Monthly Events

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July 2022

2, Saturday, First Saturday Guided Walk, 10:00 am, free for members, fee for non-members, Adkins Arboretum, https://adkins.donorshops.com/

5, Tuesday, Butterfly House opens at Ladew gardens, check website for hours, included in general admission, https://ladewgardens.com/Visit-Ladew/Butterfly-House

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

8, Friday, Identifying and Managing Disease in the Vegetable Garden, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

July 9, weekends in July starting July 9, Lotus and Water Lily Festival, free, check website for times and events, Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens https://www.nps.gov/keaq/planyourvisit/lotus-and-water-lily-festival.htm

9, Saturday, Conquer the Soil: Black America and the Untold Stories of our Country’s Gardeners, Farmers and Growers, 10-11:30 am., free and must register, webinar, sponsored by friends of Brookside Gardens, Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

9, Saturday, Saturday in the Garden, teaching garden, Prince William Master Gardeners, 9:00 am to noon, free. Topic is turf and weeds. https://mgpw.org/

9, Saturday, Backyard Composting Basics, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, in person. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

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

11, Monday, Belle Grove Barn Series: Making Tussey Mussey Sparklers, 10:30 to noon, fee and must register, Northern Virginia Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners. https://nsvmga.org/

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

12, Tuesday, Gardeners Focus Tour: Summer Designs, 12:30 to 1:15 pm, ticket included in admission, Hillwood, also on Friday, July 15; Tuesday July 19; and Friday July 22 https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

12, Tuesday, In the Garden: Pondering the Ponds: Aquatics 101, 9:00 am, fee and must register, Ladew Gardens, https://ladewgardens.com/

12, Tuesday, Native Plants for Pollinators, noon, zoom, free but must register, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

13, Wednesday, Summer Annual Container Design Tour, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, also on Thursday July 14. Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

14, Thursday, Summer Annual Container Design Tour, 2 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register, also on Wednesday, July 13. Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

14, Thursday, What’s in Bloom in July, noon, free, zoom but must register, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

14, Thursday, Virtual Plant Clinic, on zoom and Facebook Live, free, can register at Merrifield Garden Center. Also offered on July 28 https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

14, Thursday, Kokedama Moss Balls, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Rewild plant store in Ballston https://rewilddc.com/

14, Thursday, Intro to Air Layering Propagation (online demo), 10:30 to 11:30 am, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

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

15, Friday and 16, Saturday, Seed Savers Exchange virtual conference, fee is what you would like to pay, must register, virtual. https://www.seedsavers.org/conference

15, Friday, Climate-conscious Gardening, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

15, Friday, Native Plant Gardens of Woodend, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, walking tour at Woodend Nature Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD https://anshome.org/

15, Friday, Annual Woody Plant Conference Woody Plants for the mid-Atlantic and how to use them in landscapes, Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College, in person or virtual, fee and must register, all day. https://www.woodyplantconference.org/

16, Saturday, Succulent Container workshop, 10 to 11:15 am, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens. https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

16, Saturday, Prop Styling with Botanicals, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

17, Sunday, Forest Bathing, Forests at Woodend, 10 to noon, fee and must register, https://anshome.org/

18, Monday, Color Theory for Floral Design, 6 to 8:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

19, Tuesday, Landscape Lessons Learned: The Educational Value of “Mistakes,” 2:30 to 3:45 pm, virtual, fee and mut register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://www.ndal.org/

19, Tuesday, Going Native with Trees and Seeds, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Arlington Central Library, free but should register, https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/9209111

21, Thursday, Grocery Store Botany, 6 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

21, Thursday, Ask an Expert: Growing Outdoor Fruit Trees, 10:30 am to 11:15 am, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

21, Thursday, Plant Care Basics Night, 6:30 to 7:00 pm, Rewild Plant Store in Ballston https://rewilddc.com/

21, Thursday, Entangled Life: Merlin Sheldrake in Conversation with Eugenia Bone (fungi), 11:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

22, Friday, Ask the experts about Mandevilla, noon, free and must register, webinar, National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/

22, Friday, Asian Inspired Virtual Floral Design, 1:30 to 2:30 online, fee for nonmembers; free for members, must register, Hillwood Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

22, Friday, What’s Eating My [Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Eggplant, Beans, Squash]? 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

23, Saturday, Designing with Containers, 10:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Saturday, Floral Design Workshop: Fun with Tropicals, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

23, Saturday and 24 Sunday, Annual Montgomery Country Farm Tour and Harvest Sale, a self-driving tour of agricultural destinations, https://montgomerycountymd.gov/agservices/farm-to-table/farm-tour.html

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

26, Tuesday, A Brief History of Medicinal Plants, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

26, Tuesday, African Violets, noon, free, zoom must register, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

27, Wednesday, Cultivating Community through the creation of Nourishing Gardens, 2:30 to 3:45 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://www.ndal.org/

27, Wednesday, The perennial ground layer: Context and creativity, 9:30 to 11:45 am, virtual, fee and must register, virtual, New Directions in the American Landscape https://www.ndal.org/

27, Wednesday, Summertime Flower Arranging, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Rewild plant store in Ballston https://rewilddc.com/

28, Thursday, Virtual Plant Clinic, on zoom and Facebook Live, free, can register at Merrifield Garden Center. Also offered on July 14 https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

29, Friday, Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

30, Saturday, Terrarium Workshop, 10:00 to 11:00 fee and must register, Historic London Town and Gardens, https://www.historiclondontown.org/events

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/
Floral Spotlight, Gardens of Italy 6:00 pm,
Understanding Plants, starts June 6
Understanding Plants, Teacher Edition, June 20 to August 12
Sustainable Landscape Design. Starts May 4
From now until August 16, Everything about Orchids
From now until September 15, The World of Plants: Exploring Horticulture

June 2022 Events

1, Wednesday, Webinar: Ask the Experts about Shade Gardening with Perennials, 1:00 pm, free and must register, National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/great-garden-webinars/

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

1, Wednesday, Creating a Pollinator Paradise, with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, free webinar but must register. https://www.melindamyers.com/

1, Wednesday, the Native Pollinator Garden, 6 to 8:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

1, Wednesday, Soil Science I: Physical Properties, 6 to 8:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

1, Wednesday, Trees of the Chesapeake 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

1, Wednesday, What Grows Where (vegetable gardening), 7-8 pm, free, registration not required. Part of the Garden Talks series, sponsored by Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Held at patio next to the FOUA demonstration garden, Arlington Central Library https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/9117023

2, Thursday, Groundcovers: Great Alternatives to Turf Grass, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, Brookside gardens. https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

2, Thursday, Creating a Wildlife Pond, Water Gardening for Toads, Dragonflies and more, 7 to 8:00 pm, free and open to the public, virtual lecture, Loudoun County Master Gardeners https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/events/free-monthly-gardening-lectures/

3, Friday, Doing the Chelsea Chop, summer pruning for woody and herbaceous plants presentation, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

3, Friday, Native Species, Cultivars and Selections. 1:00 to 3:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

3-5, Friday through Sunday, Mt. Vernon Symposium, in person at Mt. Vernon, VA, and virtual, fee and must register. https://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/calendar/events/the-2022-mount-vernon-symposium/

4, Saturday, Lecture: Ornamental Container Gardening, 2 -3:00 pm, free, Sterling Library, Presented by Loudoun County Master Gardeners. https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

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

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

4, Saturday, Great Falls Garden Club Garden Tour, 10 to 3:00 pm, tickets required, sold through Eventbrite, rain or shine, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-falls-garden-tour-tickets-295387220127    https://gfgardenclub.org/

4 Saturday, Country Hills Garden club annual plant sale, 9 to 1:00 pm at 3415 Country Hill Drive, Fairfax City, VA. Includes children’s activity at 11:00 am.

4, 11, and 18, Saturdays, Native Plants, 9:30 am to 11:30 am, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

4, Saturday, Chat and Book Signing with Hilton Carter, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Homestead Gardens. https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

4, Saturday, GardenFest and Plant Sale, 8 to 2:00 pm, in person. Hosted by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association. At the Belle Grove Plantation, 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA https://nsvmga.org/events/gardenfest/

4, Saturday, Create Containers for Pollinators with Heather Andrews, noon to 1:00 pm, free and should register, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

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

4 and 5, Saturday and Sunday, Annual Secret Garden Tour of Annapolis, noon to 5:00 pm, tickets required. Sponsored and supports the Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis, MD https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/secret-garden-tour-2/

5, Sunday, 2022 Green Community Tour and Green Community Celebration, 1 to 4:00 pm, tour green homes and gardens in Arlington for a nominal fee and a free celebration at Shirlington Library Plaza, 4200 Campbell Plaza, Arlington, VA.  https://www.ecoactionarlington.org/get-involved/events/green-community-tour/

6, 13, 20, 27, Mondays in June, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Using Color Effectively in the Garden, virtual, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

7, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus Tour, Bounty of the Cutting Garden, 2:30 to 3:00 pm, free with admission, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

7, Tuesday, Arboretum stroll, 11:00 am to noon, free, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

7, Tuesday, Webinar: Ask the Experts about Phlox, 1:00 pm, free and must register, National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/great-garden-webinars/

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

8, Wednesday, Compote Arrangement, 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

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

8, Wednesday, Wild by Nature – based on book Wild: the Naturalistic Garden with Noel Kingsbury and Claire Takacs, 3 to 4:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Wednesday, Feeding Your Vegetables, 7-8 pm, free, registration not required. Part of the Garden Talks series, sponsored by Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Held at patio next to the FOUA demonstration garden, Arlington Central Library https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/9117023

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

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

10, Friday, Gardener’s Focus Tour, Bounty of the Cutting Garden 2:30 to 3:00 pm, free with admission, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

10, Friday, Gardens that Educate and Inspire presentation, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

10, Friday, Notable Trees of Woodend, 10:0 to 11:30 am fee and must register, Woodend Nature Sanctuary, Chevy Chase Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

10 and 11, Friday and Saturday, Southeastern Plant Symposium, in person and online, fee and must register, Hosted by the JC Raulston Arboretum and Juniper Level Botanic Garden. https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/details.php?ID=2344

11, Saturday, All About Terrariums and Vivariums, 10 to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Saturday, Gardening Tips with Creekside Nursery: Annuals and Perennials, 11:30 to 12:30 pm, free and should register, Homestead Gardens at Davidsonville. https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

11, Saturday, Sustainable Gardening Practices, 10:00 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

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

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

11, Saturday in the garden, 9 to noon, free, do not need to register, Teaching Garden, Prince William County Master Gardeners. 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA https://mgpw.org/

11-19, Saturday through Sunday, PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, times vary, must purchase tickets, in person at FDR Park in Philadelphia https://phsonline.org/the-flower-show

11 and 12, Saturday and Sunday, the Maryland Lavender Festival at Springfield Manor winery, distillery and brewery, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, tickets required, https://www.springfieldmanor.com/

12, Sunday, Outdoor Spring Pruning demonstration at Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria, noon to 1:30 pm, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

12, Sunday, Landscape for Curb Appeal, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

14, Tuesday, Elderberry Syrup, 6 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

14, Tuesday, Creative Combinations in Container Gardening, 9:00 am, in person, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

14, Tuesday, Lecture: Container Vegetable Gardening, 7 to 8:00 pm, free, Rust Library, presented by Loudoun County Master Gardeners. https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

14, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus Tour, Bounty of the Cutting Garden, 2:30 to 3:00 pm, free with admission, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

15, Wednesday, Supporting Native Bees, with Melinda Myers, 8:00 pm, free webinar but must register. https://www.melindamyers.com/

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

15, Wednesday, Ancient and Venerable Trees, 6 to 8:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

15, Wednesday, Deeper in the Garden: Asparagaceae, the Asparagus Family 3:00 to 3:45, online, free and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/calendar/index.php

15, Wednesday, Kokedama moss balls workshop, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Rewild plant store in Ballston https://rewilddc.com/

15, Wednesday, Succession and Companion Planting, Keys to Success, 7-8 pm, free, registration not required. Part of the Garden Talks series, sponsored by Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Held at patio next to the FOUA demonstration garden, Arlington Central Library https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/9117023

16, Thursday, Colonial Cocktails: A fine Bodied Punch and Claret Cobbler, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Historic London Town, https://www.historiclondontown.org/events

16, Thursday, Race and Space Conversations, noon to 1:30 pm, online, must register, the Cultural Landscape Foundation https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/springsummer-programs-workshops-walksion

16, Thursday, Interest in the Garden from Frost to Frost, 10:00 to 11:00 am, free and should register, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

17, Friday, Plant Science Conservations: The More Mangoes the Merrier, noon to 12:30 pm, online, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

17, Friday through June 27, Monday, Ikebana International Exhibition by the Washington DC chapter of Ikebana International including free ikebana demonstrations on June 18, 19, and 26. U.S. National Arboretum. https://www.usna.usda.gov/

17, Friday, Gardener’s Focus Tour, Bounty of the Cutting Garden, 2:30 to 3:00 pm, free with admission, Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

17, Friday, Introduction to Grasses Identification, 9 to 12:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

17, Friday, Rooted Wisdom Walking Tour with Anthony Cohen, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

18, Saturday, Rose University with Tyler Brown, 10:00 to 11:00 am, free and should register. Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/upcoming-events/

18, Saturday, Managing Pests While Protecting Pollinators, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Brookside gardens, https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

18, Saturday, Fundamentals of Gardening, 10 to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

18 and 19, Saturday and Sunday, What’s Out There weekend in DC, expert-led tours of many sites in DC metro area, free but attendance is limited and registration is required. The Cultural Landscape Foundation. https://www.tclf.org/whats-out-there-weekend-washington-dc

18, Saturday, Juneteenth Celebration in the Garden, 10:00 to 2:00 pm, Guest speakers Teri Speight and Abra Lee will discuss black garden clubs in Virginia and Maya Alexander will highlight benefits of natural spaces for the black community and many more activities for the family. Fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

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

21, Tuesday, Pollinator Meadow Tour, 2 to 3:15 pm, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens. also offered on Thursday June 23. https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

21, Tuesday, Webinar: Breeding New and Improved Culinary Herbs with Peggy Riccio, 1:00 pm, EST. Free for members, nominal fee for nonmembers, Herb Society of America https://www.herbsociety.org/

21, Tuesday, Forest Bathing, 9:00 am to 11:00 am, at the National Arboretum, Sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum. pay what you can https://www.fona.org/events_programs/

22, Wednesday, Flower Essences, 6 to 8:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

22, Wednesday, Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Blandy Arboretum https://blandy.virginia.edu/content/springsummer-programs-workshops-walks

22, Wednesday, Maintaining Your Landscape with Pollinators in Mind, with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, free webinar but must register. https://www.melindamyers.com/

22, Wednesday, Good Bugs! Bad Bugs! 7-8 pm, free, registration not required. Part of the Garden Talks series, sponsored by Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Held at patio next to the FOUA demonstration garden, Arlington Central Library https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/9117023

23, Thursday, Pollinator Meadow Tour, 10:00 am to 11:15 am, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens. also offered on Tuesday June 21. https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

23, Thursday, Shrubs: Tasty, Tangy Botanical Beverages, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

24, Friday, Partner with Pollinators presentation, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

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

25, Saturday, Using Informed Plant Selection to Restore Pollinators and Songbirds, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free but must register, virtual, Brookside Gardens, sponsored by the Friends of Brookside Gardens. https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

25, Saturday, Garden Tour – Gardening in the Valley Tour, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tour five gardens in Page County, tickets required. Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association. https://nsvmga.org/events/garden-tour/

25, Saturday, Native Plants for Pollinators, 10:30 am to noon, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

25, Saturday, Eco Gardening Ideas Evening Stroll, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens  https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

26, Sunday, Native Plant Guides, 1 to 2:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust  https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

26, Sunday, Summer Wildlife Walk, 1 to 2:30 pm, free for members/fee for non-members, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

28, Tuesday, Introduction to Designing with Native Plants, virtual, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

29, Wednesday, Veggies and Herbs for Containers, 6 to 8:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

29, Wednesday, Designing for the Intangible, 11:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

29, Wednesday, 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/events_programs/

29, Wednesday, Garden Tool Clinic, 7-8 pm, free, registration not required. Part of the Garden Talks series, sponsored by Arlington Friends of Urban Agriculture and Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia. Held at patio next to the FOUA demonstration garden, Arlington Central Library https://arlingtonva.libcal.com/event/9117023

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

30, Thursday, Webinar: Ask the Experts about Roses, 3:00 pm, free and must register, National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/great-garden-webinars/

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/
Understanding Plants, starts June 6
Understanding Plants, Teacher Edition, June 20 to August 12
Unexpected Combinations: Succulents and Bromeliads June 8, 6:00 pm
Creating and Managing Landscapes for Native Bees, June 21
Now until June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics, self-paced, fee and must register
Now until June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics II, self-paced, fee and must register
Sustainable Landscape Design. Starts May 4
From now until August 16, Everything about Orchids
From now until September 15, The World of Plants: Exploring Horticulture

May 2022 Events

1, Sunday, Native Plant Palooza, noon to 4:00 pm, Robinson Nature Center, Columbia MD https://www.howardcountymd.gov/recreation-parks/robinson-nature-center

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

2, Monday, Cucumbers, Squash, Pumpkins and Gourds, 12:15 to 1:30 pm, food gardening series, online, University of Maryland Extension in Western Maryland. Free but must register. https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpcuGoqDorG9Pw9Q1rJip_dYf1pSCL3mPW

3, Tuesday, Botanical Latin, 10:30 to 12:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

3, Tuesday, Soil science I: Physical Properties 6 to 8:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

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

4, Wednesday, Azalea and Rhododendron tour, 1 to 2:30 pm, or Friday, May 6, 10 to 11:30 walking tour of Brookside gardens plants, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/xperience/

4, Wednesday, Planting a Tropical Garden, 3 to 3:30 pm, virtual, free and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

5, Thursday, Butterfly gardening with native plants with Margaret Chatham, Tyson Pimmit Regional Library. Potowmack Chapter of Virginia Native Plant Society, 2 to 3:30 pm. In person, free, no registration necessary https://vnps.org/

5, Wednesday, Ask the Experts abut Gladiolus, noon, webinar, free and must register. National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/great-garden-webinars/

5, Thursday, Collectively Building Biodiversity, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, virtual, free but must register, Prince William Wildflower Society https://vnps.org/

5, Thursday, Miniature Gardens and Dwarf Plant Varieties, noon to 1:00 pm, online, free and must sign up. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

5, Thursday, Gardening lecture: An Engaging Garden where Children and Wildlife Thrive, 7 to 8:00 pm, free and must register https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/events/free-monthly-gardening-lectures/

5, Thursday, Virtual Presentation: Olmsted and Yosemite: Civil War, Abolition, and the National Park Idea, 2 to 3:00 pm, The Garden Conservancy, fee and must register. https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

6, Friday, Azalea and Rhododendron tour, 10 to 11:30 or Wednesday, May 4, 1 to 2:30 pm, walking tour of Brookside Gardens plants, fee and must register. Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/xperience/

6, Friday, and 7, Saturday, Flower Mart, 10 to 6 on Friday and 10 to 5 on Saturday, the Washington National Cathedral grounds, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington DC. All Hallows Guild. Free admittance. https://allhallowsguild.org/programs/flower-mart/

6, Friday, The Dye Garden, 10 to 11:30 am, virtual, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

6-8, Friday through Sunday, Potomac Bonsai Association Annual Bonsai Festival, free admission and fee for taking beginner bonsai classes. U.S. National Arboretum https://www.usna.usda.gov/visit/calendar-of-events/potomac-bonsai-association-spring-festival

7, Saturday, Home grown fruit garden, 10:30 am to noon, outside, Green Spring Gardens, fee and must register, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

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

7, Saturday, Turning Flowers into Art, 2 to 4:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

7, Saturday, Silver Spring Garden Club annual plant sale, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Brookside Garden, rain or shine, bring checkbook or exact change and box to carry plants. The National Capital Dahlia Society will be there selling dahlia tubers as well. Silver Spring Garden Club

7, Saturday, Webinar: Decolonizing Your Garden: Native Plants from a Native Perspective, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register. Sponsored by the Friends of Brookside Gardens. Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/xperience/

7, Saturday, Spring Festival (plant sale), 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Gunston Hall, VA. Tickets required https://gunstonhall.org/

7, Saturday, Back in Thyme: A Special Mother’s Day Program, 10:00 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Hammond Harwood House, Annapolis, MD. https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/

7, Saturday, International Herb Day at Blooming Hill Lavender Farm with Potomac Unit of the Herb Society of America giving tussie mussie demonstrations. 10 to 5:00 pm, https://bloominghillva.com/

7, Saturday, and 8, Sunday, Garden Fair, 9 to 4:00 pm, admission fee per car, Clarke County Fairgrounds, 890 W. Main Street, Berryville, VA. Blandy Experimental Farm https://blandy.virginia.edu/

7, Saturday, Market Day (plant sale), 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore. Free admission and fee for premium parking and wagon rentals. https://cylburn.org/

7, Saturday, Prince William Wildflower Society annual native plant sale, Bethel Lutheran Church, Manassas, 10 to noon. 8712 Plantation Lane, Manassas. https://vnps.org/

7, Saturday, Garden Festival, 8 to 4:00 pm, Ladew Topiary Garden, tickets required, must purchase in advanced, timed entry. https://ladewgardens.com/

7, Saturday, Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage in Talbot County, MD, tickets required, https://www.mhgp.org/

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

7, Saturday, Mother’s Day Tea and Spring Walk, 2 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

7, Saturday, Native Plant Sale, 9:00 am to noon, Woodend Nature Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD, Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

7, Saturday, Georgetown Garden Tours, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, tickets required. Georgetown Garden Club of DC. https://www.georgetowngardenclubdc.org/

7, Saturday through December 31, Cultivated Stones: Chinese Scholar’s rocks from the Kemin Hu collection, exhibit at the U.S. National Arboretum. Free admission. https://usna.usda.gov/

7, Saturday, Onsite Native Plant Container Workshop, 10 to 11:00 am or at 12:30 -1:30 pm, fee and must register, Hillwood Museum https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

7, Saturday, 10 to 4:00 pm, and 8, Sunday, noon to 4:00 pm, William Paca Garden Plant Sale, Annapolis, both in person with required pre-registration for timed entry and online sale starting May 16 with curbside pick up https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/william-paca-garden-plant-sale-2022

8, Sunday, Mother’s Day Forest Bathing with Sage Friends of the National Arboretum, 9:00 to 11:00 am, U.S. National Arboretum, pay what you can https://www.fona.org/

8, Sunday, Mums and Mimosas Mother’s Day Flower Arranging, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Historic London Town and Gardens https://www.historiclondontown.org/

10, Tuesday, Webinar: Unburying the Secrets of the Lost Apothecary with Sarah Penner, author of same book, Herb Society of America, 1:00 pm, free for members, nominal fee for nonmembers, must register. https://www.herbsociety.org/

10, Tuesday, Planting for Pollinators, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, online, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

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

11, Wednesday, Midweek with Doug: Summer Bulbs, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, online, free and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

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

11, Wednesday, Creating and Managing Bird-friendly Landscapes with Barbara Driscoll and Preston Montague, three sessions, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, online and in person, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

11, Wednesday, Ask the Experts about Lilacs, noon, webinar, free and must register. National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/great-garden-webinars/

11, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus Tour: Woodland Path, 2:30 to 3:00 pm, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Hillwood Museum https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

11, Wednesday, Webinar: Soil – It’s What Plants Crave with Mark Highland of Organic Mechanic, free, zoom, noon to 1:00 pm, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

11, Wednesday, Latest Research and Trials of Native Plants and Cultivars with Sam Hoadley, Mt. Cuba Center, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/xperience/

12, Thursday, Fabulous Ferns, 10:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

12, Thursday, Annual Plant Sale, 9 to noon, Montgomery Farm Women’s Market, 7155 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD. Sponsored by the Bethesda Community Garden Club http://bethesdacommunitygardenclub.org/

13, Friday, Basil Love, 10 to 11:30 am, virtual, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

13, Friday, Summer Blooming Native Plants 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

13, Friday, Floral Design workshop, online via Zoom, Good Trouble inspired design, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register, Hillwood Museum https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

13, Friday, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus Tour: Woodland Path, 2:30 to 3:00 pm, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood. Hillwood Museum https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

13, Friday, Golden Gala: 50 + 1 years of London Town, 5:30 or 6:30 pm, must purchase ticket in advance, Historic London Town and Gardens https://www.historiclondontown.org/

13-14, Friday and Saturday, Spring PlantFest (plant sale) no admission fee or tickets, just regular Garden
Admission, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

13-14, Friday and Saturday, DC green festival expo in DC convention center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, DC. Tickets required https://www.downtowndc.org/event/green-festival-expo-dc/

14, Saturday, Green Spring Garden Day (plant sale), 9 to 3:00 pm. Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria, VA. Free entrance/admission https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

14, Saturday, Vegetable Gardening Workshop: protect your plants from pests, 10:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

14, Saturday, Spring Plant Sale, 9 to noon, in person at the Teaching Garden, St. Benedict Monastery, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, VA. Master Gardeners of Prince William County. https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

14, Saturday, McCrillis Gardens Spring Tour, 10 to 11:15 am or Sunday May 15, 2 to 3:15 pm, tour of plants at McCrillis Gardens in Bethesda, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens. https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/xperience/

14, Saturday, hands on workshop Miniature perennials in a Container, 10 to 11:15 am, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/xperience/

14, Saturday, Grow It Eat It Spring Event sponsored by Montgomery County Master Gardeners, rain date May 15, 10 to 4, tickets required for some parts of this, but no admission fee, Agriculture History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD  https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/agricultural-history-farm-park/

14, Saturday, Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage in Baltimore County, tickets required https://www.mhgp.org/

15, Sunday, McCrillis Gardens Spring Tour, 2 to 3:15 pm or Saturday, May 14, 10:00 to 11:15 am, tour of plants at McCrillis Gardens in Bethesda, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens. https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/xperience/

15, Sunday, Lunar Eclipse Viewing, 8:00 pm, at the National Arboretum by the Friends of the National Arboretum, free but must register, https://www.fona.org/

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

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

16, Monday, Introduction to Herbs, 6 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

16, Monday, Easy Flowers for Integrating into Vegetable Gardens, 12:15 to 1:30 pm, food gardening series, online, University of Maryland Extension in Western Maryland. Free but must register. https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYpcuGoqDorG9Pw9Q1rJip_dYf1pSCL3mPW

17, Tuesday, A Garden Design Primer, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

17, Tuesday, Growing Native Edible Plants, 1 to 3:30 pm, fee and must register, will be in person. Woodend Sanctuary, Audubon Naturalist Society, Chevy Chase, MD https://anshome.org/

17, Tuesday, Plants for Sun, Shade, Wet, Dry, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum. In person, walking tour https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

17, Tuesday, Ask the Experts about Peppers, 11:00 am, webinar, free and must register. National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/great-garden-webinars/

17, Tuesday, In the garden series: Spring pruning basics, 9:00 am, free and should register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

18, Wednesday, Mastering the Art of Tomato Gardening, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

18, Wednesday, Floraging, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

18, Wednesday, Gardener’s Focus Tour: Woodland Path, 2:30 to 3:00 pm, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood, Hillwood Museum https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

18, Wednesday, Deeper in the Garden series: Rain Gardens, 3:00 to 3:45 pm, online and free but must register. JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

18, Wednesday, Bonsai 201: Sharing, Wiring and Pruning, 11:00 am to noon, free but must register Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

18, Wednesday, Trees of the Chesapeake, 10 to 11:30 am, fee for the series and must register, three days, May 18, 25, and June 1, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

19, Wednesday, Ask the Experts about New Vegetable Varieties, 1:00 pm, webinar, free and must register. National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/great-garden-webinars/

19, Thursday, Make Your Own Succulent Planter, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Blandy Experimental Farm https://blandy.virginia.edu/

19, Thursday, Native Blooms for the Summer Garden, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/xperience/

19, Thursday, Colonial Cocktails: Gin and Tonic and Grog, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Historic London Town and Gardens  https://www.historiclondontown.org/

20, Friday, Gardener’s Focus Tour: Woodland Path, 2:30 to 3:00 pm, included in suggested donation to enter Hillwood, Hillwood Museum https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

20, Friday, Controlling Mosquitoes and Ticks in Your Yard Without Pesticides, 10 to 11:30 am, virtual, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

21, Saturday, Hands on workshop: summer annual container, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/xperience/

21, Saturday, Vegetable Gardening workshop: seed starting primer, 10:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

21, Saturday, Class and book signing with Brie Arthur, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, free and must register. Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

21, Saturday, Beavers, Tuckahoe Creek, and Beyond Soup ‘n Walk, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, fee and must register, in person. Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

21 and 22, Saturday and Sunday, Loudoun Country Spring Farm tour, https://loudounfarms.org/loudoun-spring-farm-tour/

21, Saturday, Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage for St. Mary’s County. Tickets required https://www.mhgp.org/

21, Saturday, Sandy Spring Garden Tour, 10:00 to 4:00, tickets required, self driven. https://www.sandyspringmuseum.org/event/garden-tour-3/

21 and 22, Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5:00 pm, Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour in Frederick, Maryland, tickets required. https://www.celebratefrederick.com/events/garden-tour/

22, Sunday, Presentation: A Dozen Culinary Herbs by Peggy Riccio, 2:30-3:30 pm, free but must register, Sherwood Regional Library, in person https://librarycalendar.fairfaxcounty.gov/event/8580208

24, Tuesday, Getaway: Hillwood Gardens, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, departs Green Spring Gardens fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

24, Tuesday, Sea to Soi: Using Kelp as a soil amendment, 6 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

25, Wednesday, Ask the Experts about Verbena, time to be announced, webinar, free and must register. National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/great-garden-webinars/

25, Wednesday, Fundamentals of Style (floral décor) 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

25, Wednesday, Scouting for Insects, Prince William County Extension Agents and Master Gardeners, Zoom, 11:00 am to noon, free and must register https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

25, Wednesday, 30th annual spring garden party, 6 to 9:00 pm, tickets required, in person, rain or shine Tudor Place https://tudorplace.org/

26, Thursday, Ask an Expert: Indoor Plant Health Care (online Q&A) 10:30 to 11:30 online and free, but must register. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

26, Thursday, Basics of Perennial Maintenance, 6 to 8:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

26, Glenstone trip, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

26, Thursday, Afternoon Tea: Spring Garden Tour and Tea, 1 to 3:00 pm, walking tour of gardens and afternoon tea in historic house, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

28, Saturday, Native Plant Gardens of Woodend, 10:00 am to 11:30 am fee and must register, in person at Woodend Sanctuary. https://anshome.org/

28, Saturday, Baltimore Herb Festival, Leakin Park, Baltimore. Details to come http://www.baltimoreherbfestival.com/

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/
Floral Spotlight: Brandywine Valley, May 4
Now until June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics, self-paced, fee and must register
Now until June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics II, self-paced, fee and must register
Sustainable Landscape Design. Starts May 4
A holistic approach to regenerative design, May 12
From now until August 16, Everything about Orchids
March 21 to May 2, Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Nuts
March 21 to May 2, Houseplants, Succulents, and Cacti
March 21 to May 2, Annuals, Perennials and Vines
From now until September 15, The World of Plants: Exploring Horticulture

April Events

1, Friday, Sustainability in the Garden, series of virtual events on Wednesdays in April starting April 1 and continuing through April. Fine Gardening Magazine. Fee and must register. https://finegardening.mykajabi.com/

1, Friday, U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory re-opens, free admission and no timed ticketing https://www.usbg.gov/

1, Friday, Virtual: Spring Blooming Native Plants, 9:30 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

1, Friday, Virtual Tips, Tricks, and Tools: Advice from Extension Master Gardeners, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

2, 9 and 16, Saturdays, Ecological-Based Landscape Design: Understanding Plants and Planting, with Noel Kingsbury, online, three sessions each 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

2, Saturday, Garden Talk: Native Plants, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, free but must register, Montclair Library, 5049 Waterway Drive, Dumfries, VA. Sponsored by the Plant NoVA Natives https://www.plantnovanatives.org/

2, Saturday, tour of Forested Garden (a forest garden ecosystem), 1:00 pm, donation requested, Bowie, MD. https://www.forested.us/forest-garden-tours

2, Saturday, Plant Sale at Gunston Hall, each Saturday in April from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA. https://gunstonhall.org/

4, Monday, Home Plant Propagation, 6:30pm-8:30, an 8-week program, fee and must register, in person and online, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/calendar/index.php

4, Monday, Virtual Sustainable Design Series (floral design), 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

4, Monday, virtual, Introduction to Bulbs, 5:00 to 6:30 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

4, Monday, Webinar: Growing Summer Bulbs, 6:00 pm, fee and must register, Gardening with Charlie Nardozzi https://www.gardeningwithcharlie.com/

5, Tuesday, Webinar: Managing Water on Your Property with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, free but registration required https://www.melindamyers.com/

5, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: Tour Spring Designs, 2:30 to 3:15 pm, fee included in suggested donation, Hillwood Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

5, Tuesday, Virtual: Shade Gardens, noon, free and must register, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

5, Tuesday, Travel: Its Influences and Inspiration (on gardens) with Charlotte Moss, 11:00 to 12:30 pm, Sponsored by the Oak Spring Garden Foundation, at the Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington Street, Middleburg, VA. Fee and must register https://www.osgf.org/

5, 12, and 19, Tuesdays, Designing a Native Plant Garden, on Tuesday 1 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Woodend Nature Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD. Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

6, Wednesday, Virtual, Gardening 101, 3:00 pm, free and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/calendar/index.php

6, Wednesday, Virtual Presentation, Design a Pollinator Café, 11:00 am to noon, free but must register, Homestead Gardens, https://homesteadgardens.com/

6, Wednesday, Potowmack Chapter of Virginia Native Plant Society, Native Plant Sale, 10 to 1:00 pm at Green Spring Gardens (every first Wednesday through October, free to attend, Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. https://vnps.org/events/

6, Wednesday, virtual, Creating an Inviting Entry Garden, 6 to7:30 pm, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

6, Wednesday, Webinar: Grow Your Own Cut Flowers, noon to 1:00, free but must register, National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/

7, Thursday, Webinar: Fragrant Plants Sure to Elevate Your Mood and Garden Enjoyment with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, free and must register, https://www.melindamyers.com/

7, Thursday, Webinar: Immigrants and the Creation of American Gardening with Wambui Ippolito, noon to 1:00, fee and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

7, Thursday, Virtual Spring Lecture Series: The Art of Growing Food with Ellen Ecker Ogden, 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

7, Thursday, Virtual Hitchhiker’s Guide to Beekeeping, 7 to 8:00 pm, free and open to the public. Sponsored by Loudoun County Master Gardeners https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/events/free-monthly-gardening-lectures/

7, Thursday, Virtual Program, Beatrix Farrand: Garden Artist, Landscape Architect, 2:00 pm, fee and must register, The Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

8, Friday, Virtual Welcome Spring! Virtual Floral Design, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee for nonmember, free for members, must register, Hillwood Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

8, Friday, Virtual Spotted Lanternfly: Identification and Control, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

8, Friday, Gardener’s Focus: Tour Spring Designs, 2:30 to 3:15 pm, fee included in suggested donation, Hillwood Museum and Garden https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

8 and 9, Friday and Saturday, American Horticultural Society’s Spring Garden Market at River Farm, 10 to 4:00 pm, fee for car if not a member, https://ahsgardening.org/about-river-farm/events-programs/spring-garden-market/

9, Saturday, Bluebell Festival at Riverbend Park, Great Falls, Virginia 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, tickets required https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/riverbend/bluebells-at-the-bend/040922-am

9, Saturday, Virtual Growing Woody Plants in Containers, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/calendar/index.php

9, Saturday, Virtual: Shrubs: The Backbone of the Garden, 9:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

9, Saturday, Wild at Home with Hilton Carter, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

9, Saturday, Climate Conscious Gardening, 11:00 am to noon, in person at Barrett Branch Library, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

9, Saturday, Pruning, 1 to 4:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Adkins Arboretum, https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

9, Saturday, Plant Sale at Gunston Hall, each Saturday in April from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA. https://gunstonhall.org/

9, Saturday, Rock Gardens and Crevice Gardens, 10:30 am to noon, fee and must register, Green Spring Garden https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

9, Saturday, Floral Design: Spring Flower Basket, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

9 and 10, Saturday and Sunday, Friends of Riverbend Park Plant Sale and Native Plant sale, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Great Falls, VA www.forb.wildapricot.org

10, Sunday, Small Space Gardening, 2 to 3:00 pm, free but must register, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

12, Tuesday, Virtual Native Perennials for Spring, noon, free and must register, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

12, Tuesday, Gardener’s Focus: Tour Spring Designs, 2:30 to 3:15 pm, fee included in suggested donation, Hillwood Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

12, Tuesday, Trends in Tools: Making the Transition from Gas to Electric, 9:00 am, fee and must register, in person, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

12, Tuesday, Virtual Native Gardens for your Woodland Neighbors, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, free and must register. Sustainability Matters https://www.sustainabilitymatters.earth/

13, Wednesday and April 27, Online: Revitalizing the Garden: Incorporating Native Plants into Existing Landscapes, 6 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register. Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

13, Wednesday, Ask the Experts about Peperomia (house plant of the year), noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/

13, Wednesday, Virtual Midweek with Mark, 3:00 pm, free but must register JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/calendar/index.php

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

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

13, Wednesday, Rare and Exotic Houseplants, 11:00 am to noon, free but must register, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

13, Wednesday, Behind the Scenes Greenhouse Tour, 10 to 11:15 am, fee and must register, in person at Brookside Gardens. Also offered on April 14. https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

14, Thursday, Behind the Scenes Greenhouse Tour, 2 to 3:15 pm, fee and must register, in person at Brookside Gardens. Also offered on April 13. https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

14, Thursday, Virtual: A Dozen Culinary Herbs to Grow and Use with Peggy Riccio, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, EST. Hosted by the Prince George Master Gardeners, free but must register in advance, http://pgmga.org/

14, Thursday, Webinar: Jump Start Your Season and Protect Your Plants with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, free and must register https://www.melindamyers.com/

14, Thursday, Virtual Knockout Natives with Sam Hoadley, 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

14, Thursday, Virtual: Phalaenopsis Care, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

14, Thursday, Virtual: Container Gardening, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

15, Friday, Gardener’s Focus: Tour Spring Designs, 2:30 to 3:15 pm, fee included in suggested donation, Hillwood Museum and Garden  https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

15, Friday, Virtual Celebrating Native Trees, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

15, Friday, Full Moon Walk at Brookside Gardens, 8:00 to 9:30 pm, fee and must register. https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

15, Friday, Native Plant Gardens of Woodend, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, in person tour of native plant gardens at Woodend, fee and must register. Woodend Nature Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD. Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

15, Friday, Full Moon Walk, 7:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Blandy Arboretum, fee and must register, https://blandy.virginia.edu/

16, Saturday, Workshop: Introduction to Plant Propagation: Houseplants and Summer Annuals, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

16, Saturday, Notable Trees of Woodend, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, Woodend Nature Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD. Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

16, Saturday, Plant Sale at Gunston Hall, each Saturday in April from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA. https://gunstonhall.org/

16, Saturday, Salvia: A Natural History, 10:00 to 11:30 am, with the Piedmont Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum, free for some, fee for others, must register, is in person and virtual. https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/calendar/index.php

16, Saturday, Spring Native Plant Sale, 9:00 to 3:00 pm, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, Morven Park, 17195 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg, VA https://loudounwildlife.org/event/spring-native-plant-sale/

18 and 19, Monday and Tuesday, Tour of the Oak Spring Garden (Bunny Mellon’s garden) in Upperville, VA, fee and must register, https://www.osgf.org/

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

20, Wednesday, Virtual Discussion with Brie Arthur about foodscaping, 11:00 to noon, free, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

20, Wednesday, Virtual: Fundamental of Gardening, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

20, Wednesday, Virtual, Deeper in the Garden 3 to 3:45 free and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum  https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/calendar/index.php

20, Wednesday, Virtual Super Small Space Veggie Gardening, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

20, Wednesday, Webinar: Lawn to Meadow, or How I Killed My Lawn During Covid, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

21, Thursday, Conversations with Great American Gardeners Webinar Series: Shane Smith, 7:00 pm, fee and must register. American Horticultural Society https://ahsgardening.org/

21, Thursday, Virtual Selecting Roses, noon, free and must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

21, Thursday, Beatrix Farrand’s Legacy at Green Spring Gardens, 4 to 5:00 pm, by Judith Tankard, author of Beatrix Farrand: Garden Artist, Landscape Architect, fee and must register, Green Spring Garden https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

21, Thursday, Virtual Program: Ecological Horticulture in an Evolving World, 2:00 pm, fee and must register, The Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

21, Thursday, Wildflower ID Walk, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Blandy Arboretum https://blandy.virginia.edu/

21, Thursday, Colonial Cocktails, Strawberry Julep and Mint Julep, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, London Town and Garden https://www.historiclondontown.org/

21, Thursday, Virtual Ethel Day Symposium: Unearthed History of Black Garden Clubs in America, 11:00 to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, Morris Arboretum,  https://www.morrisarboretum.org/

21, Thursday, Anniversary Garden Gala at the William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis, 6 to 9:00 pm, rain or shine, ticket required https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/garden-gala

22, Friday, Earth Day, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, Hillwood Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

22, Friday, Webinar: Gold Medal AAS Winners, noon to 1:00, free and must register, National Garden Bureau https://ngb.org/

22, Friday, Virtual How Trees Speak to Us: The Human-Tree Connection, noon to 1:00 pm, must register, Morris Arboretum https://www.morrisarboretum.org/

22, Friday, Virtual Gardening for Wellness, Part I: The Physical and Mental Health Benefits, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

22, Friday through 24, Sunday, Mount Vernon Historic Plant and Garden Sale, Friday is for members only and Saturday and Sunday are open to the public, Mt. Vernon, VA, https://www.mountvernon.org/

23, Saturday, Virtual Unexpected Spring Foraging lecture, 11:30 and 12:30 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

23, Saturday, How Does Your Garden Grow? 11:00 am to noon, hosted by Prince George’s Soil Conservation District, 5301 Marlboro Race Track Road, Upper Marlboro, MD. From 10 to 2:00 will be giving away free seedlings while supplies last. free but must register. https://www.pgscd.org/event/2022-spring-seedling-giveaway/

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

23, Saturday, Art and Science of Bonsai, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, virtual and online JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/events/calendar/index.php

23, Saturday, Plant Sale at Gunston Hall, each Saturday in April from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA. https://gunstonhall.org/

23, Saturday, Onsite Salad Bowl Container Workshop, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, fee and must register, Hillwood Museum and Gardens. Also 12:30 to 1:30 https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

23, Wednesday, Virtual: Soil Science for Gardeners, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Saturday, Virtual: Desktop Orchids, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Saturday, Open Days via Garden Conservancy at Lynchburg, VA, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, fee, must register, visit the Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum in Lynchburg https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

23, Saturday, Garden Party at Ace Hardware Stores in the area, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm https://acehardwaredc.com/

23, Saturday, Montgomery County Greenfest, 11:00 to 5:00 pm, free admission, Brookside Gardens, MD. https://montgomerycountygreenfest.org/

23, Saturday, Spring Celebration and Plant Sale, 10 to 3:00 pm, Glencarlyn Library and Community Garden, 300 South Kensington Street, Arlington. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

23 and 24, Saturday and Sunday, Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival in Historic Leesburg, VA, free admission. https://www.leesburgva.gov/departments/parks-recreation/events/flower-garden-festival/about-the-flower-garden-festival

23-30, Saturday to Saturday, Historic Garden Week sponsored by the Garden Club of Virginia, tickets required, specific days for specific regions of the Commonwealth. https://www.vagardenweek.org/

24, Sunday, Virtual: Landscape for Curb Appeal, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

24, Sunday, Forest Bathing, 10 to noon, fee and must register, Woodend Nature Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD. Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

24, Sunday, Del Ray Garden Fest, noon to 5:00 pm, 2207 Mount Vernon Avenue, sponsored by the Del Ray citizens Association, https://delraycitizens.org/

25, Monday, Gardening for Pollinators, an online self-paced course, can view syllabus first, fee and must register. Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

25, Monday, Virtual: Raised Bed Gardening, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

25, Monday, Designing with Native Plants, an online self-paced course, fee and must register, can view syllabus first, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

26, Tuesday, Virtual Connoisseur’s Table, Zone 7 with Dan Hinkley, 7:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register, Horticultural Society of Maryland https://mdhorticulture.org/

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

26, Tuesday, Virtual: The Garden: Elements and Styles, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

27, Wednesday, Virtual Spring Groundcovers, 6 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

27, Wednesday, Webinar: Organic Pest Management for Vegetable and Flower Gardens with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, free and must register https://www.melindamyers.com/

28, Thursday, Virtual Ask an Expert: Outdoor Integrated Pest Management, 10:30 to 11:30 am, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

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

29, Friday, Virtual Gardening for Wellness, Part 2: Nutrition Packed Vegetables and Herbs, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

30, Saturday, Plant Sale at Gunston Hall, each Saturday in April from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA. https://gunstonhall.org/

30, Saturday, Virtual Nuts and Bolts of Successful Containers, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

30, Saturday, Growing and Preparing Asian Vegetables, free but must register, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

30, Saturday, Herbs Galore and More, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, Maymont in Richmond, free admission for members; fee for nonmembers https://maymont.org/calendar/herbs-galore-2022/

30, Saturday, Friends of the National Arboretum annual plant sale, 8:00 to 10:00 am for FONA members sneak preview and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm for all. Free admission, National Arboretum https://www.fona.org/

30, Saturday, Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale, 9 to 2:00 pm, The Church of St. Clement, 1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA. Free admission http://northernalexandrianativeplantsale.org/

30, Saturday, and May 1 Sunday, Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild’s Plant and Herb Sale in Rosary Portico, Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy Street NE Washington DC. First in person plant sale since COVID; free parking across the Monastery’s Main Gate. Selling herbs, vegetables, annuals, azaleas, camellias, roses, etc. Many veggies and herbs were grown in the Monastery’s recently restored 1915 Metropolitan cast-iron, glass enclosed, 3,600 foot greenhouse. http://www.fmgg.org/events-2/annual-herb-plant-sale/

30, Saturday, Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Teas and the Arts, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Montpelier House Museum in Laurel, MD https://www.pgparks.com/3044/Montpelier-House-Museum

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/
Overflowing Beauty, Cascading Crescendo Demo and Workshop for Floral Bouquets, April 12 and 13
Floral Spotlight: Let’s Get Tropical, April 27
Now until June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics, self-paced, fee and must register
Now until June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics II, self-paced, fee and must register
Landscape Design
Sketching for Designers
Understanding Plants
From now until August 16, Everything about Orchids
March 21 to May 2, Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Nuts
March 21 to May 2, Houseplants, Succulents, and Cacti
March 21 to May 2, Annuals, Perennials and Vines
From now until September 15, The World of Plants: Exploring Horticulture

April 28 to May 1 Colonial Williamsburg Annual Garden Symposium, Williamsburg VA  https://www.colonialwilliamsburg.org/learn/on-site-opportunities/educational-conferences-forums-symposiums/annual-garden-symposium/

March 2022

1, Tuesday, New Naturalism: Designing, Planting, and Gardening for Ecological Vibrancy at Home with Kelly Norris, 6:30- 8:30 pm, 6-week course, fee and must register, virtual, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

1, Tuesday, Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District Native Plant Seedling Sale, ordering starts today. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-water-conservation/native-seedling-sale

2, Wednesday, Gardening 101: Sowing Seeds, 3:00-4:00 pm, free and must register, virtual, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

2, Wednesday, Trees and Shrubs, 11:00 am to noon, free but must register, Zoom, Prince William County Virginia Cooperative Extension https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

3, Thursday, Pruning Roses, noon to 1:00 pm, free and virtual, must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

3, Thursday, Virtual Plant Clinic, free on Facebook Live or Zoom, 2:00 pm. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

3, Thursday, Smithsonian Let’s Talk Gardens, Discovering the Wonder of Soil Through Science and Art, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

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

3, Thursday, Rainscape your yard (three sessions, other two are March 17 and 31) Session I: Rethinking Your Yard: What type of Rainscape Makes Sense for You, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

3, Thursday Forgotten Foods: Foraging for a New Gastronomy in our Own Backyards, Fields, and Forests 7 to 8:00 pm, virtual lecture, free and open to the public, Loudoun County Master Gardeners https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

3, Thursday, begin ordering for the spring native plant sale at Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

3, Thursday, Climate Change: The Science, the Evidence, and the Impact, the Future, 7 to 8:00 pm, virtual, free but must register Blandy Experimental Farm, State Arboretum of Virginia https://blandy.virginia.edu/

3, Thursday, Understanding Plants Over Time with Noel Kingsbury, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

4, Friday, Tropical Beverages: Cocktails and Mocktails from Hawaii, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, online. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

4, Friday, Vegetable Gardening without Fear, Part 2, 10:00 to 11:30 am, free but must register, Zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

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

5, Saturday, Grow Your Own Microgreens by Cultivate the City, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register, in person, at Plants Alive, 15710 Layhill Road, Silver Spring. https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

5, Saturday, Kokedama Workshop by Cultivate the City, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, in person, at Plants Alive, 15710 Layhill Road, Silver Spring. https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

5 and 6, Saturday and Sunday, Maryland Home and Garden show, Timonium Fairgrounds, MD. Admission fee also held on Friday through Sunday March 11-13 https://mdhomeandgarden.com/

5, Saturday, Special Garden Tour: Witch Hazels, in person, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

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

5, Saturday, Getting the Most Out of Small Space Urban Gardens, virtual, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

6, Sunday through April 3, Yarnstorming exhibit at Adkins Arboretum, reception planned for March 13
https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

6, Sunday, Plant Propagation 101 by Cultivate the City, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, in person, at Plants Alive, 15710 Layhill Road, Silver Spring. https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

6, Sunday, Raised Bed Gardening, 10:00 am to noon, online fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

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

7, Monday, Botanical Latin, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

7, Monday, Introduction to Plant Science, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

7, Monday, Ask a Gardener, 9 am to 5:00 pm, free, Live on Facebook and Zoom, Homestead Gardens. https://homesteadgardens.com/

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

8, Tuesday, Gardening for the Birds, noon to 1:00 pm, free and virtual, must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

8, Tuesday, Clean Composting for Small Gardens, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, free and must register, virtual, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

8, Tuesday, Lecture: Adam Glas and Roses, 7:00 pm, Maryland Horticultural Society, may or may not be in person, contact the Society, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register https://mdhorticulture.org/

9, Wednesday, Garden Design workshop, 6:00 to 8:40 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

9, Wednesday, Turf and Weeds, 11:00 am to noon, free but must register, Zoom, Prince William County Virginia Cooperative Extension https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

9, Wednesday, Midweek with Mark Digging into Dogwoods, 3:00-4:00 pm, free and must register, virtual, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

9, Wednesday, Virtual Gardener’s Focus Tour: An Orchid-filled Greenhouse, 12:30 to 12:50 pm, zoom free for members, fee for nonmembers. Hillwood Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

9, Wednesday, Deer Tolerant Landscape, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, online, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

9, Wednesday, Super Small Space Veggie Gardening, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

9, Wednesday, Webinar: How to Plan Your Rain Garden with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, free but must register, https://www.melindamyers.com/about-melinda/upcoming-appearances

10, Thursday, Webinar: Taking your Veggie Garden to the Next Level with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, free but must register, https://www.melindamyers.com/about-melinda/upcoming-appearances

10, Thursday, Smithsonian Let’s Talk Gardens, A Brief Context of Contemporary High Art Horticulture, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

10, Thursday, Virtual Program: The Sill and the Houseplant Revolution, 2-3:00 pm, fee and must register, Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

10, Thursday, Phenology and Climate Change: It’s All About Timing, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, virtual, free and must register, Virginia Native Plant Society https://vnps.org/

10, Thursday, Growing Bird Food: New Research about Native Hydrangeas, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Audubon Society of Northern Virginia https://www.audubonva.org/

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

11, Friday, Foraging Your Backyard, 10:00-11:30 am, free but must register, Zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

11-13, Friday through Sunday, Maryland Home and Garden Show, Timonium Fairgrounds, MD. Admission fee, also held on Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6.  https://mdhomeandgarden.com/

11, Friday, Virtual Horticulture How-To: Orchid 101, 12:30 to 2:00 pm, zoom, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Hillwood Museum and Garden https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

11, Friday, Harvest Trends for 2022, 7 to 8:00 pm, free but must register, online, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

11, Friday, Garden Talk: Perennials with Personalities, 1:15 to 2:15 pm, in person, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

11, Friday, Rooted Wisdom: Nature’s Role in the Underground Railroad, five-part film series, panel discussion and free but registration encouraged, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

11-20, Friday to Sunday, Great Grow Along, free series of gardening presentations, different days, different times https://greatgrowalong.com/

12, Saturday, Gardening for Pollinators in the Spring, 11:30 to 12:30 pm, free and must register, online, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

12, Saturday, Weatherproof Hydrangeas, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

12, Saturday, Landscape Design (two sessions) Session I on March 12 and Session II on March 26, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

12, Saturday, Indoor and Container Gardening 101 by Cultivate the City, 11:00 to noon, fee and must register, in person, at Plants Alive, 15710 Layhill Road, Silver Spring. https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

12, Saturday, The New Naturalism in Garden Design, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

12, Saturday, Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association Symposium, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, in person at Shenandoah University Winchester, VA. https://nsvmga.org/

12, Saturday, Spring Kickoff Event hosted by the Friends of Urban Agriculture in Arlington, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Barbara M. Donnellan Auditorium at the Arlington Central Library in person https://arlingtonurbanag.org/

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

13, Sunday, Bon Chi: Bonsai using Edible Plants, by Cultivate the City, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, in person, at Plants Alive, 15710 Layhill Road, Silver Spring. https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

14, Monday, The Canopied Landscape: Woodlands, Edges, and Hedgerows, 1 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

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

15, Tuesday, Composting at Home, noon to 1:00 pm, free and virtual, must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

16, Wednesday, Midweek with Mark: Magnificent Deciduous Magnolias, 3:00-4:00 pm, free and must register, virtual, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

16, Wednesday Webinar: Gardening to Attract Birds with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, free but must register https://www.melindamyers.com/about-melinda/upcoming-appearances

16, Wednesday, Close Encounters with Nature: Native Design in the Residential Landscape, 7 to 8:15 pm, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

16, Wednesday, Container Gardening, 11:00 am to noon, free but must register, Zoom, Prince William County Virginia Cooperative Extension https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

17, Thursday, Smithsonian Let’s Talk Gardens, Garden Rooms: Ideas and Inspirations, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

17, Thursday, Vegetable Gardening, noon to 1:00 pm, free and virtual, must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

17, Thursday, Rainscape your yard (three sessions, other two are March 3 and 31) Session II: Planning the Parameters of Your Rainscapes Project, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

17, Thursday, Spring Lecture Series: A Horticultural History of Renishaw Hall and Gardens, 11:00 am, fee and must register, virtual. Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

18, Friday, Virtual Floral Design: Still Life Inspired, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm, zoom free for members, fee for nonmembers, Hillwood Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

18, Friday, Pepper-licious (growing peppers), 10:00 – 11:30 am, free but must register, Zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

18, Friday, Bonsai 101, 7 to 8:00 pm, free but must register, online, Homestead Gardens https://homesteadgardens.com/

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

19, Saturday, Soup ‘n Walk, Early Blooms, songbird and spring frogs, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

19, Saturday, 12th Annual Gardening Symposium, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, virtual fee and must register, Loudoun County Master Gardeners https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

19, Saturday, Origins of Modern Landscape Design: The Wit and Wisdoms of John Brookes, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, virtual, free but must register, sponsored by the Friends of Brookside Gardens. Brookside Gardens. https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

19, Saturday, North American Rock Garden Society Lecture: The Spectacular Gardens of the Czech Republic, 10:00 -11:30 am, see website for fee but is virtual and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

19, Saturday, Plant Swap/Adoption Event, 10:00 am to noon, in person, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

20, Sunday, Get More from Your Vegetable Garden, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, online New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

21, Monday, The Plants: Meadows, Shrublands and Woodlands, 1 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

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

22-26, Tuesday through Saturday, Fourth Annual Naturally Latinos Conference, in person and online, fee and must register, Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

23, Wednesday, Phalaenopsis Care, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, online New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Wednesday, Pesticide Safety for the Home Gardener, 11:00 am to noon, free but must register, Zoom, Prince William County Virginia Cooperative Extension https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

24, Thursday, Webinar: All About Houseplants with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, free but must register, https://www.melindamyers.com/about-melinda/upcoming-appearances

24, Thursday, House Plants 101, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, online Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

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

24, Thursday, Cottage Gardens, noon to 1:00 pm, free and virtual, must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

24, Thursday, Smithsonian Let’s Talk Gardens, Using Tropical Plants in the Temperate Landscape, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

24, Thursday, Spring Lecture Series: Delightful Dahlias: From Show Bench to Cut Flower, 11:00 am, fee and must register, virtual. Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

24, Thursday, Colonial Cocktails: Usquebaugh and a Pleasant and Grateful Sort of Punch, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, in person Historic London Town and Gardens https://www.historiclondontown.org/

24, Thursday, Ask an Expert: Growing Orchids at Home, 10:30 to 11:30 am, free and must register, online U.S. Botanic Garden United States Botanic Garden (usbg.gov)

25, Friday, Ask an Expert: Outdoor Pest Management, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, online U.S. Botanic Garden United States Botanic Garden (usbg.gov)

25, Friday, Creating a Well-Layered Landscape, 10:00-11:30 am, free but must register, Zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

25, Friday, Virtual Orchid Repotting Demonstration, 12:30 to 1:30 pm, zoom, free for members, fee for nonmembers Hillwood Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

25-27, Friday – Sunday, Maryland Day Weekend at Historic London Town and Gardens 10 to 4:00 pm, free admission and activities. No registration required. https://www.historiclondontown.org/

26, Saturday, Seasonal Containers for Food and Beauty, 11:30 to 12:30 pm, online, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden United States Botanic Garden (usbg.gov)

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

26, Saturday, Landscape Design (two sessions) Session I on March 12 and Session II on March 26, 10:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

26, Saturday, Garden Talk: Spring Veggies and Herbs, 10:30 to 11:30 am, in person, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

26, Saturday, Green Expo hosted by Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, free and open to the public, in person. https://homesteadgardens.com/

26, Saturday, Carnivorous Plant Basics and Bog Gardens by Cultivate the City, 11:00 to noon, fee and must register, in person, at Plants Alive, 15710 Layhill Road, Silver Spring. https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

26, Saturday, 35th Annual Lahr Native Plant Symposium, virtual, 9:00 to 3:00 pm, National Arboretum, fee and must register. The Annual Native Plant sale is in person at the National Arboretum on March 27, Sunday, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

27, Sunday, Square Foot Habitat Gardening, 10 to 12:30 pm, in person, fee and must register Audubon Naturalist Society https://anshome.org/

27, Sunday, Hydroponics and Vertical Gardening by Cultivate the City, noon to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, in person, at Plants Alive, 15710 Layhill Road, Silver Spring. https://www.cultivatethecity.com/

28, Monday, The History of Chinese and Japanese Gardens, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, online, for three Mondays, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

29, Tuesday, Landscape Commonalities: People and Plants of the World with Wambui Ippolito, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape  https://ndal.org/

30, Wednesday, Backyard Gardening series: Indoor Seed Starting, 7 to 8:30 pm, online fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

31, Thursday, Webinar: Growing Nutritious Herb and Vegetables in a Garden or Container with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, free but must register https://www.melindamyers.com/about-melinda/upcoming-appearances

31, Thursday, Spring Lecture Series: The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature’s Great Connectors fee and must register, virtual. Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

31, Thursday, Container Gardens for Early Spring, noon to 1:00 pm, free and virtual, must register. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

31, Thursday, Rainscape your yard (three sessions, other two are March 3 and 17) Session III: Plants and Planting Design for Rainscape Gardens, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/
Now until June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics, self-paced, fee and must register
Now until June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics II, self-paced, fee and must register
Landscape Design, starts February 16
Sketching for Designers, starts February 24
Understanding Plants, starts February 28
From now until August 16, Everything about Orchids
Make a Big Impact with Minimalistic Design, March 8
Starts March 11, Advanced Floral Design I Virtual Workshop: Certificate Course
March 21 to May 2, Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits, and Nuts
March 21 to May 2, Houseplants, Succulents, and Cacti
March 21 to May 2, Annuals, Perennials and Vines
March 21, Learning Together: Jump Start Your Family Garden
From now until September 15, The World of Plants: Exploring Horticulture

February 2022

1, Tuesday, Webinar: Regenerative Gardening, 6:00-7:30 pm, fee and must register, Gardener’s Supply, https://www.gardeners.com/our-garden-centers/education

1, Tuesday, Fundamental of Garden Design, 7 to 9:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

1, Tuesday, Plant Propagation I: Basic Principles, online, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

1, Tuesday, Roots of Black Botany, 1-2 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

1, Tuesday, registration date for Vegetable Gardening course for 2022, by Prince William County Master Gardener Cook’s Garden Team, virtual. Nominal fee and must register. https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

1, Tuesday, New Naturalism: Designing, Planting and Gardening for Ecological Vibrancy at home with Kelly D. Norris, 6:30-8:30 pm virtual. An immersive six-week course on Tuesday nights from February 1 through March 8, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

2, Wednesday, Fundamental of Style (floral design), 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Wednesday, Vegetable Gardening, 6:15 to 8:15 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

2, Wednesday, Small Space Gardening with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, webinar, free and registration required. Home :: Melinda Myers

2, Wednesday, Propagating Plants by Layering, 3 to 3:30 pm, online and free, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

3, Thursday, Exotic and Decadent Chocolate and Vanilla, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, virtual lecture, fee and must register, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

3, Thursday, New Technologies for Urban Farming, 6 to 7:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

3, Thursday, The Making of the French Garden, a series of 8 virtual lectures that started in January and goes through March. 1:00 pm, fee and must register. Can purchase individual lectures or entire package of 8. Garden Conservancy  https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

3, Thursday, Predatory Plants, 1 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

3, Thursday, Lecture: Spotted Lanternfly, 7 to 8:00 pm, virtual, free and must register. Loudoun County Master Gardeners https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/events/free-monthly-gardening-lectures/

3, Thursday, Principles for Natural Garden Design, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, series of classes on Thursdays from February 3 through 17, fee and must register, zoom, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

3, Thursday, Virtual Plant Clinic, 2:00 pm, free but sign up for Zoom or join Facebook Live Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

3, Thursday, Smithsonian Let’s Talk Garden Series: Let’s Talk Spiders: From Fear to Fascination, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

4, Friday, Floral Design How-to: Winter Wonderland, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, virtual, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. Hillwood Museum and Garden https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

4, Friday, Seeds: Selecting and Starting, 10 to 11:30 am, free but must register, zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

4, Friday, Tower Hill Botanic Garden annual Urban Tree Symposium, in partnership with Speak for the Trees, Boston, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. https://www.towerhillbg.org/urban_tree_symposium/

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

5, Saturday, Webinar: Design for Traffic Stopping Curb Appeal, 9:30 to 11:00 am, Gardener’s Supply https://www.gardeners.com/our-garden-centers/education

5, Saturday, Introduction to Plant Propagation – Tropical Houseplants, 10 to noon, fee and must register, is in person. Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

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

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

5, Saturday, Indoor Tropical Houseplants, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

5, Saturday, Soil Science for Gardeners, 2 to 4:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

6, Sunday, Virtual Winter Lecture: Thomas Rainer Garden Design, 1:30-2:30 p.m., fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

6, Sunday, Vegetable Gardening for the Perplexed, 1:30 to 4:00 pm, Blandy Experimental Farm by Sustainability Matters, fee and must register, planned as in person but may switch to virtual. https://www.sustainabilitymatters.earth/events/perplexed0222

7, Monday, Outstanding Plants for the Home Landscape, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, online, eight-week course for home gardeners, fee and must register, Mondays from February 7 through March 28. JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

7, Monday, Sustainable Garden Design, 6:00 to 8:50 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Tuesday, Wild Creations: Great Gardens in Homes with Hilton Carter, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, virtual, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Hillwood Museum and Garden https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

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

8, Tuesday, Webinar: Closer to Nature, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Gardener’s Supply  https://www.gardeners.com/our-garden-centers/education

8, Tuesday, Botanical Mixology, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

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

8, Tuesday, Respect for Insects: Gardening to Promote Beneficial Bug Life, 6 to 7:00 pm, webinar, fee and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

8, Tuesday, Virtual Lecture: Wambui Ippolito speaking on contribution of cultures to horticultural practices, 7:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Maryland Horticultural Society. https://mdhorticulture.org/

9, Wednesday, Propagation, 11 to noon, free but must register, zoom, Prince William Master Gardeners https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

9, Wednesday, Midweek with Mark: Hellebores: Winter Favorites, 3 to 4:00 pm, virtual, free. JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

9, Wednesday, Plant Propagation for the Home Gardener, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

9, Wednesday, The Indigenous Roots of Sustainable Forestry, 11:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

9, Wednesday, Webinar: Regenerating Suburbia One Garden at a Time, 1 to 2:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

9, Wednesday and 10, Thursday, Winter Symposium: Building Plant Diversity Builds Resilient Landscapes, 9:00 am to 4:15 pm, can register for one day or both, virtual, fee and must register. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

10, Thursday, Smithsonian Let’s Talk Garden Series: check back for title later in February, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

10, Thursday, Gardening for Play, noon, fee and must register, virtual. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

10, Thursday, Lecture: The Northwest Gardens of Lord and Schryver, 2:00 pm, zoom, fee and must register, based on book with same title by Valencia Libby, Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/events/all-events

11, Friday, Dynamic Specifications for Dynamic Landscapes, 1 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

11, Friday, Sustainable Landscape Design: The Basics, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free but must register, Zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

11, Friday, Understanding and Managing Soils, 1 to 4:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

12, Saturday, Introduction to Horticultural Therapy, 9:00 am to 11:30 am, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

12, Saturday, Plant Exploration with a Purpose, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, virtual. Fee depending on membership but otherwise nominal must register. Co-hosted by the Piedmont chapter of the Northern American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum. https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

12, Saturday, The Ecological Benefits of Native Bees and Predatory Wasps, 11 to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, online. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

12, Saturday, Stop Mowing and Start Growing, 4th annual native plant symposium for beginners and beyond, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Sponsored by Northern Virginia Community College, Plant NOVA Natives, Prince William Conservation Alliance, Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District, PWC Watershed Management Branch, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and Virginia Native Plant Society  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-native-plant-symposium-stop-mowing-start-growing-tickets-212685587317

12, Saturday, Everything You Wanted to Know about Pruning, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, in person, Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

13, Sunday, All about Terrariums and Vivariums, 10:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

13, Sunday, Virtual Winter Lecture: Create Designer Container Gardens, 1:30-2:30 p.m., fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

15, Tuesday, Webinar: Seed Starting, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Gardener’s Supply https://www.gardeners.com/our-garden-centers/education

15, Tuesday, Native Meadows: Let’s Get Real 7:00 to 8:15 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

15, Tuesday, Climate Change and Native Plants, 6:00 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

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

15, Tuesday, Plants and Placemaking: Matthew Cunningham, 1:00 to 2:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

15, Tuesday, Orchids, noon, free and must register, virtual. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

15, Tuesday, Floral Design: Arranging from the Winter Garden, 10:00 am to 11:00 am, fee and must register, virtual. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

15, Tuesday, Plant Health Care, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, series of classes on Tuesdays from February 15 through March 8, fee and must register, zoom. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

15, Tuesday, Lightning in a Bottle: Tracing the History of Soft Drinks from the Apothecary’s Cabinet to Modern Day Cola Wars, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual lecture, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

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

16, Wednesday, 2022 Horticultural Lecture: The View from Federal Twist – A New Way of Thinking About Gardens, Nature and Ourselves, 6:00 to 7:00 pm, zoom, fee and must register, Wave Hill https://www.wavehill.org/

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

16, Wednesday, The Climate Challenge, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum. https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

16, Wednesday, Adventures in Eden: Tales of Garden Making in Europe Today with Carolyn Mullet, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, online, free for Hillwood members, fee for nonmembers. Hillwood Museum and Gardens https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

16, Wednesday, Ecology-based Landscape Design, Four-session course or take sessions individually, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

17, Thursday, Virtual Plant Clinic, 2:00 pm, free but sign up for Zoom or join Facebook Live Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

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

17, Thursday, Creating Landscapes for Bird Diversity: Beyond Feeders and Fountains, 1 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

18, Friday, Winter Pruning for Woody Plants, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, Zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia  https://mgnv.org/

18, Friday, GreenScapes 2022: Advancing the Natural Landscape in a Modern World, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

19, Saturday, Winter Symposium, China, Mother of Gardens, 9:00 am to noon, virtual, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

19, Saturday, Plant Structure, 6:00 to 9:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

19, Saturday, Montgomery County Master Gardener Symposium, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register https://sites.google.com/umd.edu/montgomerycountymg/home/ask-a-master-gardener/major-education-events?authuser=0

19, Saturday, EcoSavvy Symposium: Restoring Urban Forests, 9:00 am to noon, fee and must register, virtual. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

19, Saturday, Webinar: Workhorse Plants and Design Tips for Older and Time-Pressed Gardeners by Kerry Ann Mendez of Perennially Yours. 11:00 am, fee and must register. https://pyours.com/webinars-kerry-ann-mendez/

19, Saturday, through Monday, 21, National Capital Orchid Society show and sale, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, event is free and there will be vendors. Homestead Gardens at Davidsonville https://homesteadgardens.com/

20, Sunday, Virtual Lecture: Vibrant Home Gardens with Kelly D. Norris, sponsored by the Prince William Wildflower Society 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Free and must register. https://vnps.org/princewilliamwildflowersociety/events/author-event-vibrant-home-gardens-with-kelly-d-norris/

20, Sunday, Virtual Winter Lecture: Lift Every Voice, 1:30-2:30 p.m., fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

22, Tuesday, Webinar: Composting 101, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Gardener’s Supply https://www.gardeners.com/our-garden-centers/education

22, Tuesday, Insect Identification and Management, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

22, Tuesday, Rewild in 10 Action Steps, 6-7:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

22, Tuesday, Solutions for Invasive Plants in the Garden 5:30 to 6:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

22, Tuesday, Gardening for Four Season Interest, noon, free and must register, virtual. Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

23, Wednesday, Dahlias: Proven Performers with Melinda Myers, 7:30 pm, free webinar and registration required Home :: Melinda Myers

23, Wednesday, Annuals, Perennials and Bulbs, 11:00 am to noon, free and must register, Zoom, Prince William County Master Gardeners https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

23, Wednesday, Mystery (herb) Tea Tasting, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Wednesday, The Front Yard Revolution, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Mt Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

23, Wednesday, Plant-Lover’s Tour: Outstanding Conifers for Southeastern Gardens, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, virtual, free. JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

23, Wednesday, The History is on the Plate: Deconstructing African American Food History  7:00 to 8:00 pm, free but must register, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

24, Thursday, Plant Care Basics, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, fee and must register, Rewild plant store in Ballston Quarter, Arlington, VA, location. https://rewilddc.com/

24, Thursday, Shrublands: The Missing Landscape Link, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

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

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

25, Friday, Lanternflies on the Loose, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. U.S. Botanic Garden. https://www.usbg.gov/

25, Friday, Vegetable Gardening Without Fear, Part I, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, Zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/

26, Saturday, Pruning: How, When and Where, two-day course, 10:00 am to noon, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

26, Saturday, DC in Bloom: The History and Science of the Capitol’s Cherry Blossoms, free and must register, virtual. 11:30 to 12:30 pm, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

26, Saturday, Invasive Plant Species: Management and Control, 1 to 4:30 pm, in person at Oak Spring Garden Foundation, Upperville, VA, fee and must register. https://www.osgf.org/invasiveplantspecies

26, Saturday, Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchange at Brookside Gardens, fee and must register. https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/2022/01/seed-exchange-2022-details.html

28, Monday, Orchids 101: Orchid Diversity and Care, 7 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

28, Monday, Gardening Adventures with Extension Master Gardener Volunteers: Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden, 10:00 to 11:30 am. Free depending on membership otherwise nominal, must register, virtual. JC Raulston https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities:
Now until June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics, self-paced, fee, must register
Now until June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics II, self-paced, fee, must register
Now until February 28, 2022: Floral Design Basics II, fee and must register
Floral Spotlight: French Formal Design, February 9
Landscape Design, starts February 16
Sketching for Designers, starts February 24
Diversify your Harvest: Exceptional Herbs and Unconventional Veggies, February 28
Understanding Plants, starts February 28

The Smithsonian Gardens has their annual orchid exhibit at the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, within the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, in DC. The theme is Hidden Stories of Groundbreaking Women. This exhibit will run until April 24.

 

January 2022

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

4, Tuesday, Virtual Class: Disease Identification and Management, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

5, Wednesday, Virtual Class: Fundamentals of Gardening, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

6, Thursday, Virtual Class: Botanical Latin, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

6, Thursday, Plant Care Basics, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, Rewild Plant Store. https://rewilddc.com/

7, Friday, Pests and Diseases in the Garden: Organic Prevention, 10 to 11:30 am, free but must register, virtual/Zoom. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

7, Friday, Exploring the World of Hydroponics and Indoor Food Production (online demo), noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register. U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

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

8, Saturday, Virtual Class: Intro to Landscape Design, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Saturday, Virtual Class: Introduction to Horticultural Therapy, 9:00 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

8, Saturday, Floral Design: Branches and Blooms, 1 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

9, Sunday, Virtual Lecture: The Great Amphibian Migration, 2:00 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve https://bhwp.org/

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

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

10 and 11, Virtual Class: Monday and Tuesday, Winter Botany, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day, fee and must register, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  https://www.lewisginter.org/

11, Tuesday, Virtual Class, Sustainable Design (floral) Series: 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Tuesday, Botany for Gardeners, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual. On Tuesdays for four evenings. Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

11, Tuesday, Virtual Class: Soil Science for Gardeners, 6 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

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

12, Wednesday, Midweek with Mark, 3:00 virtual, free but must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

13, Thursday, Three Rivers Urban Soil Symposium, 6 to 8:00 pm, virtual, free but must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

13, Thursday, Back to Basics, noon to 1:00, free and must register, virtual. Smithsonian Let’s Talk Garden Series https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

13, Thursday, The Healing Power of Nature with Charles Smith, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, free and open to the public, must register, Zoom. Virginia Native Plant Society https://vnps.org/events/

13, Thursday, Virtual Lecture: The Colorful History of America’s Plant Hardiness Zones, 7:30-9:00 pm, Friends of the JC Raulston Arboretum, Free for some members, nominal fee for others, register in advance. JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

14, Friday, Permaculture in the Garden: Lessons from the Farm, 10 to 11:30 am, free, must register, online/Zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

14, Friday, Maple Sugaring: History, Biology, and Production (online lecture), noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

15, Saturday, Winter Lecture Series: For Us and Them: Edible Native Plants to Feed Us All with Dan Jaffe Wilder, Mt. Cuba Center, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, fee and must register, online. https://mtcubacenter.org/

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

16, Sunday, Virtual Presentation: The Dawn of Ecosystems, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve https://bhwp.org/

17, Monday, Gardening for Four Seasons of Interest, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, for four Monday evenings, fee and must register, Zoom, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

17, Monday, Virtual Lecture: Outstanding Plants with Winter Interest, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, a three-week class on Mondays from January 17 to 31. Fee and must register. JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

18, Tuesday, Virtual Lecture: The Modern Cottage Garden with Greg Loades, 1 to 2:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

18, Tuesday, Coffee: The Story Behind Your Cup, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden https://www.lewisginter.org/

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

19, Wednesday, Horticultural Lecture: New Aesthetics for Public Spaces, 6 to 7:00 pm, online, via Zoom, fee and must register. Wave Hill https://www.wavehill.org/

19, Wednesday, Webinar: Forest Ecosystems and the Winds of Change: Forests as a Cog in the Earth’s Climate System, noon to 1:00 pm, must register, fee for nonmembers, free for members. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

19, Wednesday, Virtual Presentation: Shalimar Gardens: A Gem of Islamic Garden Design, 6:00-7:00 pm, fee and must register. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

20, Thursday, An Engineer’s Approach to Houseplant Care, noon to 1:00, free and must register, virtual. Smithsonian Let’s Talk Garden Series https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

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

20, Thursday, Kokedama Moss Balls, 7 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, Rewild plant store https://rewilddc.com/

20, 21, 27, and 29, Thursdays and Fridays, 33rd Annual Landscape Symposium: Expanding the Scope of Landscape Design: Ecology, People and Time, virtual, four half days from 1 to 4:30 pm, fee and must register, New Directions in the American Landscape https://ndal.org/

21, Friday, Virtual Class: Fundamentals of Gardening, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

21, Friday, Keystone Species of Native Plants, 10 to 11:30 am, free but must register, virtual/Zoom Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

21, Friday, Winter Wreath Refresh (online demo), noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

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

22, Saturday: Virtual Class: If You Build It They Will Come: Understanding and Improving Garden Soils, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu/

22, Saturday, Class: The Art of Growing Food Design Class by Ellen Ecker Ogden, fee and must register, virtual. https://ellenogden.com/

22, Saturday, Planning and Planting for Winter Interest (online lecture), 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

23, Sunday, Virtual Class: The Science of Tree Communication, 10:00 am to noon, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Sunday, A Kitchen Garden Plan, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

23, Sunday, Virtual Presentation: Recognizing, Understanding and Protecting Old-Growth Forests, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve https://bhwp.org/

23, Sunday, Virtual Winter Lecture: Native Shrubs for Birds, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Zoom, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

25, Tuesday, Virtual Presentation: Starting from Scratch: A Guide to Creating a New Garden with Page Dickey, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, fee and must register. Pennsylvania Horticultural Society https://phsonline.org/

26, Wednesday, Webinar: Engaging Landowners in Sustainable Stewardship, noon to 1:00 pm, must register, fee for nonmembers, free for members. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

26, Wednesday, Virtual Class: Perennial Plant Combinations, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

27, Thursday, Conversations with Great American Gardeners: Michael Balick, virtual, 7:00 pm, fee and must register, American Horticultural Society https://connect.ahsgardening.org/virtual-programs/2021/michael-balick-webinar—non-members?erid=13157766&trid=5b9c76fd-a284-4395-a1b0-e6523022319d

27, Thursday, Native Plant and Sustainability Conference. 1 to 4:00 Zoom, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

27, Thursday, Virtual Tour of the Smithsonian Gardens’ Orchid Collection, noon to 1:00, free and must register, virtual. Smithsonian Let’s Talk Garden Series https://gardens.si.edu/learn/lets-talk-gardens/

28, Friday, Grass to Garden: Creating a New Garden Space, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free but must register, online/Zoom, Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia https://mgnv.org/events/

29, Saturday, Garden Talk: Easy Garden Makeover Tips, 10:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

29, Saturday, Virtual Class: Grow Gourmet Mushrooms Indoors, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

29, Saturday, Northern Shenandoah Master Gardeners Association Seed Exchange, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Blandy Experimental Farm, free admission https://nsvmga.org/

29, Saturday, Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchange at Brookside Gardens 12:30 to 4:00 pm. https://montgomeryparks.org/
https://washingtongardener.blogspot.com/

29, Saturday, 6th Annual Seed Swap, 9:30 to 1:00 pm, free admission and two presenters, presented by the Master Gardeners of the Central Rappahannock Area, Stafford, VA. https://www.mgacra.org/seed-swap-event.html

30, Sunday, Virtual Lecture: Being a Good Bluebird Box Landlord, 2 to 3:00 pm, fee and must register, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve https://bhwp.org/

30, Sunday, Virtual Winter Lecture: Houseplants by Design with Tovah Martin, 1:30 to 2:30 pm, fee and must register, Zoom. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/
January 17, 2022, to June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics, self-paced, fee and must register
January 17, 2022, to June 30, 2022: Floral Design Basics II, self-paced, fee and must register
August 15, 2021, to February 28, 2022: Floral Design Basics II, fee and must register
January 19, 2022: Floral Spotlight: Philadelphia
January 20, 2022: The Wild Garden, Designed, four sessions
January 26, 2022: Growing Dahlias: Early Spring Preparation

Around the corner:

December 2021

1, Wednesday, Holiday Wreaths Workshop, 6 to 7:00 pm, online, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

1, Wednesday, Advanced Ecological Design workshop with Larry Weaner, two session workshop, December 1 and December 15, 1 to 4:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

2, Thursday, Virtual Talk: Beyond Wild: Gardens and Landscapes with Raymond Jungles. 2:00 pm, fee and must register, Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

2, Thursday, Virtual Lecture: Winter Decorations at Colonial Williamsburg, Loudoun County Master Gardeners https://loudouncountymastergardeners.org/

2, Thursday, Plant Care Basics, 7 to 8:00 pm, fee and must register. Rewild plant store at Ballston Quarter, Arlington VA. https://rewilddc.com/

3, Friday, Holiday Greenery Sale and tour of private homes in Georgetown, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, St. Albans School, DC https://www.stachristmashousetour.org/

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

4, Saturday, Colonial Yuletide Celebration, William Paca House and Garden in Annapolis, 2 to 6:00 pm, fee and must register, free for HA members and volunteers https://www.annapolis.org/contact/william-paca-house-garden

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

4, Saturday, Community Tree Planting at George Washington University Mt. Vernon campus, free but must register, volunteer to plant trees with Casey Trees, no experience necessary. https://caseytrees.org/

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

4, Saturday, Hands on workshop: Evergreen Needle Goodies and Cocktails, 4 to 6:00 pm, fee and must register, ANXO Brightwood in DC. Also offered on December 12 and 18.  https://store.anxodc.com/

7, Tuesday, Getaway: Lewis Ginter Gardenfest of Lights, fee and must register, leaves Greenspring at 2:00 pm and returns 11:00 pm. Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

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

7, Tuesday, Nature’s Splendor Urn, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

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

8, Wednesday, Webinar: Taking on the Big Places: How to Build and Maintain Self-sufficient Landscapes, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

8, Wednesday, Garden Goodies: Favorite Gardening Tools, Accessories, Books etc. 11:00 am to noon, Prince William County Master Gardeners, free and must register, https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

8, Wednesday, Spice Trade: Where Do Your Holiday Spices Originate? 3:00-4:00 pm, free and must register, virtual, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

8, Wednesday, Festive Wreath Workshop, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Also offered on December 9 is a Festive Centerpiece Workshop. Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

8, Wednesday, through Friday 10, Turning a New Leaf Conference, virtual, with optional field trip on the 10th in person. Fee and must register. Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council https://www.chesapeakelandscape.org/

9, Thursday, New Technologies for Urban Farming, 6 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

9, Thursday, Webinar: Gravel Gardening: A Sustainable Solution, 5 to 6:00 pm, fee and must register, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society  https://phsonline.org/

9, Thursday, Lecture: How Trees can Save the World and What we Can Do to Help, 7:30 to 9:00 pm, online, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

9, Thursday, Old Williamsburg Style Della Robbia Christmas Wreath, 7 to 9:00 pm virtual free and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

9, Thursday, Festive Centerpiece Workshop, 10 to 11:30 am, fee and must register. Also offered on December 8 is a Festive Wreath Workshop. Brookside Gardens https://montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

9, Thursday, Virtual Floral Design: How to Holiday Blooms, 1:30 to 2:30, online, fee and must register, free for members, Hillwood Museum and Estate https://hillwoodmuseum.org/

10, Friday, Webinar: Eco-Friendly Healthy Eating: Nutrition to Support Landscape Professionals and Gardeners, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

11, Saturday, Winter Tabletop Tree Workshop, 1 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Saturday, Wreath Workshop: Historic Greenery, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, fee and must register, Tudor Place https://tudorplace.org/

11, Saturday, Winter Tree ID Walk and Holiday Potluck with Sustainability Matters, 1:00 to 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Blandy Arboretum https://blandy.virginia.edu/

11-12, Saturday and Sunday, Christmas Tree Sale and Holiday Market, Friends of the National Arboretum, held at the National Arboretum. https://www.fona.org/

12, Sunday, Hands on workshop: Evergreen Needle Goodies and Cocktails, 4 to 6:00 pm, fee and must register, ANXO Brightwood in DC. Also offered on December 4 and 18.  https://store.anxodc.com/

14, Tuesday, Holiday Wreaths Workshop, 6 to 7:00 pm, fee and must register, online. New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

14, Tuesday, Virtual Lecture: The Making of a Tree, 7:00 pm, Horticultural Society of Maryland, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register https://mdhorticulture.org/

15, Wednesday, Plants to Cut for Winter Flower Arrangements, 3 to 3:45 pm, online free and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

15, Wednesday, Winter Sowing, 11:00 am to noon, free and must register, Prince William County Master Gardeners https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

15, Wednesday, Floratopia with Jan Johnsen, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

15, Wednesday, Webinar: Sharing the Adventure: Design Communications for Ecological Landscapes, noon to 1:00 pm, free for members, fee for nonmembers, must register. Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

18, Saturday, Winter Solstice Celebration in the Garden, 1:00 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring

18, Saturday, Wreath Workshop: Historic Greenery, 10:00 am to 11:30 am, free and must register, Tudor Place https://tudorplace.org/

18, Saturday, Hands on workshop: Evergreen Needle Goodies and Cocktails, 4 to 6:00 pm, fee and must register, ANXO Brightwood in DC. Also offered on December 4 and 12.  https://store.anxodc.com/

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

21, Tuesday, Winter Solstice Forest Bathing, 9 to 11:00 am, register but pay what you can, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, held at the National Arboretum. https://www.fona.org/

22, Wednesday, Sowing Seeds Now that Need Winter Chill, 3:00 to 3:30 pm, free and must register, virtual, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

31, Friday, New Year’s Eve Forest Bathing, register but pay what you can, sponsored by the Friends of the National Arboretum, held at the National Arboretum. Offered at different time slots https://www.fona.org/

The U.S Botanic Garden’s conservatory is closed but the outdoor gardens are open. For the holidays, there is an outdoor display, complete with train, starting November 24 and running through January 2, closed on December 25. This is free and tickets are not required. See website for more details: https://www.usbg.gov/plan-your-holiday-visit

Longwood Gardens online learning opportunities: https://longwoodgardens.org/
Elegant Garlands, December 1
Fire and Ice Holiday Centerpiece, December 9
Branches and Boughs, December 15
A Very Citrus Christmas: Holiday Cocktails, December 17

November 2021

1, Monday, All About Pruning: Theory, Tools, Techniques, and Timing, 6:30 pm, virtual, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

1, Monday, Empathy and Inclusion in the Public Realm with David Rubin, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, virtual lecture, fee and must register, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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, Shade Gardens with Peg Bier, noon, free and must register, virtual, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

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

2, Tuesday, The Nature of Oaks with Doug Tallamy, 11:00 am to noon, fee and must register, online, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

3, Wednesday, Lecture: Tree Planting, 11:00 am to noon, virtual, free and must register, Prince William County Extension agents  https://www.pwcva.gov/department/virginia-cooperative-extension/horticulture-classes

3, Wednesday, Plant-Lover’s Tour: Fall Color and Winter Interest, 3:00 pm, online, free and must register. JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

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

3, Wednesday, Chrysanthemum Tour, 10:00 to 11:15 am and also 1:00 to 2:15, fee and must register, tour of the conservatory is in person, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

4, Thursday, Winter Interest in the Garden, noon, virtual, free and must register, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

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

4, Thursday, Lecture: Flower Flash with Lewis Miller, author of Flower Flash, fee and must register, 2:00 pm, Zoom, Garden Conservancy. https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

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

4, Thursday, Virtual Lecture: A New Garden Ethic with Benjamin Vogt, 4:00 pm, fee and must register, Ladew Topiary Gardens https://ladewgardens.com/

4, Thursday, Learning from Nature: The Importance of Field Botany, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual, Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/

5, Friday, Symposium: Humans in the Landscape: Heal the Land, Heal Ourselves, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm, fee and must register. In person and virtual. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  https://www.lewisginter.org/

5, Friday, Horticulture as an Act of Conquest with Justin Robinson, noon to 1:00 pm, virtual, free and must register, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

5, Friday, Caring for Seasonal Plants and Holiday Gifts, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, Homestead Gardens, Zoom or Facebook Live, https://homesteadgardens.com/

5, Friday, Winter Care for Shrubs, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, webinar. National Garden Bureau. https://ngb.org/

6, Saturday, Direct Seeding for Dynamic Displays, 10:00 to 11:30 am, with Brie Arthur, virtual, fee and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

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

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

6, Saturday, Gardening for Pollinators in Fall and Winter, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm, free but must register, virtual, U.S. Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

6, Saturday, Lecture:  Indigenous Food Sovereignty with Devon Mihesuah, author and professor at University of Kansas, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

6, Saturday, Native Plant Saturday, takes place on three Saturdays, 9:30 to 11:30 am, fee and must register, online, register for individual Saturdays or all three New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

6, Saturday, Insect Identification and Management, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

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

9, Tuesday, Vegetable Gardens: Clean up and Prep for Next year, noon, virtual, free and must register, Merrifield Garden Center https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/

9, Tuesday, Urban Nature: Human Nature with Peter Del Tredici, 7:00 pm, virtual lecture. Fee for nonmembers and free for members, must register. Maryland Horticultural Society https://mdhorticulture.org/

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

9, Tuesday, Gardening for Habitat, 1 to 2 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

9, Tuesday, The Garden of Good and Evil: Edible and Toxic Flowers (used regularly in floral arrangements), 7 to 9:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Phipps Conservatory https://www.phipps.conservatory.org/

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

10, Wednesday, The Commuter’s Garden, Plants to Appreciate After Rush Hour, 3 to 4:00 pm, free and must register, virtual, JC Raulston https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

10, Wednesday, Fundamentals of Garden Design, 10:30 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, virtual, New York Botanical Garden https://www.nybg.org/

11, Thursday, Our Mysterious Orchids: Hidden Connections Below and Above Ground, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual, Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/

11, Thursday, A Journey Through Your November Garden with David Culp, 6:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register. Sponsored by Garden Design https://www.gardendesign.com/davidculp/

11, Thursday, 2021 Regenerative Solutions for Resilient Landscapes, 8:30 to 4:30 pm, an online virtual conference, fee and must register, Ecological Landscape Alliance https://www.ecolandscaping.org/

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

11, Thursday, Ecosystem Management: How Plant Diversity Influences Bird Conservation, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, online. Fee and must register. Mt. Cuba Center https://mtcubacenter.org/

11, Thursday, and 13, Saturday, Fruit Talks and Field Walks: American Persimmons. Thursday, zoom lecture, Saturday is a field walk at Oak Spring Garden. Fee and must register. Sponsored by the Oak Spring Garden Foundation and Audubon Society of Northern Virginia https://www.osgf.org/fruit-talks-and-field-walks-american-persimmons

12, Friday, Native Plants in American Gardens: A Brief History, 1 to 2:00 pm, virtual, fee and must register, Native Plant Trust https://www.nativeplanttrust.org/

13, Saturday, The World of Soils Class with Tony Avent, 10 am to noon, Plant Delights Nursery, fee and must register, virtual. https://www.plantdelights.com/

13, Saturday, Lecture: Unearthing the Secret Garden with Marta McDowell, 11:30 to 12:30 pm, free and must register, virtual, U.S Botanic Garden https://www.usbg.gov/

13, Saturday, Lecture: Restoring Your soils: The Tools You Need to Heal Your Damaged Soil with Dale Strickler, 3:00 pm fee and must register, virtual, sponsored by Pith and Vigor. https://programs.pithandvigor.com/offers/FFk2hvYF/checkout

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

14, Sunday, 22nd Annual Chanticleer Lecture: A Garden for all Seasons: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Hillwood with Kate Markert, 3:00 pm, live via zoom, free and must register. Sponsored by Chanticleer, register at Radnore Memorial Library  https://delcolibraries.libcal.com/event/8388913

16, Tuesday, Supporting Immunity with Herbs webinar, 1:00 pm. Free for members, nominal fee for nonmembers. Sponsored by the Herb Society of America. Must register.  https://www.herbsociety.org/hsa-learn/hsa-webinars/

17, Wednesday, USNA Herbarium, 2:00 pm, free and must register, virtual. U.S. National Arboretum. https://www.usna.usda.gov/

17, Wednesday, Holiday Dinner Prep – Growing and Using Rosemary, 3 to 3:45 pm, online free and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

18, Thursday, Horticulture Fact and Fiction: Debunking Gardening Myths, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, fee and must register, virtual. Brookside Gardens https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/brookside-gardens/

18, Thursday, Trees and Birds, Rooted Together, noon to 1:00 pm, free and must register, virtual, Smithsonian Gardens https://gardens.si.edu/

18, Thursday, Lecture: Sleepy Cat Farm with Fred Landman and Curtice Taylor, authors of the book Sleepy Cat Farm: A Gardener’s Journey, 2:00 pm, fee and must register, Garden Conservancy https://www.gardenconservancy.org/

18, Thursday, Colonial Cocktails: Hot Buttered Rum and Wassail, 6:30 pm, fee and must register, Historical London Town and Gardens, https://www.historiclondontown.org/events

19, Friday, Garden Talk: Cacti and Succulents, 1:30-2:30 pm, fee and must register, Green Spring Gardens https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/green-spring/events

20, Saturday, Lecture: A History of Crevice Rock Gardening, cohosted by the Piedmont Chapter of the Northern American Rock Garden Society and the JC Raulston Arboretum, 10 to 11:30 am, free and must register, virtual, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

20, Saturday, Smoothie ‘n Walk, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, fee and must register, Adkins Arboretum https://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

24, Wednesday, Herbaceous Perennials: What to Cut Down and What to Leave for Winter Interest and Wildlife at the JCRA, 3:00 pm, virtual, free and must register, JC Raulston Arboretum https://jcra.ncsu.edu//

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

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

Beginner Bonsai, ends December 1
Floral Design Basics, ends December 2
Landscape Design I, starts September 15
Botanical Art: Painting with Pollinators, starts September 29
Sketching for Floral Designers, starts October 4
Annuals, Perennials, and Vines, from October 11 to November 22
Vegetables, Herbs, Fruits and Nuts, from October 11 to November 22
Trees, Shrubs and Conifers, from October 11 to November 22
Houseplants, Succulents and Cacti from October 11 to November 22
Autumn Photography at Abbondi, starts October 14
Capturing Fleeting Fall in Our Gardens, starts October 15
Introduction to Floral Design I, starts October 18
Understanding Plants, starts October 25
Asian Inspired Garden Design, starts October 28
Floral Design Basics II, ends February 28, 2022
Leaving a Lasting Legacy, starts November 3
Putting Your Garden to Bed, November 10,
Floral Spotlight: Contemporary Harvest, November 17
Wreath Workshop: Autumnal Abundance, November 22

 



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