Monthly Events

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August 2021

1, Sunday, Introduction to Beekeeping, online, 5 to 8:30 pm, free and must register. The Bee Store https://www.yourbeestore.com/bee-classes/

1, 8 and 15, Sunday, Terrace Gardening Workshops, all three sections online, 9:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

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

4, Wednesday, Fundamentals of Garden Design, 9 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

4, Wednesday, Films on the Green DC, 8:45 pm, screening of Microcosmos at the National Arboretum, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum. Free but must reserve ticket. https://www.fona.org/home/events_programs/

4, Wednesday, Native Plant Sale at Green Spring Gardens but sponsored by the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm https://vnps.org/

5, Thursday, Make Your Own Live Plant Terrarium, 7-9:00 pm, fee and must register, online Phipps
Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

5, Thursday, Container Gardening, 9:00 to 11:00 am, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

5, Thursday, Super Small Space Veggie Gardening, 6 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

5, Thursday, Colonial Cocktails: Negus and Lemonade: A Second Way, 6:30 pm, is in person at London Town Historic Gardens, fee and must register. https://www.historiclondontown.org/

6, Friday, Native Vines for the Home Garden, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, online, free and must register, Northern Virginia Master Gardeners https://mgnv.org/

7, Saturday, Instant rain garden, 10:30 am to noon, online, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

7, Saturday, Growing Your Own Microgreens 11 to noon, in person, Cultivate the City in DC https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

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

7, Saturday, Intro to Landscape Design, 10 to noon, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

7, Saturday, Saturday in the garden, topic is Cut Flowers, 9:00 am to noon, free and no registration required, Teaching Garden, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA, sponsored by the Prince William County Master Gardeners https://mgpw.org/

8, Sunday, Terrace Gardening Workshop: Potting Mixes and Plant Nourishment, 9:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, online New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Sunday, Beginning Beekeeping Class: Pests and Diseases, 5 to 7:00 pm, online fee and must register. The Bee Store https://www.yourbeestore.com/bee-classes/

8, Sunday, Hot Sauce Blending 1 to 2:00 pm. Cultivate the City in DC https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

9, Monday, Webinar: Sunflowers, noon, free and must register, National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/

10, Tuesday, Build an Herbal First Aid Kit, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

10, Tuesday, Old Fields, Meadows and Insects, Join staff ecologist to explore Ladew’s Natural Walk, fee and must register, in person at Ladew Topiary Gardens, 9:30 to 11:30 am, https://ladewgardens.com/

10, Tuesday, Native Plant Design for Small Yards, 7 to 9:00 pm, online, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

11, Wednesday, A Study in Sunflowers, 7 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, online, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

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

11, Wednesday, Woodlands: The Plants and Processes, 1 to 4:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

11, Wednesday, Pollination Ecology, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

12, Thursday, Native Meadows: Let’s Get Real with Larry Weaner, 1 to 2:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

12, Thursday, Native Woody Plants and Their Uses in the Landscape, 6:30 to 9:30 pm, Thursdays August 12, 19 and 26, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

12 and 13, Thursday and Friday, Grasses, Sedges and Rushes, 9 to 5:00 pm, both days, fee and must register, online, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

13, Friday, Virtual Floral Design How-To: From the Garden to Your Vase, 1:30 to 2:15 pm, free for members and fee for nonmembers, Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

13, Friday, Soil Health, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, online, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

13, Friday, Gardening with Native Plants, 9:30 am to noon, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

14, Saturday, Indoor Fern Garden, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

14, Saturday, Hydroponics and Vertical Gardening, 11:00 to noon, Cultivate the City in DC https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

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

14, Saturday, Southwest Plants in the Southeast, 10:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, Plant Delights Nursery https://www.plantdelights.com/

14, Saturday, Workshop: Floral Design Summer edition, 1:00 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/events

16, Monday, Rain garden Design for Homeowners, Mondays, August 16, 23, and 30. 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, online, Phipps Conservatory, https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

17, Tuesday, Rooftop Gardening, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, fee and must register, online New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

17, Tuesday, Like Painting a Picture: Gardens of Black Americans with Abra Lee, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, online. New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

19, Thursday, Summer Garden Tour and Tea to go, 1:00 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/events

19, Thursday, Fall Vegetables, noon, virtual, free and must register, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

20, Friday, Webinar: Melons and Watermelons, noon, free and must register, online, National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/

20, Friday, Challenges of the Summer Garden, Part II, 10 to 11:30 am online, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

21, Saturday, Plant Propagation 101: Seeds, Cuttings and Clones, 11 to noon, Cultivate the City in DC https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

22, Sunday, Bon-Chi! Learn and Practice the Art of Bonsai Using Edible Plants, 1 to 2:00 pm, Cultivate the City in DC https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

23, Monday, Season Extension: Wickets, Hoops and Tunnels, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, online, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

26, Thursday, Colonial Cocktails: Cherry Bounce and Ratafia, 6:30 pm, in person, fee and must register, London Town https://www.historiclondontown.org/

27, Friday, Fall Weed ID in the Garden, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, online, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

28, Saturday, Shady Characters (shade plants), 10:30 to 1:30 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

28, Saturday, Carnivorous Plant Basics and Bog Gardens, 11:00 to noon, Cultivate the City in DC https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

28, Saturday, Seed Collection and Conservation, 10 to noon, fee and must register, virtual. Plant Delights Nursery, https://www.plantdelights.com/

28, Saturday, Crystalized Flower Workshop, 10:00 am, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/events

29, Sunday, Total Tomato, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

29, Sunday, Indoor and Container Gardening 101, from 1 to 2:00 pm, Cultivate the City in DC https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

 

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

Beginner Bonsai, ends December 1

Floral Design Basics, ends December 2

Understanding Plants, Teachers Edition, ends August 13

Everything about Orchids Essentials, ends September 1

Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Nuts, ends August 23

Trees, Shrubs and Conifers, ends August 23

Annuals, Perennials and Vines, ends August 23

Houseplants, Succulents and Cacti, ends August 23

Floral Spotlight: Longwood in Season, virtual, August 25, 4 to 5:30 pm, fee and must register

July 2021

3, Saturday, First Saturday guided walk, free but must register, 10:00 am, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

6, Tuesday, Guided garden tour of William Paca house and garden in Annapolis. Tours at 10:30 and 11:30. Also offered on July 17. fee and must register http://annapolis.org/media-content/guided-garden-tour-jul-6-2021

6, Tuesday, Soil science for gardeners, 9 to 11:00 am, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

6, Tuesday, Ladew Topiary Gardens’ butterfly house opens. See website for schedule. https://ladewgardens.com/Visit-Ladew/Butterfly-House

7, Wednesday, Virginia Native Plant Society’s Native Plant Sale at Propagation Beds at Green Spring Gardens, 10:00 to 1:00 pm, in person. Green Spring Gardens. https://vnps.org/potowmack/events/weekly-native-plant-sale-2021-06-02/

7, Wednesday, Prairie-side chat: Charles Allen, Malcolm, Vidrine and Marc Pastorek: Prairie Lost and Found, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register. New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

7-9, Wednesday through Thursday, National Children and Youth Garden Symposium, sponsored by the American Horticultural Society, virtual, fee and must register. https://ahsgardening.org/

8, Thursday, Forest bathing, Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, 9 to 11:00 am, at the U.S. National Arboretum, pay what you can https://www.fona.org/home/events_programs/

8, Thursday, Gardening with native plants, 9-11:00 online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Thursday, Caring for Tropicals, noon, free and must register, virtual. Merrifield Garden
Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

8, Thursday, Webinar: Brassicas, noon, free, virtual, National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/

8, Thursday, Virtual lecture: Hydrangeas for every garden, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

8, Thursday, History of Roman and Italian gardens, 7 to 9:00 pm, for three Thursday evenings, Zoom, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

9, Friday, The Chinese Kitchen Garden: How do you prepare that?! With Wendy Kiang Spray, noon to 12:45 virtual, free but must register. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

9, Friday, Virtual: Designing ecological spaces for children: Case studies from the US and Denmark, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

10, Saturday, Eco-gardening ideas: evening stroll, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register, in person. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.

10, Saturday, Saturday in the Teaching Garden: How to grow and identify mushrooms, 9 to noon, free and do not need to register. Prince William County Master Gardeners, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA. https://mgpw.org/

10, Saturday, Kitchen Herb Gardens, 10:30 to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

10, Saturday, Virtual Lecture: A new garden ethic with Benjamin Vogt, 10 to 11:30 am, free but must register. Brookside Gardens, https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

12, Monday, Cut flower farm, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

12, Monday, Landscape design history, 10 to 1:00 pm online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

13, Tuesday, The science of tree communication, 6 to 8:00 pm online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

13, Tuesday, Botanical Mixology 101, 6 to 9:00 pm online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

14, Wednesday, Wine and dine in the garden (William Paca Garden) 5:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, http://annapolis.org/media-content/dinner-in-the-garden-jul-14-2021

14, Wednesday, Prairie side chat: Thomas Woltz: Craft, Conservation ad Cattle, 1 to 2:30 pm, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

14, Wednesday, Virtual lecture: Native annuals: An underutilized resource, fee and must register, 7 to 8:30 pm, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

14, Wednesday, Virtual flower arranging: Designing with Summer’s glory, 9 to 10:00 am, fee and must register, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

14, Wednesday, Virtual presentation: Oral histories for community gardens, 6 to 7:00 pm, free and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. https://phsonline.org/events/oral-histories-community-gardens-july

15, Thursday, Summer garden tour and tea to go, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, in person. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.

15, Thursday, Drainage solutions, noon, free but must register, virtual. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

15, Thursday, Growing and knowing the tomato and pepper family, 7 to 8 pm, online fee and must register, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

15, Thursday, Woody Plant Conference: Woody plants for the mid-Atlantic and how to use them in Landscapes, Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, fee and must register, all day, virtual. https://www.woodyplantconference.org/

16, Friday, Challenges of the summer garden, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual. Master
Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

16, Friday, Seasonal vegetable gardening (online Q&A) noon to 12:45, free and must register, virtual. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

17, Saturday, Backyard composting basics, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, in person. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.

19, Monday, Organic Landscape: A Different Way of Thinking, 1 to 2:30 pm Zoom, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

20, Tuesday, Lecture: Woodland garden design: Blending the natural habitat with exotics, 10:30 – 11:30 am, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register, will be in person and location to be determined. Historic London Town and Gardens https://www.historiclondontown.org/

21, Wednesday, Prairie-side chat: Leslie Sauer: Been there, done that, Here’s what I learned, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

21, Wednesday, The Art of Kokedama, 5 to 6:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/events/art-of-kokedama

22, Thursday, Webinar: Flower House Detroit with Lisa Waud, 7 to 8:15 pm, fee and must register, American Horticultural Society https://ahsgardening.org/

23, Friday, Summer Pruning for woody and herbaceous perennial plants, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

23, Friday, Webinar: Tomatoes, noon, free. National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/

24, Saturday, Ferns and their reproduction, 8:30 am to 11:00 am at the U.S. National Arboretum, fee and must register, Audubon Naturalist Society. https://anshome.org/adults/

24, Saturday, Plant it Now! Fall Vegetable gardening, 9 to 10:30 am, fee and must register, Zoom, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

24, Saturday, Garden tour and ice cream, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, in person. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA.

28, Wednesday, Prairie-side chat: Tom Wessels: Interpreting the Intertwined History of People and Nature, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

29, Thursday, Dealing with Pests: Insects in the garden, 7 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, Zoom. Lewis
Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

30, Friday, Virtual floral design how to: Bountiful summer blooms, 1:30 to 2:15 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

30, Friday, Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

31, Saturday, Teen and Adults workshop: mini succulent gardens, 10:30 am fee and must register, in person, Historic London Town and Gardens https://www.historiclondontown.org/

31, Saturday, BloomCatch Inaugural Plant Swap, noon to 4:00 pm, free and no need to register. Sully Station II Community Center, 5501 Sully Park Drive, Centreville, VA. BloomCatch.com

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

All are fee based except for first one.

The World of Plants: Exploring Horticulture, from now until July 9, free

People, Plants and Landscape Design

Beginner Bonsai

Floral Design Basics

Understanding Plants from now until July 12

Drawing the Wacky and Weird World of Plants

Understanding Plants, Teachers Edition

Everything about Orchids Essentials

Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Nuts, July 12-August 23

Trees, Shrubs and Conifers, July 12-August 23

Annuals, Perennials and Vines, July 12-August 23

Houseplants, Succulents and Cacti, July 12 to August 23

Seed to Shaker: Summer Citrus Cocktails, July 14

June 2021

1, Tuesday, Seasonal Garden Walk, 10:00 to 11:00 am, free for members and fee for nonmembers, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens https://www.lewisginter.org/

2, Wednesday, Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors, 6:15-8:15 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Wednesday, Webinar: Rain Garden Primer–A Good Option for your Landscape? Noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

2, Wednesday, Plant Combinations, 7 to 8:00 pm, Zoom, free and must register, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

2, Wednesday, Virginia Native Plant Society’s Native Plant Sale at Propagation Beds at Green Spring Gardens, 10:00 to 1:00 pm, in person. Green Spring Gardens. https://vnps.org/potowmack/events/weekly-native-plant-sale-2021-06-02/

2, Wednesday, Hybrid Course, Native Plants of Summer, 10 to 11:00 am, for six Wednesdays, virtual. And an on-site tour at Mt Cuba Center, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

2, Wednesday, Making Way for Native Plants, 12:30 to 2:00 pm, free but must register, Zoom, Green Spring Master Gardeners https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sites/parks/files/assets/documents/nature-history/greenspring/2021-gsg-summer-program-events.pdf

3, Thursday, The Native Pollinator Garden, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, is online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

3, Thursday, Fundamentals of Garden Design, 6 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, is online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

3, Thursday, Let’s Talk Garden Series: Made in the Shade: Creating Dynamic Shade Gardens, noon to 1:00 pm, virtual, free but must register, Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

3, Thursday, Top 10 Sun Loving Summer Perennials, 6 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

3, Thursday, Virtual Lecture: Learn to Grow and Use a Dozen Culinary Herbs by Peggy Riccio, 7-8:00 pm, Loudoun County Master Gardeners. Free and must register. https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

3, Thursday, Rose Garden Tour, 10 to 11 or 1:30 to 2:30 fee and must register, in person and meet by the fountain in the rose garden, Brookside Gardens. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

3, Thursday, Q&A Session With Plant Specialist David Yost of Merrifield Garden Center on Zoom and Facebook live, 2:00 pm, free and register for Zoom or attend Facebook Live. Topic is year round perennials. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

3, Thursday, Invasive Plant Management, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, Zoom, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

4, Friday, Native Blooms for the Summer Garden, 10 – 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual via Zoom Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

4, Friday, Green Home and Garden Tour, 12:00 – 1:30 pm, free and must register, virtual via Zoom Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

4, Webinar: Gardening with Children, noon to 1:00 pm, free but must register, National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/

5, Saturday, Terrace Gardening Workshop on June 5, 12 and 19 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register, is online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

5, Saturday, Terrace Gardening Workshop: Great Plants for Terraced Gardens, 9:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, is online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

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

5, Saturday, Instant Pollinator Garden, 10:30 to 12:00 pm, fee and must register, online Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

5, Saturday, Gardenfest, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, free admission, Belle Grove Plantation, Middleburg, VA., Sponsored by Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association http://nsvmga.org/events/gardenfest/

5, Saturday, Virtual Lecture: Testing the Limits: Adventures in Zone Pushing, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

5, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 am, free but must register, Adkins Arboretum. https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

5, Saturday, Walks and Talks 2021: Pike and Rose with Sandra Clinton (north Bethesda, Md) 10:00 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register, sponsored by the Cultural Landscape Foundation  https://tclf.org/walks-talks-2021-pike-rose-sandra-clinton?destination=events

5 and 6, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5:00 pm, Secret Garden Tour, private gardens in Annapolis, tour headquarters is 32 Southgate Avenue, Annapolis. Tickets required. https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/secret-garden-tour/

5, Saturday, Saturday in the Teaching Garden, Prince William Master Gardeners, topic is turf weeds, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA. 9:00 am to noon, free.  https://mgpw.org/

5-13, Saturday through Sunday, The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Flower Show, fee and must purchase tickets, is in person at FDR park in Philadelphia. Times vary, see website. https://phsonline.org/the-flower-show

7, Monday, Grow with Katie: Outdoor Entertaining with Brooke Mihoces, noon to 1:00 pm, Facebook Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

7, Monday, Gardening with Native Plants, 6-8 pm, fee and must register, is online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Tuesday, Online Lecture: Finding the Mother Tree: A Conversation with Suzanne Simard, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Tuesday, Natural Landscape Design: Meadows, Shrublands, and Woods, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

8, Tuesday, Summer Shrub Pruning Primer, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, Zoom, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

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

9, Wednesday, Webinar: Native Plants for Bird Friendly Gardens, Noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

10, Thursday, Perennials for a Sustainable Landscape, 7 to 9:00 pm, for three Thursdays. Fee and must register, Zoom, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

10, Thursday, Let’s Talk Garden Series: Cicadas!, noon to 1:00 pm, virtual, free but must register, Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

11, Friday, Virtual Lecture: Power of Plants with Calabash Tea and Tonic: Local Chef Series, noon to 12:45 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

12, Saturday, Terrace Garden Workshop: Potting Mixes and Plant Nourishment, 9:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, is online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

12, Saturday, Cut Flower Farming, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, is online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

12, Saturday, Virtual lecture: A Piet Oudolf Story with Deborah Chud, 11:30 to 12:30 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

12, Saturday, Virtual Lecture: How Climate Change is Affecting our Temperate Eastern Forests, 10 to 11:30 am, free but must register. Brookside Gardens. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

12, Saturday, Attractive and Lasting Plant Combinations, 11 to noon, virtual, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

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

12, Saturday, Shinrin-yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing, 9:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Also offered on June 19. Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

12, Saturday, Blue Ridge PRISM Summer Invasive Plant Workshop, 1 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, is virtual. Also offered on June 24  https://blueridgeprism.org/

12, Saturday, Virtual Class: Deer Tolerant Landscapes, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

12, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop: Late Spring Arrangement, 1 to 2:30 pm, can be in person or virtual, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

14, Monday, Spice it up Herb Garden, 3 to 4:30 pm, Zoom, free but must register. Green Spring Master Gardener https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sites/parks/files/assets/documents/nature-history/greenspring/2021-gsg-summer-program-events.pdf

15, Tuesday, Underappreciated Native Plants, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, online Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

15, Tuesday, Small Trees for Small Sites, 7 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, Zoom, Phipps Conservatory  https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

15, Tuesday, Garden to Glass: The Story of Cider in Virginia, 6 to 7:30 pm, in person fee and must register. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens https://www.lewisginter.org/

16, Wednesday, Organic Gardening Basics, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, is online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

16, Wednesday, Super Small Space Veggie Gardening, 6:00-9:00 pm, fee and must register, is online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

16, Wednesday, Floral Design Class, Fresh Cut Flowers with Live Plants Together, 7 to 8:30 pm, Zoom, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

16, Wednesday, Webinar: Fundamentals of Garden Layers, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

16, Wednesday, Fabulous Phlox, 6 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

17, Thursday, Let’s Talk Garden Series: Houseplant Diversity and the Benefits of Taxonomy Knowledge, noon to 1:00 pm, virtual, free but must register, Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

18, Friday, Seasonal Vegetable Gardening online Q&A, noon to 12:45 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

18, Friday, Gardening Strategies for Climate Changes, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, is online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

18, Friday, Botanical Beverages: Cocktails and Mocktails from the Garden, 6 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory, Zoom https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

18, Friday, Virtual Floral Design with Abundant Roses, free for members and fee for nonmembers, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, online via Zoom Hillwood Museum and Gardens https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/events

18, Friday, The Hospitable Gardener: Welcoming Birds to your Garden, 10 – 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual via Zoom Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

19, Saturday, Terrace Gardening Workshop: Disease and Pest Controls in Pots, 9:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, is online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

19, Saturday, Shinrin-yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing, 9:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Also offered on June 12. Brookside gardens

19, Saturday, Virtual Lecture: Common Garden Pests and Disease, 10 to noon, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

19, Saturday, Nature Nurture and Nutrition, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

19, Saturday, Gardening with Ferns, virtual, 10 to 11:00 am, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

20, Sunday, Houseplant Design Workshop, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, is online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

20, Sunday, Father’s Day Forest Bathing by Friends of the National Arboretum, 9 to 11:00 am, at the U.S. National Arboretum, pay what you can https://www.fona.org/home/events_programs/

21, Monday, Trellising and Other Vertical Growing Strategies, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, Zoom, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

21, Monday, Grow with Katie: Herb Gardening with Stephanie Rose, noon to 1:00 pm, Facebook Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

21, Monday, Monarch Butterfly Biology and Conservation Online Webinar, 7 to 8:30 pm, free and must register. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

23, Wednesday, Webinar: Beautiful and Tough Natives Shine in Uncertain Times. Noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

23, Wednesday, Making Meadows: From Start to Finish, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

24, Thursday, Historical Ecology: Using Plants to Reveal the Past, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

24, Thursday, Let’s Talk Garden Series: Carbon in the Capitol: Analyzing changes carbon dioxide concentrations in Washington DC during the COVID Pandemic, noon to 1:00 pm, virtual, free but must register, Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

24, Thursday, Full moon walk, 8:45 pm to 9:45 pm, at Blandy Arboretum in Boyce. Fee and must register, https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/upcoming-events

25, Friday, Virtual Lecture: DC’s Bees: Natives in our Neighborhood, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

25, Friday, Vegetable Garden Pests and Diseases, 10 – 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual via Zoom Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

26, Saturday, The life cycles of Butterflies and Moths with Bill Reynolds, fee and must register, 10:00 am to noon, Zoom, Plant Delights Nursery https://www.plantdelights.com/

26, Saturday, Gardening in the Valley Tour, 9 to 5:00 in person sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association, tickets required. http://nsvmga.org/events/garden-tour/

28, Monday, Webinar: Ask the Experts About Cucurbits, noon to 1:00 pm, free but must register. National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/

29, Tuesday, Growing Organics: Trellising and Vertical Growing, 5 to 6:30 pm, fee and must register. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

30, Wednesday, Webinar: A Piet Oudolf Story with Barbara Chud, Noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

30, Wednesday, Great Native Plants for Difficult Sites, 6 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

30, Wednesday, Close Encounters with Nature: Native Design in the Residential Landscape, 1 to 2:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

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

All are fee based except for first one.

The World of Plants: Exploring Horticulture, from now until July 9, free

People, Plants and Landscape Design, starts June 2

Beginner Bonsai from June 3 to December 1

Floral Design Basics from June 3 to December 2

Understanding Plants from June 7 to July 12

Landscape Photography June 15

Drawing the Wacky and Weird World of Plants, starts June 23

Connections Between People Plants and Culture, June 24

Understanding Plants, Teachers Edition, June 28 to August 13

Everything about Orchids Essentials, from now until September 1, must pay

 

May 2021

1, Saturday, Small Space Gardening for pollinators: Q&A with MGNV 11:00 to noon online zoom presentation, free and must register, Master Gardener of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

1, Saturday, Spring Forest Bathing, 9:00 to 11:00 am, pay what you can and must register with the Friends of the National Arboretum, walk at the U.S. National Arboretum in DC.  https://www.fona.org/

1, Saturday, Gunston Hall plant sale, 10:00 to 2:00 pm, in person, also on May 8.  Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA. https://gunstonhall.org/

1, Saturday, Garden Festival, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, ticket required, purchase online in advance. Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

1, Saturday, Online Lecture: The Return of Periodical Cicadas with Dr. Mike Raupp, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, free but registration required. U.S. National Arboretum in conjunction with the U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usna.usda.gov/

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

1, Saturday, Plants and Design: Multiply Your Plants, 10:30 am to noon, fee and must register, in person, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

1, Saturday, Floral Design: Birdnest Bouquets, 1 to 2:30 pm, in person or virtual, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

1, Saturday, Composting/plant sale at the Teaching Garden, in person, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA. 9 to noon, (for plant sale, sign up for a time slot, plant sale will also be on May 4 (contact mastergardeners@pwcgov.org) sponsored by the Prince William County Master Gardeners https://mgpw.org/

1, Saturday, Behind the Scenes Greenhouse Tour, in person, 2 to 3:15 pm, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

1, Saturday, Introduction to Plant Propagation: Houseplants and Summer Annuals, 10 to noon, fee and must register, in person at the Brookside Gardens Production Greenhouse. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

2, Sunday, Chevy Chase Garden Tour hosted by the Garden Club of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Noon until 4:00 pm. Must purchase admission tickets. https://www.gardenclubofchevychase.org/

4, Tuesday, Azalea and Rhododendron Tour, 10 to 11:30 or 1 to 2:30, fee and must register, in person at Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

4, Tuesday, Virtual Lecture: Growing and Using Culinary Herbs with Peggy Riccio, noon to 1:00 pm, Fairfax County Public Library, free and must register here.

4, Tuesday, The New Garden Revolution: Back to the Practical, noon to 1:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

4, Tuesday, Indigenous Food Sovereignty: Papaws and Other Incredible Edibles, online, 6 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

4, Tuesday, 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Marshy Point Azaleas, 10:30 am followed by tour of gardens, hybrid format, first 30 minutes zoom or at place and second 30 minutes in person tour of gardens. Free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. Historic London Town and Gardens https://www.historiclondontown.org/

4, Tuesday, The Right Plant in the Right Place with John Magee, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, zoom, free and must register, sponsored by the Virginia Native Plant Society https://vnps.org/

5, Wednesday, Webinar: Beauty and Biodiversity at Cornell’s Mundy Wildflower Garden, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

5, Wednesday, Permaculture for the Home Garden, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, zoom, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

5, Wednesday, The Art of Plant Anatomy (online, 4-week course on four Wednesday evenings), 6 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

6, Thursday, Virtual Program: The Nature of Oaks with Doug Tallamy, 2:00 pm EST, fee and must register, The Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

6, Thursday, Woodland Gardens, noon, free but must register, virtual, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

7, Friday, Controlling Mosquitoes and Ticks in your Yard without Pesticides, 10:00 to 11:30 am, online zoom presentation, free and must register, Master Gardener of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

7, Friday, Floral Design How-To: Celebrate Beauty, 1:30 to 2:15 pm, online via Zoom, free for members, fee for nonmembers. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/events

7, Friday, Online Lecture: Starting Seeds for a Successful Season with Teresa Speight, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Gardens https://www.usbg.gov/

8, Saturday, Ayr Hill Garden Club Annual Plant Sale and Garden Flea Market, 8 to 1:00 pm, in person. In Vienna, VA, at 131 Church Street NE. https://ahgcplantsale.square.site/

8, Saturday, Anne Spencer Garden 2:30 to 4:00 pm, the garden is open and visitors will enjoy her poetry read by Hollins University Professor of English Dr. T.J. Anderson, fee and must register. The Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

8, Saturday, Anxious About Annuals, 10:00 am, Zoom, free but must register, Cecil County Master Gardeners (MD),  https://extension.umd.edu/news-events/events/

8, Saturday, Prince William Wildflower Society Annual Plant Sale, 10 to noon, Bethel Lutheran Church, Manassas, VA https://vnps.org/princewilliamwildflowersociety/events/2021-pwws-plant-sale/

8, Saturday, Seasonal Vegetable Gardening (online Q&A) with Craig Hall, noon to 12:45 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

8 and 9, Saturday (9 to 5) and Sunday (9 to 4), Blandy Garden Fair at Clarke County Fairgrounds, https://blandy.virginia.edu/2021-garden-fair

8 and 9, Saturday and Sunday, William Paca Garden Plant Sale, 10 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, and noon to 4 on Sunday, in person in Annapolis, timed ticketed entry, or can order online and pick up later, see website for details. https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/william-paca-garden-plant-sale-2021

7 and 8, Friday and Saturday, Mt. Vernon Historic Plant and Garden Sale, must obtain tickets for time slots, Mt Vernon, VA, in person. https://www.mountvernon.org/

8, Saturday, Gunston Hall plant sale, 10:00 to 2:00 pm in person, also on May 1.  Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA. https://gunstonhall.org/

8, Saturday, Silver Spring Garden Club GardenMart, in person plant sale at Brookside Gardens, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

8, Saturday, Designing with Native Plants, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, online. Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

9, Sunday, Spring Forest Bathing, 9:00 to 11:00 am, pay what you can and must register with the Friends of the National Arboretum, walk at the U.S. National Arboretum in DC.  https://www.fona.org/

9, Sunday, Mums and Mimosas: Mother’s Day Flower Arranging Workshop, 3 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, in person. Historic London Town and Gardens https://www.historiclondontown.org/

10, Monday, It All Comes Down to Soil, noon to 1:00, virtual fee and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

11, Tuesday, Virtual lecture: Georgetown Garden Club: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Free but must register for Zoom link. Tudor Place https://tudorplace.org/event/free-landmark-lecture-georgetown-garden-club-yesterday-today-tomorrow/

11, Tuesday, Virtual Lecture: Hortus Botanicus Heronswoodensis with Ross Bayton, 7:00 pm. Maryland Horticultural Society, open to the public, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. https://mdhorticulture.org/

11, Tuesday, Online lecture: USBG at 200 (part 2) Branching Outward, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

12, Wednesday, Webinar: The Journey of Edible Landscapes, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

12, Wednesday, Trees: The Gardens’ Backbone, 6 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

13, Thursday, Virtual Program: A Painter’s Journey into the Garden with artist Christian Brechneff, 2:00 pm, fee and must register. The Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

13, Thursday, Nature’s Best Hope with Doug Tallamy, 6 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

14, Friday, Top Insect and Disease Management Strategies for Fruit Producing Trees, 10 to 11:30 am, online zoom presentation, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

14, Friday, Webinar: Garden Beans, noon EST, virtual, free and must register. National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/

14, Friday, Foodscaping with Herbs with Brie Arthur, noon to 1:30 pm, virtual workshop, Herb Society of America, fee for nonmembers and members, must register. https://www.herbsociety.org/

15, Saturday, Shade Gardening, 9:30 to 2:00 pm, online, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

15, Saturday, Top 10 Shade Loving Perennials, 11:15 to 12:15 pm, online, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

15, Saturday, Container Gardens Made for the Shade, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, online. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

15, Saturday, Growing and Designing with Tropical Plants to Energize your Garden, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, virtual, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

15 through 23, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour, free but must register, self-guided walking tour of 15 public spaces in downtown Frederick, MD. Part of Celebrate Frederick.  https://www.celebratefrederick.com/

16, Sunday, Spring Celebration and Plant Sale, 10 to 2:00 pm, Glencarlyn Library Community Garden. 300 South Kensington Street, Arlington. Sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

17, Monday, Growing Organics: Build a Bed Workshop, 6 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

18, Tuesday, Webinar: An Exploration of Spices with Master Spice Blender Lior Lev Sercarz, 1:00 EST, fee for nonmembers, free for members, Herb Society of America https://www.herbsociety.org/

19, Wednesday, Shrubs: The Garden’s Workhorses, 6 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

19, Wednesday, Webinar: Designing Naturalistic Landscapes and Water Features, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

20, Thursday, Webinar: Planting and Harvesting Your Produce 7:00 pm, free but must register. Northern Virginia Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners http://nsvmga.org/events/2021-webinars/

20, Thursday, Small Space Gardening, 6 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

21, Friday, Best Bets: Native Plants for Dry Conditions, 10 to 11:30 am, online zoom presentation, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

21, Friday, Horticulture How-to: Pollinator-Friendly Containers, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, online via Zoom, fee for nonmembers and free for members. Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/events

21, Friday, Online Lecture: Becoming Urban Nature: NYC’s Washington Square Park from 1609 to 2021, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

22, Saturday, The Art of Combining Native Plants, 10 to 11:30 am, online, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

22, Saturday, Home Turf Alternatives: Converting Your Lawn into a Garden, 11:00 am to noon, online zoom presentation, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

22, Saturday, Session III: Plants and Landscape Design for Rainscape Gardens, 10 to noon, fee and must register, recommended that one has taken Session I and II first. Brookside Gardens. Online https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

22, Saturday, Plants and Design: Hummingbird Garden, 1 to 2:30 pm in person or virtual, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

22, Saturday, Make for the Shade (shade gardens), 10 to 11:00 am, fee and must register, in person Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

22, Saturday, Art of Kusamono: Wildflower and Grass Bonsai, online demo, 11:30 to 12:30, free and must register, U. S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

26, Wednesday, Spring Forest Bathing, 9:00 to 11:00 am, pay what you can and must register with the Friends of the National Arboretum, walk at the U.S. National Arboretum in DC.  https://www.fona.org/

26, Wednesday, Full Moon Walk, 8:30 to 10:00 pm, fee and must register, in person at Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

26, Wednesday, Webinar: Growing Vertically with Edible and Ornamental Plants, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

26, Wednesday, Perennials: The Garden’s Color Palette, 6 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, online. Mt Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

28, Friday, Webinar: Hardy Hibiscus, noon EST, free and must register, National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/

28, Friday, Online Demo: Creating Low Floral Centerpieces, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

29, Saturday, Ground Covers: Great Alternatives to Turf Grass, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, online Brookside Gardens  https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

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

Everything about Orchids Essentials, from now until September 1, must pay
The World of Plants: Exploring Horticulture, from now until July 9, free
Succulents and Citrus wreath workshop, May 20, must pay
Plants for Problem Areas, May 25, must pay

April 2021

1, Thursday, Lecture: Dan Pearson and Midori Shintani: Tokachi Millennium Forest, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, fee and must register. New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/event/dan-pearson-and-midori-shintani-tokachi-millennium-forest/

1, Thursday, Lecture: Saving Seed, 7:00 pm, free and must register, via Zoom, Loudoun County Master Gardeners https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/events/free-monthly-gardening-lectures/

1, Thursday, Shrubs for Every Space, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

1, Thursday, Lecture: Clean Composting, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/programs/

1, Thursday, Virtual Program: Under Western Skies with Jennifer Jewell, 2:00 pm EDT, fee and must register. Garden Conservancy. https://www.gardenconservancy.org/education/education-events

2, Friday, Composting and No Till Gardening: Creating a Garden That Thrives, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. https://mgnv.org/events/

3, Saturday, How to Get Your Orchid to Re-bloom, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, virtual, Brookside Gardens https://apm.activecommunities.com/montgomerycounty/Home

3, Saturday, Garden Talk: Design Great Containers, 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

3, Saturday, Online Lecture: Creating a Cutting Garden, 11:30 to 12:30 pm, free and must register, virtual, U.S. Botanic Garden  https://www.usbg.gov/programs

5, Monday, Online Q&A: Seasonal Vegetable Gardening, noon to 12:30 pm, free and must register, virtual. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/programs

6, Tuesday, Build and Maintain a Raised Bed Garden, 7 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

7, Wednesday, Virtual Lecture: A year at Clove Brook Farm: Gardening, Tending Flocks, and Entertaining Friends with Christopher Spitzmiller, 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

7, Wednesday, Webinar: Proper Planting Practices: Are We Landscaping in a Deficit Model, noon to 1:00 pm, free, must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

7, Wednesday, Container Gardening, 11:00 am to noon, free and must register, virtual. Prince William Master Gardeners https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

7, Wednesday, Plants 101 Online workshop, 6:30 pm EDT, fee and must register. The Sill. http://www.thesill.com

8, Thursday, Organic Lawn Care, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

8, Thursday, Creating a Spring Bulb Container Garden, 7 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual.  Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

8 – May 27, Landscapes for Life: Conservation Gardening, fee and must register, in person at Woodend, outdoor classroom of Audubon Naturalist Society’s Learning Garden in Maryland.  https://anshome.org/

8, Thursday, Webinar: Wildflower Identification, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, Participants should purchase the Flora of Virginia mobile app before the program, fee and must register, Blandy Arboretum https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/upcoming-events

8, Thursday, Springtime Virtual Tours, 1:30 to 2:15 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. Also on April 28. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

8, Thursday, Virtual Lecture: The American Landscape meets the Flower Show, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, fee and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. https://phsonline.org/events

9, Friday, Same Flowers, Different Designs, online, floral arranging, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register, Longwood Gardens https://longwoodgardens.org/

10, Saturday, Phalaenopsis Care, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/learn/adult-education/gardening-classes/

10, Saturday, Introduction to Landscape Design, 10 to noon, virtual fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/learn/adult-education/gardening-classes/

10, Saturday, Introduction to Horticultural Therapy, 9 to 11:30 am, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/learn/adult-education/gardening-classes/

10, Saturday, Small trees (and large shrubs) for urban and small gardens, 10 to 11:30 am. fee and must register, virtual, Brookside Gardens https://apm.activecommunities.com/montgomerycounty/Home

10, Saturday, Plants and Design Japanese Garden, 11:00 am, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

10, Saturday, Online Lecture: Horticulture, History, and Immigrants: Systems Altering this Land, 11:30 to 12:30 pm, free and must register, virtual. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/programs

10, Saturday, Spring Native Plant Sale, 9 to 3:00 pm, in person. See website for covid changes. Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy https://loudounwildlife.org/event/spring-native-plant-sale/

10, Saturday, 8th Annual Living in the Garden Symposium, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Master Gardeners of the Central Rappahannock Area https://www.mgacra.org/2021-symposium.html

10, 17 and 24, Saturdays, Workshop: Vegetable Gardening, all three sections online, 9:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/learn/adult-education/gardening-classes/

11, Sunday, Get More from Your vegetable Garden, 10 to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/learn/adult-education/gardening-classes/

11, Sunday, Growing Gourmet Mushrooms, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, hosted at Long Creek Homestead, Frederick, MD with Michael Judd’s Ecologia Design. https://www.ecologiadesign.com/category/workshops-talks-tours/

12, Monday, Basics of Perennial Maintenance, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/learn/adult-education/gardening-classes/

13, Tuesday, Super Small Space Veggie Gardening, 6 to 9:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical garden https://www.nybg.org/learn/adult-education/gardening-classes/

13, Tuesday, Webinar: Shedding Light on the Solanaceae: An Exploration of Our Relationship with Nightshades, Herb Society of America, fee and must register. https://www.herbsociety.org/

13, Tuesday, Organic Vegetable Garden Basics, 7 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

13, Tuesday, Lecture: Knockout Natives with Sam Hoadley, 7:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register, virtual, open to the public. Maryland Horticultural Society https://mdhorticulture.org/programs-events/lecture-series/

13, Tuesday, Selecting Roses for Garden Wow! Factor, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

13, Tuesday, Lecture: Garden Design for Plant Diversity with Tony Avent, 2 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Plant Delights. https://www.plantdelights.com/

14, Wednesday, Spring Plant Care Online Workshop, 6:30 pm, fee and must register. The Sill. http://www.thesill.com

14, Wednesday, Rain Gardens, 11 to noon, free and must register. Prince William Master Gardeners https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

14, Wednesday, Weeds 101: Spring Section, 10 to 11:45 am, virtual, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/programs/

14, Wednesday, Japanese Floral Design, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, Longwood Gardens https://longwoodgardens.org/

14, Wednesday, Webinar: Maximizing Space in the Garden: Creating More of a Good Thing, noon to 1:00 pm, free, must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

14, Wednesday, Planting for Pollinators, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

14, Wednesday, Virtual Lecture Proven Perennials with Richard Hawke, 4:00 pm, fee and must register. Ladew Topiary Gardens. https://ladewgardens.com/

14, Wednesday, Virtual: Grow the Lawn of Your Dreams, 12:30 pm, free but must register. Green Spring Gardens Master Gardeners. Garden Talks with VCE Master Gardeners (google.com)

15, Thursday, Food Growing Series: Raised Beds, 5:00-6:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/events

15, Thursday, Virtual Program: StudioXero with Ximena Nazal, 2:00 pm, fee and must register, Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/education/education-events

15, Thursday, Long Blooming Perennials, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

15, Thursday, Online Trivia Night: Botanical Brainiacs, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, free and must register, virtual, U.S. Botanic Garden, https://www.usbg.gov/programs

15, Thursday, Amazing Aroids, 4-7:00 pm, online lecture, fee and must register, Longwood Gardens https://longwoodgardens.org/

16, Friday, String of Hearts 101 Online Workshop, 1:00 pm, EDT, fee and must register, The Sill. http://www.thesill.com

16, Friday, Online Lecture: You Can Garden for Life: Adaptive Gardening Tips with Toni Gattone, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/programs

16, Friday, Best Bets: Native Plants for Wet Conditions, 10:00 to 11:30 am, free and must register. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

16, Friday, Virtual Floral Design How-to: Enduring Spring 1:30 to 2:15 pm, fee and must register, free for members. Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

17, Saturday, Rainscape Your Yard, Session II: Planning the Parameters of your Rainscapes Project, 10 to noon. Session I in March is a recommended prerequisite, fee and must register, virtual, Brookside Gardens https://apm.activecommunities.com/montgomerycounty/Home

17, Saturday, Desktop Orchids (how to grow in less than optimal environment) 11 to 1:00 pm virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/learn/adult-education/gardening-classes/

17, Saturday, Workshop: Herb Gardening History and Design, 2 to 3:30 pm, free and must register. online via zoom, Piedmont Master Gardeners https://piedmontmastergardeners.org/

17, Saturday, The Weekend Designer, starts April 17, 9:00 to noon the first two, another time the last session. three online sessions, fee and must register, Longwood Gardens https://longwoodgardens.org/

17, Saturday, Virtual Family Fun: Miniature Garden Workshop, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, free for Hillwood members. Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

17 and 18, Saturday and Sunday, Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival, free, in person, Leesburg, VA. Will be a ticketed event this year. https://www.leesburgva.gov/departments/parks-recreation/events/flower-garden-festival

17, Saturday, Wild and Scenic Film Festival, virtual, 7:00 pm, fee and must register. Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

17, Saturday, Rain Gardens and the Plants That Love Them, online, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Longwood Gardens https://longwoodgardens.org/

17-24, Saturday through Saturday, Garden Club of Virginia Historic Garden Week, ticketed event, in person, see website for details. https://www.vagardenweek.org/

18, Sunday, All About Terrariums and Vivariums, 10 to noon, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/learn/adult-education/gardening-classes/

18, Sunday, Afternoon Tea, Lessons from Great Gardeners, online 12:30 to 1:30 pm, fee and must register, Longwood Gardens https://longwoodgardens.org/

18, Sunday, Fruit Tree Grafting, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, hosted at Long Creek Homestead with Michael Judd of Ecologia Design. https://www.ecologiadesign.com/category/workshops-talks-tours/

19, Monday, Gardening for a Healthy Mind, noon to 1:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/events

20, Tuesday, Wildflower Identification Walk at Blandy, 2 to 3:30 pm, in person, fee and must register, Blandy Arboretum https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/upcoming-events

20, Tuesday, Floral Spotlight, Branching Out, online 4 to 5:30 pm, fee and must register. Longwood gardens https://longwoodgardens.org/

20, Tuesday, Perennial Fruits for the Home Garden, 7 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

21, Wednesday, Shinrin-yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing, 10 to noon and on Saturday April 24 at 9:30 to 11:30 am. In person at Brookside Gardens. fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://apm.activecommunities.com/montgomerycounty/Home

21, Wednesday, Audubon at Home, 11 to noon, free and must register. Prince William Master Gardeners https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

21, Wednesday, Sustainable Landscape Design, starts April 21, five online sessions, fee and must register. Longwood Gardens https://longwoodgardens.org/

21 Wednesday, Virtual Lecture: Local and Sustainable Floral Design with Ellen Frost, 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

21, Wednesday, Webinar: Creating Communities with our Insect Neighbors, noon to 1:00 pm, free, must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

21, Wednesday, Native Moths and Butterflies 1:30 to 2:15 virtual, free for members, fee for non-members, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

21, Wednesday, Earth Day for HOAs: Native Plants for the Home Garden, virtual, 7:00 pm, registration required, free. Sponsored by Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy https://loudounwildlife.org/event/earth-day-for-hoas/

22, Thursday, Say “No Mow” to Your Lawn, 5:00 to 6:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/events

22, Thursday, Every Day is Earth Day at Hillwood, virtual tour, 1:30 to 2:00 pm, fee or free for Hillwood members, Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

22-25, Thursday, through Sunday, Colonial Williamsburg Garden Symposium, virtual, fee and must register, https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/learn/on-site-opportunities/educational-conferences-forums-symposiums/annual-garden-symposium/

23, Friday, Online Demo: Floral Design: An Intro to Cut Flowers, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden http://www.usbg.gov

23, Friday, Garden Talk: Gardening for Bees, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

23, Friday, Contained Excitement: Outdoor Container Garden Basics and What’s Trending, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

23-25, Friday through Sunday, Mt. Vernon Historic Plant and Garden Sale, must obtain tickets for time slots, also offered again in May 7-8, Mt Vernon, VA, in person. https://www.mountvernon.org/

24, Saturday, Shinrin-yoku: The Art of Forest Bathing, 9:30 to 11:30 am and also on Wednesday April 21 at 10 to noon. In person at Brookside Gardens. fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://apm.activecommunities.com/montgomerycounty/Home

24, Saturday, Intro to Plant Parenting Online workshop, 1:00 pm EDT, fee and must register, The Sill. http://www.thesill.com

24, Saturday, Montgomery County GreenFest, 10 to 4:00 pm, virtual, free. Brookside Gardens https://apm.activecommunities.com/montgomerycounty/Home

24, Saturday, Virtual Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the arts all day, http://www.pgparks.com/831/Montpelier-Festival-of-Herbs-Teas-the-Ar

24, Saturday, Herbs Galore and More, 8 to 3:00 pm, plant sale at Maymont in Richmond. https://maymont.org/calendar/herbs-galore-and-more/

24, Saturday, virtual plant and herb sale, Franciscan Monastery, see website for details.  http://www.fmgg.org/events-2/annual-herb-plant-sale/

26, Monday, Full Moon Walk, 8:00 to 9:30 pm, in person at Brookside Gardens. fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://apm.activecommunities.com/montgomerycounty/Home

27, Tuesday, Forgotten Uses of American Flora, 7 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, zoom, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

28, Wednesday, Food Growing Series: Pest Prevention, 5 to 6:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/events

28, Wednesday, Anthurium 101 Online Workshop, 6:30 pm EDT, fee and must register, The Sill. http://www.thesill.com

28, Wednesday, Behind the Scenes Greenhouse Tour, 10 to 11:15 am. In person. fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://apm.activecommunities.com/montgomerycounty/Home

28, Wednesday, Springtime Virtual Tours, 1:30 to 2:15 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register, zoom, also on April 8. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

28, Wednesday, Webinar: Going Underground: Unearthing the Role of Soil organisms in Plant Health, noon to 1:00 pm, free, must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

29, Thursday, Online Lecture: USBG at 200 years (part I), Deeply Rooted, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/programs

29, Thursday, Virtual Program: A Year at Clove Brook Farm with Christopher Spitzmiller, 2:00 pm, fee and must register, Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/education/education-events

30, Friday, Design Challenge: Blossoming Creativity, 2-5:30 pm, online, floral work, fee and must register, Longwood Gardens https://longwoodgardens.org/

30, Friday, The Kitchen Herb Garden, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

30, Friday, 9 to 5 and May 1, Saturday, 9 to 3:00 pm, Lewis Ginter PlantFest (plant sale) in person, free admission. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond.

Around the corner, Chevy Chase Garden Tour on May 2 hosted by the Garden Club of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Noon until 4:00 pm. Must purchase admission tickets. https://www.gardenclubofchevychase.org/

 

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

Everything about Orchids Essentials, from now until September 1, must pay

The World of Plants: Exploring Horticulture, from now until July 9, free

Floral Design Basics, from now until April 25, must pay

Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Nuts, March 22 to May 3, online, must pay

Trees, Shrubs and Conifers, March 22 to May 3, online, must pay

Annuals, Perennials and Vines, March 22 to May 3, online, must pay

March 2021

1, Monday, Grow with Katie: Garden Design, noon to 12:45, free Facebook live, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

2, Tuesday, Earth’s Climate: Present, Past, and Future (part one) 5:30 to 8:00 pm, zoom, free but must register (part 2 on March 9) Virginia Native Plant Society, https://vnps.org/

2, Tuesday, Webinar: Irish Country House Gardens, noon to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

3, Wednesday, Spring Garden Veggies Prep with Brie Arthur, 6:00 pm, online, fee and must register, three sessions, March 3, 10 and 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. JC Raulston Arboretum. https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

3, Wednesday, Webinar: Food Growing Series: Seed Starting, 5:00 to 6:00 pm, fee and must register. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

3, Wednesday, Disease and Integrated Pest Management, 11 to noon, virtual, free and must register. Prince William Master Gardeners https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

3, Wednesday, Gardening with Kathy: Conquering Cool Season Vegetables, 7 to 8:00 pm, virtual, free and must register, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

3, Wednesday, Great Native Plants for Difficult Sites: Section A, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, virtual. Also offered on March 6. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

3, Wednesday, Gardening for Birds, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, online, fee and must register. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

3-4, Wednesday and Thursday, Ecological Landscape Alliance virtual conference: Sustaining the Living Landscape, fee and must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

4, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens: Earth Friendly Rose Gardens, noon to 1:00, virtual, free and must register. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

4, Thursdays, Landscape for Life, series of classes on March 4, 11, 18, 25 from 1 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, live online. Native Plant Trust http://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

4, Thursday, Cut Flower Gardens for Spring and Early Summer, noon, virtual, free and must register.  Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

4, Thursday, Webinar: Culture Bridge Series: Part One: Black Landscapes Matter, 8 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register. Part two is on March 11. Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

4, Thursday, Native Trees for Your Garden and Neighborhood, noon to 1:00 pm, free and virtual, must register. Casey Trees https://caseytrees.org/

4, Thursday, Webinar: Tree and Shrub Pruning: Tools and Techniques, 7 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

5, Friday, Vegetable Gardening Without Fear, Part 1, 10 to 11:30 am, free but must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (Part 2 is on March 12) https://mgnv.org/

5, Friday, Online Ask an Expert: Kitchen Garden Preparations, noon to 12:30, free but must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

5, Friday, Nature’s Best Hope with Doug Tallamy, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Virginia Native Plant Society (this is the first in a series of 12 presentations related to native plants over the course of the year for ten dollars)  https://vnps.org/events/

6, Saturday, Rainscape Your Yard, session 1, 10 to noon, fee and must register, virtual. Session 2 and 3 are on April 17 and May 22. Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

6, Saturday, Online Q&A: Plant (Health) Care for the Home Grower, 11:30 to 12:30, free but must register. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

6, Saturday, Online Q&A: Orchid Care for the Home Grower, 2 to 3:00 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

6, Saturday, Great Native Plants for Difficult Sites: Section B, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, virtual. Also offered on March 3. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

6, Saturday, Introduction to Ethical Foraging, online, free and must register, 10:00 am to noon, Fox Haven Farm https://foxhavenfarm.org/events/

6, Saturday, Attracting Bees and Beneficial Insects with Native Plants with Heather Holm, 11:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register. Audubon Society of Northern Virginia https://www.audubonva.org/asnv-events/heather-holm-mar-6

6, Saturday, Pruning Roses, 10:00 am, virtual and must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

6, Saturday, Planning and Designing a Kitchen Garden, 10:00 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, zoom. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens https://www.lewisginter.org/

6, Saturday, Gardening in the Valley Symposium, virtual, 9 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gardening-in-the-valley-symposium-2021-tickets-136954072317

8, Monday, Grow with Katie: Cut Flower Gardening, noon to 12:45, free Facebook live. Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

8, Monday, Introduction to Floral Design I, fee and must register. Virtual. Longwood Gardens. https://longwoodgardens.org/

9, Tuesday, Earth’s Climate: Present, Past, and Future (part two), 5:30 to 8:00 pm, zoom, free but must register. Virginia Native Plant Society (part 1 on March 2) https://vnps.org/

9, Tuesday, Spring Garden Series: Finding the Right Deer Resistant Plants for Your Yard, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, free and must register, sponsored by Maryland Extension, Garrett County Master Gardeners https://extension.umd.edu/events/tue-2021-03-09-1330-find-right-deer-resistant-plant-your-yard

9, Tuesday, Layering your Landscape: How, Which, Where and Why to Add Native Plants, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Virginia Native Plant Society https://vnps.org/events/

9, Tuesday, Webinar: Lush Life: Tropical Plants in Temperate Climates, 5 to 6:00 pm, fee and must register. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

9, Tuesday, Pandemic Plant Hunting in NW Argentina with Kelly Dodson and Sue Milliken, owners of Far Reaches Farm, 7:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, but open to the public, virtual. Register via Eventbrite. Maryland Horticultural Society.  https://mdhorticulture.org/programs-events/calendar/

10, Wednesday, Enhancing Life in the Soil, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for four Wednesdays, fee and must register, online. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

10, Wednesday, Something Different in the Garden: American Foodways and Gardening, series of four lectures, different topics, different speakers. 10:30 to 11:30 am. free (March 10, 17, 24 and 30). Gunston Hall  https://gunstonhall.org/

10, Wednesday, Lawns, 11:00 am to noon, free and must register, virtual. Prince William County Master Gardeners. https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

11, Thursday, Online Lecture: Hillwood, A Garden for all Seasons (Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Hillwood with Kate Markert Executive Director of Hillwood), 6:30 to 7:30 pm, free but must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

11, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens: The Secret to Tree and Shrub Health: Forget Everything You Have Learned About Planting and Mulching, noon to 1:00 pm, virtual, free and must register. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

11, Thursday, Landscape Lighting, noon, free and must register, virtual. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

11, Thursday, Culture Bridge Series: Part Two: Gardens as Community Connectors, 8 to 9:00 pm, webinar, fee and must register. (part one is on March 4) Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

11, Thursday, Spring Lawn Care Plant Clinic, 2:00 pm, Facebook live or Zoom, free virtual plant clinic with Merrifield staff. Merrifield Garden Center  https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

11 and 12, Thursday and Friday, The Art and Hue of Floral Design, fee and must register, virtual. Longwood Gardens. https://longwoodgardens.org/

12, Friday, Vegetable Gardening Without Fear, Part 2. 10 to 11:30 am, free but must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (Part 2 is on March 5) https://mgnv.org/

12, Friday, Shade Loving Spring Perennials Section A, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, online. Mt. Cuba Center. Also offered on March 17. https://mtcubacenter.org/

12, Friday, Design an Ecosavvy Garden, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, green spring gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

13, Saturday, Spring Garden kickoff, 10 to 11:30 am. The Plot Against Hunger (Arlington VA) free and must register. Meeting Registration – Zoom

13, Saturday, Swing into Spring Floral Workshop with Betty Ann Galway, 1 to 2:30 pm, in person and virtual (hybrid). Fee and must register, Green Springs Garden https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

13, Saturday, Starting a Vegetable Garden, 10 to 11:00 am, free and virtual. Via the Potomac Library. Master Gardeners of Prince William County https://mgpw.org/

13, Saturday, The Wildflowers of Summer, 11 to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

13, Saturday, Erin go Braugh: A St. Patrick’s Day Design, 9 to 10:00 am, floral design workshop via Zoom, fee and must register. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. https://www.lewisginter.org/

13, Saturday, Landscape Design, Session 1, 10 to noon, fee and must register, virtual. Session 2 will be on March 27. Brookside Gardens  https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

14, Sunday, Garden Club: Spring Ephemerals Virtual Discussion, 2 to 3:30 pm, free but donation asked, must register, Sandy Spring Museum https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/

15, Monday, Start a Spring Vegetable Garden, 3 to 4:30 pm, free, virtual. Green Spring Master Gardeners, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/sites/parks/files/assets/documents/nature-history/greenspring/winter%202021%20pe_virtual%20garden%20talks-a.pdf

16, Tuesday, Pollinator Friendly Gardening, noon to 1:00 pm, virtual, free and must register, a second presentation of this will be held at 7:00 pm University of Maryland Extension https://extension.umd.edu/events/tue-2021-03-16-1200-pollinator-friendly-gardening-bee-good

17, Wednesday, How to Start a Vegetable Garden, 7 to 8:00 pm, free and must register, Plot Against Hunger program (Arlington VA), Meeting Registration – Zoom

17, Wednesday, Ladew Lecture Series: Return of the Periodical Cicadas and Other Garden Pests with Mike Raupp, 4:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

17, Wednesday, Shade Loving Spring Perennials, Section B, 5:30 to 7 pm, fee and must register, online. Also offered on March 12. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

17, Wednesday, Weeds, 11 to noon, virtual, free and must register, Prince William County Master Gardeners https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

17, Wednesday, Permaculture Gardening in Small Spaces, 7 to 8:00 pm online, fee and must register. Fox Haven Farm  https://foxhavenfarm.org/events/

18, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens: Great Magnolias for the mid-Atlantic, noon to 1:00 pm, virtual, free and must register. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

18, Thursday, Belvoir Castle: Return of a 200-year-old Garden, noon to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

18, Thursday, Online: Growing Healthy Houseplants, 2:30 to 3:00 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden  https://www.usbg.gov/

18, Thursday, Webinar: Vaux-le-Vicomte: France’s Best Kept Secret, 2:00 pm, fee and must register, Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

18, Thursday, Herbal and Honey Cocktails for Spring, fee and must register, virtual. Longwood Gardens https://longwoodgardens.org/

18, Thursday, Horticulture How-To: Orchid 101, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee for non-members and free for Hillwood members, virtual and must register, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens  https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/events

19, Friday, Online Lecture: Growing and Using Culinary Herbs with Peggy Riccio, noon to 1:00 pm free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

19, Friday, Selecting Native Plants for Your Home Garden, 10 to 11:30 am, free but must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

19, Friday, the Future of the Past (garden design and cultural heritage with Patricia Klindienst and Clayton Brascoupe). 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. New Directions in the American Landscape  https://ndal.org/

19, Friday, Floral Design How-to: Tropical Paradise, 1:30 to 2:15 pm, online via zoom, fee for nonmembers and free for members, must register. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens  https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/events

19, Friday, Understanding Trilliums, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, virtual. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

19, Friday, Introduction to Chesapeake Native Plants, 11:00 am, free and must register, zoom Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

19, Friday, Native Meadows: Let’s get Geal with Larry Weaner, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

19-21, Friday through Sunday, Free admission all weekend long at London town to celebrate their 50th anniversary https://www.historiclondontown.org/events

20, Saturday, Virtual Lecture: Plant Pruning and Spring Cleaning, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Plant Delights Nursery https://www.plantdelights.com/

20, Saturday, 34th annual Lahr Native Plant Virtual Symposium, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. U.S. National Arboretum https://www.usna.usda.gov/

20, Saturday, Container Gardening, 10 to 11:00 am, free and virtual. Dumfries Library via Prince William Master Gardener https://mgpw.org/

20, Saturday, Basic Pruning Techniques for shrubs 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, is in person. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes

20, Saturday, America’s Diverse Garden Climates from Seattle to St. Augustine and Mt. Desert Island to the Mojave Desert, 10 to 11:30 am, free but must register, virtual. Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

20, Saturday, North American Rock Garden Society (Piedmont Chapter) Lecture: A Floral Journey, Discover the Magic of Flowers, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, online, free. J C Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

20, Saturday, 11th Annual Gardening Symposium by the Loudoun County Master Gardeners, 9:00 am to 3:15 pm, fee and must register, virtual. https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/events/annual-symposium/

20 and 21, Saturday and Sunday, Seeds of Hope and Healing, a Virtual Making Brooklyn Bloom event, free and registration required, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (see website for times)  https://www.bbg.org/visit/event/seeds_of_hope_and_healing_a_virtual_making_brooklyn_bloom_event

21, Sunday, Nature’s Best Hope lecture with Doug Tallamy, 7 to 8 pm, free and must register, virtual. Fox Haven Farm https://foxhavenfarm.org/events/

21, Sunday, Redefining Houseplants, fee and must register, virtual. Longwood Gardens. https://longwoodgardens.org/

23, Tuesday, Close Encounters with Nature: Native Design in the Residential Landscape with Larry Weaner, 1 to 2:30 pm New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

23, Tuesday, Landscaping with Layers, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Virginia Native Plant Society https://vnps.org/events/

23, Tuesday, Spring Garden Series: Tomato Gardening start to finish with a focus on heirloom varieties 1:30 to 2:30 pm, free and must register, virtual. University of Maryland extension Garrett County https://extension.umd.edu/events/tue-2021-03-23-1330-tomato-gardening-start-finish-focus-heirloom-varieties

23, Tuesday, Foodscaping with Brie Arthur, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, virtual lecture, fee and must register. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, https://www.lewisginter.org/

23, Tuesday, Diversify Your Lawn, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, live webinar, fee and must register. Native Plant Trust http://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

23, Tuesday, Webinar: The Virtues of Violets, 1:00 pm. nominal fee for nonmembers, members free. Herb Society of America https://www.herbsociety.org/

24, Wednesday, Webinar: Supporting Pollinators with Herbs in Your Garden with Peggy Riccio and Heather Andrews of the Thoughtful Gardener, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. https://www.facebook.com/events/449590686365205/

24, Wednesday, Native Plants, 11 to noon, free and must register, virtual. Prince William County Master Gardeners https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

24, Wednesday, Gardening 101: how to divide perennials, 3:00 pm, online, free. JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

24, Wednesday, Beautiful, Sustainable, Abundant Flower Gardens, 5 to 6:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

24, Wednesday, Ladew Lecture series: Wild Creations with Hilton Carter, 3:00 pm, zoom, fee and must register. Ladew Topiary Gardens, https://ladewgardens.com/

24, Wednesday, Certified Backyard Habitats, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/classes-and-programs/for-adults/online-classes

25, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens: Caring for Orchids at Home, noon to 1:00 pm, virtual, free and must register. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

25, Thursday, Spring Ephemerals, 7 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

25, Thursday, Clean Composting: Section A, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

25, Thursday, Virtual Horticulture How-To: Orchid Repotting. 1:30 to 2:00 pm, fee for nonmembers, free for members, must register, Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/events

26, Friday, Preparing Your Garden for the Seventeen-year Cicadas, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

26, Friday, Online Discussion: Celebrating Women in Science: Crop Wild Relatives in Research, noon to 1:00 pm, free and registration required. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

27, Saturday, Knowing Native Plants: Signs of Spring, 2 to 4:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve https://bhwp.org/item/knowing-native-plants-signs-of-spring-virtual-program-mar-27-2021/#tab-description

27, Saturday, Landscape Design, Session 2, 10 to noon, fee and must register, virtual. Session 1 will be on March 13. Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

27, Saturday, Spring Gardening Saturday: Eco-Gardening: Plain and Simple, 9:30 to 10:30 am, fee and must register, virtual. Mt Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

27, Saturday, Spring Gardening Saturday: Great Plants for Soggy Soils, 11:15 to 12:15, fee and must register, virtual. Mt Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

27, Saturday, Spring Gardening Saturday: Woodland Wildflowers for Home Gardens, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Mt Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

27, Saturday, Lahr Native Plant Sale, time to be determined. Friends of the National Arboretum, held at the U.S. National Arboretum, no registration required. https://fona.org/

27, Saturday, Plants for Pollinators: Spring, 9:00 am to 10:30 am, fee and must register, zoom. Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. https://www.lewisginter.org/

27, Saturday, Spring Tasks for a Great Garden, 10:30 am to noon, fee and must register, is in person and virtual, Green Spring Gardens  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes

27, Saturday, Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchange, noon to 2 or 2 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, is in person. Green Spring Gardens. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes

27, Saturday, Growing Tomatoes from Seed to Sauce, 10 to 11:00 am fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes

30, Tuesday, Fifty shades of Green and Yellow, Pink, Lavender, White Native Spring Wildflowers and Foliage, 7:30 pm, virtual free, but must register. Maryland Native Plant Society https://mdflora.org/

31, Wednesday, Webinar: Foliage and Focal Points: Ideas for Budgets and Gardens of all Sizes with Karen Chapman, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

31, Wednesday, Ladew Lecture series: Gardens in Small Spaces with Butter Wakefield, 11:00 am, fee and must register, Zoom. Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

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

  • Everything about Aquatics, from now until March 26, free.
  • Everything about Orchids Essentials, from now until September 1, must pay
  • The World of Plants: Exploring Horticulture, from now until July 9, free
  • Floral Design Basics, from now until April 25, must pay
  • Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Nuts, March 22 to May 3, online, must pay
  • Trees, Shrubs and Conifers, March 22 to May 3, online, must pay
  • Annuals, Perennials and Vines, March 22 to May 3, online, must pay

 

February 2021

1, Monday, Webinar: Seed Starting Basics with Joe Lamp’l (Joe Gardener), 3:00 pm, free but must register. https://joegardener.com/seed-basics/

1, Monday, Landscape Revitalization, 7 to 9:00 pm, series of four classes, virtual. Fee and must register. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/classes-and-programs/for-adults/online-classes/

1, Monday, Choosing and Planting Native Trees with Jim McGlone, Virginia Department of Forestry, 10:30 to 11:30 am, free, virtual. Sponsored by Plant NOVA Natives, “Ask the Experts” Videoconferences | pnnjan18v1 (plantnovanatives.org)

1, Monday, Grow Live with Katie: Landscape Design with Donald Pell, noon to 12:30 Facebook Live on Homestead Gardens Facebook page. https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-event/grow-live-with-katie-landscape-design-with-donald-pell/

2, Tuesday, Opposites Attract, an online floral design class, 4 to 5:30 pm, fee and must register, Longwood Gardens. https://longwoodgardens.org/events-performances

2, Tuesday, Webinar: Popular Houseplants and How to Care for Them, noon, free and must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

3, Wednesday, Webinar: The American Oaks, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, fee if nonmember and free for members, must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

3, Wednesday, Loudoun County Greening Your Neighborhood program, free but must register. Sponsored by the Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/events-calendar/

3, Wednesday, Soils, 11 to noon, virtual, free but must register. Prince William County Master Gardeners. https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

3, Wednesday, Organic Control for Houseplant Pests, 6:30 to 7:30 central (7:30 to 8:30 pm EST) virtual. Free but must register. Melinda Myers http://www.melindamyers.com

4, Thursday, Exotic and Decadent Chocolate and Vanilla, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Zoom, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

4, Thursday, 11, and 18, Woodend Garden Clinics, 1:30 to 3:00 pm, online. Fee and must register, family oriented. Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/events-calendar/

4, Thursday, Orchids with Carol Allen, noon, free and must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

4, Thursday, Using Native Plants in your Existing Landscape, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, free but must register, zoom, Loudoun County Master Gardeners. https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

5, Friday, Class: Garden Design for Child Development, fee and must register, virtual and on two days, Friday the 5 and Friday the 12. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

6, Saturday, Seeds: Selecting and Starting, 10 to 11:30 am, free but must register, Zoom. Northern Virginia Master Gardeners http://www.nvmg.org

6, Saturday, Grow Your Own Microgreens, 11:00 to noon, fee and must register, is in person. Cultivate the City https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

6, Saturday, Seed Selection and Starting, 9 to 10:00 am, fee and must register, Zoom. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

6, Saturday, Introduction to Plant Propagation, Tropical Houseplants. 10 to noon. Fee and must register, is in person. Also offered on February 13. Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

6, Saturday, Gardening for Butterflies: It’s All About the Birds and the Bees, 10 to 11:00 am, fee and must register, virtual, Green Spring Master Gardeners  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/classes-camps

6, Saturday, Stop Mowing, Start Growing! 3rd Annual Native Plant Symposium for Beginners, 9 to noon, virtual and nominal fee. Sponsored by Northern Virginia Community College, Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, Prince William Conservation Alliance, Prince William County Watershed Management Branch, Plant NOVA Natives, VA Cooperative Extension and Virginia Native Plant Society. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stop-mowing-start-growing-3rd-annual-native-plant-symposium-for-beginners-tickets-133260322211

6, Saturday, Garden Tour: Winter Trunks and Bark, 10 to 11:30 am, Fee and must register, is in person. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/events

6, Saturday, Lisa Live on Facebook 11:00 am with Gardeners Workshop, ask seed starting questions and cut flower questions every Saturday morning https://www.thegardenersworkshop.com/connect-with-lisa/

8, Monday, Grow Live with Katie: with Amanda Shepard on seed staring noon to 12:30 on Homestead Gardens Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/homesteadgardens

8, Monday, Webinar: Regenerative Design: How Living in Agreement with Nature Helps Organizations Thrive. 1 to 2:00 pm. Free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. Ecological Landscape Design https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

9, Tuesday, Houseplant Parenting 101, 6 to 7 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/events

9, Tuesday, Cut Flower Gardens, noon, free and must register, virtual. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

10, Wednesday, Garden Principles, 11 to noon virtual, free and presented by Prince William County Master Gardeners. https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

10, Wednesdays Sustainable Landcare Series on Wednesday for five Wednesdays, fee and must register, virtual, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Phipps Conservatory. https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/classes-and-programs/for-adults/online-classes/

10, Wednesday, Getting Started Growing Vegetable and Flower Gardens, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, central (7:30 to 8:30 ET), webinar, free but must register. Melinda Myers http://www.melindamyers.com

10, Wednesday, Fill Your Garden with Fabulous Ferns, 12:30 to 2:00 pm, free, virtual, by VCE Master Gardeners https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdReKjQcy3HVdFR4Od1DB8y7alGpPD4nL24CYw5z5mSgmPrmA/viewform

11, Thursday, Nature as Gardener for Beauty and Reduced Maintenance, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, fee and must register, online. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/events/nature-as-gardener

11, Thursday, Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe with Carolyn Mullet. Sponsored by the APLD DC/MD/VA Chapter, fee and must register, virtual. Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe Tickets, Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite

11, Thursday, Life in Your Wild Garden with Laura Beaty, virtual presentation, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, free and open to the public. Virginia Native Plant Society https://vnps.org/potowmack/events/life-in-your-wild-garden-with-laura-beaty-via-zoom/

11, Thursday, Plant-Inspired Photography: Developing Your Creative Eye, noon to 1:00 pm free and must register, virtual. Smithsonian Gardens. https://gardens.si.edu/events/lets-talk-gardens/

12, Friday, Winter Virtual Symposium: Perennial Professionals at Work and Play. 9:45 am to 4:30 pm with an optional happy hour. Sponsored by the Perennial Plant Association and Maryland Horticultural Society. fee and must register. https://mdhorticulture.org/programs-events/calendar/

12, Friday, Build Healthy Soil and Manage Water in Your Yard, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Zoom, Northern Virginia Master Gardeners http://www.nvmg.org

13, Saturday, Lisa Live on Facebook 11:00 am with Gardeners Workshop, ask seed starting questions and cut flower questions every Saturday morning https://www.thegardenersworkshop.com/connect-with-lisa/

13, Saturday, Webinar: The Budget Wise Gardener: Plant the Best for Less! Money-Saving Tips for Purchasing Plants plus Cost Saving Garden Designs with Kerry Ann Mendez, 11:00 am, fee and must register. https://pyours.com/

13, Saturday, The Humane Gardener: Nurturing Habitats for Wildlife, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, online, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/event/the-humane-gardener-nurturing-habitats-for-wildlife-online/

13, Saturday, Webinar: Winter Sowing, 10:00 am free, virtual, must register. Duke Farms https://www.eventbrite.com/o/duke-farms-7459403857

13, Saturday, Introduction to Plant Propagation for Tropical Houseplants, 10 to noon, fee and must register, is in person Also offered on February 6. Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

13, Saturday Designing with Tropicals (floral design), 9 to 10:00 am, fee and must register, Zoom, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

13, Saturday, Starting from Scratch with Seeds, 10:30 to noon, is in person or virtual. Fee and must register. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/events

13, Saturday, Floral Arrangement: Heart’s Desire, 1 to 2:30 pm, is in person or virtual, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

14, Sunday, Hot Sauce Blending, 1 to 2 pm, fee and must register, in person. Cultivate the City https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

15, Monday, Grow Live with Katie: with Jessica Degraf on Garden Planning, noon to 12:30 on Homestead Gardens Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/homesteadgardens

16, Tuesday, Webinar: Weird Herbs with Amanda Thomsen, 1 to 2:00 pm. Herb Society of America, free if member, fee if nonmember. https://www.herbsociety.org/

16, Tuesday, Landscape Design series: Kathryn Herman: An Eye for Design, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, online https://www.nybg.org/event/2020-21-landscape-design-students-alumni-series/

16, Tuesday, Yes, You Can: Growing Vegetables in Containers, 4 to 5:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/events/growing-vegetables

17, Wednesday, Webinar: Growing Nutritious and Flavorful Edibles Indoors, 6:30 to 7:30 central (7:30 to 8:30 ET), free but must register, Melinda Myers http://www.melindamyers.com

17, Wednesday, Fool Proof Native Plants for Beginning Gardeners, 10:00 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, online. Also offered on February 24. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/event/fool-proof-native-plants-for-beginning-gardeners-section-a-online/

17, Wednesday, Workshop: Pruning for Homeowners, 10:00 to noon, fee and must register, virtual. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/event/workshop-pruning-for-homeowners-section-a-2/

17, Wednesday, Winter Sowing, 11 to noon, free, virtual, presented by Prince William County Master Gardeners. https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

18, Thursday, Unravelling Botanical Names, 10:30 to noon, fee and must register, online. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/event/unravelling-botanical-names-online/

18, Thursday, Reading Landscapes: Places as Creation and Reflection, 1 to 2 pm, live webinar, fee and must register. Native Plant Trust http://www.nativeplanttrust.org/events/reading-landscapes-place-creation-and-reflection/

18, Thursday, Gardening from the Ground Up (soil with Mark Highland), 10:30 to noon, virtual, fee and must register, Longwood Gardens https://longwoodgardens.org/

18, Thursday, Beginning Vegetable Gardeners series, 7:00 pm, free. Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association, 6 sessions, one each month, can register for all or individually. http://nsvmga.org/events/2021-webinars/

18, Thursday, Lecture: David Culp: A Journey Through your March Garden, 6:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. Sponsored by Garden Design https://www.gardendesign.com/classes/

18, Thursday, Seed Starting Tips and Techniques, free webinar, must register, 7:00 pm. Sponsored by Fine Gardening magazine https://www.finegardening.com/webinars

19, Friday, Successful Small Space Gardening, 10 to 11:30 am, also offered on February 20. Fee and must register, online. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/event/successful-small-space-gardening-section-a-online/

19, Friday, Greenscapes Symposium, Back to our Roots: Leveraging Native Plants to Restore the Environment. Fee and must register, 9 to 4:00 pm, virtual. Brookside Gardens. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

20, Saturday, Lisa Live on Facebook 11:00 am with Gardeners Workshop, ask seed starting questions and cut flower questions every Saturday morning https://www.thegardenersworkshop.com/connect-with-lisa/

20, Saturday, Successful Small Space Gardening, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, online. Also offered on February 19, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/event/successful-small-space-gardening-section-b-online/

20, Saturday, Plant Propagation 101: Seeds, Cuttings and Clones, 11:00 to noon, fee and must register, is in person Cultivate the City https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

20, Saturday, Sowing the Seeds of Victory: Growing Food in Troubled Times, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Zoom, Northern Virginia Master Gardeners http://www.nvmg.org

20, Saturday, Winter Symposium: Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Chocolate, Tequila and the Intersection of Plants and People, 9 to noon, fee and must register, online. JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//events/details.php?ID=2479

20, Saturday, Prepare for a Blossoming Spring event, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, sponsored by Rutgers University http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ah0224wa.html?fbclid=IwAR3wU69L9nhvFjLMAHWrMut5wnIFXMC2GZwSQdxxnRNj5WngIdEMqJ5yKlc

20, Saturday, and 21, Sunday, Maple Magic (making maple syrup). Fee and must register, is in person so visit website for specific times to attend. Ladew Topiary Gardens. https://ladewgardens.com/Event-Calendar/Events-at-Ladew/Maple-Magic

20, Saturday, 17th Annual Ecosavvy Symposium: Integrating Stormwater Management in Landscape Design, 9:30 to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Green Spring Gardens. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/events

21, Sunday, Winter Lecture Series: Doug Tallamy and Nature’s Best Hope, 1:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/events

21, Sunday, The Pollinator Victory Garden with Kim Eierman, 2 to 4:00 pm, virtual presentation, free and open to the public, Virginia Native Plant Society. https://vnps.org/princewilliamwildflowersociety/events/the-pollinator-victory-garden-with-kim-eierman-via-zoom/

21, Sunday, Container Vegetable Gardens, 3 to 4 pm, fee and must register, Zoom, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

23, Tuesday, Evergreen Plants in the Garden with Tony Avent, 2 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Plant Delights. http://www.plantdelights.com

23 to 27, Tuesday through Saturday, Talking Nature Black Conference, fee and must register, virtual. Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/conferences/

24, Wednesday, History of Colonial American Gardens, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/classes-and-programs/for-adults/online-classes/

24, Wednesday, Roses: A New Approach, noon to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/events/roses-new-approach

24, Wednesday, Webinar: Low Maintenance Gardening for Loads of Beauty and Health Benefits, 6:30 to 7:30 central (7:30 to 8:30 pm ET), free but must register. Melinda Myers http://www.melindamyers.com

24, Wednesday, Insects and Critters, virtual, 11 to noon, free and presented by Prince William County Master Gardeners. https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

24, Wednesday, Fool Proof Native Plants for Beginner Gardeners, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register, online. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/event/fool-proof-native-plants-for-beginning-gardeners-section-b-online/

24-27, Wednesday through Saturday, RootingDC (will be virtual this year), https://www.rootingdc.org/

25, Thursday, Gardening for the Birds, noon, free, virtual. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

25, Thursday, 21st Annual Winter Lecture Series: Gardens of Meaning, 11 to noon, fee and must register, online. February’s speaker is Leslie Bennett: Gardens of Sanctuary. New York Botanical Gardens. https://www.nybg.org/event/21st-annual-winter-lecture-series-gardens-of-meaning/

26, Friday, Spring Lawn Care, 10 to 11:30, free and must register, Zoom, Northern Virginia Master Gardeners http://www.nvmg.org

27, Saturday, Lisa Live on Facebook 11:00 am with Gardeners Workshop, ask seed starting questions and cut flower questions every Saturday morning https://www.thegardenersworkshop.com/connect-with-lisa/

27, Saturday, Workshop: Pruning for Homeowners, 10 to noon, fee and must register, online. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/event/workshop-pruning-for-homeowners-section-b-2/

27, Saturday, Great Shrubs for the Garden, 10:00 am to 11:30, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, can be virtual or can attend in person. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/events

27, Saturday, Webinar: Creating a Private Space: Design Strategies for Screening, Privacy and More, 10:00 am central (11:00 ET), free. Melinda Myers http://www.melindamyers.com

27, Saturday, Virtual Class Boxwoods 101, 9:00 am to 10:30 am, fee and must register. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

27, Saturday, Grow Great Vegetables in Virginia with Ira Wallace, 10:00 am, free and must register, virtual. Prince William County Master Gardeners. https://mgpw.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/IRA-WALLACE-FLIER-final.pdf

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

28, Sunday, Beautiful Destinations: Botanical Gardens of the World, six sessions, fee and must register, Smithsonian Associations Beautiful Destinations: Botanical Gardens of the World – Smithsonian Associates

From now until March 21, 2012, there is a new exhibit at

Longwood Gardens called Deeply Rooted

January 2021

4, Monday, Landscape Learning Threads: Observation and Analysis into Practice, 1 to 4:30 pm. Fee and must register, virtual. New Directions in the American Landscape. http://www.ndal.org

4, Monday, Grow Live! With Hilton Carter and Katie Dubow, Homestead Gardens, noon, virtual (via Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/homesteadgardens/events/?ref=page_internal

5, Tuesday, Distilling Nature’s Essence in the Garden, 1 to 4:30 pm. Fee and must register, virtual. New Directions in the American Landscape. http://www.ndal.org

6, Wednesday, Webinar: The Green Industry’s Black Thumb: Pollution from Use and Disposal of Plastic Pots, noon to 1:00 pm. Fee and must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

7, Thursday, Piet Oudolf Interviewed by Larry Weaner, 9 to 10:30 am. Fee and must register, virtual. New Directions in the American Landscape. http://www.ndal.org

8, Friday, Growing your own Microgreens, free and must register, virtual. 3 to 4:00 pm, Duke Farms. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/duke-farms-7459403857

8, Friday, Microgreens, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/event/microgreens/

9, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop: Winter Walk Vegetative Design, 1:00 pm, fee and must register, is in person at Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/events

10, Sunday, Insects and Diseases to Look Out for in 2021, fee and must register, virtual. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. https://bhwp.org/

10, Sunday, Winter Weeds, 2 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, is in person at Woodend Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD. Audubon Naturalist Society. https://anshome.org/adults/

11, Monday, Grow Live! With Summer Rayne and Katie Dubow, noon, Homestead Gardens via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/homesteadgardens/events/?ref=page_internal

11, Monday, Home Gardener Day 2021, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register.  Sponsored by the Virginia Horticultural Foundation. http://homegardenerday.org/index.html

12, Tuesday, Webinar: A History of Chocolate with Sarah Lohman, 1:00 pm, free for members, nominal fee for nonmembers. Herb Society of America https://www.herbsociety.org/hsa-learn/hsa-webinars/

13, Wednesday, Webinar: The Challenges of Restoring Urban Native Habitat, noon to 1:00 pm, fee and must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

13, Wednesday, The Conservation of Virginia’s Native Plants, free and must register, via Zoom. Virginia Native Plant Society https://vnps.org/events/the-conservation-of-virginias-native-plants-with-chris-ludwig-via-zoom/

13, Wednesday, Hummingbirds in your Garden, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, virtual. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

13, Wednesday, (for three Wednesdays) History of the English Garden, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

13, Wednesday, Houseplants, 11:00 am to noon, free and must register, Prince William Master Gardeners. https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

14, Thursday, Winter Planning for your Garden, 7:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy. https://loudounwildlife.org/event/winter-planning-for-your-garden/

14, Thursday, Climate Change and the Need to Make Space for Nature with Charles Smith, free and must register, Virginia Native Plant Society https://vnps.org/potowmack/events/climate-change-and-the-need-to-make-space-for-nature-with-charles-smith-via-zoom/

14, Thursday, Charles Birnbaum, FASLA, interviewed by Larry Weaner, 1 to 2:30 pm. Fee and must register, virtual. New Directions in the American Landscape. http://www.ndal.org

14, Thursday, Water Management in Urban Landscapes, 4 to 5:00 pm, virtual. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

14, Thursday, Color and Texture in the Garden, 1 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

15, Friday, Winter Botany, 10 to 1:00 pm; and Saturday, January 15, 10 to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

15, Friday, Sustainable Landscaping Basics, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/event/online-sustainable-landscaping-basics-event-details/

16, Saturday, Kokedama: The Art of Crafting Living Mossballs. Two sessions: 10 to 11:30 or 1 to 2:30, fee and must register, is in person at Brookside Gardens. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

16, Saturday, Hellebores: Homeland to the Present by Dick Tyler of Pine Knott Farms, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, virtual. Co-hosted by the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum. https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

17, Sunday, Non-native Earthworms and their Effects on Mid-Atlantic Forest Soils, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve https://bhwp.org/

17, Sunday, Winter Lecture Series: Moon Gates: The Power of Circles, 1:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Green Spring Gardens  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/events

18, Monday through March 8, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, an 8-week virtual class, Plant Taxonomy and Nomenclature: A Home Gardener’s Guide to How Plants are Classified and Named with Bryce Lane. Fee and must register, virtual. J.C. Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

19, Tuesday, Schoolyard Habitats: Restoring Native Habitat One Schoolyard at a Time with Jillian Bell, 7 to 8:15 pm. Fee and must register, virtual. New Directions in the American Landscape. http://www.ndal.org

20, Wednesday, History and Principles of Landscape Design, 1:30 to 4:30 (for 4 Wednesdays), fee and must register, virtual. Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

20, Wednesday, Hummingbirds in your Garden, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

20, Wednesday, Online Lecture: Alexandre de Vogue, owner of Vaux le Vicomte, Vaux-le-Vicomte, France’s Best Kept Secret Garden, noon to 1:30 pm. Fee and must register. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

20, Wednesday, Winter Botany, 9 to 5:00 pm for two Wednesdays, fee and must register, virtual. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

20 and 27 and February 3 and 10, History and Principles of Landscape Design, 1:30 to 4:30 pm, a four-session virtual class, fee and must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

21 and 22 and 28 and 29, Guiding Theory into Reality: It Don’t Mean a Thing if the Landscape Don’t Sing (2021 NDAL Annual Symposium) See website for times and speakers, is virtual.  2021 NDAL Annual Symposium | New Directions in the American Landscape

22, Friday, Edible Landscaping, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual. Master Gardener of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/event/online-edible-landscaping-event-details/

22, Friday, Designing from the Winter Landscape, 9 to 10:00 am, fee and must register, virtual. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

23, Saturday, Garden Talk: Easy Houseplants to Grow, 10:00 am, fee and must register, virtual. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/events

23, Saturday, Planning and Planting a Cutting Garden, 9 to 10:30 am, fee and must register, virtual. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

23, Saturday, If You Build it, They Will Come: Understanding and Improving Garden Soils with Bryce Lane, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. J.C. Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

24, Sunday, Getting to the Source of our Native Plants: Does Provenance Matter? 2-3:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve https://bhwp.org/

24, Sunday, Winter Lecture Series: Sizzling Succulents, 1:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/events

25, Monday, Natural Landscape Design, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

26, Tuesday, Research into Landscape, 1 to 4:30 pm. Fee and must register, virtual. New Directions in the American Landscape. http://www.ndal.org

27, Wednesday, Webinar: Expanding Biodiversity: Attracting Birds to Your Yard, noon to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

27, Wednesday, Pruning, 11:00 am to noon, free and must register, virtual. Prince William Master Gardeners https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

28, Thursday, Landscaping with Wild Edibles, 4 to 5:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

28, Thursday, Brookside Gardens Winter Tour, 2 sessions: 10 to 11:30 am or 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, in person at Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

29, Friday, Native Spring Ephemerals, 10:00 to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual. Northern Virginia Master Gardeners https://mgnv.org/event/online-native-spring-ephemerals-event-details/

30, Saturday, Everything You Wanted to Know About Pruning, 10 to noon, fee and must register, virtual. Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

31, Sunday, Winter Lecture Series: Eight Essential Tips for a Deer-Resistant Garden, 1:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/events

Longwood Gardens’ Online Learning Opportunities:

  • Floral Design Basics, now until April 25
  • The World of Plants: Exploring Horticulture, now until July 9
  • Everything about Aquatics, now until March 26
  • Everything about Orchids, now until January 6

Don’t forget to purchase tickets in January to the Philadelphia Flower Show and to the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Garden Week.

 

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