Monthly Events

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October 2022 Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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