Monthly Events

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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.

December 2020 events

Now until certain dates in 2021 are three free online, self-paced courses offered by Longwood Gardens: Everything About Aquatics; Everything about Orchids; and The World of Plants: Exploring Horticulture. https://longwoodgardens.org/education/online-learning

Now until certain dates in 2021 are two fee-based online, self-paced courses from Longwood Gardens: Floral Design Basics; Drawing the Wacky and Weird World of Plants; and Rejuvenation and Renewals (floral arrangements). https://longwoodgardens.org/education/online-learning

1, Tuesday, Keep Hope Alive: Winter Bloom and Other Plants of Interest by Douglas Ruhren, gardens manager at the JC Raulston Arboretum,  1 to 2:30 pm, free and online  https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=2164

1, Tuesday, Online: Herbarium Demo: Plant Impressions, 6:30 to 7:30 free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden http://www.usbg.gov

1, Tuesday, Online: Caring for Holiday Plants, noon, free and must register, Merrifield Garden Center. http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

2, Wednesday, Growing Plants from Seed, 2:00-3:30 pm, virtual, free and must register. Green Springs Master Gardeners. Registration link: https://forms.gle/W2Y7xyoZnrggUY9k7

2, Wednesday, Online: Lecture: A Piet Oudolf story by Deborah Chud, 7 to 8:30 pm, free and online, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=2467

2, Wednesday, Online: Workshop: Elegant Winter Container, fee and must register. Offered at two times: Section A is 10 to noon and Section B is offered 1 to 3:00 pm. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/events/2020-12/

2, Wednesday, Webinar: Capture the Flavor: Herbs and Spices for Health, 11:30 to 1:00 pm, free and must register. Harford County, University of Maryland Extension https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capture-the-flavor-herbs-spices-for-your-health-webinar-tickets-124288758021

2, Wednesday, Urban Tree Summit, 8:45 am to 3:15 pm, fee and must register, online. Presented by Montgomery Parks and Casey Trees https://www.montgomeryparks.org/events/urban-tree-summit/

3, Thursday, Holiday Wreaths and Evergreen Decorations, noon, free and virtual. Smithsonian Gardens. Events – Smithsonian Gardens (si.edu)

3, Thursday, virtual: Christmas Tree Decorating: Get the Merrifield look, noon, free and must register, Merrifield Garden Center http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

3, Thursday, Dan Hinkley and his new book Windcliff: A Story of People, Plants and Gardens, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. The Garden Conservancy. https://www.gardenconservancy.org/education/virtualevents

3, Thursday, Virtual: Wassail and Wreath Making, fee and must register, offered two times: Section A is 9:30 to noon and Section B is 1 to 3:30 pm, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/events/2020-12/

3, Thursday, Ecological Gardening Webinar, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/events/ecological-gardening/

3-4, Thursday and Friday, Natural Design for the Mid-Atlantic States: An Intensive Virtual Course, 1 to 4:30 pm, sponsored by Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, presented by New Directions in the American Landscape. Fee and must register. https://ndal.org/upcoming-ndal-events/

4, Friday, Container Gardening with Fresh Greens, noon, free and must register, Merrifield Garden Center http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

4, Friday, Ecological Plant Conference, 8 to 4:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance. https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

5, Saturday, Virtual Fern Propagation Workshop, 9:00 am to noon, JC Raulston Arboretum. Fee and must register. https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=2382

5, Saturday, Forest Bathing, 9 to 11 am, fee and must register with the Friends of the National Arboretum, in person at the National Arboretum https://www.fona.org/forest-bathing/

5, Saturday, Holiday Wreath Workshop, 9 to 11:30 am, or 2:30 to 5:00 pm, in person. Also offered on Sunday December 6, fee and must register, Blandy Experimental Farm, http://blandy.virginia.edu/

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

5, Saturday, Winter Wreath Workshop, 1:30 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, in person Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/winter-wreath-workshop/120520

6, Sunday, Holiday Wreath Workshop, 9 to 11:30 am, or 2:30 to 5:00 pm, in person. Also offered on Saturday December 5, fee and must register, Blandy Experimental Farm, http://blandy.virginia.edu/

7, Monday, Principles of Garden Design: The Elements of Success, 5 to 6:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/events/principles-of-garden-design-the-elements-of-success

8, Tuesday, Virtual Lecture: Renny Reynolds: Chasing Eden: The Story of Hortulus Farm, 7:00 pm, free and open to the public, Maryland Horticultural Society https://mdhorticulture.org/programs-events/calendar/

8, Tuesday, Botanical Phenology, webinar, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/events/botanical-phenology/

8, Tuesday, Festive Wreaths, 10 to 11:30 or 1 to 2:30, fee and must register, is in person. Brookside Gardens. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

9, Wednesday, Festive Centerpieces, 10 to 11:30 or 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, is in person. Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

9, Wednesday, Of Plants and People: From the Past to the Present with Nokwanda Makunga, 7:00 pm -8:30 pm, free and must register. Part of the Growing Black Roots: The Black Botanical Legacy https://holdenarb.org/portals/growing-black-roots-a-black-botanical-legacy/

9, Wednesday, Floral Design How-to: Holiday Blooms, 6:30 to 7:15 pm, fee and must register, Zoom. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

9, Wednesday, (care and management of) Holiday Plants, Sponsored by the Prince William Master Gardeners. 11 to noon, free and must register, online https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/vce/Pages/Horticulture-Classes.aspx

10, Thursday, Creative Holiday Gift Toppers, noon, free and must register, Merrifield Garden Center http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

10, Thursday, Pruning for the Home Landscape with Andrew Bunting, noon-1:30 pm, fee and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/events/pruning-for-the-home-landscape-with-andrew-bunting

10, Thursday, Poinsettia and Holiday Trees, noon, free and virtual. Smithsonian Gardens. Events – Smithsonian Gardens (si.edu)

11, Friday, Decorating with Fresh Greens, noon, free and must register, Merrifield Garden Center http://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com

11, Friday, Floral Design How-to: Holiday Blooms, 1:30 to 2:15, fee and must register, Zoom. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/

12, Saturday, Koten Engei Symposium, 9:00 am to noon, fee and must register, virtual, JC Raulston Arboretum, https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=2466

12, Saturday, The Language of Flowers: Pollination Ecology for Gardeners, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, online lecture, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/event/the-language-of-flowers-pollination-ecology-for-gardeners-online/

12, Saturday, Hydroponics and Vertical Gardening, 11 to noon, fee and must register, is in person. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

12, Saturday, Floral Design: Holiday Table Arrangements, 10:00 – 11:30 am, in person fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/floral-design-holiday-table/121220

12, Saturday, Virtual Holiday Event, Colonial Christmas Cuisine, 7:00 pm free and must register. Stratford Hall https://stratfordhall.simpletix.com/e/59812

13, Sunday, Living Ornaments and Terrarium Building, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register. In person. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

14, Monday, Webinar, Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children to the Natural World, noon to 1:00 pm, free if member, fee if nonmember, Ecological Landscape Alliance. https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

16, Wednesday, Winter Beauty, 2:00-3:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Green Spring Master Gardeners. Registration link: https://forms.gle/W2Y7xyoZnrggUY9k7

17, Thursday, Renny Reynolds and his new book Chasing Eden: Design Inspiration for the Gardens at Hortulus Farm, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. The Garden Conservancy. https://www.gardenconservancy.org/education/virtualevents

18, Friday, Natural Holiday Arrangements, 1 to 3:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/events/2020-12-18/

19, Saturday, Propagation and Cloning Workshop, 11 to noon, fee and must register and in person. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

19, Saturday, Forest Bathing, 10 to noon, fee and must register with the Friends of the National Arboretum, in person at the National Arboretum https://www.fona.org/forest-bathing/

21, Monday, Forest Bathing, 2:30 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register with the Friends of the National Arboretum, in person at the National Arboretum https://www.fona.org/forest-bathing/

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

31, Thursday, Forest Bathing, 9 to 11 am, noon to 2:00 pm and 2:30 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register with the Friends of the National Arboretum, in person at the National Arboretum https://www.fona.org/forest-bathing/

Around the corner:

Guiding Theory Into Reality: It Don’t Mean a Thing if the Landscape Don’t Sing, the 32nd Annual Ecological Landscape Design Symposium. January 21 and 22 from 1 to 4:30 pm and 28 and 29 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. All four dates are distinct programs with different speakers, register for full 4-day bundle or individual days. Sponsored by New Directions in the American Landscape, Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, and Connecticut College Arboretum. Fee and must register. https://ndal.org/upcoming-ndal-events/

November 2020

2, Monday, Grow with Katie Facebook live event with Katie Dubow and David Mattern about forcing flower bulbs, sponsored by Homestead Gardens, 11:00 am https://www.facebook.com/homesteadgardens/photos/gm.688752245096360/10158057989628918/?type=3&theater

2, Monday, Gardens of the World, Part 2, Western European Wonders with Bryce Lane. Starts Monday November 2 through December 14 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, a six-week installment, virtual, fee and must register. J.C. Raulston Arboretum. https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=2412

2, Monday, Rock Gardening, 10:00 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Zoom. Master Gardeners of Green Springs. Registration link: https://forms.gle/W2Y7xyoZnrggUY9k7

3, Tuesday, Glory of Fall Garden Tour, 10 to 11:30 or 1 to 2:00, in person at Brookside Gardens, meet at visitor center entrance, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

3, Tuesday, A New Year Begins: The Second Growing Season, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, free and virtual. Advance registration not available, see website for details. J.C. Raulston Arboretum. https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=2163

4, Wednesday, City Blossoms Bulb Bash 2020: Pick up flower bulbs and plant to beautify the city. See website for times and future dates. https://cityblossoms.org/new-events/2020/10/27/bulb-bash-with-city-blossoms-amp-mighty-greens-srj54

4, Wednesday, Soil and Potting Workshop, 6:30 pm, online, fee and must register, The Sill. http://www.thesill.com

4 and 5, Wednesday and Thursday, Garden Ecology for Landscape Professionals: A Virtual Course instructed by Larry Weaner, noon to 3:30 pm. Fee and must register. Sponsored by Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association. New Directions in the American Landscape http://www.ndal.org

5, Thursday, The One Symposium, 9 to 4:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Sponsored by the Verdant Earth Educators. https://www.verdanteartheducators.com/one-symposium.html

5, Thursday, Fall 2020 Literary Series Biweekly Webinars: Page Dickey and her latest book, Uprooted. 2:00 pm. Zoom, fee and must register. The Garden Conservancy.  https://www.gardenconservancy.org/events/all-events

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

5, Thursday, Drainage Solutions with Louis Ratchford, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, Zoom. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/online-classes/

5, Thursday, Plants 101 Online Workshop, 6:30 pm, fee and must register, The Sill. http://www.thesill.com

5, 12, 19 Thursdays, Three hands-on, in person, garden clinics in the gardens of Woodend Sanctuary (Chevy Chase, Maryland), 1 to 3 pm, fee and must register. Audubon Naturalist Society. https://anshome.org/adults/

5, Thursday, Let’s Talk Gardens, Winning the war against weeds, noon, free and must register, online webinar. Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/

6, Friday, online virtual class Climate Change and Native Plants, 10:30 to 12:30 pm, fee and must register. Sponsored by Ecological Landscape Alliance and Native Plant Trust, register through Native Plant Trust https://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/class-climate-change-and-native-plants/

6, Friday, Grow It Eat It Preserve It webinar 3 to 4:00 pm. Hosted by Cecil County extension office, free and must register. https://extension.umd.edu/events/fri-2020-11-06-1500-grow-it-eat-it-preserve-it-webinar-capture-flavor

7, Saturday, Introduction to Plant Parenting Online Workshop, MasterClass, 1 to 5:00 pm, fee and must register. The Sill http://www.thesill.com

7, Saturday, Virtual Presentation: Getting Your Garden Ready for Winter, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

7, Saturday, Grow your own microgreens, 11 to noon, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

8, Sunday, Bon Chi, bonsai with edible plants, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

8 and 15, Sundays, Growing Gourmet Mushrooms with Michael Judd, 2 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register, is in person. Ecologia Design. https://www.ecologiadesign.com/category/workshops-talks-tours/

9, Monday, Virtual Fall Trifecta: Arrangements that Inspire with Melissa Palmer, noon to 1:30 pm, make three fall arrangements. Fee and must register. Longwood Gardens.  https://longwoodgardens.org/education/online-learning

9, Monday, Webinar: A Stick in the Spokes, meaningful interventions in landscape systems, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance http://www.ecolandscaping.org

10, Tuesday, Lecture: Yard of the month! Plants for Civic Engagement and Transformation with Abra Lee, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, free but must register, online. U.S. Botanic Garden. http://www.usbg.gov

10, Tuesday, Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods and Fruit with Teri Dunn Chace, 7:00 pm. Sponsored by the Maryland Horticultural Society. Zoom, free (open to the public) and must register. https://mdhorticulture.org/programs-events/lecture-series/

11, Wednesday, Online Lecture: Rethinking Nontraditional: Navigating a Biology Career While Black, part of the Growing Black Roots: The Black Botanical Legacy series of lectures sponsored by Holden Forests and Gardens and Black Botanists Week. Free and will be on the second Wednesday of the month from October 2020 to September 2021. https://holdenarb.org/visit/events-lectures/scientist-lecture/

11, Wednesday, Brighten Dreary Winter Days by Forcing Bulbs into Bloom with Melinda Myers, 6:30 to7:30 CST which is 7:30 to 8:30 EST, virtual, free but registration required https://www.melindamyers.com/

11, Wednesday, Fern 101 Online Workshop, 1:00 pm, free but must register. The Sill. http://www.thesill.com

11, Wednesday, Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Garden in Vienna, until January 3, in person outside and must purchase tickets. See website for times and prices. https://www.novaparks.com/events/winter-walk-of-lights

11, Wednesday, Ancient Grains Make a Comeback, 11:00 am to noon, online, free and must register Allegany County extension agent https://extension.umd.edu/events/wed-2020-11-11-1100-fresh-conversations-ancient-grains-make-comeback

12, Thursday, All-Day Conference: Regenerative Solutions for Resilient Landscapes, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, fee and must register, online. Ecological Landscape Alliance http://www.ecolandscaping.org

12, Thursday, Fall Plant Care Online workshop, 6:30 pm, fee and must register, The Sill http://www.thesill.com

12, Thursday, Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs with David Yost, noon, free and must register, Zoom, Merrifield Garden Center. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

12, Thursday, Covering the Basics: Vegetable Garden Prep with Brie Arthur, 6 to 8 pm, fee and must register, online webinar. Longwood Gardens. https://longwoodgardens.org/education/online-learning

12, Thursday, Managing Deer in the Landscape, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, free and must register, is virtual. Maryland Department of Natural Resources https://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/habitat/wapublicevents.aspx

13, Friday, Garden Talk: Curb Appeal for Fall Beauty, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm, fee and must register, in person at Green Spring Gardens. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/garden-talk-curb-appeal/111320

13, Friday, Floral Design How-to: Autumnal Centerpiece, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm, online via zoom, fee and must register. Hillwood Gardens.  https://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/events

13, Friday, Invasive Plants and Native Alternatives, 10 to 11:30 am. Online, free and must register. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia http://www.mgnv.org

13, Friday, Native Seed Starting, 1 to 2:15 pm, online, free and must register. Talbot County Extension agents https://extension.umd.edu/events/fri-2020-11-13-1300-native-seed-starting

14, Saturday, Fall Symposium “Falling for Color” 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum in NC. https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=2378

14, Saturday, Online Demo: Fall Floral Centerpieces, 11:30 to 12:30 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden. http://www.usbg.gov

14, Saturday, Hydroponics and Vertical Gardening, 11 to noon, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

14, Saturday, Colonial Cocktails: Rumrousal and Mulled Wine, 3 to 4 pm, fee and must register, in person. Presented by London Town but held at the Historic Gresham Estate https://www.historiclondontown.org/events

14, Saturday, Wild at Home with Hilton Carter, online lecture, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

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

16, Monday, Gardening for birds, 10:00 to 11:30 am, free, must register, Zoom, presented by Master Gardeners of Green Springs. Registration link: https://forms.gle/W2Y7xyoZnrggUY9k7

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

16, Monday, A Grand Tour of Versailles: The Sun King and His Gardeners, noon to 1:30 pm, fee and must register, online lecture. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/events

17, Tuesday, Webinar: The Challenges and Complexities of Ecological Gardens, a 5-year journal of discovery, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Ecological Landscape Alliance, http://www.ecolandscaping.org

18, Wednesday, Webinar: Evaluating Soil Health, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Ecological Landscape Alliance, http://www.ecolandscaping.org

18, Wednesday, Growing Holiday Plants to Brighten Your Home and Relieve Stress, 6:30 to 7:30 CST which is 7:30 to 8:30 EST, free but must register, with Melinda Myers. https://www.melindamyers.com/

19, Thursday, Fall 2020 Literary Series Biweekly Webinars: Larry Lederman and his latest book, Garden Portraits: Experiences of Natural Beauty. 2:00 pm. Fee and must register, Zoom. The Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/events/all-events

19, Thursday, Creating Woodland Gardens with Louis Ratchford, noon, free and must register, zoom, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

19, Thursday, Monstera Deliciosa 101 online workshop, 1:00 pm, free and must register, The Sill http://www.thesill.com

20, Friday, Dueling Designers Do Holidays, 11 to noon, fee and must register, Zoom, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. https://www.lewisginter.org/

21, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop Fruits and Vegetables, 10:00 am – 11:30 am, fee and must register, is in person at Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/floral-design-fruits-vegetables/112120

21, Saturday, Propagation and Cloning Workshop, 11 to noon, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

21, Saturday, Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece, 10 to noon, online, fee and must register. Mt. Cuba Center. http://www.mtcubacenter.org

22, Sunday, Living Ornaments and Terrarium Building, 1-2 pm, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

24, Tuesday, DIY Holiday Succulent Wreath workshop, 7:00 pm, online and free and must register. The Sill http://www.thesill.com

24, Tuesday, Thanksgiving Centerpieces, 10 to noon or 2 to 4:00 pm. This is hands on and in person. Fee and must register. Brookside Gardens. https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

28, Saturday, Living Ornaments and Terrarium Building, 11 to noon and DIY holiday farm wreath making 1 to 2, fee and must register. Cultivate the City, 910 Bladensburg Road, NE Washington DC http://www.cultivatethecity.com/

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

30, Monday, Christmas Cactus 101 online workshop, 1:00 pm, free and must register, The Sill http://www.thesill.com

October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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