villa Lewaro, 5:30 to 8:00 pm, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

18, Tuesday, Build Healthy Soil and Manage Water in Your Yard, 7 to 8:30 pm, Cherrydale Library, 2190 North Military Road, Arlington. Also offered on February 20, at Fairlington Community Center, 7 to 8:30 pm. Free and registration requested by calling (703) 228-6414 or e-mailing mgarlalex@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

19, Wednesday, Webinar: Gardening for the Birds with Charlie Nardozzi, 7:00 to 8:30 pm EST, fee and must register. https://gardeningwithcharlie.com/

20, Thursday, Build Healthy Soil and Manage Water in Your Yard, 7 to 8:30 pm, Fairlington Community Center. Also offered on February 18, at Cherrydale Library in Arlington, 7 to 8:30 pm. Free and registration requested by calling (703) 228-6414 or e-mailing mgarlalex@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

20, Thursday, Mounted Tropical Plants: A Living Wall Hanging Workshop, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by Rock Paper Plant, held at the Femme Fatale Pop-up Shop, 401 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mounted-tropical-plants-a-living-wall-hangings-workshop-tickets-84321701479

21, Friday, Cacti and Succulents, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

22, Saturday, The Basics of Gardening, Session One: Soils, Lawns, and Weeds. This is part one of a three session series, other sessions are on February 29 and March7. Free but space is limited, register at pwcgov.org/grow or e-mail master_gardener@pwcgov.org  Sponsored by Prince William Master Gardeners. Held at Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 4870 Lightner Road, Haymarket, VA.  https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

22, Saturday, Montgomery County Master Gardeners Spring Conference, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, fee and open to the public. Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gardening-with-2020-vision-focus-on-the-future-spring-conference-2020-registration-87503396013

22, Saturday, Climbing Plant Pole Workshop, Fair Oaks, 2 to 4 pm, fee and must register. Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/
22, Saturday, Pruning Demonstration, 10:00 am to noon, free for members and free with admission for non-members. This is part of a three part Arboriculture series offered in 2020 by Bartlett Tree staff. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

22, Saturday, Garden Tour: Winter Witch Hazels, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

22, Saturday, Spring Garden Maintenance, 10 to 11:30 am. Free but register by calling (703) 323-1188 or e-mailing Misty Kuceris at misty@burkenursery.com, Burke Nursery and Garden Center, 9401 Burke Road, Burke, VA.  http://www.burkenursery.com

22, Saturday, Landscape Evergreens, Gainesville; and Starting from Seed, Fair Oaks, both start at 10:00 am and are free. Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

23, Sunday, Lecture with Doug Tallamy, 3 to 5:00 pm, free and open to the public.  Seating limited, need to register, see link below. Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park, VA. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Prince William County. https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

24, Monday, Spring Lawn Care, 7 to 8:30 pm, Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria. Also offered on February 29 at Lee Community Center, 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Free and registration requested by calling (703) 228-6414 or e-mailing mgarlalex@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

25, Tuesday, Great Homes and Gardens Lecture Series, 4 of 4 in February, The New Elegance: Designing Around the World with Timothy Corrigan, 5:30 to 8:00 pm, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

26, Wednesday, Lecture: The Climate Challenge, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

27, Thursday, Special Program: Botanical Brainiacs Trivia Night, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, intended for those age 21 years and older. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

29, Saturday, Spring Lawn Care, 10 to 11:30 am, Lee Community Center. Also offered on February 24 at Beatley Central Library, 7 to 8:30 pm. Free and registration requested by calling (703) 228-6414 or e-mailing mgarlalex@gmail.com. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

29, Saturday, Citizen Science for Gardeners and Nature Lovers, 10 to 11:00 am, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

29, Saturday, Eat, Sleep, Garden: Apple Grafting Lecture and Demonstration 10:00 am to noon, must register, not clear if there is a fee at this point in time. Greenhouse Classroom, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD. http://www.cylburn.org

29, Saturday, The basics of gardening, session two: Gardening Principles, Native Plants, Container Gardening and Seed Starting. This is part two of a three session series, other sessions are on February 22 and March 7. Free but space is limited, register at pwcgov.org/grow or e-mail master_gardener@pwcgov.org  Sponsored by Prince William Master Gardeners. Held at Haymarket Gainesville Community Library, 4870 Lightner Road, Haymarket, VA.  https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

29, Saturday, Edible Gardening, 10 to 11:30 am. Free but register by calling (703) 323-1188 or e-mailing Misty Kuceris at misty@burkenursery.com, Burke Nursery and Garden Center, 9401 Burke Road, Burke, VA.  http://www.burkenursery.com

29, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop with Betty Ann Galway, 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

29, Saturday, Winter Pruning for Woody Plants, 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Free and registration requested by calling (703) 228-6414 or e-mailing mgarlalex@gmail.com. Cannot accept walk-ins and space is limited. Register by February 26. Is outside so dress for weather and bring your own tools. Inclement weather date is March 7. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Will be held at American Horticultural Society’s River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA. http://www.mgnv.org

29, Saturday, Designing Beautiful, Functional Landscapes, Merrifield; Fruit Trees, Gainesville, and Shade Gardens, Fair Oaks, all are free and are at 10:00 am. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

29, Saturday, Leap Day Floral Workshop, 10 to noon or 2 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Visitor Center Conservatory, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

29, Saturday, Tour: Winter Tree Tour with Melanie Choukas-Bradley, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, will be outside, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

29, Saturday, Lecture: Spring Flowering Bulbs with Todd Brethauer, 10:30 am to noon, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

29, Saturday, Create and Sip: Terrarium Containers Workshop, Gainesville, 4:00 pm and fee and must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

29, Saturday, Winter Seminar: Perennially Inspired, 8 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, registration deadline is February 14, no walk ins. Sponsored by the Perennial Plant Association and Horticultural Society of Maryland. The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt, 6501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore. https://mdhorticulture.org/programs-events/winter-seminar/

29, Saturday, Rooting DC, 9:45 am to 4:15 pm. Free. Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, Deanwood, NE, Washington DC. https://www.rootingdc.org/

Miscellaneous…

In February, Tudor Place has tours for one dollar and Gunston Hall is offering free admission.

The 2020 Home Apothecary Program is now open for registration. This is a 9-month herbal medicine program held at the Common Good City Farm, 300 V Street NW, Washington DC. Will be taught by Holly Poole-Kavana of Little Red Bird Botanicals. Fee and must register, see announcement for dates and times. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-home-apothecary-program-registration-86189706733

The DC Parks and Recreation Urban Gardener Certification course starts February 5 and takes place in different DC areas at different days/times from February through May. For further questions please contact Josh Singer at Joshua.singer@dc.gov
https://web1.vermontsystems.com/wbwsc/dcwashingtonwt.wsc/search.html?module=AR&fmid=37420776

There is a new exhibit called “The Great Indoors, Bringing the Outside In” at the Kogod Courtyard in DC, part of Smithsonian Gardens new Habitat exhibit. https://gardens.si.edu/gardens/kogod-courtyard/

January 2020

2, Thursday, Lecture: Gardening with a Conservation Mindset with Matt Bright of Earth Sangha, 7 to 8 pm, free. Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, NW Leesburg, VA. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

4, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10 to 11:00 am, free for members, free with admission for the general public. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

5, Sunday, Sunday Funday House Plant Care Clinic, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, free. Sponsored by Rock Paper Plant at the Feme Fatale Pop-Up Shop, 401 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington DC. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-funday-house-plant-care-clinic-tickets-84360587789?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

7, Tuesday, Tour: Stop! Smell and Touch Our Plants, 1 to 2:30 pm. Free but must register, also offered on Saturday, January 11 at 10:30 to noon. Conservatory, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC. https://www.usbg.gov/programs

9, Thursday, Tour: Medicinal Plants, Yesterday and Today, 1:30 to 2:30, free. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC. https://www.usbg.gov/programs

9, Thursday, Guerrilla Gardening in Your Yard: Converting Neglected Spaces into Food, Beauty, and Diversity, 7 to 8:30 pm, free and registration requested. Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

9, Thursday, or 10, Friday, or 11, Saturday, Full Moon Hike, 6:30 pm, fee and must register, sponsored by Friends of the National Arboretum, at the National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue NE, Washington DC. https://www.fona.org/events/fullmoonhikes/

11, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop with Betty Ann Galway, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

11, Saturday, Tour: Stop! Smell and Touch Our Plants, 10:30 am to noon. Free but must register, also offered on Tuesday, January 7, at 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Conservatory, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC. https://www.usbg.gov/programs

11, Saturday, Open Terrarium with Succulents, 11:00 am, fee and must register. Also offered on January 29, at 7:00 pm, sponsored by the Sill Life and held at the Lemon Collective, 808 Upshur Street NW Washington DC. http://silllife.com/classes/

11, Saturday, Weekend Weed Warriors, 10:00 am to noon, free, no registration necessary, volunteer to pull invasive weeds. Also on January 25, contact Ben Fertig at fertigb@explorenature.org for more information. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Ownings Mills, MD. https://www.explorenature.org/classes-camps-programs/adults/adult-programs/

11, Saturday, Beginning Beekeeping Class, 10 am to 1:00 pm for six Saturdays, fee and must register. Sponsored by the Bee CARE Institute, held at Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild, 1400 Quincy Street NE Washington DC. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beginning-beekeeping-100-short-course-registration-62855957862

11, Saturday, Native Plant Seed Propagation (winter sowing), 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, free, come anytime, open to the public, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, 17638 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg. https://loudounwildlife.org/events/2020-01/

12, Sunday, Beginning Beekeeping, two-day course, on January 12 and 19, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Northern Virginia Beekeepers Association, classes held at St. Stephen and St. Agnes, 400 Fontaine Street, Alexandria, VA, fee and must register. http://www.novabees.org/events

12, Sunday, Build a Terrarium, 10:00 am, fee and must register. Botanologica, 817 W. Broad Street, Falls Church, VA. http://www.botanologica.com/

15, Wednesday, Winter Walk, 1:00-2:00 pm, free and meet in front of Vollmer Center. Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD. http://cylburn.org/event/11085/

15, Wednesday, Lecture: First lecture on Basil: Myth and Imagery and second lecture, a brief discussion of the Herb Society of America Seal, 11:00 am, free, open to the public, guests are invited to attend. River Farm, home of the American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA. Sponsored by the Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America. http://potomacunithsa.org/meetings.html

15, Wednesday, Tour: Phenomenal Plants: The USBG Medicinal Plants Collection, 10:30 to 11:15 am. Free and registration required. Conservatory, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC.  https://www.usbg.gov/programs

15, Wednesday, Native Plant Gardening, explore the Blair native plant garden and learn more about native plant gardening, 10:00 am to noon, free and must register. Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD. http://www.anshome.org

16, Thursday, Eat, Drink and Learn: Rising Seas and Boozy Teas (topic is climate change, dinner and drinks are provided), fee and must register, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, Dr.  Bert Drake, senior research plant physiologist, emeritus, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Ownings Mills, MD. https://www.explorenature.org/classes-camps-programs/adults/adult-programs/

16, Thursday, Tour: Travel the Tropics, 1:30 to 2:15 pm, free and registration required. Conservatory, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC.  https://www.usbg.gov/programs

18, Saturday, Kokedama: The Art of Crafting Living Mossball, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

18, Saturday, Flower Arranging Basics, 11:00 am, fee and must register, The Sill, class held at the Lemon Collective, 808 Upshur Washington DC. http://silllife.com/classes/

18, Saturday, Indoor and Container Gardening 101, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, H Street Farms at W.S. Jenks and Son by Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road NE Washington DC. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indoor-and-container-gardening-101-tickets-81846149035?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

18, Saturday, Lecture: Citrus: Botany, History and Production by Todd Brethauer, 10:30 am to noon, free and registration required. Conservatory, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC. https://www.usbg.gov/programs

18, Saturday, Springhouse Run Day of Service: Volunteer at the National Arboretum to remove invasive shrubs and vines and help with the ongoing restoration of Springhouse Run. Dress for winter weather, tools and work gloves will be provided. Meet on Hickey Lane near Springhouse Pond at 10:00 am, space limited, registration required, call Joan Feely, (202) 245-4512. https://www.usna.usda.gov/visit/calendar-of-events/springhouse-run-day-of-service

19, Sunday, Fifty Years of Green Spring, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

22, Wednesday, Webinar: Designing Small Gardens with Big Attitudes, 2:00 pm EST, fee and must register, presented by Kerry Ann Mendez. http://www.pyours.com

22, Wednesday, Webinar, Texas Tough Herbs by Gayle Southerland, 1 pm EST. Herb Society of America, members free and non-members nominal fee. https://www.herbsociety.org/hsa-learn/hsa-webinars/

23, Thursday, Selecting and Starting Seeds, 7 to 8:30 pm, Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington. Free and registration requested. Also offered on Monday January 27 at the Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie Street Arlington, 7 to 8:30 pm. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

23, Thursday, Botanical Brainiacs Trivia Night, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, intended for those 21 years of age and older, fee and must register, can register to be with a specific team, refreshments provided. (will be held on the fourth Thursday of the month January through April 2020), U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC.  https://www.usbg.gov/programs

23, Thursday, Webinar: The Role of Landscape in our Global Environmental Crisis, 12:30 EST, free for members and nominal fee for non-members. Must register, sponsored by the Ecological Landscape Alliance. https://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/webinar-the-role-of-landscape-in-our-global-environmental-crisis/

24, Friday, Demonstration: Terrific Topiaries, 1 to 2:00 pm, free and no registration required. Conservatory, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC. https://www.usbg.gov/programs

24, Friday, Easy Houseplants to Grow, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

25, Saturday, Weekend Weed Warriors, 10:00 am to noon, free, no registration necessary, volunteer to pull invasive weeds. Also on January 11, contact Ben Fertig at fertigb@explorenature.org for more information. Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Ownings Mills, MD. https://www.explorenature.org/classes-camps-programs/adults/adult-programs/

25, Saturday, Demonstration: Pruning, will be outside, free. 1 to 3 pm. Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Road, Bristow, VA. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Prince William County. Must register by e-mailing master_gardener@pwcgov.org.

25, Saturday, Seed Exchange, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, free. Sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association at Blandy Experimental Farm, State Arboretum of Virginia, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. http://nsvmga.org/events/seed-exchange/

25, Saturday, Workshop: Painting with Botanicals: Tea, Saffron, and Beyond, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, fee and must register. Conservatory, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington DC. https://www.usbg.gov/programs

25, Saturday, Washington Gardener Seed Exchange, 12:30 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on February 1 at Green Spring Gardens. http://www.WGSeedExchange-BR.brownpapertickets.com Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

25, Saturday, Succulents for Small Spaces, 10 to 11:30 am, free and registration requested. Gunston Community Center, 2700 S. Lang Street, Arlington, VA. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

25, Saturday, Lecture: Super Succulents for Inside and Out, 2 to 3:00 pm, free. Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls, VA. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

25, Saturday, 4th Annual Seed Swap. 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, free. Rowser Building, 1739 Jefferson Davis Highway, Stafford, VA. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners Association of the Central Rappahannock Area. https://www.mgacra.org/seed-swap-event.html

26, Sunday, Lecture: Bunny Mellon’s Oak Spring Gardens, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

26, Sunday, Workshop: Everlasting Wintery Wreath, 10:00 am, fee and must register. Botanologica, 817 W. Broad Street, Falls Church, VA. http://www.botanologica.com/

27, Monday, Selecting and Starting Seeds. 7 to 8:30 pm. Free and registration requested. Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie Street, Arlington. Also offered on Thursday January 23 at 7 to 8:30 pm at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

28, Tuesday, Lecture: Discover the Full Capability of iNaturalist app, 7:30 pm, free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Maryland Native Plant Society, Kensington Library, 4201 Knowles Avenue, Kensington, MD. https://mdflora.org/event-3626348?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=1/27/2020

28, Tuesday, Brookside Gardens Winter Tour, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, is outside. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

29, Wednesday, Open Terrarium with Succulents, 11:00 am, fee and must register. Also offered on January 11, at 11:00 am. Sponsored by the Sill Life and held at the Lemon Collective, 808 Upshur Street NW Washington DC. http://silllife.com/classes/

and more …

The Vegetable Gardening Series for 2020 will start on Saturday February 1, at the Bull Run Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas. Free but seating is limited so register at master_gardener@pwcgov.org Classes provided by the Prince William County Extension agents, Saturdays 10:15 to 1:15 pm. https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

Merrifield Garden Center’s 2020 classes and workshops will begin again in January. Check out their website for the list or get on their mailing list so you receive the flyer in the mail (always has coupons). http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Botanic Garden’s original 1820 charter, the Garden has collaborated with artist Patrick Dougherty to create an outdoor sculpture. Visitors are invited to touch and explore this installation made of saplings. Free and outdoor. https://www.usbg.gov/

While you are downtown, don’t forget to check out the Smithsonian’s Habitat exhibit, which consists of 14 outdoor exhibits in several locations on the Mall.

Register now for the 4th annual APLD Winter Landscape Design Lecture, 10 to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, this is open to the public (non-members can attend). Sponsored by the local chapter of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers. Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/garden-design-with-acclaimed-british-designer-jo-thompson-tickets-78968566107

December 2019

3, Tuesday, Holiday Wreath Making Workshop, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on Saturday, December 7, 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore.  http://cylburn.org/events-programs/

4, Wednesday, Lecture: Garden Photography with Karl Garcens, Annapolis Horticultural Society, St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis. http://www.annapolishorticulture.org

4, Wednesday, Make Traditional Holiday Wreaths with Evergreens, 10 to noon and 2 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Also on December 5, Thursday, 6 to 8:00 pm; December 6, Friday, 10 to noon and 2 to 4:00 pm; and Saturday, December 7, 10 to noon and 2 to 4:00 pm, and December 8, Sunday 2 to 4:00 pm. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

4, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus: Holiday Décor, 12:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation. Also offered on December 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, and 13, same time. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

4, Wednesday, Trees Matter Presents: Green Cities Summit, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, fee and must register, sponsored by Casey Trees. Kellogg Conference Center, 800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://caseytrees.org/event/trees-matter-presents-green-cities-summit/

5, Thursday, Tudor Lights, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, free for members, fee for non-members, Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street NW Washington DC. http://www.tudorplace.org

5, Thursday, Marvelous Morphology: Seasons’ Greening, 11 to noon, free and no registration required. Offered again on December 10. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

6, Friday, and 7, Saturday, Christmas Open House and Greens Sale, 10 to 4:00 pm, free for members and fee for non-members, can purchase tickets online. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.org

6, Friday, Demonstration: Beauty Botanicals, noon to 12:50 pm and repeated at 1:00 to 1:50 pm, free, no registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

7, Saturday, Guerrilla Gardening in Your Yard: Converting Neglected Spaces into Food, Beauty and Diversity, 10:00 am to noon, free and advance registration requested. Walter Reed Community and Senior Center, 2909 S. 16th Street, Arlington. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

7, Saturday, Poinsettia and Green Sale, 9:00 am to noon, free to attend. Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore. http://cylburn.org/events-programs/

7, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10 to 11:00 am, free for members and free with admission for general public. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

7, Saturday, Workshop: Fresh Greens Centerpiece at Merrifield Garden Center, at 10:00 am at Merrifield location. Also offered on December 12 at 6:00 pm at Merrifield location and December 15 at 1:00 pm at Fair Oaks location. Fee and must register. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/events

7, Saturday, Decorating with Fresh Greens, 10:00 am, free, Fair Oaks location of Merrifield Garden Center. Also offered on Saturday, December 14, at 2:00 pm at Gainesville location. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

7, Saturday, Caring for Holiday Plants, 2:00 pm, free. Gainesville location of Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

7, Saturday, Workshop: Winter Wreath, 1:30 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

7, Saturday, Excellent Evergeens, 10:30 to 11:30 am, walk through gardens and make evergreen crafts to decorate home, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

7, Saturday, and 8, Sunday, Winter Open House, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, free, Cylburn Mansion and Arboretum, also offered on December 14 and 15. Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD.  http://cylburn.org/events-programs/

7, Saturday, Workshop: Christmas Wreath, 10:00 am, fee and must register, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. http://www.willowoakherbs.com

7, Saturday, Workshop: Holiday Medallion, 1:30 pm, fee and must register, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. http://www.willowoakherbs.com

7, Saturday, Bonsai for Beginners, free open workshop with Barry Figard, 1 to 3:00 pm, H Street Farms at W.S. Jenks and Son. Hosted by Cultivate the City. http://www.cultivatethecity.com/events-1

8, Sunday, Workshop: Air Plant Wreath, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

8, Sunday, Gardener’s Holiday Open House, noon to 4:00 pm, for all ages, free but puppet show requires ticket. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

8, Sunday, Winter Container Gardens, 1:00 pm, free. Merrifield location of the Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

8, Sunday, Workshop: Holiday Centerpiece, 10:30 to noon, fee and must register, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA. https://www.novaparks.com/parks/meadowlark-botanical-gardens/events/holiday-centerpiece-workshop

8, Sunday, Indoor and Container Gardening 101, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE, Washington, DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com/events-1

10, Tuesday, Marvelous Morphology: Seasons’s Greenings, 11 to noon, free and no registration required. Offered again on December 5. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

10, Tuesday, Trip to Longwood Gardens, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, fee and must register, bus leaves Davidsonville. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD.  https://homesteadgardens.com/

10, Tuesday, Lecture: Nature Inspired Holiday Design with Jan Godshalk, 7:30 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers. Sponsored by the Maryland Horticultural Society. Vollmer Center Auditorium, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD http://www.mdhorticulture.org

10, Tuesday, Workshop: Festive Wreaths, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

11, Wednesday, Workshop: Festive Centerpieces, fee and must register, 10 to 11:30 am. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

12, Thursday, Workshop: Fresh Greens Centerpiece at Merrifield Garden Center, at 6:00 pm at Merrifield location. Also offered on December 7 at 10:00 am at Merrifield location and December 15 at 1:00 pm at Fair Oaks location. Fee and must register. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/events

12, Thursday, Floral Design Class: Holiday Sparkle with Betty Ann Galway, 10:00 am, fee and must register, River Farm, American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA http://www.ahsgardening.org

12, Thursday, Holly Daze, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, enjoy the garden of lights and then enjoy wine, cheese, and dessert while creating a festive holiday ornament to take home. Fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

13, Friday, Winter Weeds, 10 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Woodend Sanctuary, indoor and outdoor. Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD. http://www.anshome.org

14, Saturday, Workshop: Living Ornament and Terrarium, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register, H Street Farms, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE, Washington DC. Cultivate the City  http://www.cultivatethecity.com/events-1

14, Saturday, Decorating with Fresh Greens, 2:00 pm, free, Gainesville location of Merrifield Garden Center. Also offered on Saturday, December 7, at 10:00 am at the Fair Oaks location. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

14, Saturday, Workshop: Holiday Centerpiece, 1:00 pm, fee and must register. Merrifield location of the Merrifield Garden Center, also offered on December 19, 6:00 pm at the Fair Oaks location. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/events

14, Saturday, Holiday Open House, 9 to 2:00 pm, free. River Farm, American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA http://www.ahsgardening.org

14, Saturday, Workshop: Wreath Using Historic Greenery, 10 to noon or 1:30 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on Sunday, December 15, 10 to noon. Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street NW Washington DC. http://www.tudorplace.org

14, Saturday, Tour: Tree Tour outside, 10 to 1:00 pm, free and must register, meet by entrance to Conservatory on Terrace. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

14, Saturday, Workshop: Trio of Mini Trees, 10:00 am, fee and must register, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. http://www.willowoakherbs.com

14, Saturday, and 15, Sunday, Winter Open House, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, free, Cylburn Mansion and Arboretum, also offered on December 7 and 8. Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD.  http://cylburn.org/events-programs/

15, Sunday, Workshop: Open Terrarium with Succulents, 11 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register. A Sill Life and will be at the Lemon Collective, 810 Upshure Street NW Washington DC. , http://silllife.com/

15, Sunday, Workshop: Fresh Greens Centerpiece, fee and must register. 1:00 pm at Fair Oaks location of Merrifield Garden Center. Also offered on December 12 at 6:00 pm at Merrifield location and December 7 at 10:00 am at Merrifield location. Fee and must register. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/events

15, Sunday, Workshop: Wreath Using Historic Greenery, 10 to noon, fee and must register. Also offered on Saturday, December 14, 10 to noon or 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street NW Washington DC. http://www.tudorplace.org

15, Sunday, Workshop: Wreath Using Herbs, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register, Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street NW Washington DC. http://www.tudorplace.org

16, Monday, Workshop: Seasonal Wreath, 7 to 8:30 pm fee and must register. A Sill Life and will be at the Lemon Collective, 810 Upshure Street NW Washington DC. http://silllife.com/

16, Monday, A Longwood Christmas Bus Trip, noon to 9:00 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

17, Tuesday, Maymont Mansion and GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 12:30 pm to 10:00 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

19, Thursday, Gardener’s Focus: Bones of the Winter Garden, 11:00 am, fee included in suggested donation. Also offered on December 20, 26, 27, and 31. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

21, Saturday, Workshop: Williamsburg Candle Centerpiece, 10:00 am, fee and must register. Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. http://www.willowoakherbs.com

In addition to these events, contact local public gardens to see if they have decorated for the season or have outdoor light shows.

November 2019 Events

2, Saturday, Bon-Chi! Learn and Practice the Art of Bonsai Using Edible Plants, 11 to noon. Fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensbug Road, NE Washington DC http://www.cultivatethecity.com

2, Saturday, Grow Your Own Microgreens! 2 to 3: pm. Fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensbug Road, NE Washington DC http://www.cultivatethecity.com

2, Sunday, Wild About Mushrooms Workshop (learn to grow your own) with Michael Judd. 1:30 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Long Creek Homestead, Frederick MD http://www.ecologiadesign.com/2019/09/21/fall-mushroom-workshops/

2, Saturday, Lecture: Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter, 10 to noon, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

2, Saturday, Home Owner Associations and Condo Associations: Sustainable Solutions to Landscaping Headaches, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, free. The Forum Meeting Room, Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Building, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Sponsored by Plant NOVA Natives and registration is at https://www.plantnovanatives.org/symposiums-for-hoa-and-condo-assoc-

2, Saturday, Basics of Pruning, Fair Oaks location; Evergreens, Merrifield location; and Gardening with Injuries, Aches and Pains, Gainesville location. All at 10:00 am, free, no registration required. Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

2, Saturday, Symbolic Dried Christmas Wreath, 10:00 am, fee and must register. Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. http://www.willowoakherbs.com

2, Saturday, Herbal Treats Autumn Series: Herbal Treats for the Winter Holidays, 2:30 to 5:00 pm, fee and must register, (this is part of a four-part series but can take individual events, next one is November 17). Dr. Jim Duke’s Green Farmacy Garden, 8210 Murphy Road, Fulton, MD. https://thegreenfarmacygarden.com/

2, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10 to 11:00 am, free for members and free with admission for the general public. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

3, Sunday Momiji-gari: Japanese Tradition of Autumn Leaf Viewing, in Japanese Tea House, 2 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

3, Sunday, Bulb Bash at Riversdale House Museum, 10 to 3:00 pm, free event where you volunteer to plant bulbs, 4811 Riverdale Road, Riversdale Park, MD. https://www.facebook.com/events/riversdale-house-museum/bulb-bash/379880709603523/

3, Sunday, Garden Hardscaping, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

3, Sunday, Introduction to Beekeeping, 5 to 7:00 pm, free, must register. The Bee Store, 2230 D Tacketts Mill Drive, Lake Ridge, VA. https://www.yourbeestore.com/event/november-introduction-to-beekeeping-class-at-the-bee-store/

3, Sunday, Workshop: The Art of Pruning, 1:00 pm, fee and must register via Eventbrite, at the Gainesville location 1:00 pm; The Science of Soil at the Fair Oaks location, 1:00 pm and free. Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

4, Monday, Propagation Workshop, 7 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, REWILD, 1924 8th Street, NW Suite 100, Washington DC.  http://www.rewilddc.com

5, Tuesday, Microgreens: What Are They, Why They Are So Fabulous, and How to Grow Them, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, free and registration requested. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Shirlington Branch Library, Campbell Room, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington. Also offered on Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, at Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria. http://www.mgnv.org

5, Tuesday, Mounted Staghorn Fern Workshop, 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Rock Paper Plant, at the REWILD location, 1924 8th Street NW, Suite 100, Washington DC. http://www.rockpaperplant.com

5, Tuesday, Managing Invasive Plants in the Fall Season, 1 to 5:00 pm, fee and must register. Will be inside and outside. Co-sponsored by the Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management. Blandy Experimental Farm, University of Virginia, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. http://blandy.virginia.edu/

6, Wednesday, Shinrin-yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing with Melanie Choukas-Bradley, 10 to 12:30 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

6, Wednesday, Lecture: Bulbs as Companion Plants with Brent Heath, free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Annapolis Horticultural Society, St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 99 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis. http://www.annapolishorticulture.org/

7, Thursday, Tour: Contemplating Trees, 10:30 to 11:30 am, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

7, Thursday, Tour: Medicinal Plants Yesterday and Today, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, free and no registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

7, Thursday, Tour: Travel the Tropics, 1:30 to 2:15 pm, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

7, Thursday, Lecture: Hitchhikers Guide to Bees with Dale Demmin, 7 to 8:00 pm, free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

8, Friday, Festive Botanical Tonics and Restoratives, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, intended for 21 years of age and older. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

9, Saturday, Chrysanthemum Floral Workshop, 10 to noon and 2 to 4 (two separate sessions), fee and must register. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

9, Saturday, Succulents for Small Spaces, 10:30 am to noon, free and registration requested. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria. http://www.mgnv.com

9, Saturday, Winterizing the Garden, Fair Oaks location; Deer Proofing Your Garden, Merrifield location;  and Landscape Lighting at the Gainesville location. All at 10:00 am and all free, open the public, no registration required. Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

9, Saturday, Wreath Making Workshop, part of the Herban Lifestyle program series, 10 to noon, fee and must register. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://usna.usda.gov/

9, Saturday, Lecture: Bring Back Wild Bees, Wildflowers and Wildlife to Local Backyards with Sam Droege, 1 to 2:00 pm, Free, Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Prince William County. Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park, VA. http://www.mgpw.org

10, Sunday, Native Plants for Fall at the Gainesville location, 1:00 pm and free. Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

10, Sunday, Healthy Cooking with Seasonal Herbs, 2 to 4 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

11, Monday, Webinar: Reliable Hydrangea Blooms? Choose Natives. 2 to 3:00 pm EDT, fee and must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance, https://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/webinar-reliable-hydrangea-blooms-choose-natives/

11, Monday, Full Moon Hike, 7:00 pm, fee and must purchase ticket online. Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, will be at the Arboretum. Also on November 12 and 13. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://usna.usda.gov/  

http://www.fona.org

11, Monday, Full Moon Forest Bathing, 7:00 pm, fee and must purchase ticket online. Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum. Also on November 12 and 13.  U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://usna.usda.gov/

http://www.fona.org

12, Tuesday, Tour: Marvelous Morphology: Fruit, 11 am to 1:00 pm, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

12, Tuesday, Microgreens: What Are They, Why They Are So Fabulous, and How to Grow Them, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, free and registration requested. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria. Also offered on November 5, Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 pm, at the Shirlington Branch Library, Campbell Room, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington. http://www.mgnv.org

12, Tuesday, Lecture: Your Property and What You Plant on Your Property is Key to Saving the Bees with Sam Droege, 7:30 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers. Sponsored by the Horticultural Society of Maryland. Vollmer Center Auditorium, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD. https://mdhorticulture.org/programs-events/lecture-series/

13, Wednesday, Sustainable Landscape Management for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed with Cheryl Corson, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

13, Wednesday, Tour: Horticultural Backstage Pass: The U.S. Botanic Garden Production Facility: Poinsettia Edition. 10:30 am to noon, free and registration required. Tour will be at the production facility. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

14, Thursday, Native Plants in the Modern Landscape with John Magee, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, free. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

14, Thursday, Tour: Phenomenal Plants: The USBG Medicinal Plants Collection, 10:30 to 11:00 am, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

15, Friday, Workshop: Make Your Own Seasonal Wreath, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

16, Saturday, Herbs: They Make Scents! Part of the Herban Lifestyles program series, 10 to noon, fee and must register. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://usna.usda.gov/

16, Saturday, Winter Care for Indoor Plants, Merrifield location; Winter Care for the Birds, Gainesville location; the Basics of Houseplant Propagation, Fair Oaks location. All at 10:00 am and all free, no registration required. Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

16, Saturday, Nutritious Berries, Nuts, and Seeds Soup and Walk 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

16, Saturday, Orchid Kokedama workshop, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by the Rock Paper Plant, will be at the Lemon Collective, 810 Upshur Street, NW Washington DC. http://www.rockpaperplant.com

16, Saturday, Mixed Winter Container workshop, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

17, Sunday, Herbal Treats Autumn Series: Herbal Treats for Self-care, Indulgence, and Eros. 1:30 to 4:00 fee and must register, (this is part of a four-part series but can register for individual events, previous November event was November 2). Dr. Jim Duke’s Green Farmacy Garden, 8210 Murphy Road, Fulton, MD. https://thegreenfarmacygarden.com/

17, Sunday, Preparing Shrubs for Winter at the Gainesville location and Winter Interest Plants at the Fair Oaks location, both at 1:00 pm and free. Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

20, Wednesday, Lecture: Twenty Years of Playing in the Dirt with Janet Draper, 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Free and open to the public, Sponsored by the Takoma Horticultural Society, Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD. http://www.takomahort.org

20, Wednesday, Webinar: Soothing Herbs and Gut Repair with Maria Noel Groves, 1:00 pm, EST, free for members, nominal fee for nonmembers. Herb Society of America. https://www.herbsociety.org/

21, Thursday, Workshop: Thanksgiving Floral Design with Betty Ann Galway, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Sponsored by the American Horticultural Society at River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA. http://www.ahsgardening.org

22, Friday, Workshop: Magnolia Wreath Make and Take, 10 am to noon, fee and must register. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.org

23, Saturday, Herbal Strategies for a Restful Sleep, 10 to noon, fee and must register. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://usna.usda.gov/

23, Saturday, Workshop: Thanksgiving Centerpiece at the Merrifield location, 1:00 pm, fee and must register via Eventbrite. Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

23, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop: Fruits and Vegetables with Betty Ann Galway, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

23, Saturday, Ivy Pull and Thanksgiving Wreath Making Workshop, 10 to noon, fee and must register. Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street, NW, Washington DC. http://www.tudorplace.org/programs/215/ivy-pull-thanksgiving-wreathmaking-workshop/

23, Saturday, Workshop: Thanksgiving Table Arrangement, 10:00 am, fee and must register. Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. http://www.willowoakherbs.com

23, Saturday, Plant and Mushroom ID Walk, 10:30 to 12:30 pm, fee and must register. Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plant-mushroom-id-walk-tickets-74006123307

23, Saturday, Workshop: Thanksgiving Centerpiece, Merrifield location, fee and must register via Eventbrite, 1:00 pm. Also offered on Sunday, November 24 at the Fair Oaks location at 4:00 pm. Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

23, Saturday, Infused Oils, Salves, Creams and Whipped Butters, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by Smile Herb Shop; presented by and at Vital Traditions Acupuncture, 4912 Berwyn Road, College Park. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infused-oils-salves-creams-whipped-butters-intensive-tickets-74836663475

24, Sunday, Workshop: Thanksgiving Centerpiece at the Fair Oaks location, fee and must register via Eventbrite, 4:00 pm. Also offered on Saturday, November 23 at the Merrifield location at 1:00 pm. Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

26, Tuesday, Workshop: Thanksgiving Centerpiece, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register.  Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

30, Saturday, Workshop: Fresh Christmas Wreath, 10:00 am, fee and must register, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. http://www.willowoakherbs.com

30, Saturday, Workshop: Porch Arrangement, 1:30 pm, fee and must register, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. http://www.willowoakherbs.com

And More…..
Winter Walk of Lights, November 8 to January 5, see website for admission fee and times, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. https://www.novaparks.com/events/winter-walk-of-lights

Garden of Lights, November 16 to January 1, see website for admission fee and times. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

North Pole Lights Walk, November 23 to December 23, 4:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and ticket required. Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. http://www.willowoakherbs.com

Around the corner so register now:

December 4, Trees Matter Presents: Green Cities Summit, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, fee and must register. Kellogg Conference Center, 800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://caseytrees.org/event/trees-matter-presents-green-cities-summit/

October 2019 Events

2, Wednesday, Growing Garlic. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

2, Wednesday, Native Plant Sale, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sponsored by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, at propagation beds at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

https://vnps.org/potowmack/events/potowmack-chapter-first-wednesday-plant-sale-2019-09-04/

2, Wednesday, Lecture: Rock Gardens with Joseph Tychonievich, Annapolis Horticultural Society, St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis. http://www.annapolishorticulture.org

3, Thursday, Lecture: Succulent Love with Katherine Tracey, Avant Gardens, 10:30 am, fee and must register. Optional lunch purchase. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.org

3, Thursday, A Night on the Farm, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, must purchase tickets. Common Good City Farm, 300 V Street, NW, Washington DC. https://www.commongoodcityfarm.org/calendar/a-night-on-the-farm

3, Thursday, Lecture: Good Bugs and Bad Bugs in the Garden, 7:00 pm., free. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, NW Leesburg, VA. http://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

4, Friday, Homeowner Association and Condo Association Sustainable Solutions to Landscaping Headaches, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Free and sign up via sign up genius, click on link below for more information and to register. The Forum Meeting Room, Richard J Ernst Community Cultural Center Building, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA. Sponsored by Plant NOVA Natives. Also offered on November 2, Saturday, same content. https://www.plantnovanatives.org/symposiums-for-hoa-and-condo-assoc-

4, Friday, Garden Talk: Designing for Interest and Beauty, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

5, Saturday, Workshop: Collecting and Processing Native Seeds, 1 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

5, Saturday, Saturday in the Garden: My Backyard Program, 10 to 11:00, free. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. Loudoun County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden, Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Drive, NW Leesburg, VA. http://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

5, Saturday, Lecture: Perfect Plant Marriages for Fall and Winter, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

5, Saturday, Surprising Plants with Culinary Uses, 10:00 am, free and no registration required. Merrifield location. Also, Planting for Fall and Winter Interest at the Fair Oaks location and Standout Fall Foliage at the Gainesville location.  Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

5, Saturday, Workshop: Grow Your Own Microgreens, 11:00 am to noon, Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road NE, Washington, DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com

5, Saturday, Saving Garden Treasures: Taking Cuttings, 9:30 to 11:00 am, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

5, Saturday, Backyard Butterflies: Help Monarchs and Butterflies, 10:30 to noon, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

5, Saturday, Saturday in the Garden: Moving Plants Indoors. 9 to noon, free. Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Hall, Bristow, VA. Sponsored by the Prince William Master Gardeners. http://www.mgpw.org

5, Saturday, Grow Your Own Microgreens, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE, Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com

5, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 to 11:00 am, free for members, free with admission for the public. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

6, Sunday, Workshop: Autumn Dried Floral Arrangement, 10 to noon and again from 2 to 4 (two sessions), fee and must register. Mt. Vernon Estate, 3200 Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway, Mt. Vernon, VA. https://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/calendar/events/autumn-dried-arrangement-workshop/

6, Sunday, Deer Resistant Landscaping, 1:00 pm, free and no registration required, at the Fair Oaks location. Also, Tree and Shrub Care Basics at 1:00 pm at the Gainesville location, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

6, Sunday, Fall Garden Tour with staff horticulturist Carol Miranda, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, free. Registered participants receive free admission to the gardens. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA.  https://www.novaparks.com/parks/meadowlark-botanical-gardens/events

7, Monday, Fall Woody Plant Identification, this is a class that meets on Mondays 7 to 9 pm from October 7 to November 4 at the Woodend Sanctuary, fee and must register. Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD. https://anshome.org/#

7, Monday, Landscaping Techniques and Native Plants for Wet Sites, 7 to 8:30 pm, free and advance registration requested. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.mgnv.org

8, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: The Fall Garden, 2:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to enter property. Also offered on October 10, 11, 15, 17, and 18. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

8, Tuesday, Herbal Self Care, 6 to 7 pm, free and sponsored by the Common Good City Farm. 300 V Street NW Washington DC. https://www.commongoodcityfarm.org/calendar/herbal-self-care

8, Tuesday, Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll, 10 to 11:00 am, free and no registration required. Simpson Park Gardens, 420 East Monroe Avenue, Alexandria. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

9, Wednesday, Growing Microgreens and Sprouts. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

9, Wednesday, Webinar: Oak Decline in the United States, 1:00 pm, EST, free, no registration required. Sponsored by Southern Regional Extension Forestry. http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/oak-decline-in-the-united-states?sr=wp~mkt-whenPub

10, Thursday, Gardener’s Focus: The Fall Garden, 2:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to enter property. Also offered on October 8, 11, 15, 17, and 18. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

10, Thursday, Lecture: Stormwater Solutions Conservation Landscape and Rain Gardens, 4 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

10, Thursday, Floral Design Class: Indian Summer Bouquet with Betty Ann Galway, 10 to 11:30 am, and a separate class on Autumn Splendor at 1:00 pm, fee and must register. American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria. http://www.ahsgardening.org

10, Thursday, Lecture: Enter the Coyote with John Canoles, Eco-science Professionals, Inc. 10:30 am, fee and registration required. Optional lunch can be purchased. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.org

11, Friday, Gardener’s Focus: The Fall Garden, 2:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to enter property. Also offered on October 8, 10, 15, 17, and 18. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

11, Friday, Intro to Tree Identification, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Indoors and outdoors at the Woodend Sanctuary, Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD. https://anshome.org/#

11, Friday, Gardener’s Focus: Specialty Mums, 12:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to the property. Also offered on October 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

12, Saturday, Workshop: Hot Sauce Blending, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE, Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com

12, Saturday, Right Plant, Right Place at the Merrifield location; Bulbs: Planting for Spring Color at the Fair Oaks location; and Bridging the Gap: Planting for Fall and Winter at the Gainesville location, all 10:00 am, free, and no registration required. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

12, Saturday, Under the Arbor: Chile Pepper Celebration, 1 to 4:00 pm, free. National Herb Garden, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://usna.usda.gov/

12, Saturday, Lecture: Landscape Design and Aesthetics of Japanese American Gardens, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

13, Sunday, Full Moon Hike, 7:00 pm, must purchase ticket, Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum. Also offered on October 14, Monday. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://www.fona.org/

13, Sunday, Forest Bathing, 7:00 pm, must purchase ticket, Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum. Also offered on October 14, Monday. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://www.fona.org/

13, Sunday, Full Moon Walk, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register. Blandy Experimental Farm, University of Virginia, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. http://blandy.virginia.edu/

13, Sunday, Native Woodland Gardens at the Fair Oaks location and Using Groundcovers in Garden Beds at the Gainesville location, 1:00 pm and free, no registration required. Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

13, Sunday, Hands-on Orchid Repotting, 2 to 4 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

14, Monday, Full Moon Hike, 7:00 pm, must purchase ticket. Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum. Also offered on October 13, Sunday. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://www.fona.org/

14, Monday, Forest Bathing, 7:00 pm, must purchase ticket. Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum. Also offered on October 13, Sunday. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://www.fona.org/

15, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: The Fall Garden, 2:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to enter property. Also offered on October 8, 10, 11, 17, and 18. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

15, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: Specialty Mums, 12:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to the property. Also offered on October 11, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

15, Tuesday, Tour: Phenomenal Plants: The USBG Medicinal Plants Collection with Chelsea McKinley. 10:30 am to 11:00 am, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

15, Tuesday, Lecture: Glorious Shade Gardens: Dazzling Plants, Design Ideas and Proven Techniques for Your Shady Garden with Jenny Rose Carey. 7:30 pm, members free, non-members nominal fee. Sponsored by the Maryland Horticultural Society. Vollmer Center Auditorium, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD http://www.mdhorticulture.org

15, Tuesday, Webinar: Creating Beautiful Gardens While Rewilding the Landscape, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm EDT, fee for nonmembers, free for members. Ecological Landscape Alliance. https://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/webinar-creating-beautiful-gardens-while-rewilding-the-landscape/

15, Tuesday, Tour: Exploring Bartholdi Park, 10:30 to 11:30 am, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

16, Wednesday, Tour: Horticultural Backstage Pass to the U.S. Botanic Garden Production Facility, 10:30 to noon. Free and registration required; tour meets at the production facility, see website for directions. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

16, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus: Specialty Mums, 12:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to the property. Also offered on October 11, 15, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

17, Thursday, Gardener’s Focus: Specialty Mums, 12:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to the property. Also offered on October 11, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

17, Thursday, Tour: Marvelous Morphology: Underground Structures with Dr. Susan Pell, 11:00 am to noon, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

17, Thursday, Gardener’s Focus: The Fall Garden, 2:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to enter property. Also offered on October 8, 10, 11, 15, and 18. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

17, Thursday, Pumpkin Decorating Workshop, 6 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register. Greenhouse Classroom, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pumpkin-decorating-workshop-tickets-73156891231

17, Thursday, Native Plant Gardening Fall Walk, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Audubon Naturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD. https://anshome.org/#

17, Thursday, Garden Tour and Tea, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

18, Friday, Gardener’s Focus: The Fall Garden, 2:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to enter property. Also offered on October 8, 10, 11, 15, and 17. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

18, Friday, Gardener’s Focus: Specialty Mums, 12:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to the property. Also offered on October 11, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

18, Friday, Garden Talk: Putting the Garden to Bed, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

18, Friday, Lecture: The History of Spices with Todd Brethauer, 10:30 to noon. Free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

19, Saturday, OAKtoberfest, noon to 3:00 pm, free admittance. Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. http://www.fona.org

19, Saturday, Harvest Moon and Herbs Festival, 10 to 4:00 pm, free admission. Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Road, College Park, Maryland. https://www.smileherb.com/

19, Saturday, War and Pieces Floral Workshop, 10 to noon and another session from 2 to 4, fee and must register. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

19, Saturday, Dazzling Fall Color Soup ‘n Walk, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, free and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

19, Saturday, Lecture: How to Prepare your Garden for Winter, 3 to 4 pm, free. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. Purcellville Library, 220 E Main Street, Purcellville, VA. http://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

19, Saturday, Fall Foliage at the Merrifield location and Designing for Seasonal Interest at the Fair Oaks location, 10:00 am, free and no registration required. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

19, Saturday, Woodlands and Wetlands Tour, 10 to 11:30 am, (tour these sites on Green Spring Gardens property), fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

19, Saturday, Lecture: It’s Hip to be Square: Chia in Art and Horticulture (part of the Mint family exhibit). Seven artists created a chia sculpture–a variant on the chia pet (chia is a member of the mint family). 2 to 3:30 pm, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

19, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop: Fall Flowers and Foliage with Betty Ann Galway, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

19, Saturday, Special Program: Escape the Garden! A Plant-based Mystery, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register. Intended for 21 years of age and older. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

19, Saturday and 20, Sunday Loudoun Fall Farm Tour 10 to 4:00 pm. https://loudounfarms.org/event/loudoun-fall-farm-tour-2019/2019-10-19/

19, Saturday (10 to 4:30 pm) and 20, Sunday (10:00 to 2:30 pm), White House Fall Garden Tour, free and open to the public but ticket required. First come first served. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/white-house-announces-2019-fall-garden-tours/

20, Sunday, Workshop: Farmhouse Floral Arrangements, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA. https://www.novaparks.com/parks/meadowlark-botanical-gardens/events

20, Sunday, Designing Beautiful Drainage Solutions at the Fair Oaks location and Garden Design: Space Planning at the Gainesville location, 1:00 pm, free and no registration required. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

21, Monday, Online Course: Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers, a 6-week online course offered by Longwood Gardens, fee and must register.  https://longwoodgardens.org/events-and-performances/events/trees-shrubs-and-conifers-online-class

22, Tuesday, Preparing your Garden for Winter, 7 to 8:30 pm, free and advance registration requested. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie Street, Arlington. http://www.mgnv.org

22, Tuesday, Tour: Champion Trees, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

22, Tuesday, Webinar: The Witch’s Garden with Andrea Jackson, 1 pm EST, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Herb Society of America. https://www.herbsociety.org/

22, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: Specialty Mums, 12:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to the property. Also offered on October 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 29, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

23, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus: Specialty Mums, 12:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to the property. Also offered on October 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25, 29, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

23, Wednesday, Webinar: Plants with True Grit, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, EDT, free for members, fee for nonmembers. Ecological Landscape Alliance. https://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/webinar-plants-with-true-grit/

24, Thursday, Lecture: Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens with Chris Woods, 6:30 to 8:30 pm free, but must register. Sponsored by Friends of Brookside Gardens. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

24, Thursday, Demonstration: Floral Design with Foraged Finds with Meghan Connors and Shea Mack of Rosemary and Rust Floral Design. 10:30 am, fee and must register. Optional lunch for purchase. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.org

24, Thursday, Gardener’s Focus: Specialty Mums, 12:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to the property. Also offered on October 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 25, 29, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

24, Thursday, Floral Design Workshop: Absolutely Gourdeous (Gourds) with Betty Ann Galway. 10:00 am, fee and must register. American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria. http://www.ahsgardening.org

24, Thursday, Create and Sip: Terrarium Container Workshop, 6:00 pm, admission fee and must obtain tickets. Gainesville location of the Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

25, Friday, Lecture: Selecting Trees that Thrive in Urban and Suburban Landscapes with Vincent Simeone, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

25, Friday, Gardener’s Focus: Specialty Mums, 12:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to the property. Also offered on October 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 29, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

25, Friday, Lecture: Gardenlust: A Botanical Tour of the World’s Best New Gardens with Chris Woods, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Free, registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

25, Friday, Guided Garden Tours, 10:30 to 11:30 am, free for members, fee for non-members. Can register but walkins are welcome. Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street NW Washington DC. http://www.tudorplace.org

26, Saturday, Plant and Mushroom ID Walk, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register. Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Road, College Park, Maryland. https://www.smileherb.com/

26, Saturday, Floral Design presentation with Laura Dowling, 9:00 am, free and must register. Mt. Vernon Estate, 3200 Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway, Mt. Vernon, VA. https://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/calendar/events/floral-design-presentation-with-laura-dowling/

26, Saturday, Lecture: Unusual and Practical Gardening Tools, noon to 1 pm, free. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. Purcellville Library, 220 E Main Street, Purcellville, VA. http://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

26, Saturday, Twisted Genius: The Eccentric Bonsai Artistry of Nick Lenz, 10 to 4:00, free. Will be an exhibit until November 17. National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://usna.usda.gov/

26, Saturday, Fall Foliage Tour (of the garden center), 10:00 am, free and no registration required. Fair Oaks location of the Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

26, Saturday, Fruit Trees for the Home Garden, 10:00 am to noon, free. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA. http://www.mgnv.org

26, Saturday, Fall Harvest Festival and Market at River Farm, home of American Horticultural Society, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, fee to enter. American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria. http://www.ahsgardening.org

26, Saturday, Halloween Table Arrangement, 10 am, fee and must register, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. https://willowoakherbs.com/classes/

26, Saturday (1-5:00 pm) and 27, Sunday (9 to 3:00 pm), Old Dominion Chrysanthemum chapter’s fall mum show at Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA. Show is free admittance and open to the public. https://odcsmums.club/

27, Sunday, Fall to Winter Container Demonstration, 1:00 pm, free and no registration required. Gainesville location of the Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

29, Tuesday, In the Garden Series: Ask a Gardener and Fall Q&A, 9:00 am, fee and must register. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.org

29, Tuesday, Tour: Chrysanthemums (in the Brookside Gardens Conservatory), 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

29, Tuesday, Webinar: Climate Change and its effects on trees and their relations to insects. 12:30 to 1:30 pm EDT, free for members, fee for nonmembers. Ecological Landscape Alliance. https://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/webinar-climate-change-and-its-effects-on-trees-and-their-relationship-to-insects/

29, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: Specialty Mums, 12:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to the property. Also offered on October 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

30, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus: Specialty Mums, 12:45 pm, fee included in suggested donation to the property. Also offered on October 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 29. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

31, Thursday, Tour: Glory of the Fall Garden, 1 to 2:30 pm, walking tour of the gardens, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

31, Thursday, Lecture: Beyond Gatsby: The Fabled Gardens of Long Island’s Gold Coast with CeCe Haydock, Landscape Architect. 10:30 am, fee and must register. Optional lunch for purchase. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.org

September 2019 events

1, Sunday, Migration Season, 9 to 10:00 am, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 522 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

3, Tuesday, Garden Tour of Mary Livingston Ripley Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at fountain in Ripley Garden, free, 2:00 pm every Tuesday in September. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

4, Wednesday, Tour: Explore Gardens Across America, 11:00 to 11:30 am, free and must register, meet on terrace in front of Conservatory (is outside). U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

4, Wednesday, Native Plant Sale, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sponsored by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, at propagation beds at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring https://vnps.org/potowmack/events/potowmack-chapter-first-wednesday-plant-sale-2019-09-04/

4, Wednesday, Making Teas and Using Herbs from your Garden. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

4, Wednesday, Garden Tour of Enid A. Haupt Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at tour sign near Smithsonian Castle entrance, free, 10:00 am every Wednesday in September. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

5, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens: Four Season Gardens—Great Combinations. 12:15 to 12:45 pm. Free and no registration necessary. This is a series of garden talks on Thursdays in September outside at the east walk of the Smithsonian’s Enid A. Haupt Garden (inside if inclement weather at Smithsonian Gardens Headquarter at Capital Gallery West, Suite 3300, 600 Maryland Avenue SW). http://www.gardens.si.edu/whats-happening/lets-talk-gardens.html

5, Thursday, Wildflower Folklore and Ethnobotany with Alonso Abugattus, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, free. Sponsored by Prince William Wildflower Society, Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas, VA. https://vnps.org/princewilliamwildflowersociety/

5, Thursday, Garden Tour of Native Landscape Garden at National Museum of the American Indian on Smithsonian Mall, meet at flagpole at south entrance to museum, free, 1:00 pm every Thursday in September. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

6, Friday, 10 to 4:00; Saturday 10 to 4:00; and Sunday, noon to 4:00 pm. Fall Open House and Native Plant Sale. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

7, Saturday, Prepare for Your Best Lawn, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, free, no registration necessary. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. Outside at the Demonstration Garden, 94 Ida Lee Drive, Leesburg, VA.  http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

7, Saturday, Color Your Yard this Fall, Yoga for Gardeners, and plant sale. 9:00 am to noon, free. Sponsored by VCE Prince William County and Master Gardeners. The Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA. http://www.pwcgov.org/government or www.pwcgov.org/grow

7, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10 to 11:00 am, free for members and free with admission for the public. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

7, Saturday, Confusing Composites, 9 am to 1:00 pm, free and must register. Field class to learn members of the composite (Asteraceae) family at the Little Bennet Park, MD. Presented by the Audubon Naturalist Society. https://anshome.org/adults/

7, Saturday, Tour: Explore Gardens Across America, 11:00 to 11:30 am, free and must register, meet on terrace in front of Conservatory (is outside). U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

7, Saturday, Tour: Discover the Kitchen Garden, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, free and no registration required. Meet in lobby of the conservatory (is outside).  U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

7, Saturday, Under the Arbor: Lemon Herbs, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the National Herb Garden, free, drop in educational program open to the public. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://usna.usda.gov/

7, Saturday, Paw Paw Festival, noon to 4:00 pm. Admission fee, no registration required. Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/rock-creek-regional-park/meadowside-nature-center/

7, Saturday, Bulbs for the Spring, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, free. Presented by Montgomery County Master Gardeners at the Urban Gardening Booth, Fresh Farm Market, Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic

7, Saturday, History of the Schoolhouse and Plant/Seed Giveaway, 1:00 pm, free. Schoolhouse #18, 7592 John Marshall Highway, Marshall, VA. Sponsored by the Fauquier/Rappahannock County Master Gardeners http://www.fc-mg.org

7, Saturday, Lawn Care Exposition, 10:00 am, free. Merrifield Garden Center, Fair Oaks location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

7, Saturday, Shade Gardening, 10:00 am, free. Merrifield Garden Center, Gainesville location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

7, Saturday, Garden Talk: Good Gardens All Start with Good Soil, 11:00 am to noon, free. Presented by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, 300 South Kensington Street, Arlington, VA. http://www.mgnv.org

7, Saturday, Fall Lawn Care and Turf Alternatives, 10:00 am to noon, free. Presented by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Also offered on September 12 at Beatley Central Library, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA. http://www.mgnv.org

7, Saturday, Fall Container Garden Demonstration, 10:00 am, free. Merrifield Garden Center, Merrifield location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

7, Saturday, Native Plants for Butterflies, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

7, Saturday, Natural Dye Workshop, 10 to noon, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

7, Saturday, Workshop: Landscape Collage: Introduction to the Creative Design Process, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

7, Saturday, Workshop: Kusamono (potted arrangement of wild grasses and flowers in unique pots or trays). 2 to 5:00 pm. Fee and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

7, Saturday, Native Plant Festival and Sale, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, free admission, Eleanor C. Lawrence at Cabell Mill, 5235 Walney Road, Chantilly, VA. Hosted by the Fairfax County Park Authority. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/eclawrence/native-plant-festival-sale/090719

8, Sunday, Capturing the Essence of Herbs with Susan Belsinger, 2 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register. The Green Farmacy Garden, 8210 Murphy Road, Fulton. MD. https://thegreenfarmacygarden.com/tours-and-events/

8, Sunday, Create and Sip Succulent Potting Party, 1:00 pm, fee. Merrifield Garden Center, Gainesville location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

8, Sunday, Sandy Spring Museum Garden Club: Gentlemen Gardeners (four local gentlemen gardeners will share their love of gardening and their expertise). Free, registration required, 2 to 4:00 pm. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD.  https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/garden-club-fall-program-gentlemen-gardeners/

8, Sunday, Lecture: Breathing Life into Old Gardens with Chip Callaway (visit gardens afterward), 2 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA. http://www.gunstonhall.org

8, Sunday, Wolf Trap National Park Garden Tour, 10:00 am to noon, free. Sponsored by the Friends of Wolf Trap. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA. http://friendsofwolftrap.org/event/september_garden_tour_2019/

8, Sunday, Fall Fest, noon to 4:00 pm, free admission. Sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association. Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA. https://nsvmga.org/events/fallfest/

8, Sunday, Fall Vegetable Gardening, 1:00 pm, free. Merrifield Garden Center, Fair Oaks location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

10, Tuesday, A Walk in the Woods: Exploring Native American Foods, 5-7 pm, free but should register. Sponsored by Fauquier/Rappahannock VCE Master Gardeners. Whitney State Forest, Lees Ridge Road, Warrenton, VA. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yc4RWo_5dQ6aDikp_k2a0_Z0XEJBGd7j/view

10, Tuesday, Garden Tour of Mary Livingston Ripley Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at fountain in Ripley Garden, free, 2:00 pm every Tuesday in September. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

10, Tuesday, Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll, 10 to 11:00 am, free. With Northern Virginia Master Gardeners, Simpson Park Gardens, 420 East Monroe Avenue, Alexandria, VA. http://www.mgnv.org

10, Tuesday, Making Tinctures with Medicinal Weeds, 6 to 7:00 pm free. Common Good City Farm, 300 V Street NW, Washington DC. https://www.commongoodcityfarm.org/calendar/medicinal-weeds

10, Tuesday, Lecture: Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for Beautiful and Beneficial Landscapes with Tony Dove. 7:30 pm, free for members and fee for non-members. Presented by the Maryland Horticulture Society, Vollmer Center Auditorium, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore. http://www.mdhorticulture.org

11, Wednesday, Growing Season Extension and Winter Sowing. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

11, Wednesday, Garden Tour of Enid A. Haupt Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at tour sign near Smithsonian Castle entrance, free, 10:00 am every Wednesday in September. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

12, Thursday, Fall Lawn Care and Turf Alternatives, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, free. Presented by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Also offered on September 7 at Fairlington Community Center, 10:00 am to noon. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA. http://www.mgnv.org

12, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens: Plant This Not That: Native Alternatives for Invasive Plants. 12:15 to 12:45 pm. Free and no registration necessary. This is a series of garden talks on Thursdays in September outside at the east walk of the Smithsonian’s Enid A. Haupt Garden (inside if inclement weather at Smithsonian Gardens Headquarter at Capital Gallery West, Suite 3300, 600 Maryland Avenue SW). http://www.gardens.si.edu/whats-happening/lets-talk-gardens.html

12, Thursday, Floral Design Workshop: Garden Globe Design with Betty Ann Galway. 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Fee and must register. American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria. http://www.ahsgardening.org

12, Thursday, Wings and Wine, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

12, Thursday, Garden Tour of Native Landscape Garden at National Museum of the American Indian on Smithsonian Mall, meet at flagpole at south entrance to museum, free, 1:00 pm every Thursday in September. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

13, Friday, Lecture: Vertical Gardening: 10+ Ways to “Grow Up.” Free but registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

13, Friday, Garden Talk: Fall Bounty Vegetable Garden, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

14, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop: Indian Summer, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

14, Saturday, Japanese Garden Design, 10:00 am, free. Merrifield Garden Center, Gainesville location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

14, Saturday, Organic Vegetable Garden Pepper Fest, 1 to 4:00 pm, free. Organic Vegetable Garden at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 Marcey Road, Arlington. With Master Gardens of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

14, Saturday, Fall Native Plant Sale, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Morven Park, 17195 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA. Sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy https://loudounwildlife.org/events/2019-09/

14, Saturday, Lecture: Fall Plantings and Landscapes, 3 to 4:30 pm, free. Purcellville Library, 220 E Main Street, Purcellville, VA http://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

14, Saturday, Full Moon Walk, 7:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

14, Saturday, Washington DC’s first annual paw paw party, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, free. Oxon Run Park, 1200 Mississippi Avenue SE, Washington DC. Sponsored by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and Casey Trees. https://caseytrees.org/event/washington-dcs-first-annual-pawpaw-party-2/

14, Saturday, Culinary Herbs with Peggy Riccio, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and registration not necessary, Merrifield Garden Center, Fair Oaks location, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

14, Saturday, 10 to 3; and Sunday, 9 to noon, Plant Sale, sponsored by Friends of Brookside Gardens. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

14, Saturday, Fall Lawn Renovation, 10:00 am, free. Merrifield Garden Center, Merrifield location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

14, Saturday, Seed Safari: How to Harvest Garden Seed, 9:30 to 12:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

15, Sunday, How Bugs Make the World Go Round, 1:00 pm, free. Merrifield Garden Center, Fair Oaks location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

15, Sunday, Lawn Care, 1:00 pm, free. Merrifield Garden Center, Gainesville location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

15, Sunday, Unity Church Hill Nursery and Farm Tour, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

15, Sunday, Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Autumnfest, 10 to 3:00 pm. free admission. Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, 300 South Kensington Street, Arlington, VA. Presented by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

16, Monday, Webinar: Natives, Invasives and Weeds with Charlie Nardozzi, 7 to 8:30 pm EST, fee and must register. https://gardeningwithcharlie.com/webinars/natives-invasives-and-weeds-webinar

17, Tuesday, Garden Tour of Mary Livingston Ripley Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at fountain in Ripley Garden, free, 2:00 pm every Tuesday in September. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

17, Tuesday, Webinar: The Secrets to Cooking with Lavender with Nancy Baggett, 1:00 EST. Hosted by the Herb Society of America, free for members, nominal fee for nonmembers. https://www.herbsociety.org/

18, Wednesday, Permaculture for an Urban Setting. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

18, Wednesday, Garden Tour of Enid A. Haupt Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at tour sign near Smithsonian Castle entrance, free, 10:00 am every Wednesday in September. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

18, Wednesday, Tour: Explore Gardens Across America, 11:00 to 11:30 am, free and must register, meet on terrace in front of conservatory (is outside). U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

18, Wednesday, Road Trip: New York Botanical Garden, 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

18, Wednesday, Plant Parenthood: Houseplants 101, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, fee and must register, also offered on Sunday, September 29, at 11:00 am. Facilitated by Sill Life, will be at the Lemon Collective, 810 Upshur Street, NW, Washington. DC. http://www.silllife.com

19, Thursday, Garden Tour of Native Landscape Garden at National Museum of the American Indian on Smithsonian Mall, meet at flagpole at south entrance to museum, free, 1:00 pm every Thursday in September. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

19, Thursday, Road Trip: Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

19, Thursday, Special Evening Dinner and Lecture: Of Monarchs and Milkweed: Coevolution, Cultural History, and Conservation with Anurag Agrawal, Professor of Environmental Sciences, Cornell University, fee and must register in advance, lecture at 7:00 pm and dinner at 5:00 pm. Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. https://www.ladewgardens.com/EVENT-CALENDAR/Lecture-Series

19, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens: Tree Pruning Basics. 12:15 to 12: 45 pm. Free and no registration necessary. This is a series of garden talks on Thursdays in September outside at the east walk of the Smithsonian’s Enid A. Haupt Garden (inside if inclement weather at Smithsonian Gardens Headquarter at Capital Gallery West, Suite 3300, 600 Maryland Avenue SW). http://www.gardens.si.edu/whats-happening/lets-talk-gardens.html

19, Thursday, Open Terrarium with Succulents, 7 to 8 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on Saturday 9/28 at 11:00 am. Facilitated by Sill Life, will be at the Lemon Collective, 810 Upshur Street, NW, Washington. DC. http://www.silllife.com

19, Thursday, Harvest Party, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, Will be in the conservatory and outdoor gardens. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

19, Thursday, Wildflower Walk, 9:00 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register. University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. http://www.blandy.virginia.edu

20, Friday, Lecture: The Thousand Year Wood with William Bryant Logan, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC. http://www.usbg.gov

21, Saturday, Fall and Winter Container Gardens, 10:00 am, free. Merrifield Garden Center, Fair Oaks location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

21, Saturday, Hardscape Design, 10:00 am, free. Merrifield Garden Center, Merrifield location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

21, Saturday, The Edible Oasis: Permaculture Ideas for Small Urban Yards, 10 to noon, free and advance registration requested. Presented by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington. http://www.mgnv.org

21, Saturday, Plant and Mushroom Identification Walk, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plant-mushroom-id-walk-tickets-62255045517

21, Saturday, Botanical Brews: A Tasting Experience in the National Herb Garden, 5 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, must be 21 years of age. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington, DC.  https://usna.usda.gov/

21, Saturday, Tour: Explore Gardens Across America, 11:00 to 11:30 am, free and must register. Meet on terrace in front of conservatory (is outside). U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC. http://www.usbg.gov

21, Saturday, Sunny Meadows, Bluebirds and Dragonflies Soup and Walk, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

21, Saturday, Workshop: Fall Harvest Wreath, 10:00 am, Fee and must register. Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. https://willowoakherbs.com/classes/

21, Saturday and 22 Sunday, Bluemont Fair, 33846 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont, Virginia. http://www.bluemontfair.org/

21, Saturday, 4th Annual Long Creek Paw Paw Fest, noon to 5:00 pm, tickets required, can purchase online. Long Creek Homestead, 8946 Indian Springs Road, Frederick, MD. https://www.ecologiadesign.com/2019/04/26/paw-paw-festival-longcreek-homestead/

21, Saturday, Fall Fest, 11:00 to 6:00 pm on weekends in September and October through October 27. Free admission, Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

21, Saturday, Fall Garden Day and Plant Sale, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, free admission. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

21, Saturday, Lecture: Shifting Pollinators in Midflight: Gesneriads (and their pollinators). Free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

21, Saturday, Fall Native Plant Sale, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. 12 Cherry Street SE, Vienna, VA. https://www.plantnovanatives.org/local-native-plant-sales

22, Sunday, Lecture: Foliage and Focal Points with Karen Chapman, 10:30 am to noon, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

22, Sunday, Lecture: Deer Resistant Design with Karen Chapman, 2 to 3:30 pm, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

22, Sunday, Behind-the-Scenes Greenhouse Tour, 1 to 2:15. Fee and must register. Also offered on Wednesday September 25 from 10 to 11:15 am. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

22, Sunday, Workshop: Garden Bed Planning, 1:00 pm, fee. Merrifield Garden Center, Gainesville location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

22, Sunday, Creating a Bird Friendly Backyard, 1:00 pm, free. Merrifield Garden Center, Fair Oaks location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

22, Sunday, 12th annual DC plant swap hosted by Washington Gardener Magazine, 2 to 3:00 pm at the M Street Parking lot of the U.S. National Arboretum, free. https://usna.usda.gov/visit/events-calendar/

22, Sunday, Historic Use of Herbs, 2 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. http://www.blandy.virginia.edu

22, Sunday. McCrillis Garden Sunday Walks, 2 to 3:00 pm, free but must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

22, Sunday, Lecture: Native Trees and Shrubs, 2 to 3:00 pm, free. Presented by Master Gardeners of Loudoun County. Gum Spring Library, 24600 Millstream Drive, Stone Ridge, VA. http://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

23, Monday, Landscaping Techniques and Native Plants for Wet Sites, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, free and advance registration requested. Presented by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington. http://www.mgnv.org

24, Tuesday, Herbal Infused Honey and/or Vinegars. 6 to 7:00 pm, free. Common Good City Farm, 300 V Street NW, Washington DC. https://www.commongoodcityfarm.org/calendar/herbal-honey

24, Tuesday, Information Meeting/Open House to learn about becoming a Master Gardener in Loudon County, 7 to 8:00 pm, free. 750 Miller Drive SE Suite F-3, Leesburg, VA. http://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

24, Tuesday, Garden Tour of Mary Livingston Ripley Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at fountain in Ripley Garden, free, 2:00 pm every Tuesday in September. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

24, Tuesday, In the Garden Series: Walk and Talk Plant ID, 9:00 am, fee and must register.  Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. https://www.ladewgardens.com/EDUCATION/Adult-Education/In-The-Garden-Series

25, Wednesday, International Flavors from the Garden. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

25, Wednesday, Garden Tour of Enid A. Haupt Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at tour sign near Smithsonian Castle entrance, free, 10:00 am every Wednesday in September. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

25, Wednesday, Behind-the-Scenes Greenhouse Tour. 10 to 11:15 am. Fee and must register. Also offered on September 22 Sunday from 1 to 2:15. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

26, Thursday, Lecture: A Riot of Foliage: Color, Pattern, and Texture with Adam Wheeler, Broken Arrow Nursery. Plant sale from the nursery to follow. 10:30 am, fee and must register in advance, lunch is optional. Ladew Topiary Garden, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. https://www.ladewgardens.com/EVENT-CALENDAR/Lecture-Series

26, Thursday, Garden Tour of Native Landscape Garden at National Museum of the American Indian on Smithsonian Mall, meet at flagpole at south entrance to museum, free, 1:00 pm every Thursday in September. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

26, Thursday, Floral Design Workshop: Autumn Splendor with Betty Ann Galway. 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Fee and must register. American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria. http://www.ahsgardening.org

26, Thursday, Webinar: The Art of Integrating Rainwater (uses Brookside Garden in MD as an example). Noon EST, free. Ecological Landscape Alliance. https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

26, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens: Ten Native Trees. 12:15 to 12: 45 pm. Free and no registration necessary. This is a series of garden talks on Thursdays in September outside at the east walk of the Smithsonian’s Enid A. Haupt Garden (inside if inclement weather at Smithsonian Gardens Headquarter at Capital Gallery West, Suite 3300, 600 Maryland Avenue SW). http://www.gardens.si.edu/whats-happening/lets-talk-gardens.html

27, Friday, Garden Talk: Tips on Growing Beautiful Bulbs, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

27, Friday, Lecture: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children to the Natural World, noon to 1:00 pm, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

27, Friday, Guided Tour of Garden, free for members and fee for non-members, walk-ins welcome. 10:30 to 11:30 am. Can register online. Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street, NW Washington, DC. https://www.tudorplace.org/programs/

28, Saturday, Designing Beautiful Functional Landscapes, 10:00 am, free. Merrifield Garden Center, Merrifield location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

28, Saturday, Foundation Planting, 10:00 am, free. Merrifield Garden Center, Gainesville location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

28, Saturday, The Pollinator Friendly Garden, 10:00 pm, free. Merrifield Garden Center, Fair Oaks location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

28, Saturday, Adapting Ideas from Big Gardens, 10 to 11:00 am, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

28, Saturday, Open Terrarium with Succulents, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Also offered on Thursday, September 19 at 7:00 pm. Facilitated by Sill Life, will be at the Lemon Collective, 810 Upshur Street, NW, Washington. DC. http://www.silllife.com

28, Saturday, 1 to 5; and Sunday, September 29, 9 to 3 (plant sale on Sunday, 3 to 4), National Capital Dahlia Society Dahlia Show and Sale, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

28, Saturday, Brookside Gardens Saturday Walks, 10 to 11:00 am, free but must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

28, Saturday, Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale, 9 to 2:00 pm, 1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA. https://www.plantnovanatives.org/local-native-plant-sales

29, Sunday, Simpson Park Gardens Fall Open House, 1 to 3:00 pm, free. With Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Simpson Park Gardens, 420 East Monroe Avenue, Alexandria. http://www.mgnv.org

29, Sunday, The Chemistry of Fall Color, 1:00 pm, free. Merrifield Garden Center, Gainesville location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

29, Sunday, Workshop: Fall Floral Arrangement, 1:00 pm, fee. Merrifield Garden Center, Fair Oaks location http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

29, Sunday, Fall Plant Sale and Picnic, noon to 4:00 pm, free (bring your own picnic and blanket). Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street, NW Washington, DC. https://www.tudorplace.org/programs/

29, Sunday, Plant Parenthood: Houseplants 101, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register, also offered on Wednesday September 18 at 7:00 pm. Facilitated by Sill Life, will be at the Lemon Collective, 810 Upshur Street, NW, Washington. DC. http://www.silllife.com

29, Sunday, Chesapeake Natives Native Plant Sale, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Mt. Airy Mansion Greenhouse, 9640 Rosaryville Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. http://chesapeakenatives.org/

Exhibits

Ladew Garden’s Butterfly House open every day, 10:30 to 4:00 pm, weather permitting. Free for members and free with paid garden admission for non-members. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.com

Brookside Garden has a “Large and Little” display in the north conservatory, which is a display of seven different kinds of taro, Colocasia, and one of its cousins, Alocasia, the elephant ear plant. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

The Wings of Fancy will be in the south conservatory. This is a live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit with various hours and fees, and is best to call in advance to make sure is open at (301) 962-1453 (butterfly activity is impacted by weather and heat). Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

Bloom: Flowers in the Archives of American Art is an art exhibit that explores how artists have drawn inspiration from flowers. Organized by the Archives of American Art in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens. Located at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, 1rst floor, 8th and F Streets, NW Washington DC 20001 (in DC’s Penn Quarter neighborhood). Open 11:30 am to 7:00 daily. http://www.aaa.si.edu

The U.S. Botanic Garden has two exhibits: Celebrating New American Gardens and Gardens Across America. Celebrating New American Gardens showcases gardens in the United States that have created new gardens or renovated a garden within the last five years. Photos, drawings, landscape designs, and project descriptions share the story of each new garden. Gardens Across America showcases public gardens through vignettes created by each garden displaying plants and items illustrating the gardens’ stories. The displays were chosen from a call for entries to all gardens across the country. The vignettes are located throughout the outdoor area of the USBG in Washington DC and range in size and scope. The U.S. Botanic Garden is open to the public, free of charge, every day of the year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Conservatory is located at 100 Maryland Ave. SW, on the southwest side of the U.S. Capitol. http://www.usbg.gov

The Smithsonian Gardens staff have installed a campus-wide exhibition with a single theme: habitat. From now until December 2020, fourteen exhibits across the Smithsonian campus in Washington DC, both inside and outside, will be available for the public to view. This Habitat exhibition illustrates diverse stories about habitats and the plants, animals, and humans that exist within those habitats. During the exhibition’s run, Smithsonian Gardens staff will host a variety of habitat-related events and educational programs. A map showing the location of the exhibits is on the Smithsonian Gardens website.

August 2019 Events

1, Thursday, Floral Design Workshop: Fun with Tropicals with Betty Ann Galway. 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Fee and must register. American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria. http://www.ahsgardening.org

1, Thursday, Lecture: Topic to be determined, free. Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road NW Leesburg, VA. Presented by the Master Gardeners of Loudoun County. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

1, Thursday, Garden Tour of Native Landscape Garden at National Museum of the American Indian on Smithsonian Mall, meet at flagpole at south entrance to museum, free, 1:00 pm every Thursday in summer: August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

2, Friday, 10th Annual Basil Bonanza, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, free but bring a dish (pot luck). Marion Intergenerational Garden (1521 Marion Street NW), Washington DC. http://cityblossoms.org/

3, Saturday, Water Gardens and Vertical Gardening, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, free. Presented by Montgomery County Master Gardeners at the Urban Gardening Booth, Fresh Farm Market, Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, MD. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic

3, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop: Summer Edition, with Betty Ann Galway, 1:30 to 3:00 pm. Fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

3, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10 to 11:00 am, free for members and free with admission for the public. No registration necessary. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

3, Saturday, How Hard Is It To Go Native? 9:00 am to 10:00 am, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

3, Saturday, Garden Talks, 11:00 am to noon, free. Tour the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, 300 South Kensington Street, Arlington, with Master Gardeners. http://www.mgnv.org

3, Saturday, Grow Your Own Microgreens, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road NE Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com

3, Saturday, National Capital Cactus and Succulent Society plant sale at Brookside Garden, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. http://www.washington-dc.cactus-society.org/

4, Sunday, The Bitters Truth: An Aromatic Adventure with Susan Belsinger, 2 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register (will be outside). At Dr. Jim Dukes Green Farmacy, 8210 Murphy Road, Fulton, MD. (part of a series, next one is on August 24). https://thegreenfarmacygarden.com/tours-and-events/

4, Sunday, Building Diversity in the Garden with Barbara W. Ellis, author of Chesapeake Gardening and Landscaping, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, part of the native landscape design series. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

6, Tuesday, Garden Tour of Mary Livingston Ripley Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at fountain in Ripley Garden, free, 2:00 pm every Tuesday in summer: August 6, 13, 20, and 27. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

6, Tuesday and 7, Wednesday, Monarch Butterfly Workshop, a two-day workshop from 8:30 to 4:00 pm to learn about butterflies. Fee and must register. For teachers as well as gardeners, naturalists, and lovers of butterflies. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.org

6, Tuesday, In the Garden Series: Creating an Effective Cutting Garden, 9:00 am, fee and must register. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.org

6, Tuesday, Lecture: Fighting the Garden’s Vampires: Ticks and Mosquitos. 6:00-8:00 pm, free. Sponsored by Fauquier/Rappahannock Master Gardeners. 311 Gay Street, Washington, VA. http://www.fc-mg.org/communityeventscalendar.html

7, Wednesday, Garden Tour of Enid A. Haupt Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at tour sign near Smithsonian Castle entrance, free, 10:00 am every Wednesday in summer: August 7, 14, 21, and 28. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

7, Wednesday, Native Plant Sale, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sponsored by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, at propagation beds at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

https://vnps.org/potowmack/events/potowmack-chapter-first-wednesday-plant-sale-tuesday-july-3/

7, Wednesday, Vegetables for Fall and Winter Harvest. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

8, Thursday, Garden Tour of Native Landscape Garden at National Museum of the American Indian on Smithsonian Mall, meet at flagpole at south entrance to museum, free, 1:00 pm every Thursday in summer: August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

8, Thursday, Tour: U.S. National Arboretum, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

9, Friday, Lecture: Lessons from the Roadside: Designing for Beauty and Function with Susan Barton, Professor Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware. Noon to 1:15 pm, free but must register.  U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

10, Saturday, Ask Master Gardener Questions at the Organic Vegetable Garden, 11:00 am to noon. Free. Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington. http://www.nvmg.org

10, Saturday, Bad Bugs: A Backyard Bestiary (lecture on bad bugs inside with walk outside), 9:00 am to noon, fee and must register. University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. http://www.blandy.virginia.edu

10, Saturday, Fall Feeder Plants, 9:00 am to 10:00 am, fee and must register. Also offered on August 11, 11:00 to noon, at the Severna Park location.  Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

10, Saturday, and 11, Sunday, Design, Draw, and Paint Your Dream Garden, a 2-day workshop from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, fee and must register, is indoors and outdoors. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

10, Saturday, Saturdays in the Garden: Groundcovers for your Landscape and Feed your Soil to Feed your Plants. 9:00 am to noon, free. Sponsored by the VCE Prince William County Master Gardeners. The Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA. https://mgpw.org/calender/

10, Saturday, Volunteer Cherry Tree Pruning, 9 to noon, free, must register. Prune historic cherry trees with Casey Trees and the National Park Service. Anyone can volunteer, no previous pruning experience required. Exact location will be given when register but will be in Tidal Basin area in DC. Also offered on August 17, Saturday. https://caseytrees.org/event/volunteer-cherry-tree-pruning-august-10th/

11, Sunday, Fall Feeder Plants, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Also offered on August 10, 9:00 to 10:00 am, at the Davidsonville location.  Homestead Gardens, 522 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

13, Tuesday, Garden Tour of Mary Livingston Ripley Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at fountain in Ripley Garden, free, 2:00 pm every Tuesday in summer: August 6, 13, 20, and 27. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

14, Wednesday, Garden Tour of Enid A. Haupt Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at tour sign near Smithsonian Castle entrance, free, 10:00 am every Wednesday in summer: August 7, 14, 21, and 28. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

14, Wednesday, Cover Crops for Healthy Soil.7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

15, Thursday, Tour: Marvelous Morphology: Plant–Animal Interaction with Dr. Susan Pell, 11:00 am to noon, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

15, Thursday, Full Moon Walk, 8 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register. University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. http://www.blandy.virginia.edu

15, Thursday, Floral Design Workshop: European Hand-Tied with Betty Ann Galway. 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Fee and must register. American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria. http://www.ahsgardening.org

15, Thursday, Garden Tour of Native Landscape Garden at National Museum of the American Indian on Smithsonian Mall, meet at flagpole at south entrance to museum, free, 1:00 pm every Thursday in summer: August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

17, Saturday, Lecture: Soups On! The Bean and Pea Family in the Bartholdi Park Kitchen Garden with Todd Brethauer, 10:30 am to noon, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

17, Saturday, Volunteer Cherry Tree Pruning, 9 to noon, free, must register. Prune historic cherry trees with Casey Trees and the National Park Service. Anyone can volunteer, no previous pruning experience required. Exact location will be given when register but will be in Tidal Basin area in DC. Also offered on August 10, Saturday. https://caseytrees.org/event/volunteer-cherry-tree-pruning-august-17th/

17, Saturday, Backyard Composting Basics, 9:30 to 10:30 am. Fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

17, Saturday, Everything Monarch, 9 to 10 am, free. Also offered on August 18, 11 to noon, at Severna Park location. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

18, Sunday, Everything Monarch, 11 to noon, free. Also offered on August 17, 9 to 10:00 am at Davidsonville location. Homestead Gardens, 511 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

18, Sunday, All About Mint, noon to 1:00 pm, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road NE Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com

20, Tuesday, Webinar: Herbs: The Multifunctional Workhorses of the Garden with Rose Loveall, Morningsun Herb Farm, 1:00 pm Eastern. Sponsored by the Herb Society of America (HSA). Free for HSA members, non-member pay nominal fee. http://www.herbsociety.org

20, Tuesday, Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening, 7 to 8:30 pm, free and advance registration requested. Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington. Also offered on Saturday, August 24, 10:30 am at the Burke Branch Library. http://www.mgnv.org

20, Tuesday, Garden Tour of Mary Livingston Ripley Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at fountain in Ripley Garden, free, 2:00 pm every Tuesday in summer: August 6, 13, 20, and 27. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

21, Wednesday, Garden Tour of Enid A. Haupt Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at tour sign near Smithsonian Castle entrance, free, 10:00 am every Wednesday in summer: August 7, 14, 21, and 28. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

21, Wednesday, Butterflies in your Backyard, 10 to 11:30 am, indoors and outdoors for adults and kids, fee and must register. University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. http://www.blandy.virginia.edu

21, Wednesday, Lasagna Gardening, Bokashi Composting and Hugelkulture. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

22, Thursday, Garden Tour of Native Landscape Garden at National Museum of the American Indian on Smithsonian Mall, meet at flagpole at south entrance to museum, free, 1:00 pm every Thursday in summer: August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

23, Friday, Guided Garden Tour, 10:30 to 11:30 am, outdoor rain or shine, members free and non-members fee and can register online. Walkins welcomed. Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street NW Washington DC. http://www.tudorplace.org

24, Saturday, 28th Annual Native Plant Seminar and Sale, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, fee and must register for seminar but plant sale is open to public and no admission fee.  Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD. https://www.explorenature.org/irvine-events/native-plant-seminar-sale/

24, Saturday, Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening, 10:30 am to noon, free and advance registration requested. Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Also offered on Tuesday, August 20, 7:00 pm at the Westover Branch Library. http://www.mgnv.org

24, Saturday, Begonia Container Workshop, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

24, Saturday, Herbs with Anise-, Fennel-, and Licorice-like Flavors with Susan Belsinger, 2 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register (will be outside). At Dr. Jim Dukes Green Farmacy, 8210 Murphy Road, Fulton, MD. https://thegreenfarmacygarden.com/tours-and-events/

24, Saturday, 9 to 4:30 pm; and Sunday 25, noon to 3:30 pm. The 33rd Annual Begonia Show and Sale with the Potomac Branch of the American Begonia Society. Free admission. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

24, Saturday, Fall in Love with Your Lawn, 9 to 10:00 am, fee and must register. Also offered on August 25 at Severna Park location, 11 to noon. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

25, Sunday, Chesapeake Native Plant Sale, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, sponsored by the Chesapeake Natives, Inc. Mt. Airy Mansion Greenhouse, inside the Rosaryville State Park, 9640 Rosaryville Road, Upper Marlboro, MD. http://chesapeakenatives.org/

25, Sunday, Preparing for Fall and Winter Gardening, noon to 1:00 pm, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road NE Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com

25, Sunday, Fall In Love With Your Lawn, 11:00 to noon, fee and must register. Also offered on August 24, 9 to 10:00 am at the Davidsonville location. Homestead Gardens, 511 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

27, Tuesday, Garden Tour of Mary Livingston Ripley Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at fountain in Ripley Garden, free, 2:00 pm every Tuesday in summer: August 6, 13, 20, and 27. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

27, Tuesday, In the Garden Series: Herb Gardening, 9:00 am, fee and must register. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.org

27, Tuesday, Lecture: Extending the Harvest: Four Season Gardens. 6 to 8:00 pm, free. Sponsored by Fauquier/Rappahannock Master Gardeners, 24 Pelham Street, Warrenton, VA. http://www.fc-mg.org/communityeventscalendar.html

28, Wednesday, Garden Tour of Enid A. Haupt Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at tour sign near Smithsonian Castle entrance, free, 10:00 am every Wednesday in summer: August 7, 14, 21, and 28. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

29, Thursday, Plant Care and Propagation Workshop, Jungle and Loom at Steadfast Supply, 301 Tingey Street, #120 SE Washington DC. 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-class-plant-care-propagation-hosted-by-jungle-loom-tickets-64323632717

29, Thursday, Garden Tour of Native Landscape Garden at National Museum of the American Indian on Smithsonian Mall, meet at flagpole at south entrance to museum, free, 1:00 pm every Thursday in summer: August 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

31, Saturday, Migration Season, 9:00 am to 10:00 am, fee and must register. Also offered at the Severna Park location on Sunday September 1. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

Exhibits

Ladew Garden’s Butterfly House open every day, 10:30 to 4:00 pm, weather permitting. Free for members and free with paid garden admission for non-members. Ladew Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.com

Brookside Garden has a “Large and Little” display in the north conservatory, which is a display of seven different kinds of taro, Colocasia, and one of its cousins, Alocasia, the elephant ear plant. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

The Wings of Fancy will be in the south conservatory. This is a live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit with various hours and fees, and is best to call in advance to make sure is open at (301) 962-1453 (butterfly activity is impacted by weather and heat). Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

Bloom: Flowers in the Archives of American Art is an art exhibit that explores how artists have drawn inspiration from flowers. Organized by the Archives of American Art in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens. Located at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, 1rst floor, 8th and F Streets, NW Washington DC 20001 (in DC’s Penn Quarter neighborhood). Open 11:30 am to 7:00 daily. http://www.aaa.si.edu

The U.S. Botanic Garden has two exhibits: Celebrating New American Gardens and Gardens Across America. Celebrating New American Gardens showcases gardens in the United States that have created new gardens or renovated a garden within the last five years. Photos, drawings, landscape designs, and project descriptions share the story of each new garden. Gardens Across America showcases public gardens through vignettes created by each garden displaying plants and items illustrating the gardens’ stories. The displays were chosen from a call for entries to all gardens across the country. The vignettes are located throughout the outdoor area of the USBG in Washington DC and range in size and scope. The U.S. Botanic Garden is open to the public, free of charge, every day of the year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Conservatory is located at 100 Maryland Ave. SW, on the southwest side of the U.S. Capitol. http://www.usbg.gov

The Smithsonian Gardens staff have installed a campus-wide exhibition with a single theme: habitat. From now until December 2020, fourteen exhibits across the Smithsonian campus in Washington DC, both inside and outside, will be available for the public to view. This Habitat exhibition illustrates diverse stories about habitats and the plants, animals, and humans that exist within those habitats. During the exhibition’s run, Smithsonian Gardens staff will host a variety of habitat-related events and educational programs. A map showing the location of the exhibits is on the Smithsonian Gardens website.

July 2019 events

2, Tuesday, Garden Tour of Mary Livingston Ripley Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at fountain in Ripley garden, free, 2:00 pm every Tuesday in summer: July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

2, Tuesday, Arboretum Walking Tour, 9:00 am to 10:30 am, free but reservations required. University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. http://www.blandy.virginia.edu

3, Wednesday, Garden Tour of Enid A. Haupt Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at tour sign near Smithsonian Castle entrance, free, 10:00 am every Wednesday in summer: July 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

3, Wednesday, Native Plant Sale, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sponsored by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, at propagation beds at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

https://vnps.org/potowmack/events/potowmack-chapter-first-wednesday-plant-sale-tuesday-july-3/

3, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus: Japanese Style Garden, 11:00 am, free and included in the suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on July 10, 17, 24, and 31. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

6, Saturday, Workshop: Japanese Style Floral Design, 10 to 11:30 am and 1:00 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

6, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10 to 11:00 am, free for members, free with admission for public. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

6, Saturday, First Saturday Garden Talk presented by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, 11:00 am to noon in the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, free. Topic will be herbs for flavor, fragrance, health and butterflies. Glencarlyn Branch Library, 300 South Kensington Street, Arlington. https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/5267398

6, Saturday, Saturdays in the garden, Compost is Nature’s Way to Recycle, 10 to 11:00 am. Free. Demonstration Garden, Ida Lee Park, Leesburg. Sponsored by Loudoun County Master Gardeners. www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

6, Saturday, Montgomery County Master Gardeners’ Urban Gardening Program: Pests and beneficials and plants for pollinators. 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, free. Downtown Silver Spring Freshfarm Market on Ellsworth Drive and in Veterans Plaza. https://extension.umd.edu/montgomery-county/home-gardening/urban-gardening

6, Saturday, Grow Your Own Microgreens, 11:00 am to noon, sponsored by Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road NE Washington DC. Fee and must register. http://www.cultivatethecity.com/events-1/grow-your-own-microgreens/9/3/2019-jdpey-a8h2c

6, Saturday, Colonial Gardening, 9 to 10:00 am, fee and must register. Also offered on Sunday July 7 at the Severna Park location. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

7, Sunday, Colonial Gardening, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Also offered on Saturday July 6 at the Davidsonville location. Homestead Gardens, 522 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

7, Sunday, Calico Fields Lavender Farm Tour, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

7, Sunday, Special Program: Celebrate International Chocolate Day, noon to 4:00 pm, free and no registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

7, Sunday, Propagation and Cloning Workshop, 1 to 2 pm, fee and must register, sponsored by Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com/events-1/propagation-and-cloning-workshop/25/5/2019-wcpa9

9, Tuesday, Garden Tour of Mary Livingston Ripley Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at fountain in Ripley garden, free, 2:00 pm every Tuesday in summer: July 2, 16, 23, and 30. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

9, Tuesday, Simpson Garden Stroll, 10:00 to 11:00 am, free. Simpson Gardens, 420 E. Monroe Street, Alexandria. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

9, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: The Cutting Garden, 11:00 am, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on July 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

9, Tuesday, Twilight Landscape Gardening I: Native Plants of the Fairlington Community Center, 7 to 8:30 pm, free and advance registration requested. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Fairlington Community Garden, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington. Outdoors and will be canceled if have inclement weather. http://www.mgnv.org

10, Wednesday, Roots to Rivers: How Trees Improve our DC Waterways, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, free, must register.  Sponsored by Casey Trees and DC Department of Parks and Recreation, Anacostia Neighborhood Library, 1800 Good Hope Road SE Washington DC. https://caseytrees.org/event/roots-to-rivers-how-trees-improve-our-dc-waterways/

10, Wednesday, Top 10 Vegetable Disease.7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

10, Wednesday, Garden Tour of Enid A. Haupt Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at tour sign near Smithsonian Castle entrance, free, 10:00 am every Wednesday in summer: July 3, 17, 24, and 31. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

10, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus: Japanese Style Garden, 11:00 am, free and included in the suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on July 3, 17, 24, and 31. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

10, Wednesday, Tour: Explore Gardens Across America, 11 to 11:30 am, free and registration required. Also offered on July 13, 24, and 27. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

11, Thursday, Garden Tour of Native Landscape Garden at National Museum of the American Indian on Smithsonian Mall, meet at flagpole at south entrance to museum, free, 1:00 pm every Thursday in summer: July 11, 18, and 25. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

11, Thursday, Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control. 7 to 8:30 pm, free, advance registration requested. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Cherrydale Library, 2190 Military Road, Arlington. http://www.mgnv.org

11, Thursday, Care and Handling of Butterflies, 2 to 4 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

11, Thursday, Gardener’s Focus: The Cutting Garden, 11:00 am, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on July 9, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

12, Friday, Gardener’s Focus: The Cutting Garden, 11:00 am, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on July 9, 11, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

13, Saturday, Lotus and Water Lily Festival, free admission. Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Avenue NE Washington DC. https://www.nps.gov/keaq/index.htm

13, Saturday, Workshop: Wall Mounted Tropical Plants, 10:00 am to noon, fee and registration required. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://usna.usda.gov/visit/events-calendar/

13, Saturday, Saturday in the Garden, Wildlife Gardening with the Humane Gardener with Nancy Lawson, 9:00 am – noon, free but should register. Sponsored by VCE Prince William County Extension. The Teaching Garden, St. Benedict Monastery, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA. http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/pages/horticulture-classes.aspx

13, Saturday, Ask An Extension Master Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden. 11:00 am to noon, free. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Organic Vegetable Garden, Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington. http://www.mgnv.org

13, Saturday, Tour: Explore Gardens Across America, 11 to 11:30 am, free and registration required. Also offered on July 10, 24, and 27. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

13, Saturday, Class: Bonsai Basics with Tropical Trees, 10 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Offered on three other days: July 14, 27, and 28. Led by museum staff and volunteers. National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, Yoshimura Lecture and Demonstration Center, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://usna.usda.gov/visit/events-calendar/

13, Saturday, Plants Talk to Butterflies, 9 to 10:00 am, free. Also offered on Sunday July 14 at the Severna Park location. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

14, Sunday, Plants Talk to Butterflies, 11 to noon, free. Also offered on Saturday July 13 at the Davidsonville location. Homestead Gardens, 522 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

14, Sunday, Class: Bonsai Basics with Tropical Trees, 10 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Offered on three other days: July 13, 27, and 28. Led by museum staff and volunteers. National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, Yoshimura Lecture and Demonstration Center, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://usna.usda.gov/visit/events-calendar/

14, Sunday, Wildflower and Tree ID for Beginners, 1 to 3:00 pm. Fee and must register. Sponsored by the Maryland Native Plant Society. Will be outside at the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, MD. https://mdflora.org/event-3433637?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=7/18/2019

14, Sunday, Befriending Bumblebees, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

15, Monday, Full Moon Hikes, 8:00 pm. Fee and must register. Also offered on July 16 and 17. Also Full Moon Forest Bathing for those who do not want to hike at 7:45 pm. Sponsored by Friends of the National Arboretum, will be at the Arboretum, entrance at R street gate only. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. http://www.fona.org  http://www.usna.usda.gov

16, Tuesday, Full Moon Hikes, 8:00 pm. Fee and must register. Also offered on July 15 and 17. Also Full Moon Forest Bathing for those who do not want to hike at 7:45 pm. Sponsored by Friends of the National Arboretum, will be at the Arboretum, entrance at R street gate only. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. http://www.fona.org  http://www.usna.usda.gov

16, Tuesday, Garden Tour of Mary Livingston Ripley Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at fountain in Ripley garden, free, 2:00 pm every Tuesday in summer: July 2, 9, 23, and 30. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

16, Tuesday, Growing Vegetables: Thinking Outside the Box. 6:00 pm, free. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties. The historic schoolhouse #18, 7592 John Marshall Highway, Marshall, VA. http://www.fc-mg.org/

16, Tuesday, Twilight Landscape Gardening II: Easy Low-cost Landscape Maintenance Techniques, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, free, advance registration requested. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington. Will be outdoors and will be cancelled if have inclement weather. http://www.mgnv.org

16, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: The Cutting Garden, 11:00 am, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on July 9, 11, 12, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

16, Tuesday, Tour: Explore Bartholdi Park, 10:30 to 11:30 am, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

16, Tuesday, Full Moon Walk, 8:30 to 9:30 pm, fee and reservations required. University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. http://www.blandy.virginia.edu

16, Tuesday, Tour: Phenomenal Plants: The USBG Medicinal Plant Collection, 10:30 to 11:00 am, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

17, Wednesday, Full Moon Hikes, 8:00 pm. Fee and must register. Also offered on July 15 and 16. Also Full Moon Forest Bathing for those who do not want to hike at 7:45 pm. Sponsored by Friends of the National Arboretum, will be at the Arboretum, entrance at R street gate only. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. http://www.fona.org  http://www.usna.usda.gov

17, Wednesday, Garden Tour of Enid A. Haupt Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at tour sign near Smithsonian Castle entrance, free, 10:00 am every Wednesday in summer: July 3, 10, 24, and 31. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

17, Wednesday, Vegetables versus Summer Heat.7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

17, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus: Japanese Style Garden, 11:00 am, free and included in the suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on July 3, 10, 24, and 31. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

18, Thursday, Sunflower Sensation floral arrangement workshop with Betty Ann Galway, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria.  http://www.ahsgardening.org

18, Thursday, Garden Tour of Native Landscape Garden at National Museum of the American Indian on Smithsonian Mall, meet at flagpole at south entrance to museum, free, 1:00 pm every Thursday in summer: July 11 and 25. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

18, Thursday, Native Plant Gardening, 10:00 am to noon. Fee and must register. Sponsored by Audubon Naturalist Society, Woodend Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD. Explore the Blair Native Plant Garden and learn about value of gardening with native plant species. https://anshome.org/adults/

18, Thursday, Gardener’s Focus: The Cutting Garden, 11:00 am, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on July 9, 11, 12, 16, 19, 23, 25, 26, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

18, Thursday, Tour: Marvelous Morphology: Leaves, 11:00 am to noon, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

18, Thursday, Summer Garden Tour and Tea, tour the Green Spring Gardens with a master gardener docent who will highlight summer’s standout plants and tell stories of Green Spring past and present. Afterward, enjoy a tradition­al English afternoon tea. Fee and must call to register (703) 941-7987. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

19, Friday, Gardener’s Focus: The Cutting Garden, 11:00 am, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on July 9m 11, 12, 16, 18, 23, 25, 26, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

20, Saturday, Good Bugs and Bad Bugs, 1 to 2 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road NE, Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com/events-1/good-bugs-and-bad-bugs/22/6/2019-sejbd

20, Saturday, Composting Basics, 10:30 am to noon, free, advance registration requested. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Beatley Library Reading Garden, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA. http://ww.mgnv.org

20, Saturday, Pressed Flower Art, 10 to noon, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

20, Saturday, Happy Flower Hour, make floral arrangements with complimentary food and drink, 5:00 pm, fee and must register, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. https://willowoakherbs.com/classes/

20, Saturday, volunteer opportunity to prune the historic cherry trees on Tidal Basin, 9:00 am to noon. Free but must register, no skills required. Also offered on July 27. Work with Casey Trees and National Park Service staff, tools will be provided. Specific meeting place will be e-mailed to registrants but will be at Tidal Basin, 1510 Main Avenue SW Washington, DC.  https://caseytrees.org/event/volunteer-cherry-tree-pruning-july-20th/

20, Saturday, Green Roof Tour, 10 to 11:00 am. Free and open to the public.  The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences of the University of the District of Columbia sponsors monthly tours of their green roof at 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW building 44, green roof, Washington DC. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/udc-green-roof-tours-tickets-59243375531?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

20, Saturday, Workshop: Growing Great Flowers from Your Cutting Garden, 10:30 to 11:30 am, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

20, Saturday, New Crape Myrtle Varieties and Care, 9 to 10:00 am, free. Also offered on Sunday July 21 at the Severna Park location. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

21, Sunday, New Crape Myrtle Varieties and Care, 11 to noon, free. Also offered on Saturday July 20 at the Davidsonville location. Homestead Gardens, 522 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

21, Sunday, Fern Basics, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by Audubon Naturalist Society, will be at Great Falls Park, VA, outside, trails could be muddy. https://anshome.org/adults/

21, Sunday, Solitary Bee Beginnings, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

23, Tuesday, Twilight Landscape Gardening III: Small Space Vegetable Gardening. 7:00 to 8:30 pm, free, advance registration requested. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington. Will be outdoors and will be cancelled if have inclement weather. http://www.mgnv.org

23, Tuesday, Garden Tour of Mary Livingston Ripley Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at fountain in Ripley garden, free, 2:00 pm every Tuesday in summer: July 2, 9, 16, and 30. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

23, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: The Cutting Garden, 11:00 am, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on July 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 25, 26, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

24, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus: Japanese Style Garden, 11:00 am, free and included in the suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on July 3, 10, 17, and 31. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

24, Wednesday, Tour: Explore Gardens across America, 11 to 11:30 am, free and registration required. Also offered on July 10, 13, and 27. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

24, Wednesday, Mushroom Growing.7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

24, Wednesday, Garden Tour of Enid A. Haupt Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at tour sign near Smithsonian Castle entrance, free, 10:00 am every Wednesday in summer: July 3, 10, 17, and 31. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

25, Thursday, Garden Tour of Native Landscape Garden at National Museum of the American Indian on Smithsonian Mall, meet at flagpole at south entrance to museum, free, 1:00 pm every Thursday in summer: July 11 and 18. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

25, Thursday, Webinar: Incredible Edibles: Flowers in the Kitchen with Susan Belsinger, 1:00 pm EST. Free for Herb Society of America members and nominal fee for nonmembers. Sponsored by the Herb Society of America. https://www.herbsociety.org/hsa-learn/hsa-webinars/

25, Thursday, Gardener’s Focus: The Cutting Garden, 11:00 am, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on July 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 26, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

26, Friday, Gardener’s Focus: The Cutting Garden, 11:00 am, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on July 9m 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

26, Friday, Friday Mothing Party (moths), 9 to 10:00 pm, fee and reservation required. University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. http://www.blandy.virginia.edu

26, Friday, Guided Garden Tour, 10:30 to 11:30 am, outdoor rain or shine, members free and non-members fee and can register online. Walkins welcomed. Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street NW Washington DC. http://www.tudorplace.org

27, Saturday, Succulents for Small Spaces, 10:30 to noon, free, advance registration requested. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Barrett Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria. http://www.mgnv.org

27, Saturday, Class: Bonsai Basics with Tropical Trees, 10 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Offered on three other days: July 13, 14, and 28. Led by museum staff and volunteers. National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, Yoshimura Lecture and Demonstration Center, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://usna.usda.gov/visit/events-calendar/

27, Saturday and 28, Sunday, 30th Annual Farm Tour in Montgomery County. Self-guided, download map.  https://montgomerycountymd.gov/agservices/agfarmtour.html

27, Saturday, How to make a plant love you: meetup with Summer Rayne Oakes, 11:00 am to noon, fee (ticket includes a copy of the book) and must register. Summer is author of the book How to Make a Plant Love You. This will be a discussion about the book, question and answer period, and book signing. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

27, Saturday, volunteer opportunity to prune the historic cherry trees on Tidal Basin, 9:00 am to noon. Free but must register, no skills required. Also offered on July 20. Work with Casey Trees and National Park Service staff, tools will be provided. Specific meeting place will be e-mailed to registrants but will be at Tidal Basin, 1510 Main Avenue SW Washington, DC. https://caseytrees.org/event/volunteer-cherry-tree-pruning-july-27th/

27, Saturday, Tour: Explore Gardens Across America, 11 to 11:30 am, free and registration required. Also offered on July 10, 13, and 24. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

27, Saturday, Workshop: Driftwood Succulent Centerpiece, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

28, Sunday, Class: Bonsai Basics with Tropical Trees, 10 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Offered on three other days: July 13, 14, and 27. Led by museum staff and volunteers. National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, Yoshimura Lecture and Demonstration Center, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. https://usna.usda.gov/visit/events-calendar/

28, Sunday, Herbal beverages from important potables of the past to today’s trending tipples, 2 to 4:30 pm. Fee and must register. This is the second class in a five part series presented by Susan Belsinger at the green farmacy garden, 8210 Murphy Road, Fulton, MD. Can register for this one only or for all five. https://thegreenfarmacygarden.com/tours-and-events/

28, Sunday, Chesapeake Native Plant Sale, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Mt. Airy Mansion Greenhouse, Rosaryville State Park, 9640 Rosaryville Road, Upper Marlboro, MD. http://chesapeakenatives.org/plant-sales/

28, Sunday, Caterpillar to Butterflies, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

28, Sunday, Summer Floral Design: The Cutting Gardener’s Bounty, 10 to 11:30 am and 1:00 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

30, Tuesday, Garden Tour of Mary Livingston Ripley Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at fountain in Ripley garden, free, 2:00 pm every Tuesday in summer: July 2, 9, 16, and 23. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

30, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: The Cutting Garden, 11:00 am, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on July 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 25, and 26. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

31, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus: Japanese Style Garden, 11:00 am, free and included in the suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on July 3, 10, 17, and 24. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

31, Wednesday, Garden Tour of Enid A. Haupt Garden on Smithsonian Mall, meet at tour sign near Smithsonian Castle entrance, free, 10:00 am every Wednesday in summer: July 3, 10, 17, and 24. Hosted by Smithsonian Gardens staff. http://www.gardens.si.edu/plan-your-visit/garden-tours.html

31, Wednesday, Preserving the Harvest: Canning and Freezing.7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

Ongoing Exhibits

Brookside Garden has a “Large and Little” display in the north conservatory, which is a display of seven different kinds of taro, Colocasia, and one of its cousins, Alocasia, the elephant ear plant. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

The Wings of Fancy will be in the south conservatory. This is a live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit with various hours and fees, and is best to call in advance to make sure is open at (301) 962-1453 (butterfly activity is impacted by weather and heat). Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

Bloom: Flowers in the Archives of American Art is an art exhibit that explores how artists have drawn inspiration from flowers. Organized by the Archives of American Art in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens. Located at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, 1rst floor, 8th and F Streets, NW Washington DC 20001 (in DC’s Penn Quarter neighborhood). Open 11:30 am to 7:00 daily. http://www.aaa.si.edu

The U.S. Botanic Garden has two exhibits: Celebrating New American Gardens and Gardens Across America. Celebrating New American Gardens showcases gardens in the United States that have created new gardens or renovated a garden within the last five years. Photos, drawings, landscape designs, and project descriptions share the story of each new garden. Gardens Across America showcases public gardens through vignettes created by each garden displaying plants and items illustrating the gardens’ stories. The displays were chosen from a call for entries to all gardens across the country. The vignettes are located throughout the outdoor area of the USBG in Washington DC and range in size and scope. The U.S. Botanic Garden is open to the public, free of charge, every day of the year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Conservatory is located at 100 Maryland Ave. SW, on the southwest side of the U.S. Capitol. http://www.usbg.gov

The Smithsonian Gardens staff have installed a campus-wide exhibition with a single theme: habitat. From now until December 2020, fourteen exhibits across the Smithsonian campus in Washington DC, both inside and outside, will be available for the public to view. This Habitat exhibition illustrates diverse stories about habitats and the plants, animals, and humans that exist within those habitats. During the exhibition’s run, Smithsonian Gardens staff will host a variety of habitat-related events and educational programs. A map showing the location of the exhibits is on the Smithsonian Gardens website.

June 2019

1, Saturday, Gardening for Pollinators: A Redesign of the Glencarlyn Pollinator Bed, 11:00 to noon, free and open to the public. Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, 300 South Kensington Street, Arlington. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

1, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10 to 11:00 am, free for members, free with admission to arboretum for general public. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

1, Saturday, Bitters Tasting Party, 3 to 5:00 pm. Fee and must register, for adults 21 age and over. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

1, Saturday, Spring and Summer Pruning That Creates More Flowers, 9:30 am, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

1, Saturday, Sustainable Gardening Practices, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

1, Saturday, Saturdays in the Garden: Summer Maintenance and Vegetables, 10 to 11:00 am, free and outside in the demonstration garden, Ida Lee Park, Leesburg. Sponsored by Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

1, Saturday, Workshop: Mounted Orchids, 1:30 pm, fee and must register. Presented by Rock Paper Plant, will be at the Lemon Collective, 808 Upshur Street NW 2nd floor, Washington DC. http://www.rockpaperplant.com

1, Saturday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; and 2, Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mother Earth News Fair, tickets required. Sponsored by Mother Earth News, will be at the Great Frederick Fair, 797 E. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. https://www.motherearthnewsfair.com/

1, Saturday, Urban Gardening: Herbs for Flavor and Fragrance and Growing Microgreens, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, free at the Freshfarm Downtown Silver Spring Market on Ellsworth Drive and in Veterans Plaza. Free. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Montgomery County.  https://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_docs/programs/master-gardeners/Montgomery/2019UG%20All%20events%20flyer.FINAL3-14.pdf

1, Saturday, and 2, Sunday, Annual Shepherd Park Citizens Association Garden Tour, 2-5 pm, tickets required. Self-guided walking tour of gardens, rain or shine. https://www.shepherdpark.org/annual-spca-garden-tour

1, Saturday, and 2, Sunday, Secret Garden Tour of Annapolis, noon to 5:00 pm, tickets required http://www.hammondharwoodhouse.org

1, Saturday, Tour: Discover the Kitchen Garden, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, free, no registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

1, Saturday, Lecture: Soups on! Beets me and allium in the family, beet and onion families in the Bartholdi Park Kitchen Garden, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

2, Sunday, Open House for Sunny and Shade Demonstration Gardens, 1 to 3:00 pm, free. Bon Air Park, 850 N. Lexington Street, Arlington, VA. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

2, Sunday, 17th Annual Green Home and Garden Tour, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, fee and must register, sponsored by EcoAction Arlington.  https://www.ecoactionarlington.org/green-home-and-garden-tour-registration/

2, Sunday, Spring and Summer Pruning that Creates More Flowers, 11:00 am, fee and must register, Homestead Gardens, 522 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

2, Sunday, Honeybee Flower Farm Tour, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

2, Sunday, 28th Annual Garden Tour, 10 to 4:00 pm. Members are free, non-members can purchase ticket via Eventbrite or at the first garden. Tour of gardens in Towson and North Baltimore, rain or shine. Sponsored by the Maryland Horticultural Society. http://www.mdhorticulture.org

2, Sunday, Brookland’s Annual House and Garden Tour in Brookland, DC, noon to 5:00 pm with reception to follow. Tickets required. https://www.brooklandgc.org/houseandgardentour

2, Sunday, Succulent and Cacti Dish Garden, 10 to noon, fee and must register. Presented by Botanologica, 817 W. Broad Street, Falls Church, VA. http://www.botanologica.com

4, Tuesday, Tour: Marvelous Morphology: Flowers, noon to 1:00 pm. This tour may go outdoors, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

5, Wednesday, How to Grow Squash and Cucurbits. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

5, Wednesday, Getaway: Maymont and Lavender Fields, Richmond, VA. 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

5, Wednesday, Managing Invasive Plants in the Summer Season, 1 to 5 pm, inside and outside, fee and must register. University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. http://www.blandy.virginia.edu

5, Wednesday, No Fuss Roses, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

6, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens: Create a Centerpiece from your Garden. 12:15 to 12:45 pm. Free and no registration necessary. This is a series of garden talks on Thursdays from May through September but not in July outside at the east walk of the Smithsonian’s Enid A. Haupt Garden (inside if inclement weather at Smithsonian Gardens Headquarter at Capital Gallery West, Suite 3300, 600 Maryland Avenue SW). http://www.gardens.si.edu/whats-happening/lets-talk-gardens.html

6, Thursday, Dinner and Lecture: Enjoying the Outdoor in the Age of Ticks and Lyme Disease with Dr. John Aucott, Director of Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Clinical Research Center, dinner starts at 5:00 pm, and lecture is 7 to 9:00 pm. Fee and must register. Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. https://www.ladewgardens.com/

7, Friday, Garden Talk: Be a Waterwise Gardener, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

7, Friday, City Blossoms Garden Fiesta, “Plant Prom,” 6 to 9 pm, fee and must register, City Blossoms Studio Garden, 516 Kennedy Street NW Washington DC. http://www.cityblossoms.org

7, Friday, Open Garden, this is a series of private gardens that will be open to the public each Friday evening in June from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Street addresses will be posted on Takoma Horticultural Club website. Sponsored by the Takoma Horticultural Club. http://www.takomahort.org

8, Saturday, Lecture: Hawaii: A Botanical Paradise in the Middle of the Sea, 10:30 am to noon, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

8, Saturday, Maryland Native Perennials, 9:30 am, free, Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

8, Saturday, Organic Vegetable Garden, Ask Master Gardeners questions about vegetable gardening in Northern Virginia, 11:00 am to noon, free. Organic Vegetable Garden, Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2846 N. Marcey Road, Arlington. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia http://www.mgnv.org

8, Saturday, Happy Flower Hour, fee and must register, make seasonal floral arrangements with complimentary food and drink or bring your own food. Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD. https://willowoakherbs.com/classes/

8, Saturday, Garden Dialogues: Tour of a private home in DC and Fairfax, VA, by Campion Hruby Landscape Architects. 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by the Cultural Landscape Foundation.  https://www.tclf.org/garden-dialogues-2019-washington-dc-and-fairfax-va

9, Sunday, Sustainable Garden Tour, 1 to 5, free, no registration required. Featuring local residents’ private gardens in Vienna and Oakton. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-water-conservation/sustainable-garden-tour

9, Sunday, Native Alternatives to Invasives, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

9, Sunday, Solitary Bee Beginnings Workshop, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, fee and must register.  Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

9, Sunday, Maryland Native Perennials, 11:00 am, free. Homestead Gardens, 522 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

11, Tuesday, Simpson Garden Stroll, 10:00 to 11:00 am, free. Simpson Gardens, 420 E. Monroe Street Alexandria. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

11, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: Floral Design and the Cutting Garden, 11:00 am, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on June 12, 13, and 14. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

12, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus: Floral Design and the Cutting Garden, 11:00 am, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on June 11, 13, and 14. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

12, Wednesday, Morris Arboretum Trip, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

12, Wednesday, Insects: Pests and Beneficials. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

13, Thursday, Tour: Marvelous Morphology: Plant Structure, 11:00 am to noon, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

13, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens: Mini Gardens on a Shelf, 12:15 to 12:45 pm. Free and no registration necessary. This is a series of garden talks on Thursdays from May through September but not in July outside at the east walk of the Smithsonian’s Enid A. Haupt Garden (inside if inclement weather at Smithsonian Gardens Headquarter at Capital Gallery West, Suite 3300, 600 Maryland Avenue SW). http://www.gardens.si.edu/whats-happening/lets-talk-gardens.html

13, Thursday, Gardener’s Focus: Floral Design and the Cutting Garden, 11:00 am, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on June 11, 12, and 14. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

14, Friday, Gardener’s Focus: Floral Design and the Cutting Garden, 11:00 am, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also offered on June 11, 12, and 13. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

14, Friday, Open Garden, this is a series of private gardens that will be open to the public each Friday evening in June from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Street addresses will be posted on Takoma Horticultural Club website. Sponsored by the Takoma Horticultural Club. http://www.takomahort.org

14, Friday, and 15, Saturday, 5th Annual Lavender Festival, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, tickets required. Blooming Hill Lavender Farm, 19929 Telegraph Springs Road, Purcellville, VA. https://bloominghillva.com

15, Saturday, Exploring Sedum and Succulents, 9:30 am, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

15, Saturday, and 16, Sunday, Maryland Lavender Festival, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, tickets required. Springfield Manor Winery in Maryland. http://www.springfieldmanor.com/lavender-festival.html

15, Saturday, Miniature Zen Garden (tabletop), 10 to 11 and 1 to 2, fee and must register. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

15, Saturday, Gardening with Climate Change, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

15, Saturday, Workshop: Culinary Herbs by Peggy Riccio, 10:30 to noon, free. Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA.  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches/richard-byrd

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16, Sunday, Exploring Sedum and Succulents, 11:00 am, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 522 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

16, Sunday, Full Moon Hikes, 8:00 pm, fee and must register.  Sponsored by Friends of the National Arboretum. Also offered on 17 and 18. Also offer Full Moon Forest Bathing at 8:00 on June 16, 17, and 18 at 8:00 pm (separate registration process). U.S. National Arboretum, 24th and R Street NE, Washington DC. http://www.fona.org/events/fullmoonhikes/

17, Monday, The Hospitable Garden: Welcoming Beautiful Butterflies, Moths and other Critters, 7 to 8:30 pm, free and advance registration requested. Beatley Library Reading Garden, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria. Sponsored and presented by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

17, Monday, The Butterfly House opens at Ladew, will be open until September 30, 7 days a week, weather permitting, 10:30 to 4:00 pm. Free admission for Ladew members and free with paid garden admission for non-members. Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. https://www.ladewgardens.com/

19, Wednesday, Backyard Beekeeping, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Takoma Horticultural Club. Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Avenue Takoma Park, MD. http://www.takomahort.org

19, Wednesday, Weeds 101: Keep Those Weeds at Bay. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

20, Thursday, Webinar: A Taste for Herbs with Sue Goetz, 1:00 pm EST, free for members and nominal fee for nonmembers. Sponsored by the Herb Society of America. http://www.herbsociety.org

21, Friday, Tour: Phenomenal Plants: The USBG Medicine Plants Collection, 10:30 am to 11:00 am, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

21, Friday, Open Garden, this is a series of private gardens that will be open to the public each Friday evening in June from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Street addresses will be posted on Takoma Horticultural Club website. Sponsored by the Takoma Horticultural Club. http://www.takomahort.org

21, Friday, Garden Talk: Bring on the Hummingbirds, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

22, Saturday, Under the Arbor: Tussies Mussies, 1 to 4:00 pm, free. Drop in educational program sponsored by the Philadelphia Unit of the Herb Society of America. Under the Arbor at the U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue NE Washington DC. http://www.usna.usda.gov

22, Saturday, Matching Plants and Pollinators, 9:30 am, free. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

22, Saturday, Fourth Annual Lavender Festival, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, fee and can purchase tickets in advance. Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, Maryland. https://willowoakherbs.com/classes/

22, Saturday, Dig’em, Kill’em, Eat’em: Ways to Get Rid of Weeds. 10:30 am to noon, free and advance registration requested. Beatley Library Reading Garden, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria. Sponsored and presented by the Northern Virginia Master Gardeners. http://www.mgnv.org

22, Saturday, Succulents for Small Spaces, 10:30 to noon, free and advance registration requested. Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington. Also offered on June 29, 10:30 to noon, at Burke Branch Library. Sponsored and presented by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

22, Saturday, Green Roof Tour, 10 to 11:00 am, free and open to the public. University of District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Building 44, Washington DC. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/udc-green-roof-tours-tickets-59243371519

22, Saturday, Permaculture in Action, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, free for members and free with $5 admission for nonmembers payable on day of the program. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

22, Saturday, Basic Pruning Workshop for Azaleas and Rhododendrons, 10 to noon, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

23, Sunday, Caterpillars to Butterflies Workshop, 10 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

23, Sunday, Matching Plants and Pollinators, 11:00 am, free. Homestead Gardens, 522 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

25, Tuesday, In the Garden Series: Succulent Container Garden, 9:00 am, fee and must register. Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. https://www.ladewgardens.com/

25, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: Summer Designs, 2:45 pm, included in suggested donation. Also offered on June 26, 27, and 28. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

25, Tuesday, Water in the Landscape: Creating a Garden Oasis, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

26, Wednesday, Body Techniques for the Garden. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

26, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus: Summer Designs, 2:45 pm, included in suggested donation. Also offered on June 25, 27, and 28.  Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

26, Wednesday, Getaway: Hershey Gardens (PA) and High Glen (Frederick, MD). Fee and must register. 6:30 am to 6:30 pm, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

27, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens: Gardening for Pollinators: Creating Habitat for Everyone. 12:15 to 12:45 pm. Free and no registration necessary. This is a series of garden talks on Thursdays from May through September but not in July outside at the east walk of the Smithsonian’s Enid A. Haupt Garden (inside if inclement weather at Smithsonian Gardens Headquarter at Capital Gallery West, Suite 3300, 600 Maryland Avenue SW). http://www.gardens.si.edu/whats-happening/lets-talk-gardens.html

27, Thursday, Gardener’s Focus: Summer Designs, 2:45 pm, included in suggested donation. Also offered on June 25, 26, and 28.  Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

28, Friday, Gardener’s Focus: Summer Designs, 2:45 pm, included in suggested donation. Also offered on June 25, 26, and 27.  Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

28, Friday, Open Garden, this is a series of private gardens that will be open to the public each Friday evening in June from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Street addresses will be posted on Takoma Horticultural Club website. Sponsored by the Takoma Horticultural Club. http://www.takomahort.org

28, Friday, Guided Garden Tour, 10:30 to 11:30, free for members, fee for nonmembers, can register in advance and walkins are welcome. Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street NW Washington DC. http://www.tudorplace.org

29, Saturday, Under the Arbor: Culinary Uses of Lavender, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, free. Drop in educational program open to the public. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue NE Washington DC. http://www.usna.usda.gov

29, Saturday, Succulents for Small Spaces, 10:30 am to noon, free and advance registration requested. Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Also offered on June 22, 10:30 to noon, at Columbia Pike Branch Library, Arlington. Sponsored and presented by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

29, Saturday, Workshop: Terra Cotta Succulent Container, 9:30 to 11:00 am, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

29, Saturday, Common Garden Pests and Diseases, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

29, Saturday, Hydrangeas 101, 9:30 am, fee and must register.  Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

30, Sunday, Hydrangeas 101, 11:00 am, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 522 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

30, Sunday, Sweetbay Design Cutting Garden, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

Exhibits

Brookside Garden has a “Large and Little” display in the north conservatory, which is a display of seven different kinds of taro, Colocasia, and one of its cousins, Alocasia, the elephant ear plant. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

The Wings of Fancy will be in the south conservatory. This is a live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit with various hours and fees, and is best to call in advance to make sure is open at (301) 962-1453 (butterfly activity is impacted by weather and heat). Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

Bloom: Flowers in the Archives of American Art is an art exhibit that explores how artists have drawn inspiration from flowers. Organized by the Archives of American Art in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens. Located at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, 1rst floor, 8th and F Streets, NW Washington DC 20001 (in DC’s Penn Quarter neighborhood). Open 11:30 am to 7:00 daily. http://www.aaa.si.edu

The U.S. Botanic Garden has two exhibits: Celebrating New American Gardens and Gardens Across America. Celebrating New American Gardens showcases gardens in the United States that have created new gardens or renovated a garden within the last five years. Photos, drawings, landscape designs, and project descriptions share the story of each new garden. Gardens Across America showcases public gardens through vignettes created by each garden displaying plants and items illustrating the gardens’ stories. The displays were chosen from a call for entries to all gardens across the country. The vignettes are located throughout the outdoor area of the USBG in Washington DC and range in size and scope. The U.S. Botanic Garden is open to the public, free of charge, every day of the year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Conservatory is located at 100 Maryland Ave. SW, on the southwest side of the U.S. Capitol.

The Smithsonian Gardens staff have installed a campus-wide exhibition with a single theme: habitat. From now until December 2020, fourteen exhibits across the Smithsonian campus in Washington DC, both inside and outside, will be available for the public to view.This Habitat exhibition illustrates diverse stories about habitats and the plants, animals, and humans that exist within those habitats. During the exhibition’s run, Smithsonian Gardens staff will host a variety of habitat-related events and educational programs. A map showing the location of the exhibits is on the Smithsonian Gardens website.

May 2019 Events

April 27 to May 4, is Historic Garden Week where there are house and garden tours throughout the commonwealth of Virginia. Tickets required, dates and time vary, see website for schedule. http://www.vagardenweek.org

1, Wednesday, Native Plants Sale, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Held the first Wednesday of the month. Sponsored by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society at their propagation beds at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. https://vnps.org/potowmack/ https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

1, Wednesday, Brookside Gardens Azalea and Rhododendron tour, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, walk outdoors. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

1, Wednesday, Roadtrip: Mt. Cuba Center, 8:00 to 5:00 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

1, Wednesday, Stormwater Solutions: Conservation Landscapes and Rain Gardens, 4 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on Friday, May 3, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

1, Wednesday, Composting and Vermiculture. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

1, Wednesday, Vermicomposting and Make Your Own Worm Bin, 6 to 7 pm, free but participants can purchase the materials to make and take home own vermicomposting bin with live worms. Also offered on May 13, Monday. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road NE Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com/events-1/vermicomposting-make-your-own-worm-bin/8/4/2019-2atxm

1, Wednesday, Lecture: Hydrangeas and Magnolias by Scott Aker. 7:00 pm, free and open to the public. Annapolis Horticulture Society, Cape St. Claire Clubhouse, 1223 River Bay Road, Annapolis, MD. http://www.annapolishorticulture.org/

2, Thursday, Container Gardening with Native Plants by Nancy Berlin, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas, VA. Sponsored by the Prince William Wildflower Society. https://vnps.org/princewilliamwildflowersociety/events/container-gardening-with-natives-with-nancy-berlin/

2, Thursday, Getaway: Winterthur Gardens in Delaware, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

2, Thursday, Lecture: Tomatoes: Everyone’s Favorite Vegetable, 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Free and no registration required. Sponsored and presented by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. Gum Spring Library, 24600 Millstream Drive, Stone Ridge, VA. http://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

2, Thursday, Lecture: Smart Reasons to Choose Native Plants for your Garden. 7 to 9:00 pm. Free and no registration required. Sponsored and presented by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. Brambleton Library, 22850 Brambleton Plaza, Brambleton, VA. http://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

2, Thursday, Gardener’s Focus: Woodland Path, 2:45 pm. Also offered on May 4. Included in suggested donation to Hillwood. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

3, Friday, Lecture: Beyond the Julep: Mint and Historic Cocktails, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Fee and must register. Sponsored by the Friends of U.S. Botanic Garden, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

3, Friday, Stormwater Solutions: Conservation Landscapes and Rain Gardens, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm fee and must register. Also offered on Wednesday, May 1 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

3, Friday, Trillium Field Trip, 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm, fee, and reservations required, space limited. Meet at the Blandy library to carpool to Thompson Wildlife Management area. University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA.  http://www.blandy.virginia.edu

3-5, Friday through Sunday, Potomac Bonsai Association Spring Bonsai Festival, 10 to 4:00 pm. A three-day festival featuring bonsai with workshops and vendors. Festival is free but fee for workshops. U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC.  http://www.usna.usda.gov

3, Friday, 10 to 6 pm; and 4, Saturday, 10 to 5 pm, 80th Annual Flower Mart, sponsored by the All Hallows Guild. Washington Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington DC. https://allhallowsguild.org/programs/flower-mart/

4, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10 to 11:00 am. Free for members and free with admission fee for the general public. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

4, Saturday, Discover the Kitchen Garden, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, free, no registration required and will be outside. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

4, Saturday, A Comprehensive Guide to Roses for Beginners and Experts, 1 to 2 pm, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

4, Saturday, Grow Your Own Microgreens, 11 to noon, free but fee if want to take home seeds or kit, see announcement. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com/events-1/grow-your-own-microgreens/9/3/2019-8lp52

4, Saturday, Organic Vegetable Garden Potomac Overlook Regional Park Open House, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Free, advance registration requested. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, Park is at 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington. http://www.mgnv.org

4, Saturday, Workshop: Hanging Basket, 10:00 am to noon and 1:30 to 3:30 pm (same class offered twice in one day), fee and must register. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

4, Saturday, Ladew’s 11th Annual Garden Festival, 10 to 4, admission fee. Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. https://www.ladewgardens.com/

4, Saturday, Gardener’s Focus: Woodland Path, 2:45 pm. Also offered on May 2, Thursday. Included in suggested donation to Hillwood. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

4, Saturday, Lecture: The Cut Flower Garden, 10 to noon, free, Merrifield Garden Center, 6895 Wellington Road, Gainesville, VA. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

4, Saturday, Summer Annual Container, 10 to noon, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

4, Saturday, and 5, Sunday, At the local Ace Hardware stores (A Few Cool Hardware Stores) there will be the Annual Garden Party and a 20 percent off sale on gardening supplies and plants during the weekend and related events and organizations on the day of the party (some are having the Garden Party on Saturday, some on Sunday).  I will be at the Logan store on 1734 14th Street, NW Washington DC, on May 5 to provide advice about plants and gardening. This is a free event, see website for exact locations and times. http://acehardwaredc.com/

4, Saturday, Saturdays in the Garden: Vegetable Garden Transitions: Spring to Summer, 10 to 11:00 am, free, outside. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners, held at the demonstration garden in Ida Lee Park, Leesburg, VA. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

5, Sunday, Lecture: Continuous Color with Blooming Shrubs, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, free, Merrifield Garden Center, 6895 Wellington Road, Gainesville, VA. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

5, Sunday, McCrillis Gardens Sunday Walks, 2-3:00 pm, free and must register. Also offered on May 12, same time, same place. Walk around McCrillis Gardens but register via Brookside Gardens. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

5, Sunday, Earth Sangha Spring Native Plant Sale, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Earth Sangha Wild Plant Nursery, 7100 Cloud Drive, Springfield, VA.  https://www.earthsangha.org/wpn

5, Sunday, Native Plants: Planting and Care, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

5, Sunday, Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Spring Celebration and Plant Sale, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Free. Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, 300 South Kensington Street, Arlington. http://www.mgnv.org

5, Sunday, Annual Takoma Park House and Garden Tour, 1 to 5 pm, tickets required, self-guided. Sponsored by Historic Takoma, tour begins at Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, 310 Tulip Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland. https://www.historictakoma.org/

5, Sunday, Lecture: A Comprehensive Guide to Roses for Beginners and Experts, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

8, Wednesday, Irrigation, Rain Barrels, and Sub-Irrigation Planters. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

8, Wednesday, Workshop: Hanging Baskets, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

9, Thursday, Wings and Wine, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, for ages 21 and up. Wine, light refreshments, and dessert and learn about butterflies. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

9, Thursday, Plant Sale, 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Sponsored by the Bethesda Community Garden Club. Held at the Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative Market, 7155 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD. http://www.bethesdacommunitygardenclub.org

10, Friday, Garden Talk: Purple Plants to Punch up the Garden, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Presented by Master Gardeners. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

10, Friday, Party on the Porch Market Day Preview, 5:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD. http://www.cylburn.org

11, Saturday, Hive Mind: Beekeeping in Your Backyard. 1 to 3 pm, fee and must register. Common Good City Farm, 300 V Street, NW Washington DC. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hive-mind-beekeeping-in-your-backyard-registration-59838492542

11, Saturday, A Seasonal Garden Meadow Tour in 2019, Session 2, 11:00 to 2:00 pm. Sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. Will be outside. Fee and must register. Will be offered in August and October too. https://loudounwildlife.org/event/a-seasonal-garden-meadow-tour-in-2019-session-2/

11, Saturday, Lecture: Garden to Table, 10:00 am to noon, free, Merrifield Garden Center, 6895 Wellington Road, Gainesville, VA. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

11, Saturday, Mother’s Day Floral Design, 10:00 to noon, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

11, Saturday, Organic Vegetable Garden Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Ask a Gardener (if have questions about growing vegetables). 10 to 11:00 am, free. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Park is at 2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington. http://www.mgnv.org

11, Saturday, Container Garden Workshop, 10 to 11:00 am and a separate session from 1 to 2 pm, fee and must register. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

11, Saturday, Container Gardening for food, fun and beauty workshop, 10:30 am to noon, Burke Branch library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Free and advance registration requested. Also offered on Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Westover Branch Library. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Master Gardeners. http://www.nvmg.org

11, Saturday, Market Day (plant sale), 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, $10 to park. Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD. http://www.cylburn.org

11, Saturday, Pollinator Club Workshop on Stormwater Management, 9:30 am, free. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

11, Saturday, Silver Spring Garden Club’s Gardenmart 78th annual plant sale 9 to 1:00 pm at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. https://www.facebook.com/events/427768014625084/

11, Saturday, Plants and Design: Season-Long Beauty, 10:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Presented by horticulturist Brenda Skarphol,. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

11, Saturday, Georgetown Garden Tour, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, tickets required, self-guided. Pick up tickets at Christ Church, 31st and O Street, Washington DC. https://www.georgetowngardenclubdc.org/

11, Saturday, 4 to 7 pm; and 12, Sunday, 1 to 5 pm, Capitol Hill Restoration Society House and Garden Tour, tickets required, self-guided.  https://chrs.org/house-and-garden-tour/more-about-the-house-and-garden-tour-2019/

11, Saturday, Beltsville Garden Club Plant Sale at High Point High School, Beltsville, 8 to 11 am. http://beltsvillegardenclub.org/

11, Saturday, Mother’s Day Planter, noon, fee and registration required, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD.  http://www.willowoakherbs.com

11, Saturday, and, 12, Sunday, Orchid Diagnostic and Repotting Clinic with Carol Allen, 9:30 to 4:30 pm, free but if you need an orchid repotted there is a fee. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

11, Saturday, Prince William Wildflower Society Wildflower and Native Plant Sale, 9:00 am to noon, Bethel Lutheran Church, 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas. https://vnps.org/princewilliamwildflowersociety/events/annual-wildflower-native-plant-sale/

11, Saturday, and 12, Sunday, State Arboretum Garden Fair, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, $10 per car if pay in advance and $15 per car at the gate. Blandy Experimental Farm. 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. https://sites.google.com/view/gardenfairatblandy

11, Saturday, Saturday in the Garden: Gardening in Small Places & Plant Sale. 9:00 am to noon, free and open to the public, but register for talk so have enough handouts. Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Prince William County. Register via e-mail: master_gardener@pwcgov.org  http://www.mgpw.org

11, Saturday, and, 12, Sunday, Locust Grove Nature Center Native Plant Sale, 10 to 2 pm, each day, Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD. http://www.locustgrovenature.org

11, Saturday, and 12, Sunday, William Paca Garden Plant Sale, free admission, 10 to 4:00 pm on Saturday and noon to 4:00 pm on Sunday at the William Paca Garden, 1 Martin Street Annapolis.  http://www.annapolis.org/media/48-464-william-paca-garden-plant-sale

12, Sunday, McCrillis Gardens Sunday walks, 2-3:00 pm, free and must register. Also offered on May 5, same time, same place. Walk around McCrillis gardens but register via Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

12, Sunday, Mother’s Day Tour of the Rose Garden, 11:00 am to noon, free and preregistration required. Will be outside. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

13, Monday, Tour the Rose Garden, noon to 1:00 pm. Free, no registration required. Will be outside. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

13, Monday, Mosquitoes and Ticks: Identification and Control, 7 to 8:30 pm. Free and advance registration requested. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

13, Monday, Vermicomposting and Make Your Own Worm Bin, 6 to 7 pm, free but participants can purchase the materials to make and take home own vermicomposting bin with live worms. Also offered on May 1, Wednesday. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road NE Washington DC.  http://www.cultivatethecity.com/events-1/vermicomposting-make-your-own-worm-bin/8/4/2019-2atxm

14, Tuesday, Making a garden great again! Paths, Fountains, Art, Water and Plants by Karl Gercens, 7:30 pm (also, annual tool drive from 6:30 to 7:15 pm). Free for members, fee for nonmembers, Vollmer Center Auditorium, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD. http://www.mdhorticulture.org

14, Tuesday, Spring Houseplant Swap, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, ticket required. The Lemon Collective, 810 Upshur Street, NW Washington DC https://www.wearethelemoncollective.com/calendar/2019/3/17/spring-houseplant-swap

14, Tuesday, Simpson Garden Stroll, 10 to 11:00 am, free. Simpson Gardens, 420 E. Monroe Street, Alexandria. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

14, Tuesday, Webinar: How to Grow and Use a Luffa with Janice Cox, 1:00 pm EST, free for Herb Society of America members and a nominal fee for non-members. Sponsored by the Herb Society of America. http://www.herbsociety.org

15, Wednesday, Foraging for Wild Edibles. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

16, Thursday, Road Trip: Pepper’s Greenhouses and Nursery and Red Mill Pond Botanic Garden (Delaware), 8:00 am to 6 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

17, Friday, Full Moon Hike, 8:30 to 10:00 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

17, 18, and 19, Full Moon Hikes, 8:00 -10:00 pm, fee and must register, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum. Takes place at the National Arboretum, 24th and R Street NE, Washington DC. Also, FONA is sponsoring Full Moon Forest Bathing (experience the full moon for 2 hours outside but do not hike 3 miles in 2 hours) at the same time, same place. Separate fee and registration process.  http://www.fona.org

18, Saturday, Tuckahoe Creek & Beyond Soup ‘n Walk, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

18, Saturday, Smile Herb Festival, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, free. Sponsored by the Smile Herb Shop, 4908 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD.  http://www.smileherb.com

18, Saturday, Happy Flower Hour, 5:00 pm, fee and registration required, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD.  http://www.willowoakherbs.com

18, Saturday, Brookside Gardens Walk, 10:00 to 11:00 am, free and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

18, Saturday, Fragrant Herb Workshop 10 to 11 and 1 to 2, fee and must register. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

18, Saturday, Spring Garden Day and Plant Sale, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

18, Saturday, Perfectly Pet Proof Gardening Design, 9:30 am, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

18, Saturday, Garden Critters for Kids (children’s activity), 10 to noon, free, Merrifield Garden Center, 6895 Wellington Road, Gainesville, VA. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

18, Saturday, Invasive Plants Class, 10 to noon, free but register. Silver Lake Park, 15800 Silver Lake Road, Haymarket, VA. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Prince William County, will include a slow hike. Register via e-mail: master_gardener@pwcgov.org  http://www.mgpw.org

18, Saturday, Herban Lifestyles: Natural Dyeing with Indigo and Kitchen Compost, 10:00 to noon, fee and registration required. Visitor Center Auditorium, U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. http://www.usna.usda.gov

18, Saturday, and Sunday, 19, Beyond the Garden Gate Garden Tour, tickets required. 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Downtown Frederick, MD, Part of Celebrate Frederick https://www.celebratefrederick.com/events/garden-tour/

18, Saturday, Chevy Chase Garden Tour, 10 to 5:00 pm. Tickets required. Sponsored by the Garden Club of Chevy Chase. http://www.gardenclubchevychase.org

18, Saturday, Sandy Spring Museum Garden Tour, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, tickets required, self-guided. From 4 to 6:00 pm is “wine in the garden” at a special fifth garden located at a historic home. https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/programs-and-events/gardentour/

18, Saturday, Saturday in the Garden: Native Pollinators. 10 to 11 am. Free and no registration required, outside. Sponsored by Loudoun County Master Gardeners. Demonstration Garden, 94 Ida Lee Drive NW, Leesburg, VA. http://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

18, Saturday and Sunday,19, Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, free, self-guided. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development.  https://loudounfarms.org/farmtour/

19, Sunday, Lecture: Drainage Solutions, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, free, Merrifield Garden Center, 6895 Wellington Road, Gainesville, VA. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

19, Sunday, Cottingham Farm Tour, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

19, Sunday, Forage for season berries and strawberry cultivation 101, 10 to noon, fee. Cultivate The City, 910 Bladensburg Road NE Washington DC. Meet at a different location, see announcement. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/foraging-for-seasonal-berries-and-strawberry-cultivation-101-tickets-55444990459

20, Monday, Lecture: Vegetable Gardening in Containers. 6:30 to 8:00 pm, free and no registration required. Sponsored and presented by Loudoun County Master Gardeners. Sterling Library, 22330 S. Sterling Blvd., A117, Sterling VA. http://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

21, Tuesday, Information Night for Fall 2019 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program, 7 to 8:30 pm and free. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington. http://www.mgnv.org

21, Tuesday, Container Gardening for Food, Fun and Beauty Workshop, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington. Free and advance registration requested. Also offered on Saturday, May 11, 10:30 am to noon at the Burke Branch Library. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Master Gardeners. http://www.nvmg.org

21, Tuesday, In the Garden Series: Ask a Gardener and Spring Q&A, 9:00 am, fee and must register. Ladew Topiary Garden, 3535 Jarrettsville Road, Monkton, MD.  https://www.ladewgardens.com/

22, Wednesday, Grow Tomatoes and Peppers for Success. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

22, Wednesday, Lecture: Miniature Hostas, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

22, Wednesday, Beltsville Garden Club meeting, speaker is Jim Dronenburg on “From the Ground Up.” 7:30 pm, free and open to the public.  James E. Duckworth School, 11201 Evans Trail, Beltsville, MD. http://beltsvillegardenclub.org/

22, Wednesday, Getaway: Glen Burnie and Museum of the Shenandoah, Winchester, VA. Leave 9:00 am and return 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

22, Wednesday, 27th Annual Spring Garden Party, 6 to 9 pm, fee and must register. Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street, NW Washington DC. http://www.tudorplace.org

23, Thursday, Simpson Garden Family Night, 6-8 pm, free. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Simpson Gardens, 420 E. Monroe Street, Alexandria. http://www.mgnv.org

24, Friday, Arboretum Walking Tour, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, fee and reservation required, space limited, is outside. University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA.  http://www.blandy.virginia.edu

24, Friday, Guided Garden Tour, 10:30 to 11:30 am. Outdoors, rain or shine, fee and can register but walk ins are welcome. Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street, NW Washington DC. http://www.tudorplace.org

25, Saturday, Tips for Selecting Native Plants for Your Home Garden, 10:30 am to noon, free and advance registration requested. Beatley Library Reading Garden, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

25, Saturday, Propagation and Cloning Workshop, 11 to noon, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/propagation-and-cloning-workshop-tickets-55766984552

25, Saturday, Lecture: Pruning Azaleas and Rhododendrons, 10 to noon, free, Merrifield Garden Center, 6895 Wellington Road, Gainesville, VA. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

25, Saturday, Floral Arrangement Workshop, 1:00 pm, fee and must register, Merrifield Garden Center, 12101 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

25, Saturday, 32nd Annual Baltimore Herb Festival, 9:30 to 3:00 pm, admission fee but free parking, Leakin Park, 1920 Eagle Drive, Baltimore, MD. http://www.baltimoreherbfestival.com/index.html

25, Saturday, and 26, Sunday, Orchid Diagnostic and Repotting Clinic with Carol Allen, 9:30 to 4:30 pm, free but if you need an orchid repotted there is a fee. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

26, Sunday, Chesapeake Natives Plant Sale, 10 to 2 pm, Mt. Airy Mansion Greenhouse, Rosaryville State Park, 9640 Rosaryville Road, Upper Marlboro, MD.  http://www.chespeakenatives.org

29, Wednesday, Getting Kids Excited about Healthy Food. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

30, Thursday, Container Gardening, 12:30 pm, free but register. Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, VA. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Prince William County. Register via e-mail: master_gardener@pwcgov.org  http://www.mgpw.org

30, Thursday, Lecture: Culinary Justice: Defining a Theory of Gastronomic Sovereignty with Michael Twitty, free but must register, sponsored by Friends of Brookside Gardens. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

30, Thursday, Tour: Marvelous Morphology: Flowers Indoors and Outdoors, 11:00 am to noon, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

31, Friday, Lecture: The Healing Power of Nature by Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan, 6 to 8 pm, free but a $10 suggested donation. Is a lecture and a walk around the grounds. Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD. http://www.cylburn.org

31, Friday, Lecture: Water in the Landscape: Creating a Garden Oasis, noon to 1:00 pm free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

Even more: The Maryland House and Garden Tour is on different days in May, in different counties, check out their website.

Mount Vernon is having its annual outdoor plant sale every day from 10 to 6 until May 27. On Wednesdays through Sundays, horticulturist staff are there to answer gardening questions from 1 to 2. Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria, VA.  https://www.mountvernon.org/

The Washington DC Department of Parks and Recreation offers free workshops and courses on urban gardening, see link to register. https://dpr.dc.gov/page/urban-garden-education-program

June 1, Saturday, Annual GardenFest, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Free admission and parking. Sponsored by Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association. Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA. http://www.nsvmga.org/events/gardenfest

Exhibits

Brookside Garden has a “Large and Little” display in the north conservatory, which is a display of seven different kinds of taro, Colocasia, and one of its cousins, Alocasia, the elephant ear plant. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

The Wings of Fancy will be in the south conservatory. This is a live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit with various hours and fees, and is best to call in advance to make sure is open at (301) 962-1453 (butterfly activity is impacted by weather and heat). Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

Bloom: Flowers in the Archives of American Art is an art exhibit that explores how artists have drawn inspiration from flowers. Organized by the Archives of American Art in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens. Located at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, 1rst floor, 8th and F Streets, NW Washington DC 20001(in DC’s Penn Quarter neighborhood). Open 11:30 am to 7:00 daily. http://www.aaa.si.edu

Celebrating New American Gardens at the U.S. Botanic Garden showcases 21 gardens in the United States that have created new gardens or renovated a garden within the last five years. Photos, drawings, landscape designs, and project descriptions share the story of each new garden. The U.S. Botanic Garden is open to the public, free of charge, every day of the year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Conservatory is located at 100 Maryland Ave. SW, on the southwest side of the U.S. Capitol. http://www.usbg.gov

April 2019 Events

2, Tuesday, In the Garden Series: Spring Pruning, 9:00 am in the gardens, fee and must register, meet in visitor center. Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535, Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.com

3, Wednesday, Planning and Planting your Herb Garden. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

3, Wednesday, Spring Lecture Series: Complementing the Landscape in Architectural Design with Peter Ratcliffe, doors open at 10 am, lecture begins at 10:30 am and lunch is an optional charge, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535, Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.com

3, Wednesday, Lecture: Ferns in the Landscape by W. Carl Taylor, 7:00 pm, free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Annapolis Horticultural Society, St Anne’s Parish Hall, 199 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD. http://www.annapolishorticulture.org

4, Thursday, Make and Take Rain Barrels, 4 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on April 8. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

4, Thursday, Container Vegetable Gardening, 7 to 8:15 pm, free. Gum Spring Library, 24600 Millstream Drive, Stone Ridge, VA. Sponsored by Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

5-7, Friday through Sunday, Homestead Gardens 2019 spring kickoff weekend. Different events/speakers, free, check website. Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville, MD https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-event/homestead-gardens-2019-spring-kickoff-weekend/

6, Saturday, Workshop: 13 Culinary Herbs with Peggy Riccio, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, free. Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria, VA https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/4738904

6, Saturday, Lecture: Dealing with Deer and Other Mammals in the Gardens, 2 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

6, Saturday, Spring Native Plant Sale, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Sponsored by the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, main visitor parking lot at Morven Park, 17195 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA. http://www.loudounwildlife.org/events/spring-native-plant-sale-2/

6, Saturday, Annual Spring Garden Party and Fundraiser, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmondston, MD. http://www.communityforklift.org

6, Saturday, Lecture: Tomato Love, 10:30 to noon, free and advance registration requested.  Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Also offered on April 9 at Westover Branch Library, 7 to 8:30 pm. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

6, Saturday, Lecture: The Science of Wood by Todd Brethauer, 10:30 to noon, free and registration requested. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

6, Saturday, Camellia Society of Potomac Valley Show and Sale. The show is from 1 to 4 and sale is from 10 to 4:00 pm. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

6, Saturday, Amazing Container Gardens with Peg Bier at Fair Oaks and Using Compost to Create Healthy Soil with Gary Gittere, McGill Premium Compost at Gainesville, both are free and at 10:00 am. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

6, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10 to 11:00 am, free for members, free with admission for general public. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

6, Saturday, Seasonal Opening of Green Spring Garden’s Garden Gate Plant Shop, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Green Spring Master Gardeners are available to answer gardening questions. The Shop will remain open during the gardening season. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

6, Saturday, Orchid Family Day: Amazing Adaptations, a free family event, 11:30 to 3:00 at the Smithsonian American Art Museum Kogod Courtyard. Smithsonian Garden and U.S. Botanic Gardens staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and manage activities. https://learn.usbg.gov/calendar?CategoryId=&date=2019-04-01&view=month#legend

6, Saturday, Workshop: Floral Design-Ikebana, 10-11:30 am, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

6, Saturday, Native American Plant Use, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, inside and outside. University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA.  http://www.blandy.virginia.edu

6, Saturday, Workshop: Propagation and Cloning, 11:00 am to noon, fee and register via Eventbrite. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com

6, Saturday, Planning and Preparing the Early Spring Garden, 1 to 2 pm. Heritage Farm Museum at Claude Moore Park, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling, VA. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

6, Saturday, Lecture: Grasses for every season and every reason with Perennial Diva Stephanie Cohen. 10:00 am to 11:00 am, fee and must register, Auditorium, National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. http://www.usna.usda.gov

7, Sunday, Designing with Natives with Landscape Designer Chris Pax, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

7, Sunday, The Art and Science of the Orchid: A Children’s Program for Ages 10 to 16, 2 to 4:00 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

7, Sunday, Swaling (shape swales on contour) and Nut Tree planting, 1 to 3:30 pm, fee and contact Alecks Ferguson at Silvoculture@gmail.com or (301) 418-8248. Event will be held at 10017 Baltimore National Pike, Myersville, MD.

8, Monday, Make and Take Rain Barrels, 4 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on April 4. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

9, Tuesday, Lecture: Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs, 1:30 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

9, Tuesday, Lecture: Tomato Love, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, free and advance registration requested.  Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington. Also offered on April 6 at Burke Branch Library, 10:30 am to noon. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

9, Tuesday, Lecture: The Natural History of Spring Wildflowers: A Closer Look by Carol Gracie. 7:30 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers. Sponsored by the Horticultural Society of Maryland. Vollmer Center Auditorium, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. http://www.mdhorticulture.org

9, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: Spring Designs, 2:45 pm and fee is included in suggested donation. Also offered on April 11, 12, 16, 18, and 19. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

10, Wednesday, Propagation clinic, 9 to 10:30 am, free and open to the public, register via Eventbrite. Sponsored by the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences at University of the District of Columbia. Firebird Research Farm, 12001 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville, MD. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/propagation-clinic-tickets-58399813414

10, Wednesday, Balcony and Container Gardening Basics. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

10, Wednesday, Spring Lecture Series: Awaken Your Gardens with Taffy Litz, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.com

11, Thursday, and 12, Friday, Wildflower Identification Workshop, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, both days. Fee and must register, inside and outside. Registration assumes one will attend both days, see website for more information. University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA.  http://www.blandy.virginia.edu

11, Thursday, Gardener’s Focus: Spring Designs, 2:45 pm and fee is included in suggested donation. Also offered on April 9, 12, 16, 18, and 19. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

11, Thursday, Lecture: The Allure of Naturalistic Planting, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, free. Sponsored by the Friends of Brookside Gardens, registration required. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

12, Friday through Monday 22, Ikebana International Exhibit, 10 to 4:00 pm and demos on certain days at 1:00 pm. free. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. http://www.usna.usda.gov

12, Friday, Gardener’s Focus: Spring Designs, 2:45 pm and fee is included in suggested donation. Also offered on April 9, 11, 16, 18, and 19. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

12, Friday, Garden Talk: Lawn of Your Dreams, 1:30-2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

12, Friday, and 13, Saturday, Spring Garden Market, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, free admission for AHS members, $10 for each car of non-members, cash only. American Horticultural Society at River Farm, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA. http://www.ahsgardening.org

13, Saturday, Annual Living in the Garden Symposium: Wild About Natives, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Fee and must register. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of the Central Rappahannock Area. Geri Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street, Falmouth, VA. http://www.mgacra.org

13, Saturday, Perennials with Andre Viette, 1:30 pm, free, at Gainesville location. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

13, Saturday, Introduction to Tree Identification, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm, free and must register. Sponsored by Casey Trees. Raymond Recreation Center, 3725 10th Street, NW Washington DC. Check website in case location changes, will be inside and outside. http://www.caseytrees.org

13, Saturday, Saturday in the Garden: Container Gardening with Native Plants, 9:00 am to noon, free and open to the public, must register. Sponsored by the Prince William Master Gardeners. Outside at the Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA. http://www.pwcgov.org/grow

13, Saturday, Flowering Branches Floral Workshop, 10:00 am to 11:30 am and again at 1:00 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

13, Saturday, Lecture: Bring Your Garden to the Sun: Success with Containers and Straw Bales with Craig LeHoullier, 10:30 to noon, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

13, Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm; and 14, Sunday, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm, Spring White House Garden Tour. A free event and open the public but ticket required. National Park Service will distribute free, timed tickets at entry point each day beginning at 8:30 am. Entry point is at 15th Street and Constitution Avenue NW.  https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/white-house-announces-2019-spring-garden-tours/

14, Sunday, Seed Swap and Seed Saving 101 with Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, fee and register via Eventbrite. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com

14, Sunday, Plant Now for Spring Beauty and Fall Delights with Suzanne Conway, 1:00 pm, free, at Gainesville location. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

14, Sunday, Brookside Gardens Behind the Scene Greenhouse Facility Tour, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on April 24. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

14, Sunday, Container Vegetable Gardening, 2 to 3:30 pm, free. Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place, Potomac Falls, VA. Sponsored by Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

15, Monday, Webinar: All About Berries, fee and must register, 7:00 pm Eastern Time, Presented by Charlie Nardozzi. https://gardeningwithcharlie.com

16, Tuesday, Tour: Exploring Bartholdi Park with Thomas Crawley and Ray Mims, 10:30 to 1:30 pm, free and must register, outdoors, rain or shine, meet at the Bartholdi Park Fountain. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

16, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: Spring Designs, 2:45 pm and fee is included in suggested donation. Also offered on April 9, 11, 12, 18, and 19. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

16, Tuesday, Mosquitoes and Ticks: Identification and Control, 7 to 8:30 pm, free and should register. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA. Sponsored by Northern Virginia Master Gardeners and Extension Master Naturalists. https://mgnv.org/2019/03/07/april-2019-public-education-events/

17, Wednesday, Road Trip: Spring Tulips at Sherwood Garden and Rawlings Conservatory, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

17, Wednesday, Vegetable Gardening in the Shade. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

17, Wednesday, Herbal Delights: Featuring Agastache, Herb of the Year with Pat Kenny, 7:30 to 8:00 pm, free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Takoma Horticultural Club, Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD http://www.takomahort.org

17, Wednesday, Spring Lecture Series: Renewal of the Blue Garden in Newport, Rhode Island with Sarah Vance, Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535, Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.com

17, Wednesday, Earthfest, 10:00 am to noon, free, Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie Street, Arlington, VA. https://parks.arlingtonva.us/events/earthfest/

18, Thursday, Gardener’s Focus: Spring Designs, 2:45 pm and fee is included in suggested donation. Also offered on April 9, 11, 12, 16, and 19. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

18, Thursday, Lecture, Designing for Dry Shade, 2 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

19, Friday; 24 Wednesday; 26, Friday; and 29 Monday, Spring Azalea Tours, fee and registration required. Times vary depending on day, see website, will be outside. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC. http://www.usna.usda.gov

19, Friday, Gardener’s Focus: Spring Designs, 2:45 pm and fee is included in suggested donation. Also offered on April 9, 11, 12, 16, and 18. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

20, Saturday, Spring Color with Shrubs with Cristin Wise, 10:00 am, free, at Gainesville location. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

20, Saturday, Easter Table Arrangements, 10:00 am, fee and must register. Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD.  http://www.willowoakherbs.com

20, Saturday, Forest Bathing, 10 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

20, Saturday, Spring Plant Sale, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD.  http://www.historiclondontown.org

20, Saturday, Workshop: Floral Design-Spring Bulbs, 10-11:30 am, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

20, Saturday, Spring Ephemerals and Pollinators Soup ‘n Walk, 11:00 to 1:30 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

20, Saturday, Lecture: Guayule: A New U.S. Source of Natural Rubber by Gene Lester and Bill McLaughlin. 10:30 am to noon, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

20, Saturday, Garden Tour: Brookside Gardens Saturday Walks, 10 to 11:00 am, free but must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

22, Monday, Earth Day Tree Tour of the Regional Gardens with Melanie Choukas-Bradley, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, free and must register, meet at the Terrace, front of Conservatory. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

23, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: Woodland Path, 2:45 pm fee is included in suggested donation. Also offered on April 25, 27, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

23, Tuesday, Small Tree Pruning and Care, 1 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register, inside and outside. University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA.  http://www.blandy.virginia.edu

23, Tuesday, Tour: Phenomenal Plants: Medicinal Plants Collection with Chelsea McKinley, 10:30 am to 11:00 am, free and must register, meet in Medicinal Plants House. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

23, Tuesday, Miniature Perennial Container, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

23, Tuesday, Container Vegetable Gardening, 7 to 8:15 pm, free. Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn, VA. Sponsored by Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

23, Tuesday, Screening: Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home, 7 to 10:00 pm, free. Takoma Park City Hall, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD. Film director Catherine Zimmerman will introduce the film and lead a panel discussion about sustainable landscape practices after the screening. Sponsored by the City of Takoma Park Neighborhood Services Team. https://themeadowproject.com/speaking-calendar/

24, Wednesday, Vertical Garden Structures & Protection Techniques. 7:00 pm, free, part of the Wednesdays in the Garden Series, led by Arlington Food Assistance Center volunteers and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. http://www.library.arlingtonva.us/events/garden-talks

24, Wednesday, Brookside Gardens Behind the Scene Greenhouse Facility Tour, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on April 14. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

24, Wednesday, Lecture: Irises for the Long Bloom with Carol Warner, owner of Draycott Gardens. 7:30 pm, free and open to the public, sponsored by the Beltsville Garden Club, held at the James Duckworth School, 11201 Evans Trail, Beltsville, MD. http://www.beltsvillegardenclub.org

25, Thursday, Gardener’s Focus: Woodland Path, 2:45 pm fee is included in suggested donation. Also offered on April 23, 27, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

25, Thursday, Tour: Marvelous Morphology: Conifers and Gymnosperms with Susan Pell, 11:00 am to noon, free and must register, meet in Conservatory Garden Court. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

25, Thursday, Spring Container Gardening with Angela Weber Hetrick, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

26 through 28, Colonial Williamsburg 73rd Annual Garden Symposium, Lane Auditorium, 301 First Street, Williamsburg, VA. Fee and must register.  https://web.cvent.com/event/feb94800-f242-4e3d-a55a-6f59a628e933/summary

26, Friday, Celebration Earth Day, 10 to 2:00 pm, free, no registration necessary, U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

26, Friday, Arbor Day Walking Tour, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, outside. University of Virginia Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA.  http://www.blandy.virginia.edu

26, Friday, Garden Talk: Power Perennials, 1:30-2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

26, Friday, Guided Garden Tours, 10:30 to 11:30 am, free for members, fee for non-members, can register online. Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street, NW Washington DC. http://www.tudorplace.org

27, Saturday, Herb Gala, with activities, see website for details 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, free admission but some activities have fees and should register in advance, see website for more details. Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD.  http://www.willowoakherbs.com

27, Saturday, Gardener’s Focus: Woodland Path, 2:45 pm fee is included in suggested donation. Also offered on April 23, 25, and 30. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

27, Saturday, Perfect Plant Marriages, 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

27, Saturday, Miniature Garden Design with Linda Brining, 10:00 am, free, at Gainesville location. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

27, Saturday, Lecture: Grow Your Own Herbal Teas, 10:30 am to noon, free and advance registration requested. Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria. Also offered on April 30 at Shirlington Branch Library, Arlington, 7 to 8:30 pm. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

27, Saturday and 28, Sunday, Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival, 10 to 6 on Saturday and 10 to 5 on Sunday, rain or shine, free admission, in the heart of Leesburg, VA. http://www.flowerandgarden.org

27, Saturday, Carlyle House Garden Day Craft Sale, 8 to 4:00 pm, event is free but fee for touring house. Carlyle House, Alexandria, VA. https://www.novaparks.com/parks/carlyle-house-historic-park/events/carlyle-house-garden-day-craft-sale

27, Saturday, and 28, Sunday, Garden Fair and Plant Sale at the National Arboretum, free admission. Saturday 9 to noon is for FONA members only; noon to 4 open to the public, Sunday 9 to 4 open to the public. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington DC.  http://www.fona.org and http://www.usna.usda.gov

27, Saturday through May 4, Historic Garden Week at various locations across Virginia. Admission ticket required, hours vary. See website for more information. https://www.vagardenweek.org/

27, Saturday through November 2, Herbal Apothecary Program, meets once a month for 8 months. Fee and must register via Eventbrite. Classes held at Common Good City Farm, Ledroit Park, Washington DC. More detailed information on website. http://www.commongoodcityfarm.org

27, Saturday through May 19, Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage, various homes and gardens open to the public to tour, see website for specific locations and dates. http://www.mhgp.org

27, Saturday, Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Teas and the Arts, 10 to 4 rain or shine, free. Montpelier Mansion, 9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD. http://www.pgparks.com

27, Saturday, Grow It Eat It Spring Event, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Some events are free and some have fee and should register in advance via Eventbrite. Montgomery County Extension Agriculture History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD. Sponsored by Montgomery County Extension Master Gardens. https://extension.umd.edu/montgomery-county/home-gardening/montgomery-county-grow-it-eat-it

27, Saturday, and 28, Sunday, Plant and Herb Sale, 8:00 am to 6 pm. in the Rosary Portico of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy Street NE Washington DC. Garden tours are also offered, see website.  http://www.fmgg.org/events-2/annual-herb-plant-sale/

28, Sunday, Celebrate Earth Day with Montgomery County: Greenfest at Brookside Gardens, sponsored by Friends of Brookside Gardens, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free and no registration required. Family activity. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

28, Sunday, Creating a Sanctuary for Native Critters, with Steve Gable. 1:00 pm, free, at Gainesville location. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

28, Sunday, Lecture: Rome-ing Through the Garden, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

28, Sunday, Annual Earth Day Plant Sale and Picnic. Noon to 4:30 pm, free bring your own picnic. Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street, NW Washington DC. http://www.tudorplace.org

29, Monday, Road Trip: Ladew Topiary Gardens, Monkton, MD, departs Green Spring Gardens at 8:15 am and returns 6:15 pm. Fee and must register. Fee includes motor coach, admission and lunch. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

30, Tuesday, Lecture: Grow Your Own Herbal Teas, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, free and advance registration requested. Shirlington Branch Library, 4200 Campbell Avenue, Arlington. Also offered on April 27 at Barrett Branch Library, 10:30 am to noon. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

30, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: Woodland Path, 2:45 pm fee is included in suggested donation. Also offered on April 23, 25, and 27. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW, Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

Brookside Garden will have a “Large and Little” display in the north conservatory from Saturday, April 13, to Sunday, September 29. This will be a display of seven different kinds of taro, Colocasia, and one of its cousins, Alocasia, the elephant ear plant. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

The Wings of Fancy will be in the south conservatory from Wednesday, April 17, to Sunday September 22. This is a live butterfly and caterpillar exhibit with various hours and fees, and is best to call in advance to make sure is open at (301) 962-1453 (butterfly activity is impacted by weather and heat). Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

From now until October 6, visit the exhibit “Bloom: Flowers in the Archives of American Art,” which explores how artists have drawn inspiration from flowers. Organized by the Archives of American Art in collaboration with Smithsonian Gardens. Located at the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, 1rst floor, 8th and F Streets, NW Washington DC 20001(in DC’s Penn Quarter neighborhood). Open 11:30 am to 7:00 daily. http://www.aaa.si.edu

From now until April 28, view the “Orchids: Amazing Adaptations” exhibit of live orchids at the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, 8th and F street, NW Washington DC. Orchids come from the collections of the U.S. Botanic Garden and the Smithsonian Gardens.  https://gardens.si.edu/whats-happening/orchids-adaptations/

March 2019 events

1, Friday, Managing Invasive Plants in the Spring Season, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, fee and must register. Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. http://blandy.virginia.edu/arboretum

2, Friday, Plot Against Hunger Spring Garden Kick Off: Growing Food for our Neighbors in Need, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, free and should rsvp. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington. https://afac.org/afac-spring-garden-kick-off/

2, Saturday, Vegetable Gardening Series hosted by the Master Gardeners of Prince William.  Saturdays from 10:15 am to 1:15 pm, free but registration required. Classes at the Haymarket-Gainesville Library, 14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket, VA. This is the third in a series of three; topic will be managing pests, containers and small spaces, and compost. March 23 is the snow date. Register via http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

2, Saturday, Growing Fruit Trees and Berries in Maryland, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

2, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10 to 11:00 am, free for members and free with admission for public. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

2, Saturday, Lecture: Mints: Botany, Chemistry and Uses, by Todd Brethauer, 10:30 to noon, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

2, Saturday, Winter Tree Tour with Melanie Choukas Bradley, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

2, Saturday, Workshop: Beginner Hands-on Bonsai Class with Jennifer Park, fee and must register, Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

2, Saturday, Garden Pests: Learn to Identify the Problems with Carol Allen, 11:00 am, free. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

2, Saturday, Dependable Plants for Difficult Places, with Carol Allen, 1:00 pm, free. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

2, Saturday, Spring Tasks for a Great Garden with Brenda Skarphol, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

2, Saturday, Prune like a Pro, Merrifield; Gardening Q&A Panel Discussion, Fair Oaks; and Landscape Design: Form Follows Function, Gainesville. All at 10:0 am and free, Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

2, Saturday, food forest tour, 10:00 am, free. Conducted by Michael Judd at Long Creek Homestead in Frederick, MD. The fruit nursery will be open for business to purchase plants from 10:30 to 3:00 pm every Saturday in March with the exception of March 30. Each Saturday begins with free food forest tour and then nursery opens at 10:30 am. Long Creek Homestead, 8955 Indian Springs Road, Frederick, MD. Contact Michael Judd for more information. https://www.ecologiadesign.com/

3, Sunday, Creating a Rain Garden with Carol Allen, 1:00 pm, free. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

3, Sunday, Plant Picks for Shady Gardens, Fair Oaks, 1:00 pm, free. Merrifield Garden Center, http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

3, Sunday, Butterflies, Bees, and Flies—Oh My!, Gainesville, 1:00 pm, free. Merrifield Garden Center, http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

3, Sunday, Winter Lecture: Rose Care 101, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

5, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: An Orchid-filled Greenhouse, 11:00 am or 1:00 pm, fee is included in suggested donation. Also offered on March 7 Thursday at 11:00; Friday March 8 at 11:00 am; Saturday March 9 at 1:00; Tuesday March 12 at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm; Thursday March 14 at 11:00 am and 1:00; Friday March 15 at 11:00 am; Saturday March 16 at 1:00; Tuesday March 19 at 11:00 and 1:00 pm; Thursday March 21 at 11:00 and 1:00 pm; Friday March 22 at 11:00 am; Saturday March 23 at 1:00 pm; Tuesday March 26 at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm; Thursday March 28 at 11:00 and 1:00 pm; Friday March 29 at 11:00 am. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

6, Wednesday, Sustainable Landscaping: Selecting Native Plants, 7 to 8:30 pm, free but must register. Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

6, Wednesday, Lecture: Reblooming Irises with Mike Locatell, 7:00 pm, free and open to the public. Annapolis Horticultural Society, St. Anne’s Parish Hall, http://www.annapolishorticulture.org

7, Thursday, Lecture: The Edible Landscape, 7 to 8:00 pm, free and open to the public, Gum Spring Library, 24600 Millstream Drive, Stone Ridge, VA. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

7, Thursday, Lecture: The Historic Gardens of Germany, 7 to 8:00 pm, free and open to the public. Rust Library, Old Waterford Road, Leesburg, VA. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

7, Thursday, Lecture: Addition by Reduction: The Art of Editing in Garden Design and Stewardship by Rick Darke. 6:30 to 8:00 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

8, Friday, Orchid 101: How to get your orchid to rebloom, 1:00 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on Saturday March 9 at 10:00 am to noon; Sunday March 10 10:00 am to noon; Saturday March 16 at 2 to 4:00 pm; Saturday March 23 10:00 am to noon. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

8, Friday, Lecture: Mutinies, Midges, Migrations, Molecule and More: Tales of the Extraordinary Breadfruit and Jackfruit by Nyree Zerega, noon to 1:00 pm, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

8, Friday, Garden Talk: Attracting Wildlife, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

9, Saturday, Grow your own microgreens, 11 to noon, fee and must register via Eventbrite. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com

9, Saturday, The Basics of Gardening Series, hosted by the Master Gardeners of Prince William. 1-4:00 pm, free and registration is required. Classes will be at Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge. This is the third of a series of three classes on Saturdays; March 9 will be dealing with problems, native plants, insects, and integrated pest management. March 16 is a snow date. http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

9, Saturday, Lecture: Spring Lawn Care and Turf Alternatives, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, free and registration requested. Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington. Sponsored and presented by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

9, Saturday, Workshop: Wintertime woody plant pruning and why it is the best time to prune many trees and shrubs. 10:00 am to noon, free and advance registration requested, limited space, no walk-ins. Will be outdoors at the American Horticultural Society’s River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Drive, Alexandria. Also offered on Sunday, March 10, 1 to 3:00 pm at 21 West Walnut Street, Alexandria, 22301. Sponsored and presented by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

9, Saturday, Orchid Workshop: To Repot or Not? 2 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Also offered on Sunday March 10 from 2 to 4; Saturday March 16 from 10:00 am to noon. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

9, Saturday, Gardening in the Valley Symposium, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, fee and registration recommended. Sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners. Held at Shenandoah University, 1460 University Drive, Winchester, VA.  http://www.nsvmga.org/events/gardening-symposium

9, Saturday, U.S. Botanic Garden Production Facility Open House, several entry times, fee and must register, will meet at the USBG Production Facility. See website for details. http://www.usbg.gov

9, Saturday, Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces, Merrifield; A Few of my Favorite Landscape Plants, Fair Oaks; and Foundation Plants, Gainesville, all at 10:00 am and free. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

9, Saturday and 10, Sunday, Orchid Diagnostic and Repotting Clinic with Carol Allen, 9:30 to 4:30, free but fee for repotting orchid. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

10, Sunday, Fruit tree grafting, 1 to 3 pm, fee. Conducted by Michael Judd but will be sponsored by SilvoCulture, a new non-profit to promote nut tree culture in this area. Will create grafted apple tree to take home. 10017 Baltimore National Pike, Myersville, MD. Contact Michael Judd for more information. https://www.ecologiadesign.com/

10, Sunday, Workshop: Wintertime woody plant pruning and why it is the best time to prune many trees and shrubs. 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, free and advance registration requested, limited space, no walk-ins. Will be outdoors at 21 West Walnut Street, Alexandria, 22301. Also offered on March 9, Saturday, at the American Horticultural Society’s River Farm, 7931 E. Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, at 10:00 am to noon. Sponsored and presented by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

10, Sunday, Native Plant Picks for Spring at Fair Oaks, and Perennial Basics at Gainesville, both are at 1:00 pm and free. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

12, Tuesday, Native Plants for Shade Gardens, 7 to 8:30 pm, free and advance registration requested. Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria. Sponsored and presented by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

12, Tuesday, Rediscovering Forgotten and Heirloom Bulbs for Summer Gardens and Containers, with Matt Mattus. 7:30 pm, free for members, fee for non-members. Vollmer Center Auditorium, Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD. Sponsored by the Maryland Horticultural Society. http://www.mdhorticulture.org

12, Tuesday, Greener than Grass: A Sustainable Landscaping Series: Alternative Groundcovers, 7 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register. Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. http://blandy.virginia.edu/arboretum

15, Friday, Walk with an Arborist, 8:00 to 9:00 am, free, sign up with signupgenius. Also offered on March 22 and 29. University of Maryland Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 3921 Stadium Drive, College Park, MD. https://arboretum.umd.edu/news/new-program-walk-arborist

16, Saturday, Early Blooms, Songbirds and Spring Frogs Soup ‘n Walk, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

16, Saturday, Plants and Design: Starting Cool Season Edibles with Nancy Olney, 9:30 am to 11:00 am, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

16, Saturday, Pollinator Gardening in Small Spaces, Merrifield; Plant Combinations for Curb Appeal, Fair Oaks, and Common Landscaping Mistakes and Solutions, Gainesville, all at 10:00 am and free. Merrifield Garden Center, http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

16, Saturday, Growing Fruits and Berries: A Delicious Landscape with Carol Allen, 1:00 pm and free. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

16, Saturday, Fragrant Shrubs of Spring with Christopher Lewis, 11:00 am and free. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

16, Saturday, How to get your orchid to rebloom, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

16, Saturday, St. Patrick’s Day Flower Arrangement and Tea and Cookies, 11:00 am, fee and must register. Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, 8109 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD.  http://www.willowoakherbs.com

17, Sunday, Cut Orchid Floral Workshop, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, and also offered from 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

17, Sunday, Growing Asparagus, Potatoes, Onions and Garlic with Carol Allen, 1:00 pm and free. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

17, Sunday, Spotted Lanternfly Not Wanted, 2 to 3:00 pm, free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners, Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main Street, Purcellville, VA. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

17, Sunday, Inoculating Mushrooms, 9 to 11:30 am, fee. Conducted by Michael Judd but will be sponsored by SilvoCulture, a new non-profit to promote nut tree culture in this area. Will take home an inoculated log. 10017 Baltimore National Pike, Myersville, MD. Contact Michael Judd for more information. https://www.ecologiadesign.com/

17, Sunday, Low Maintenance Plants: Trees and Shrubs at Fair Oaks and Turf Talk at Gainesville, 1:00 pm and free. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

17, Sunday, Spring Wreath Workshop, 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Fair Oaks location of Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

19, Tuesday, Workshop: Hypertufa Containers and Desert Plantings 6:30 to 8:30 pm and doors open at 6:15, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

20, Wednesday, Modern Methods for Breeding New Plants, 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Takoma Horticultural Club. Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD. http://www.takomahort.org

20, Wednesday, Lecture: Evolution of Chanticleer’s Gravel Garden with Lisa Roper, fee and must register. 10:30 am, Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, MD. http://www.ladewgardens.com

22, Friday, Garden Talk: Get Ready for Spring, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

22, Friday, Guided Garden Tour of Tudor Place, 10:30 to 11:30 am, free for members, fee for nonmembers and walk-ins welcome. Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street NW Washington DC. http://www.tudorplace.org

22, Friday, Walk with an Arborist, 8:00 to 9:00 am, free, sign up with signupgenius. Also offered on March 15 and 29. University of Maryland Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 3921 Stadium Drive, College Park, MD. https://arboretum.umd.edu/news/new-program-walk-arborist

23, Saturday, Indoor and Container Gardening 101, 11 to noon, fee and must register via Eventbrite. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC. http://www.cultivatethecity.com

23, Saturday, Workshop: Mounted Orchid, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC. http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

23, Saturday, Small Space Gardening Techniques, 10:30 to noon, free and registration requested. Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Also offered on Monday March 25, 7 to 8:30 pm at the Westover Branch library. Sponsored and presented by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, http://www.mgnv.org

23, Saturday, 10th Annual Gardening Symposium, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Drive, NW, Leesburg, VA. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

23, Saturday, Selecting and Caring for Roses, Merrifield; Low Maintenance Plants: Perennials, Fair Oaks; Spring Vegetable Gardening: 101, Gainesville, all at 10:00 am and free. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

23, Saturday, Hands on introduction to plant propagation, 10 to noon, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

23, Saturday, Plants and Design: The Mixed Border with Karen Rexrode, 10:00 to 11: 00 am, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

23, Saturday and 24, Sunday, Orchid diagnostic and repotting clinic with Carol Allen, 9:30 to 4:30 free but fee for having your orchid repotted. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

24, Sunday, Spotted lanternfly Not Wanted, 2 to 3:00 pm, free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners, Brambleton Library, 22850 Brambleton Plaza, Brambleton, VA. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

24, Sunday, Starting a Vegetable Garden at Home, 2 to 3 pm free, Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl, Potomac Falls, VA. Sponsored by Loudoun County Master Gardeners http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

24, Sunday, Floral Design Workshop: Spring Flower Basket with floral designer Chuck Mason, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

24, Sunday, Woodland Gardens at Fair Oaks and Culinary Herbs with Peggy Riccio at Gainesville, both at 1:00 pm and free. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

24, Sunday, Workshop: Fruit Tree Grafting, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by Common Market Co-op and led by Michael Judd of Ecologia. Will be at the Judd homestead, 8955 Indian Springs Road, Frederick, MD. https://www.commonmarket.coop/classes-events/fruit-tree-grafting/

25, Monday, Small Space Gardening Techniques, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, free and registration requested. Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington. Also offered on Saturday March 23, 10:30 am to noon at the Burke Branch library. Sponsored and presented by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, http://www.mgnv.org

27, Wednesday, Lecture: It could have been an embassy: the past, present and future of River Farm with Dan Scott, 7:30 pm, free and open to the public, Beltsville Garden Club, James E. Duckworth School, 11201 Evans Trail, Beltsville, MD.  http://www.beltsvillegardenclub.org

29, Friday, Walk with an Arborist, 8:00 to 9:00 am, free, sign up with signupgenius. Also offered on March 15 and 22. University of Maryland Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 3921 Stadium Drive, College Park, MD. https://arboretum.umd.edu/news/new-program-walk-arborist

30, Saturday, Plants and Design: Multiply Your Plants with Horticulturist Peggy Riccio, 9:30 am to 11:00 am, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

30, Saturday, Spotted Lanternfly Not Wanted, 2 to 3:00 pm, free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners, Lovettsville Library, 12 N Light Street, Lovettsville, VA. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

30, Saturday, Landscape Design I & II: Upgrading your piece of paradise, session I is on March 30 10:00 am to noon, and session II is on April 13, can be taken separately. Fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

30, Saturday, Turf Talk Q&A at Merrifield at 10:00 am; Garden-grown Herbs at Fair Oaks at 10:00 am and again at Gainesville at 2:00 pm. Free. Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

30, Saturday, Growing Veggies and Herbs in small space and containers with Carol Allen, 11:00 am and free. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

30, Saturday, Lahr Symposium and Native Plant Sale, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, fee and must register for symposium; attending plant sale is free. Sponsored by Friends of the National Arboretum, at the U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, NE, Washington DC. https://usna.usda.gov/visit/events-calendar/ https://www.fona.org/lahr-symposium/

30, Saturday, Creating a Pollinator’s paradise with Carol Allen. 1:00 pm and free. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

31, Sunday, The Beauty and Benefits of Using Native Plants 1:00 pm, free. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

31, Sunday, Deer Proofing Your Garden, 1:00 pm, free at Gainesville, Meriffield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.org

31, Sunday, Lecture: Undaunted daffodils by Brent Heath, 3 to 4:30 pm, free but must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

31, Sunday, Workshop: Wild about Mushrooms, 1 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by Common Market Co-op and led by Michael Judd of Ecologia. Will be at the Judd homestead, 8955 Indian Springs Road, Frederick, MD. https://www.commonmarket.coop/classes-events/wild-about-mushrooms/

There is a new exhibit called Celebrating New American Gardens at the U.S. Botanic Garden in DC. The exhibit showcases 21 gardens in the United States that have created new gardens or renovated a garden within the last five years. Photos, drawings, landscape designs, and project descriptions share the story of each new garden. The U.S. Botanic Garden is open to the public, free of charge, every day of the year from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Conservatory is located at 100 Maryland Ave. SW, on the southwest side of the U.S. Capitol. http://www.usbg.gov

Smithsonian Gardens has an orchid exhibit called Orchids: Amazing Adaptations that will be open to the public until April 28. It is indoors at the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, on 8th and F Street, NW, in DC, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. https://gardens.si.edu/whats-happening/orchids-adaptations/

February 2019 events

2, Saturday, Houseplants of the Decades, 11 to noon, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

2, Saturday, Backyard Birds: Creating a Wildlife Habitat. 10-11:30 am, free and must register. Burke Nursery and Garden Centre, 9401 Burke Road, Burke, VA. Register by e-mailing misty@burkenursry.com http://www.burkenursery.com

2, Saturday, Spring to Green Symposium: Gardening for all ages, sponsored by Danville Master Gardeners, Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, 150 Slayton Avenue, Danville, VA. Fee and must register. https://danvillemastergardeners.org/mg-events-calendar/spring-to-green

2, Saturday, VCE Master Gardener Indoor Plant Clinic, 11 to 2:00 pm, free, Bowman Library, 871 Tasker Road, Stephens City, VA. Will give talks on houseplant propagation, orchids, and decorating your home with houseplants. Sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association. http://www.nsvmga.org

2, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10 to 11:00 am. Free for members, free with admission for the general public. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

2, Saturday, Deer Management Strategies, Merrifield location; Right Plant, Right Place, Fair Oaks; Common Plant Problems and Solutions, Gainesville, all at 10:00 am and free. Merrifield Garden Center, http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

2, Saturday, Washington Gardener Seed Exchange, 12:30 to 4:30 pm, Will be held at Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria. Fee and must register via brown paper tickets http://www.WGSeedExchange-GSG.brownpapertickets.com

2, Saturday, Lecture: East vs. West: Amazing Similarities between Asian and American Plant Species, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

2, Saturday, Workshop: Beginner Hands-on Bonsai Class with Jennifer Park, 2 to 4:00 pm, fee and registration required. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

2, Saturday, Lecture: Making a Plan for Spring Gardening with Christopher Lewis, 11:00 am, free, Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

2, Saturday, Lecture: Successful Gardening Basics with Carol Allen, 1:00 pm, free. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

2, Saturday, and 3, Sunday, Garden Hand Tool Sharpening. 1 to 3:00 pm, cash only, proceeds will be donated to Emmanuel United Methodist Church Food Bank. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

2, Saturday, Create and Sip Terrarium workshop, 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Gainesville location of Merrifield Garden Center.  http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

3, Sunday, Air Plants: Everything You Don’t Know, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

3, Sunday, Winter Lecture: Pushing Limits of Tropical Plants with John Boggan, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

4, Monday, Microgreens: What are they, why they are so fabulous, and how to grow them, 7 to 8:00 pm, free but must register. Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia http://www.mgnv.org

5, Tuesday, Workshop: Hypertufa Containers and Desert Plantings, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

6, Wednesday, Build a Terrarium, 11 to noon, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

6, Wednesday, Sustainable Landscaping: Water Conservation, 7 to 8:30 pm, free but must register. Columbia Pike Branch Library, 816 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

6, Wednesday, Lecture: Delaware Botanical Garden with Greg Tepper, 7:00 pm, free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Annapolis Horticulture Society, check website for location. http://www.annapolishorticulture.org

7, Thursday, Lecture: The important role of home gardeners in protecting our natural water. 7:00 pm, free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road NW, Leesburg.  http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

8, Friday, Garden Talk:  Grow Your Herbs with Master Gardeners, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

8, Friday, Winter Tree Identification, 10 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register. Audubon Naturalist Society; will be at the Woodend Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD, outside and inside.  http://www.anshome.org

9, Saturday, Trees 101, 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, Casey Trees. Free but must register. Location to be determined. https://caseytrees.org/event/trees-101-2/

9, Saturday, and 10, Sunday, Garden Hand Tool Sharpening. 1 to 3:00 pm, cash only, proceeds will be donated to Emmanuel United Methodist Church Food Bank. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

9, Saturday, Houseplants: Bring the Outdoors In. 10-11:30 am., free and must register. Burke Nursery and Garden Centre, 9401 Burke Road, Burke, VA. Register by e-mailing misty@burkenursry.com http://www.burkenursery.com

9, Saturday, and 10, Sunday, Orchid Diagnostic and Repotting Clinic with Carol Allen, 9:30 to 4:30 pm, free but fee for having your orchid repotted. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

9, Saturday, Workshop: Mounted Orchids. 1:00-2:00 pm, fee and must register via evenbrite. Hosted by the Rock Paper Plant and held at the Lemon Collective, 808 Upshur Street, NW, Washington DC.  http://www.rockpaperplant.com

9, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop: Valentine Topiary, 2:00 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

9, Saturday, Defining Your Outdoor Living Space Style, Merrifield location; Orchids, Fair Oaks; Romantic Gardens, Gainesville, all at 10:00 am and free. Merrifield Garden Center, http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

10, Sunday, Gardener’s Focus: Preparing for spring in the greenhouse. 12:45 pm and is included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Also on February 12, 13, 14, 17, 26, 27, 28. Hillwood Estate Museum and Garden. 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

10, Sunday, Winter Lecture: Ideas from Europe for U.S. Gardeners with Carolyn Mullet, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

10, Sunday, Tool Sharpening Workshop, 2 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register. Learn how to sharpen tools. Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore.  http://cylburn.org/events-programs/

10, Sunday, Build a Terrarium, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 522 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

14, Thursday, Travel the Tropics (tour of the tropics part of conservatory), 11:00 to 11:45 am, free but registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

15, Friday, Everything you wanted to know about pruning, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

16, Saturday, Create and Sip Terrarium workshop, 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Gainesville location of Merrifield Garden Center.  http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

16, Saturday, Lawn Care: Increase Your Curb Appeal. 10-11:30 am., free and must register. Burke Nursery and Garden Centre, 9401 Burke Road, Burke, VA. Register by e-mailing misty@burkenursry.com http://www.burkenursery.com

16, Saturday, Winter Greens and Distinctive Bark Soup ‘n Walk, 11:00 to 1:30 pm, fee and must register. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

16, Saturday, Lecture: First Farmers and the origin of crops with Todd Brethauer. 10:30 to noon, free but registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

16, Saturday, Screening with Evergreens, Merrifield location; Landscape Lighting, Fair Oaks; Seed Starting 101, Gainesville, all at 10:00 am and free. Merrifield Garden Center, http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

16, Saturday, Annual Eco-savvy Symposium: Beauty, Integrity and Resilience: Can a Garden Have Everything, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

16, Saturday, Perennially Inspired! A winter seminar by the Perennial Plant Association and the Horticultural Society of Maryland. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt, 6501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD. Fee and must register. http://www.mdhorticulture.org

16, Saturday, Starting a Vegetable Garden at Home, 2 to 3:00 pm, free and open to the public. Purcellville Library, 220 E. Main Street, Purcellville, VA. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

16, Saturday, The Basics of Gardening Series, hosted by the Master Gardeners of Prince William. 1-4:00 pm, free and registration is required. Classes will be at Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge. This is the second of a series of three classes on Saturdays; can register for all three or attend one or two. January was getting started, basic botany, soils, seed starting, containers, and rain gardens; February 16 is digging in: turf, weeds, ornamental trees and shrubs; and March 9 will be dealing with problems, native plants, insects, and integrated pest management. March 16 is a snow date. http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

16, Saturday, Vegetable Gardening Series hosted by the Master Gardeners of Prince William.  Saturdays from 10:15 am to 1:15 pm, free but registration required. Can register for one or two or all three. Classes at the Haymarket-Gainesville Library, 14870 Lightner Road, Haymarket, VA. Topics include: February 16: Siting the garden, soils, cover crops, February 23: planting calendar, rotation and succession, vegetable profiles; March 2: managing pests, containers and small spaces, and compost. March 23 is the snow date. Register via http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

16, Saturday, Lecture: Mosquito Madness with Christopher Lewis, 11:00 am free. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

16, Saturday, Lecture: Sustainable Landscape Design with Carol Allen, 1:00 pm, free. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

17, Sunday, Lecture: Starting from Seed with Carol Allen, 1:00 pm free, Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

17, Sunday, Winter Lecture: Selecting and Planting Trees with Scott Aker, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

17, Sunday, Lecture: Plant Pollinators with Heather Holm, author of Pollinators of Native Plants and Bees: An identification and Native Plant Forage Guide. Free and open to the public, 3:30 to 6:30 pm, Manassas Park, Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park, VA. Sponsored by the Prince William Wildflower Society and several other organizations. https://vnps.org/princewilliamwildflowersociety/events/plant-pollinators-with-heather-holm/

19, Tuesday, Exploring Bartholdi Park, 10:30 to 11:30 am, Tour meets by the Bartholdi Park fountain, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

20, Wednesday, DIY Mason Jar Terrarium, 11 to noon, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

20, Wednesday, Webinar: Finding Common Ground, In Pursuit of “Sustainable Landscaping” 12:30-1:30 pm EST, free but must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance. http://www.ecolandscaping.org

20, Wednesday, Tour: Behind the scenes of the USBG Conservatory. Tour meets in the conservatory garden court, 10:30 to 11:30 am. free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

20, Wednesday, Pruning Deciduous Woody Plants with Jim DeRamus, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Takoma Horticultural Club. Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD. http://www.takomahort.org

21, Thursday, Webinar: Putting herbs to work in your garden with Caren White, sponsored by the Herb Society of America. Free for members; non-members must pay a fee and register. Check website for time. http://www.herbsociety.org

22, Friday, Green Matters: Designing for Diverse Landscapes, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Fee and must register. Will be at Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza but register via Brookside Gardens. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

23, Saturday, Fragrant Floral Design, 10:00 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Also offered from 1 to 2:30 pm. Hillwood Estate Museum and Garden. 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington DC http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org

23, Saturday, Spring Garden Maintenance. 10-11:30 am., free and must register. Burke Nursery and Garden Centre, 9401 Burke Road, Burke, VA. Register by e-mailing misty@burkenursry.com http://www.burkenursery.com

23, Saturday, Urban Agriculture: Grow What You Eat: Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, free and must register. Burke Branch library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Also offered on Monday February 25 at Westover Branch at 6:30 to 8:30 pm., sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

23, Saturday, Starting a Vegetable Garden at Home, 1:30 to 2:30 pm; and Organic Management of Vegetable Garden Pests and Diseases: It’s Not Too Early to Plan, 2:45 to 4:00 pm. Free and open to the public. Gum Spring Library, 24600 Millstream Drive, Stone Ridge, VA. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

23, Saturday, Spotted Lanternfly: Not Wanted. 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, free. Middleburg Library, 101 Reed Street, Middleburg, VA. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

23, Saturday, and 24, Sunday, Orchid Diagnostic and Repotting Clinic with Carol Allen, 9:30 to 4:30 pm, free but fee for having your orchid repotted. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

23, Saturday, Fruit Trees, Merrifield location; Bonsai Basics, Fair Oaks; Get Your Garden Ready for Spring, Gainesville, all at 10:00 am and free. Merrifield Garden Center, http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

23, Saturday, Middleburg Horticultural Symposium, Planting Outside the Lines, 9 to 3:30 pm, Sponsored by the Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club, fee and must register. The Hill School, 130 South Madison Street, Middleburg, VA. http://www.flgardenclub.org

23, Saturday, RootingDC, all day but note new location, will be at the Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, 4800 Meade Street NE Washington, DC. Free although a ten dollar donation is requested. http://www.rootingdc.org

23, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop: Dutch Design, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

23, Saturday, Montgomery County Master Gardeners 19th Annual Spring Conference: Gardening from the Ground Up, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD. Fee and must register. https://extension.umd.edu/mg/locations/spring-miniconference

23, Saturday, Webinar: Not Your Grandma’s Hydrangea: The Best Hydrangeas Plus Tried and Proven Tips for Growing Them with Kerry Ann Mendez. 11:00 am EST, fee and must register.    https://www.pyours.com

23, Saturday, Jump Start the Season with Bulbs and Seeds, 11:00 to noon, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 522 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

23, Saturday, Prince William County Native Plant Symposium for Beginners 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, fee and register via eventbrite. McCoart Administration Building, 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, VA. http://www.pwcgov.org

23, Saturday, Lecture: Balancing Natives and Ornamentals in Your Garden: 25 Specimen Plants by Keith Tomlinson of Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, free and must register, 1 to 3:00 pm.  Old Historic Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA. Hosted by Prince William Master Gardeners http://www.pwcgov.org  E-mail to register: master_gardener@pwcgov.org

24, Sunday, Winter Lecture: Uncommon Cut Flowers with Karen Rexrode, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

24, Sunday, DIY Mason Jar Terrarium, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 522 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

24, Sunday, Jump Start the Season with Bulbs and Seeds, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register. Homestead Gardens, 743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD. http://www.homesteadgardens.com

25, Monday, Urban Agriculture: Grow What You Eat: Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, free and must register. Westover Branch Library 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington. Also offered on Saturday, February 23, at Burke Branch Library, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm., sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. http://www.mgnv.org

26, Tuesday, Tour: Phenomenal plants–the USBG Medicinal Plants Collection, tour will meet in the medicinal plants house. Free and registration required. 10:30 to 11:00 am. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

27, Wednesday, Lecture: Color Vignettes: How to make your garden pop with Lynn Title and Beltsville Garden Club, 7:30 pm, free and open to the public. James E. Duckworth School, 11201 Evans Trail, Beltsville, MD. http://www.beltsvillegardenclub.org

28, Thursday, Tour: Marvelous Morphology: Leaves, 11:00 to noon, meet in the conservatory garden court, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

28, Thursday, Webinar: Grow a Pollinator Garden with Charlie Nardozzi, 8:30 pm EST, fee and must register. https://gardeningwithcharlie.com/

Urban Grower Certificate Course Registration Open!

https://dpr.dc.gov/page/urban-garden-education-program

This 17-class course will cover a variety of topics about urban gardening in DC from garden design, organic management, critter proof composting, cooking what you grow, food justice and many more. After the completion of this course each participant will receive a certificate and the knowledge to create and manage a large variety of urban gardening projects.

Feb 4 – May 18th; Every Monday 6:30-8:30pm; two Saturday classes 10-12pm at various sites in DC. Location is Turkey Thicket Rec Center, 1100 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC. (Parking lot/street parking, close to Brookland Metro)
Participants must plan on attending 16 out of 17 classes to register for course

Tudor Place has reduced admission fee for the month of February to honor George Washington. All February tours are just $1. http://www.tudorplace.org

January 2019

5, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 to 11:00 am, free for members, free with admission for general public. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD. http://www.adkinsarboretum.org

5, Saturday, Beginner Hands on Bonsai Class with Jennifer Park, 2 to 4:00 pm, fee and registration required. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

5, Saturday, Succulent and Terrarium Crafting, 9:00 am, fee and must register via Eventbrite, District Hardware and Bike, 730 Maine Avenue SW, Washington, DC. Also offered on January 8 at 6:00 pm. http://www.districthardware.com

8, Tuesday, Succulent and Terrarium Crafting, 6:00 pm, fee and must register via Eventbrite, District Hardware and Bike, 730 Maine Avenue SW, Washington, DC. Also offered on January 5 at 9:00 am. http://www.districthardware.com

9, Wednesday, Sustainable Landscaping: Design Basics, 7 to 8:30 pm, free and advance registration requested. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Columbia Pike Branch Library, Westmont Room, 816 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington VA. http://www.mgnv.org

10, Thursday, Lecture: Spotted Lanternfly – Not Wanted! 7:00 to 8:00 pm, free. Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, NW, Leesburg, VA. Sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners. http://www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org

12, Saturday, Urban Gardening in the Winter–Houseplants, Succulents, and Terrariums, 9:00 am, free and must register via Eventbrite, District Hardware and Bike, 730 Maine Avenue SW Washington, DC. Also offered on January 17 at 6:00 pm. http://www.districthardware.com

12, Saturday, The Basics of Gardening Series hosted by the Master Gardeners of Prince William. 1-4:00 pm, free and registration is required. Classes will be at Chinn Park Regional Library, 13065 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge. This is a series of three classes on Saturdays; can register for all three or attend one or two. January is getting started, basic botany, soils, seed starting, containers, and rain gardens; February 15 is digging in: turf, weeds, ornamental trees and shrubs; and March 9 is dealing with problems, native plants, insects, and integrated pest management. March 16 is a snow date. http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

12, Saturday, Workshop: Stand Up for Trees (learn how to advocate for trees in DC).  9:45 am to 3:00 pm, free if DC resident, fee if MD/VA resident; must register. Casey Trees, 3030 12 Street NE, Washington, DC. http://www.caseytrees.org

12, Saturday, Workshop: Floral Design: Winter Blues, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Create fresh winter floral arrangement with floral designer Betty Ann Galway. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

12, Saturday, Beginning Beekeeping Course, every Saturday until February 16, 10:00 to 12:30 pm. Fee and must register. Bee Care Institute, classes held at 1400 Quincy Street, NE, Washington DC. http://www.capitolbeecare.com/classes.html

13, Sunday, Winter Lecture: Vegetables Love Flowers with Lisa Ziegler, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

14, Monday, Urban Agriculture: Selecting and Starting Seeds, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. free and advance registration requested. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Westover Branch Library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington, VA. http://www.mgnv.org

15, Tuesday, Webinar: Making Your Own Herbal First Aid Kit, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, Smile Herb Shop.  http://smileherb.com/

15, Tuesday, Greener than Grass Series: Edible Landscaping, 7 to 8:30 pm, fee and registration recommended. Blandy Library, Blandy Experimental Farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. http://www.blandy.virginia.edu/

15, Tuesday, Exploring Bartholdi Park, 10:30 am – 11:30 am, outside. Free but must register. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

16, Wednesday, Tour: Behind the Scenes at the USBG Production Facility, 10:30 to 11:30 am, free and registration required, tour meets at the facility at 4700 Shepherd Parkway, SW. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

16, Wednesday, Native Plant Gardening, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register. Audubon Naturalist Society. Explore the Blair Native Plant Garden at Woodend Nature Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD. https://anshome.org/adults/

17, Thursday, Urban Gardening in the Winter–Houseplants, Succulents, and Terrariums, 6:00 pm, free and must register via Eventbrite, District Hardware and Bike, 730 Maine Avenue SW, Washington, DC. Also offered on January 12 at 9:00 am. http://www.districthardware.com

19, Saturday, Urban Agriculture: Selecting and Starting Seeds, 10:30 to 11:30 am. free and advance registration requested. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.mgnv.org

19, Saturday, Lecture: Bananas: Botany, History, Agriculture and Future by Todd Brethauer. 10:30 am to noon, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

19, Saturday, and 20, Sunday, Orchid Diagnostic and Repotting Clinic with Carol Allen, 9:30 to 4:30 am, free but fee if want orchid repotted. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

19, Saturday, and 20, Sunday, Garden Hand Tool Sharpening, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee but all proceeds will be donated to Emmanuel United Methodist Church Food Bank. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

20, Sunday, Winter Lecture: What’s Buggin’ You? With entomologist Nate Erwin, 1:30 to 2:30 fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

21, Monday, Field Trip: Winter Greens, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Sponsored by Maryland Native Plant Society, Calvert County Natural Resources Division and Calvert Nature Society. Will be at Gatewood Preserve, Prince Frederick, Calvert County. Directions will be sent to those who register. Will be outside. https://mdflora.org/event-3117238?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=1/23/2019

22, Tuesday, Tour: Phenomenal Plants: The USBG Medicinal Plants Collection, 10:30 am., free, registration required, meet in the Medicinal Plants House. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

23, Wednesday, Sustainable Landscaping: Building Soil Health, 7:00 to 8:30 pm. free and advance registration requested. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Columbia Pike Branch Library, Westmont Room, 816 South Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, VA. http://www.mgnv.org

23, Wednesday, Enjoying the art of bonsai with Michel James, curator, U.S. National Arboretum. 7:30 pm, free. Beltsville Garden Club, James Duckworth School, 11201 Evans Trail, Beltsville, MD.  http://www.beltsvillegardenclub.org

24, Thursday, Tour: Marvelous Morphology: Plant-Animal Interactions. Tour meets in the Conservatory Garden Court, 11:00 am to noon, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington DC. http://www.usbg.gov

25, Friday, Garden Talk: Container Gardens for the Yardless, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

26, Saturday, Webinar: Powerhouse perennials that work overtime so you don’t, 11:00 am eastern, fee and must register, Kerry Ann Mendez of Perennially Yours, http://www.pyours.com

26, Saturday, Third Annual Seed Swap, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, free. Sponsored by the Master Gardener Association of the Central Rappahannock Area, Rowser Building, 1739 Jefferson David Highway, Stafford, VA. http://www.mgacra.org

26, Saturday, 9th annual seed exchange, 10 to 2:00 pm, free. Blandy Experimental farm, 400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA. Sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association. http://www.nsvmga.org

26, Saturday, Plants and Design: Planning and Planting garden themes with landscape designer Lynley Ogilvie. 10 to 11:00 am, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

26, Saturday, and 27, Sunday, Orchid Diagnostic and Repotting Clinic with Carol Allen, 9:30 to 4:30 am, free but fee if want orchid repotted. Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD. http://www.behnkes.com

26, Saturday, Urban Agriculture: Grow lights show and tell, 10:30 to noon, free and advance registration requested. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Burke Branch Library, 4701 Seminary Road, Alexandria. http://www.mgnv.org

26, Saturday, Washington Gardener Seed Exchange, 12:30 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register at http://www.WGSeedExchange-BG.brownpapertickets.com. Will be held at

Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

27, Sunday, Winter Lecture: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, 1:30 to 2:30 pm. View documentary, “Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf.” Fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/greenspring

27, Sunday, Winter Wellness: Essential Oils workshop with Holly Shimizu, 2:00 pm, fee and must register. American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA. http://www.ahsgardening.org

28, Monday, Webinar: Touching All of Your Senses with Herbs with William Varney, 1:00 pm. Fee for non-members, free for members of the Herb Society of America. https://herbsocietyorg.presencehost.net/hsa-learn/hsa-webinars/

28, Monday, Walking Tour of Witch hazel, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD. http://www.brooksidegardens.org

28, Monday through January 31, Thursday, NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care, a 30-hour, 4-day course, fee and must register. First three days at National Wildlife Visitor Center in Laurel, and last class at Greenbelt Youth Center, Greenbelt, MD. http://www.organiclandcare.net

29, Tuesday, Urban Agriculture: Grow lights show and tell, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, free and advance registration requested. Sponsored by Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Westover Branch library, 1644 N. McKinley Road, Arlington. http://www.mgnv.org

The Fairfax County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual native seedling sale selections are available for viewing at their website. Orders can be placed in the beginning of February and seedlings are picked up in April. This is your chance to obtain and plant native shrubs and trees for a nominal fee. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-water-conservation/native-seedling-sale

The Neighborhood Farm Initiative (NFI) has a kitchen garden education program that is a comprehensive, hands-on growing program at Fort Totten, one block from the Fort Totten Metro Station, Washington DC, NE. The program is intended for new and aspiring urban gardeners, whether you are an absolute beginner, or someone who is ready to take to it to the next level with cool weather crops. You will receive your own garden plot, along with a year of instruction & guidance, and enough help & support to get you growing. We provide all the necessary supplies and materials, and access to the community tool shed, you just bring your commitment to grow! Fee and the NFI offers tuition assistance, on a sliding scale, for qualified applicants. For more information, check their website. http://www.neighborhoodfarminitiative.org

Merrifield Garden Center’s 2019 classes and workshops will begin again in January. Check out their website for the list or get on their mailing list so you receive the flyer in the mail (always has coupons). http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

RootingDC will be on February 23 at a new location: Ron Brown College Preparatory High School in DC. Registration opens in January. Is an all-day event of gardening presentations, $10 donation requested. http://www.rootingdc.org

An exhibit called Beautiful Blooms: Flowering Plants on Stamps is open until July 14, 2019, at the National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington DC. http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu

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