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Lights of Magnolia

Step inside a unique blend of Chinese Culture and Southern hospitality. Lights of Magnolia is a 9 acre experience of larger-than-life Chinese lanterns in the shapes of flowers, animals, traditional Chinese symbols, and more. Stroll through 23 different themed areas and walk away with unforgettable memories. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 571-1266.

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Desert Landscaping

Unearth the how-to’s for using native and arid-adapted plants in water-saving landscapes. This is a year-round event. Tohono Chul, 7366 North Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704, (520) 742-6455.

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Butterflies & Their Plants

Nature lovers, shutterbugs and bug lovers will get an in-depth glimpse of some of the most engaging creatures in the Sonoran Desert, butterflies! Year-round, Saturday and Sunday. Tohono Chul, 7366 North Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704, (520) 742-6455.

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Garden Design Implementation

You have the design, the client, and the funding—now what? Learn the steps necessary to carry a project from a finished design through to a built landscape. Course projects will include the preparation of construction details and documents, technical specifications, and cost estimates. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022, (847) 835-5440.

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Birding on Skis

Birding on Skis events take place on the second Friday of each month, running through April. The adventure always launches from the bottom of Collins Lift at Wildcat Basin at 9am. Skiers of all skill levels 12 years and up are welcome! You do not need a pair of binoculars to participate – we can help you with the birding gear you’ll need! Tracy Aviary and Botanical Garden, 589 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105, (801) 596-8500.

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Birds of Tohono Chul

Learn to identify residents and those just passing through, plus information on habits and habitat. Tohono Chul, 7366 North Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704, (520) 742-6455.

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Keiki Day

Na ‘Āina Kai’s playday is a monthly event where you can enjoy quality time with your kids in the Under the Rainbow Children’s Garden. The kids can play in Jack’s Fountain, explore the jungle tree house, and discover the many child friendly features of our Children’s Garden. Bring a towel and be prepared to get wet! Na’Aina Kai Botanical Gardens and Sculpture Park, 4101 Wailapa Road, Kauai, HI 96754, (808) 828-0525.

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Connecting Plants & People

Discover the edible and useful plants of the Sonoran Desert. Year-round, Friday. Tohono Chul, 7366 North Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704, (520) 742-6455.

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Garden Design Workshop for Home Gardeners

ou may have the desire to make a garden, but then grapple with how to start designing your home garden spaces. Why not get some help in designing a layout for an area of your yard in this beginner-level class? Learn the organizational components of a coherent garden and practice the process of design with award-winning designer Christie Dustman. You will leave class with a plan in progress from which to continue your design explorations. This class is primarily about garden spaces rather than specific plant selection. In the final class, Christie will present various ways to work with professionals to install your design or ways to construct your design yourself. You will be required to draw a base plan for your site (with tutelage in class) and will need to purchase some drawing tools and pay for large format copying. The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130, (617) 384-5209.

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Lumagination

The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! This year, visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14218, (716) 827-1584.

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Orchids in the Mansion

Orchids in the Mansion features a stylized interpretation of a classical orangery and occupies the historic loggia with large palms, tropical foliage and an array of colorful orchids. The orchids are also displayed throughout the historically redecorated Mansion and present a series of period room interventions to explore how the Cheek family likely brought nature indoors and decorated their home. Miltoniopsis, Cymbidium, and Phalaenopsis orchids are featured, among others. Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37205, (615) 356-8000.

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Festival of Camellias

The Journey of the Camellia: Asia to the Americas. Tours, lunch, lectures, and kid activities. The American Camellia Society, 100 Massee Lane, Ft. Valley, GA 31030, (478) 967-2358.

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Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance

Go on a full sensory journey and discover fascinating tidbits about the artistry, history and science of fragrance at the Springs Preserve's newest traveling exhibit, Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance. Blending flora, fashion and fragrance, this interactive exhibit offers a unique, innovative experience where visitors will discover the plants and flowers behind some of the world's iconic perfumes. Springs Preserve Botanical Garden, 333 South Valley View Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89107, (702) 822-7700.

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Imaginarium Terrariums

A miniature land of your design is waiting to appear! Using clay, sheet glass and copper foil, create lidded terrariums brimming with unique, living environments. Any natural elements you collect, such as mosses, barks or stones, may be added to the interior of your inventive structure during the final session. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228, (804) 262-9887.

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Beginning Botany for Gardeners

Learn about the ‘secret life of plants’ with instructor Joey Thompson. This class introduces you to the way plants make food, grow, and reproduce. Includes a copy of the class text, Brian Capon’s Botany for Gardeners. Follow up later in the year with “Intermediate Botany.” Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228, (804) 262-9887.

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Tree Care for Gardeners

Whether you are an amateur or professional horticulturist, you are a steward of the landscape, and probably spend more time than anyone among the flowers, shrubs, and trees. This course is designed for those who might not necessarily be first to climb 100 feet up a Northern Red Oak or wrangle the chainsaw to fell a 36" dead American elm. The goal of this class is to empower horticulturalists to better understand the largest plants in the landscape. Learn the basics of tree biology and identification, the tree's role in the ecosystem, proper selection, siting, planting considerations, pruning of young trees, fertilization, pest identification and when to call in the Certified Arborist. Berkshire Botanical Garden, PO Box 826, Intersection Routes 102 & 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262, (413) 298-3926.

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Northwest Flower & Garden Festival

Join us as we celebrate “Spring Fever” with over 30 display gardens, 100 free seminars and workshops, and thousands of treasures in the garden marketplace. The Northwest Flower & Garden Festival is the best annual event to gather ideas and inspiration for beautiful living spaces. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting to dig in the dirt, there’s something for everyone! The American Horticultural Society will be presenting a 2020 Environmental Award at the show. Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101. (206) 620-0939.

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Water Efficient Irrigation

Join this interactive class to learn about different types of low volume irrigation systems and in what situations each one is best. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID 83712, (208) 343-8649.

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Grafting Woody Plants: Fruit Trees

Grafting is the technique of joining parts of separate plants in such a manner that they unite and continue their growth as one. Learn basic principles of grafting with an overview of different types of dormant-season grafts. Arnold Arboretum propagator Sean Halloran will provide step-by-step instructions so that you can practice both cleft and side veneer grafts using apple root stock. Simple after-care will be required until planting out in springtime. The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130, (617) 384-5209.

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Lunchtime Lectures: Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden

Experience adventure as an adult this winter during our lunchtime lecture series! Adults are invited to enjoy a day at the Aviary with a reserved spot at our Indoor Bird Show at 11am, followed by lunch from the Bird Feeder Cafè and an educational lecture showcasing all that the Aviary has to offer! Tracy Aviary and Botanical Garden, 589 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105, (801) 596-8500.

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Nashville Lawn and Garden Show

Garden tours, lectures and workshops, vendors, children’s activities, community outreach, floral designs, and special daily activities. The Fairgrounds Nashville, 625 Smith Ave, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 772-6809.

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Make & Take Soap with Herbs and Essentials Oils

Get the scent of summer in your soap! A quick and easy way to make soap with no lye. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07962, (973) 326-7601.

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2020 Sustainability Series : Supporting Resilient Trees

Trees are a beloved part of our landscapes and provide a multitude of benefits to people and the environment. They are also vulnerable to changes in climate and a variety of pests and pathogens. This lecture will highlight the importance of monitoring for signs and symptoms of disease in keeping trees healthy. Learn about emerging pests and diseases that are in Santa Fe today and others that we expect to see in the future including fire blight, thousand cankers disease, emerald ash borer, oak wilt, and piñon scale. Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 471-9103.

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Battling the Japanese Beetle

The Japanese beetle – found in many Front Range areas - is moving to new communities. This unwelcome beetle is concerning home owners with serious damage to plants. Instructor Betty Cahill takes the class through the management options for the Japanese beetle during its adult and larval stages. She provides tips on how to protect your favorite plants, including a plant list that Japanese beetles prefer and mostly avoid. Denver Botanic Gardens, 909 York Street, Denver, CO 80206, (720) 865-3500.

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Terrariums

Combine plants, science and design to create miniature worlds. Learn how to design and care for terrariums, then build your own. Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309, (515) 323-6290.

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Intro to Beekeeping

This is a basic beekeeping class beginning with hiving bee packages in the spring to harvesting honey in the fall. Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Drive, Baxter, MN 56425, (218) 829-8770.

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Fairy & Gnome Garden Homes

Make a miniature home for the fairies and gnomes in your garden! Gardens include a small air plant. Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA 23518, (757) 441-5830.

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Southern Spring Home & Garden Show

Continuing the long-standing tradition, the Southern Spring Home and Garden Show will present the Showcase Gardens located in Freedom Hall. Local landscape designers and companies will install incredible gardens shaped around this year's theme, Vintage South. The American Horticultural Society will be presenting a 2020 Environmental Award at the show. The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte, NC 28205, (704) 916-5000.

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Basic Pruning Workshop

Linda Churchill, SFBG Head Gardener, introduces how and why to prune plants in a no-fear environment. This workshop provides an opportunity for indoor practice making cuts and discussion about tools and resources. Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 471-9103.

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Growing Food in the High Mountains

You can grow food in the mountains! Wind, hail, deer, bears, extreme temperatures, we have heard it all. The Parmenters have been growing organic food at 8,120 ft. since 1992 and their techniques and experiences apply to all Colorado's elevations and hardships. Denver Botanic Gardens, 909 York Street, Denver, CO 80206, (720) 865-3500.

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All About Worms – Composting

This workshop is all about compost! Come for some hands-on learning. The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon, CA 92019, (619) 660-0614.

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10th Annual Bonsai Bash

Heathcote Botanical Gardens is privileged to be the recipient of the world-renowned collection of 100 tropical bonsai trees donated by the late James J. Smith. Smith had tremendous influence over how the trees would be displayed. Architect Peter Yoor described the Gallery, as “sino-cracker” or where sushi meets fried mullet! Our mission is practiced daily: to educate and inspire by providing a place of botanical beauty and serve as a resource for the conservation of our environment. Heathcote Botanical Gardens, 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34982, (772) 464-4672.

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GREENFEST -Leap into Sustainability

Green Life is a community-wide celebration providing citizens with an opportunity to improve their homes, businesses, and community environment. The Expo and Awards will feature environmentally-focused organizations for a day of family fun followed by a ceremony to honor Athens’ sustainability superstars. Through peer nominations within the community, the Green Life Awards recognize sustainability leaders in Athens-Clarke County schools, businesses, community organizations, & government. These awards celebrate individuals, businesses, and organizations that have gone above and beyond in the ways of environmental stewardship, innovative sustainable design, and other community improvements. State Botanical Garden of Georgia, 2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605, (706) 542-1244.

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Deciduous Conifer Grafting Workshop

Learn about conifer grafting with Leanne Kenealy, an expert plant breeding and nursery technician. Advance registration required. JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606, (919) 515-3132.

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Weed Wrangle 2020

Not all green is good! Knoxville’s annual Weed Wrangle is set for February 29, 2020 at 9-12 noon at local Knoxville green spaces to give native plants a fighting chance. Sites include Baker Creek, Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum, Collier Preserve at Baker Creek, Lakeshore Park, and Ijams Nature Center. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plants that are threatening our landscapes and upsetting the ecological balance. Join us here at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens from 9am – Noon! Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37914, (865) 862-8717.

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The Beginner’s Perennial Garden

Well-planned perennial gardens provide a variety of textures and colors from spring through fall. Learn how to create a garden plan, select hardy native plants for shade, sun, wet, or dry areas, and properly maintain the garden to ensure a healthy, beautiful composition of plants. Leave with a basic perennial garden layout that suits your site and helps benefit the local ecosystem. Bring a scale drawing of your yard. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 North 20th Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (215) 988-8800.

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The Perennial Plant Palette

With so many plants to choose from, how can one be sure of creating successful perennial garden designs? Analyze the site, pick the right plants for that habitat and create winning combinations based on growth habit, foliage, and flowers. Need some help? Join perennial plant expert, Robert Herman, as he provides inspiration through examples of wonderful combinations for every type of gardening situation. Berkshire Botanical Garden, PO Box 826, Intersection Routes 102 & 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262, (413) 298-3926.

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Maryland Home & Garden Show

The show can be the first sign of spring for many! Landscapers offer beautiful gardens filled with colorful blooms that brighten the days of showgoers! Hundreds of home improvement experts are available to help get your Spring checklist of to dos complete! Juried crafters are on hand showcasing wares of beauty and function to improve your home’s decor or your personal lifestyle! The American Horticultural Society will be presenting a 2020 Environmental Award at the show. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093, (410) 863-1180.

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Philadelphia Flower Show

The 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, "Riviera Holiday," invites you to fall in love with your garden all over again. Explore the Mediterranean-inspired gardens with groves of citrus trees and sweet-smelling varieties of geraniums and roses. Embrace your inner romantic at the Flower Show and enhance your visit with the various experiences offered. The American Horticultural Society will be presenting a 2020 Environmental Award at the show. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107, (215) 988-8800.

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Winter-Inspired Ikebana

Learn the traditional, meditative principles of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement. Watch a demonstration by instructor Ping Wei, then make your own original, winter-inspired ikebana arrangements. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008, (480) 941-1225.

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Bee Facts and Honey Tasting

Taste honey from the West Coast to New England and from our own backyard of Hampton Roads. We’ll compare unfiltered honeys to generic honey from the supermarket all the while discussing Apis mellifera, the honey bee. Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA 23518, (757) 441-5830.

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PHS Gardening for Biodiversity Symposium

Join home gardeners and garden professionals for a day of learning at the PHS Gardening for Biodiversity Symposium on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Notable speakers will discuss how gardening influences biodiversity and share ways that individuals can help conserve and promote a variety of life in the Mid-Atlantic region. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107, (215) 988-8800.

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Lunch Lecture: Spotlight on Spices

Join spice expert Mark Ragland as you learn how the desire and quest for spices played a huge role in the history of mankind. What was so special about these seeds and bark? Learn where favorite and exotic spices come from and how they were used both historically and in today’s kitchen. Discover how to increase the flavor of your food using spices with Executive Chef Anne Maury Haapala by mastering simple techniques. It’s never too late to spice up your life. The demonstration is followed by a delectable lunch showcasing the topic discussed. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228, (804) 262-9887.

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Horticulture and the History of Wine

Learn the horticulture and history of wine, along with an overview of the wine-making process-complete with wine tasting! Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA 23518, (757) 441-5830.

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Tomatomania!

The Garden is thrilled to take part in one of the World’s largest heirloom tomato seedling sale again this year! Scott Daigre and his team are bringing back all of your favorite varieties plus much, much more. From an experienced gardener to just a beginner, Tomatomania has the perfect blend of yummy seedlings and tools to make the ideal Summer Garden. The Water Conservation Garden, 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon, CA 92019, (619) 660-0614.

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The Art of Sustainable Science

The Huntsville Botanical Garden is excited to bring back the Art of Sustainable Science event for its fourth year! It’s a perfect union between science and art where students can create an art project or a science fair-style project that demonstrates a sustainability message. Huntsville Botanical Garden, 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, AL 35805, (256) 830-4447.

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Boxwood Care

Can’t see out your windows or use your sidewalk because your boxwood have taken over? Learn best management care for your boxwood from planting, pruning and rejuvenating older plants, to scouting for pests and current information on Box Blight. Instructor Laurie McMinn has worked with boxwood for more than 18 years and will also demonstrate plucking on some hedges on the grounds. Come dressed for the weather and for walking. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228, (804) 262-9887.

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Planning and Designing a Kitchen Garden

Kitchen gardens are made for intensive cultivation, so they are usually smaller than traditional vegetable plots, can easily be fenced to deter deer and other critters, and they can look lovely! Mark Ragland helps you realize your kitchen garden in time for you to get your hands dirty and creative juices flowing for the spring thaw. Mark covers planning, preparation, and plant selection, with a trip to the Garden’s Kroger Community Kitchen Garden for inspiration. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228, (804) 262-9887.

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Designing with Native Plants

This survey plant identification class covers horticulturally significant North American native plants that thrive in the Berkshires and surrounding tri-state region. Both herbaceous and woody plants will be covered, with special focus on plant communities and garden worthy, low maintenance plants that work well in the managed landscape. Information on cultural requirements, maintenance, plant combinations and associations will form the framework of this course. Berkshire Botanical Garden, PO Box 826, Intersection Routes 102 & 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262, (413) 298-3926.

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Cultivating Space: Women in Horticulture and Place-making

In this year’s “cultivating women” symposium, we highlight contemporary efforts by women to create, share, and preserve greenspaces for all and will showcase the importance of community spaces in this era of increasing urban and suburban density. The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130, (617) 384-5209.

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Exhibit: Sogetsu School of Ikebana

The San Francisco Branch of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) is delighted to collaborate with the Ruth Bancroft Garden, presenting 20 unique and artistic Ikebana arrangements in an exhibit in the Visitor and Education Center. The Ruth Bancroft Garden. 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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Ikebana Workshop: The Japanese Art of Flower Arranging

Suiei Sensei will give a brief history of ikebana and the various forms of ikebana. She will then demonstrate some basic ikebana lessons with branches and flowers, then move onto using materials that you can find in the Ruth Bancroft Garden. The class will then have time to work on their own arrangements (to take home) with the assistance of Suiei Sensei. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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Pruning Young Fruit Trees, From Choosing Tools to Making the Right Cut

Join Santa Fe Botanical Garden Head Gardener, Linda Churchill, as we prune the young fruit trees in the Orchard Garden. This is the class for you if you have recently planted a fruit tree or are thinking about beginning to grow fruit at home. Linda will recommend tools, discuss different styles of pruning, and you will get a chance to make some cuts on the trees in the Santa Fe Botanical Garden orchard. Bring your questions and warm clothes; we will be outside. Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 471-9103.

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An Irish-Themed Design

Create an Irish-themed arrangement that evokes the colors of the Irish flag in greens, whites, and oranges and also celebrates the coming of spring. David Pippin shows you how to incorporate sticks, moss, stones and maybe even potatoes into a perky seasonal design. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228, (804) 262-9887.

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Worm Composting

Turn your kitchen waste into a dark rich soil conditioner. Each participant will make a working compost bin, complete with starter worms! Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA 23518, (757) 441-5830.

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Camellias 101

Join this introduction to camellias and their care, as well as an overview of the history of them here at NBG, and the camellia in general, followed by an outdoor walking tour. Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA 23518, (757) 441-5830.

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Container Garden Design

Acquire a knowledge of the skills required for beautiful and successful container gardens. Start with techniques for overwintering tropicals, tender perennials, bulbs, annuals and more without a greenhouse, through storage of dormant plants, seed collection, cuttings, divisions and other simple techniques. Get to know the plants that thrive in containers and how to care for them. This class will cover practical aspects of gardening with plants that do double duty as housescape plants in the winter and container plants in summer. Consider container selection, siting, planting, growing, controlling pests, and maintaining moveable gardens. Berkshire Botanical Garden, PO Box 826, Intersection Routes 102 & 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262, (413) 298-3926.

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Boston Flower & Garden Show 2020

The Boston Flower & Garden Show has a century-long history of providing a breath of spring and brief reprieve from the New England winter. The show inspires, educates, and motivates the region’s gardeners. It’s a great place to discover new ideas, and have a lot of fun at the same time. Massachusetts Horticultural Society, The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482, (617) 933-4900.

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Design with Plants

As you survey your garden, do you feel like the plants just don't hang together? Does planting design seem to be an innate sense that you just don’t have? Come and learn to think about plants in terms of their form and function first, and then learn some strategies to more successfully lay out your planting plan. The class will consist of lectures and classroom exercises. It is helpful if you come to class with a drawn plan of a garden area you are working on. The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130, (617) 384-5209.

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Color and Chemistry : Natural dyes of New Mexico and beyond

This lecture features Cathy Greco for a demonstration of chemistry and color. Greco is a chemist and master spinner and uses her technical expertise to draw color out of plants and into fibers, spinning and weaving vibrant colors from plant-based dyes. Cathy will showcase some of the historically popular plant -based, and natural dyes from New Mexico and Mexico. Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 471-9103.

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Gardeners’ Roundtable: Cold Frames

This class will explore the different types of cold frames and their uses, plus we’ll share a simple construction design that will be great in your home. Cold frames can be a wonderful way to discover the joy of growing plants. Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809, (401) 253-2707.

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Land Art Exhibit

This is Idaho Botanical Garden’s second annual Land Art Exhibit and will feature works using natural materials such as clay, leaves, seeds, stones, wood, and wool. These pieces challenge artists to think about creating art that does not permanently occupy a space. Due to the nature of these natural art pieces, the display will decay and decompose over time. Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712. (208) 343-8674.

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Bonsai Show & 24th Annual Garden Festival

Flamingo Gardens, 3750 South Flamingo Road, Davie, FL 33330, (954) 473-2955.

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Miami Beach Garden Tour

Miami Beach's only residential Garden Tour returns for its 19th year. Visit six private gardens, each with a distinctive character, ranging from the classic to the uber modern. This self-guided tour begins and ends at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden for check-in, ticket purchase and tour map pick up. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139, (305) 673-7256.

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Tomato Growing Secrets Revealed

Learn the differences between determinate and indeterminate tomatoes and how best to trellis each type. Find out how to counter the wide range of bugs and diseases that like tomatoes (and how to counter them with least toxic options), a few of the best varieties (both hybrids and heirlooms) and learn some easy options on preserving tomatoes and making sauce with them. JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606, (919) 515-3132.

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Herbal Work Study: Spring Greens

The first two hours will be spent weeding, grooming, thinning, planting, or whatever else needs doing in the Herb Garden. The last hour will be spent learning about edible spring greens masquerading as weeds. Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road, Memphis, TN 38117, (901) 636-4100.

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Post-Flower Show Plant Sale

Select plants from the exhibits of the 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show will be available for purchase by PHS members. All post-show sales are final, quantities are limited. You must be a current PHS member, so bring your membership card or join onsite to enjoy the plant sale. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 North 20th Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (215) 988-8800.

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Botany Basics: California Ecology

Discover some of the most common plant communities in California, including chaparral, coastal scrub, grasslands, and coniferous forests in this introductory course on California ecology. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, (805) 682-4726.

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Make a Macramé Hanging Planter Workshop

What’s old is new again! Join Samantha Matthews to create a beautiful macramé hanging planter. Learn a few basic knots to create your own handmade wall hanging in this beginner macramé class. You will leave with a finished wall hanging and the knowledge to design future pieces. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07962, (973) 326-7601.

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Lecture Series: Experience the Camellias of Wing Haven Garden & Bird Sanctuary

Overview on the beautiful camellia bloom followed by garden stroll to examine these flowers up close with gardeners and camellia experts. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28209, (704) 331-0664.

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Compost Giveback

The NYC Compost Project Hosted by Queens Botanical Garden is giving away FREE compost! Staff will be present to assist but please come prepared to fill and carry out bags of compost. We will provide shovels and empty 7.5 gallon sandbags. Before receiving compost, all registrants must attend a brief info session about using compost. Each registrant is limited to four bags of compost. The compost is made from food scraps and yard waste collected locally and processed at QBG. Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355, (718) 886-3800.

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Firescaping- Designing a unique garden with the Firescaping Guidelines

We live and garden in a region where the threat of wildfires is becoming more common. Fire-safe design and fire-resistant plants will make your garden more resilient if the worst does happen. Using the guidelines from numerous local resources, Troy McGregor from Gondwana Flora will walk you through how to design a creative, functional and fire-safe garden using plants found at the Ruth Bancroft Garden. The Ruth Bancroft Garden. 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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Which House Plants are Right for You?

Discover which houseplants are right for you! Tips on indoor plant care. The Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 East Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ 07962, (973) 326-7601.

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Apple Tree Pruning Workshop

Arborist Joe Blair will demonstrate apple tree pruning on the grounds at Hildene. Blair will focus on two forms of pruning: corrective pruning for ornamentals and pruning to increase productivity for apple-bearing trees. The program is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, contact Stephanie at 802.367.7960. Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, VT 05254, (802) 362-1788.

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Nature Camp for Kids

The week will feature outdoor explorations, science investigations, and behind-the-scenes tours at Lyon. Camp participants will do activities including, but not limited to, informal science, hiking the grounds, nature-based arts&craft projects, and kokua within our Children’s Garden. The week takes advantage of Lyon’s vast plant collection, conservation efforts, and other features that are unique to Lyon Arboretum. Harold L. Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, (808) 988-0456.

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Enormous Potato Planting Party

Enjoy reading the story Enormous Potato before planting a 5-gallon potato garden to take home. Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 N. Dupont Street, Wilmington, DE 19806, (302) 658-6262.

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Unusual, Interesting, and Uncommon Herbs to Discover and Enjoy

Discover fragrance in plants whether it be in the leaves, flowers, or both. Learn reasons to grow herbs beyond the favorite basil, mint, rosemary, oregano, and thyme – there is so much more. Theresa Mieseler will discuss recommended uncommon and unique varieties, propagation advice, and historical information about selected herbs. She will also inspire you with stories about these out-of-the-ordinary herbs. Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, 215 South Main Street, Kernersville, NC 27284, (336) 996-7888.

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The Secret Life of Native Bees

Did you know that there are about 250 species of native bees known to occur in Delaware? Unlike the non-native European honeybee, most native bees are solitary ground-nesters and are critically important pollinators of our native wildflowers. Wildlife biologist Matt Sarver discusses the life cycles and specific plant associations of bees documented in research he conducted at Mt. Cuba Center. Learn how you can create habitats to ensure ground-nesting bees continue to flourish in our region. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 North 20th Street, 5th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (215) 988-8800.

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2020 Sustainability Series : Climate Change and Trees in Santa Fe

Climate change will have increasingly strong impacts on our gardens as time goes on, impacts that pose challenges in keeping our plants healthy now as well as challenges to knowing which plants to chose for the future. These challenges are magnified for trees, which are typically the largest and longest-lived plants in our gardens. Join Tracy Neal for this sustainability series lecture on how the climate is changing and what this means for taking care of the trees we have and choosing new trees. Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 471-9103.

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Garden & Antique Show and Sale

Experience three days of antiques, art, jewelry and vintage garden items on display throughout the Garden. Over 25 antique and art vendors and purveyors from the Eastern U.S. will showcase a broad range of exquisite and diverse antique furniture, paintings, outdoor garden benches and fountains, garden accessories, statuary, oriental rugs, estate jewelry, and more, all within the beautiful surroundings and historic buildings at McKee. McKee Botanical Garden, 350 U.S. Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL 32962, (772) 794-0601.

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Veggiepalooza! Monster Tomato & Pepper Sale

Get over 180 varieties of fresh, Arboretum-grown vegetables at Veggiepalooza! Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton, CA 92831, (657) 278-3407.

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Early Blooms, Songbirds, & Spring Frogs Soup ‘n Walk

Listen for early songbirds and spring frogs while searching for early purple, pink, and white blooms. Plants of interest include skunk cabbage, paw paw, spring beauty, and bloodroot. Following a guided walk with a docent naturalist, enjoy a delicious and nutritious lunch along with a brief lesson about nutrition. Copies of recipes are provided. Adkins Arboretum, Native Chesapeake Garden on Maryland's Eastern Shore, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely, MD 21660, (410) 634-2847.

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Bank to Bend: Lecture, Tour, Sale

Celebrate the late winter garden and the early spring bulb display of the March Bank with a lecture, tour, and sales of rare and unusual plants. The guest speaker this year will be Chris Lane of Witch Hazel Nurseries in Kent, UK. He will discuss the remarkably beautiful Asian witch hazel hybrids, their origins, and what is new within this important group of winter interest plants. Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735, (302) 888-4600.

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Ready, Set, Grow! Starting Seeds For Plants That Will Hit The Ground Growing

Learn vegetable and flower seed-starting and plant-growing techniques that result in vigorous plants from organic grower Maureen Sullivan of Left Field Farm, in Middlefield, MA. This workshop will focus on indoor sowing and growing-on practices, including preparation of an effective seed-sowing schedule, techniques for successful germination of challenging seeds, and management of plants at various stages of growth. Workshop participants will practice seed sowing and transplanting a variety of plants to take home for the spring and summer growing season. Berkshire Botanical Garden, PO Box 826, Intersection Routes 102 & 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262, (413) 298-3926.

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CMGA 2020 Symposium: Gardening Any Time, Any Place

On Sat., Mar 21, from 9 am to 4 pm, the Connecticut Master Gardener Association will present "Gardening Any Time, Any Place" at Connecticut College, Crozier Williams Building, in New London. The $65 member/$95 non-member registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and onsite parking. Margaret Roach, the first Garden Editor for Martha Stewart Living and nationally recognized garden podcaster, creator of "A Way to Garden" website and author of the book of the same name, is the keynote speaker, discussing "Non-Stop Plants: A Garden for 365 Days." Dan Benarcik, a creative horticulturist at Chanticleer Gardens in Wayne, PA, will close out the day's sessions with "Foliage First: Boon without the Bloom." Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT 06320.

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Winter Tree Identification

Trees take on a different life in winter. With the leaves gone from the deciduous trees, their forms contrast crisply against the winter landscape. Evergreens now shine in the winter sun. Without leaves we must look closely at distinguishing factors such as buds and bark. Join Botanist Richard Ring for an in-depth look at Winter Tree Identification. Dress warmly, bring a notebook and camera. Mountain Top Arboretum, 4 Maude Adams Road, Tannersville, NY 12485, (518) 589-3903.

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Landscaping with Trees

Learn all about finding the right tree for your space with Joshua Smith, horticulture instructor at Diablo Valley Community College. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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Bancroft History Tour

Learn all about Ruth Peterson Bancroft’s life story through the narrative of the Bancroft family’s illustrious legacy in California. Jack Grady O’Neil, RBG docent, will bring Ruth’s history to life set against the backdrop of Hubert Howe Bancroft, his children and their families in early Walnut Creek. His talk will include details of Ruth’s early life and the creation and evolution of the Ruth Bancroft Garden. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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Spring Plant Sale

Don’t let 30,000 plants intimidate you! Our on-site horticulture experts will help you find the perfect cactus, agave or ornamental to plant in your own garden. Specimen-sized plants and delivery services available. Volunteers and staff are available to offer advice, answer questions and assist in selections. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008, (480) 941-1225.

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Crafty Hour: Moss Art

Create a preserved moss masterpiece for display in your home. Event includes a personalized instruction, a complimentary beverage, light food, supplies and full day parking access to the Arboretum. The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC 28806, (828) 665-2492.

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Garden Guru Tour

Immerse yourself in the Gardens with a horticulturist as your guide. Gain insight into living museum collections and walk away with gardening tips from an expert. Denver Botanic Gardens, 909 York Street Denver, CO 80206, (720) 865-3500.

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Vermicomposting for Beginners

Come learn how easy it can be start a worm composting system for your home! We will be discussing small and large as well as indoor and outdoor DIY systems so you can be prepared to create whatever system works best for you and your family’s needs. There will also be a troubleshooting and a Q&A time for those who already have systems in place but would like some recommendations to improve their system or identify problems that might be occurring. Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, 4703 North Crossover Road, Fayetteville, AR 72764, (479) 750-2620.

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Controlling Backyard Invaders

Please join us as Advanced Master Gardener and Bartlett’s Board Chairman, Peter Russell, defines and discusses the characteristics of invasive plants, the five key invasive plant questions homeowners need to address and how to identify and control some of the most common invasive plants you are likely to find in your backyard. Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens, 151 Brookdale Road, Stamford, CT 06903, (203) 322-6971.

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Cultivating Connected Communities Spring Symposium

The Resilient Landscapes Symposium is an unmissable event for anyone passionate about plants, the people who grow them, and their potential to change the world. The future of horticulture will be defined by our capacity to embrace the science and art of planting in a way that honors the culture in horticulture. Plantings can become more than simply a sum of plants: they can embrace their potential to cultivate, sustain, and foster diverse elements of healthy and resilient communities. Allen Centennial Garden, Union South, 1308 W. Dayton St. Madison, WI 53715, (608) 576-2501.

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Gardening for Pollinators Workshop

Pollinators - what's all the buzz about? Many pollinators have suffered from loss of habitat, chemical misuse, diseases and parasites. Gardeners play a critical role in the nurturing and cultivation of pollinator plants. Whether you're new to gardening or an old hand, this workshop will provide you with a wealth of information for selecting and growing flowering plants that will make your yard or garden attractive and colorful and give pollinators a helping hand. Join our River Farm horticulturist in a discussion about different types of pollinators, characteristics of a pollinator habitat, sustainable gardening practices that invite pollinators, and selecting native pollinator-friendly plants. Participants can take home a selection of five native plants to add to their existing garden or start their very own pollinator habitat. American Horticultural Society, 7931 East Boulevard Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308, (703) 768-5700.

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Celebrate Spring with Dixon Horticulturist Khadejah Scott

Plant a container of overflowing beautiful spring flowers and foliage. Learn the basics of the thriller, filler, and spiller method. Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 4339 Park Avenue, Memphis, TN 38117, (901) 761-5250.

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Family Frolic: Kitchen Scrap Gardening

Turn those avocado pits, wilted lettuce leaves, and tired potato scraps into a whole new garden! This drop-in program will offer creative ways for families to use scraps from the kitchen to grow new plants. Kids can use natural materials to decorate a Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head and then take it home to plant in the garden. This free program is great for all families interested in learning how to grow tasty foods from kitchen scraps. Powell Gardens, Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64110, (816) 697-2600.

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The Frugal Gardener

Believe it or not, creativity is more important than a big budget when crafting a delightful and distinctive desert garden. Greg Corman of Gardening Insights discusses how he and others have built engaging garden spaces using far more imagination than money. With examples from all over Tucson, he includes ideas for garden design and installation, planting and maintenance, plus features attractive to both humans and animals, wild and domestic. Tohono Chul, 7366 North Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704, (520) 742-6455.

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Santa Fe Landscaping from the Ground Up

New Mexico offers many challenges to gardeners, including poor soil, high winds, and erratic precipitation and temperature patterns, This class is designed as a half-day crash course on understanding the challenges of landscaping here and how to meet those challenges. From nourishing the soil to choosing the right plants, Tracy Neal will teach you how to create a garden that works in our area. He will share his over 40 years of experience in New Mexico as a nurseryman, landscaper and arborist, giving you the information you need to create a landscape that meets the challenges of the present and the future. Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 471-9103.

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Basic Design Principles – Gardening with Crassulaceae

When most gardeners use the word ‘succulents,’ they are generally referring to members of the Crassulaceae (stonecrop) family. These wonderful plants (such as Echeveria, Sedum, Aeonium and many more) come in a wide variety of shapes and colors and are an essential element of the water-wise garden. We’ll go over best planting practices, how to make design decisions and dependable selections you can incorporate in your garden right now. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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Spring Exhibit

Don’t miss WNY’s favorite spring tradition! With over 22,000 bulbs on display, our Gardens will be filled with all the spring plants you love. Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14218, (716) 827-1584.

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Japanese Spring Festival

The Japanese Spring Festival invites guests to experience Japanese culture firsthand through interactive and immersive encounters including thundering performances of Taiko drumming by Fushu Daiko, Ikebana floral design workshops, traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, hands-on origami lessons and a Japanese Marketplace. A family-friendly event, the Japanese Spring Festival also offers a children’s corner featuring storytelling and arts and crafts. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139, (305) 673-7256.

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Spring Plant Sale

The plant sale continues on Friday, March 29th and March 30th from 8am to noon each day. There will be a great variety of plants at the best prices to be found to meet your gardening needs. Cash or check only will be accepted. Dothan Area Botanical Gardens, 5130 Headland Avenue, Dothan, AL 36303, (334) 793-3224.

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Midwest Fruit Explorers Grafting Workshop

The Midwest Fruit Explorers presents this hands-on workshop with step-by-step instructions on how to graft and care for fruit trees. Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022, (847) 835-5440.

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San Fran-Nor Cal Flower & Garden Show

Stroll through gorgeous designer gardens, with artfully arranged plants, trees, and flowers in full bloom. See the designs and watch the demonstrations by world-class floral designers. Discover how to create your own remarkable garden with hands-on demonstrations and inspiring seminars. Meet professional gardeners and nursery owners who can answer all your questions … and help solve those nagging problems. You can attend the show or be part of it! Either way, be sure to be there! The American Horticultural Society will be presenting a 2020 Environmental Award at the show. CAL EXPO, 1600 Exposition Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95815, (559) 322-2211.

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The Central Arizona Cactus and Succulent Society Show & Sale

Beautiful and bizarre cactus and succulents are on display as members of the Central Arizona Cactus and Succulents Society showcase potted specimens. Our 2020 Annual Show and Sale will be open to the public Friday and Saturday, April 3 & 4, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday, April 5, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008.

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Family Day: Pollinator Power

Venture into The Garden  this spring and learn what you can do to help us protect and save our native pollinators—birds, bats, bees, butterflies, and beetles. Newfields Horticultural Society, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208, (317) 923-1331.

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Community Composting Workshop – Compost Basics

Have you ever wondered what to do with all your kitchen or garden waste? Good! This workshop is for you! We will explore the world of compost from a practical, how-to perspective. This two-hour, not too technical, exploration into the world of organic waste recycling will leave you feeling that composting can be done by anyone while forever changing the way you look at your potato peelings. Join us to learn about how one small act of waste diversion at your home can have major positive impacts on the environment, the soil and our society. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301, (650) 329-1356.

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Monarchs, Milkweed, and Habitat

Join David Karp, as he talks about how you can help create habitats for the Monarch butterfly, and other pollinators as well. Karp will explain the essential elements needed to attract butterflies to your garden. He’ll also discuss plant selection, including the difference between native milkweed plants and tropical milkweed, and give practical tips on how to plant them. Karp will be giving away milkweed plants to help start your garden at home. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91007, (626) 821-3222.

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A Garden of Verses: Petals & Poetry

Hear California poets share their works amongst the beautiful springtime blooms of the Garden in celebration of National Poetry Month. Poets will share works that speak to the theme of wildflowers - poems that express color, vibrancy, ephemerality, nature and more. California Haiku Study Group, FourthSunday Poets, LA County Poets and Pasadena Poets will be represented at this event. Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711, (909) 625-8767.

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Basic Design Principles- Plant Selection

Selecting the right plant or combination of plants is one of the keys to success in the garden. We will discuss site conditions, basic design guidelines, plant combinations and other factors. The class will end with a short garden walk to look at some classic plant combinations in the landscape. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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Pollinator Plant Sale

Find more than 600 varieties of rare native and adapted pollinator-friendly plants. Many can’t be found in local nurseries! Texas Discovery Gardens, 3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75210, (214) 428-7476.

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Earth Day Festival 2020

Start your day off with a trail run from Rock/Creek, then check out our popular annual Native Plant Sale. Stick around and listen to live music while enjoying lunch from local food trucks, then go explore the rest of the property through guided hikes and other adventures. Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419, (423) 821-1160.

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Saturdays in the Gardens: Plant a Vegetable Garden

Participants will learn how to plan and plant a sustainable vegetable garden from expert volunteers with the Friends Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Harvest for the Hungry program. Participants will work side by side with volunteers to plant spring crops in the Bruno Vegetable Garden, where plants harvested will feed members of the Birmingham community who suffer from food insecurity. Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 2612 Lane Park Road, Birmingham, AL 35223, (205) 414-3950.

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Wild Gardening Festival

The Wild Gardening Festival is designed to be a practical and full-filled adventure in #GoodHabitatForming. We’ve assembled a remarkable group of presenters who are excited to share their knowledge and experience with gardeners, from newbie to naturalist-level. A combination of classroom-style talks with traditional field education is intended to facilitate practical comprehension and application of the tips and tricks shared by our experts. We hope you will choose to join us for fantastic guides, flavorful food and outstanding learning opportunities in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, where eleven biologically-distinct ecosystems converge at the tip o’ Texas. National Butterfly Center, 3333 Butterfly Park Drive, Mission, TX 78572, (956) 583-5400.

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CA Native Garden Tour

Join a Ruth Bancroft Garden docent for a colorful spring walk through the garden and you can learn about how you can incorporate natives into your water wise landscape. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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Beginning Succulent Propagation

Would you like to expand your succulent collection with what you already have? Join us for a lecture with Walker Young, Assistant Curator, and learn how to properly take cuttings and propagate with leaves. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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Barn Talk: Hydrangeas – A New Look at an Old Favorite

Today, hydrangea breeding has exploded with hundreds of new hybrids, all with specific pruning and site requirements. Join Barb Pierson, Nursery Manager at White Flower Farm, to understand these requirements and learn how to select hydrangea for your garden. Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington, CT 06793, (860) 868-2200.

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Creating Bonsai from Garden Center Stock

In this three hour hands on workshop, you will learn bonsai basics and you will create your very own bonsai tree. If you have ever wanted to learn the art of bonsai and how these living works of art are created, then this workshop is for you! New Orleans Botanical Garden, 5 Victory Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70124, (504) 483-9488.

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All About Air Plants

Dive into the world of air plants! Tillandsia, which are more commonly known as “air plants,” have over 500 varieties and are recognized for their ability to grow outside of soil. They are also revered for their beautiful and often unique shapes. During the talk, we will be discussing several Tillandsia subject areas including: the origin and types of air plants as well as care and design. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598, (925) 944-9352.

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City Nature Challenge ID Party

City Nature Challenge is a friendly, global competition to see which city can identify the most species of plants, animals, insects and fungi. Tudor Place is hosting an official City Nature Challenge ID party and all are welcome. Drop by to learn how naturalists identify plants and wildlife. Use these skills to label your own nature photos and those collected by people all over the world on the iNaturalist app. Come any time during the program to talk with professionals and hobbyists in the field. The work produced will be added to a wildlife catalog used by people worldwide! Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, 1644 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007, (202) 965-0400.

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Floral Mother’s Day Tea

Celebrate Mother’s Day by crafting together following a delightful tea. Learn the art of natural, elegant flower arranging during a guided floral arrangement class. Begin with a tea in the Victorian Dower House before learning to create your own flower arrangement inspired by the beautiful garden around you and its historic setting. Tudor Place Historic House & Garden, 1644 31st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007, (202) 965-0400.

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Spring Plant Sale

Shop for native plants, perennials, fairy garden plants and herbs, tomatoes, Greenhouse-grown plants, gardening items, and more! Cranbrook House & Gardens Auxiliary Master Gardeners and other experienced volunteers will be available to answer any questions so you can plant your best garden. Cranbrook House & Gardens, 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, (248) 645-3149.

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Workshop: Smartphone Photography Basics for the Garden

Learn about the basics of your device’s camera functions and how to compose better images of your garden and landscapes. Taught by professional photographer Thad Kubis, this class will provide a hands-on, application-based introduction to composition, editing, posting, sharing, archiving, and more. Hollister House Garden, 300 Nettleton Hollow Road, Washington, CT 06793, (860) 868-2200.

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Trade Secrets Rare Plant & Garden Antiques Sale

Join us for our 20th Annual Rare Plant and Garden Antiques Sale, held at LionRock Farm in Sharon, CT. Up to 60 vendors will bring their rare and unusual plants and garden antiques for you to take home with you. The sale starts at 8am and ends at 3pm. LionRock Farm, 30 Hosier Rd, Sharon, CT 06069, (860) 364-1080.

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San Diego County Fair Garden Show

Show off your green thumb and win cash awards, special recognition and ribbons in the Paul Ecke Jr. Garden Show competitive exhibit at the San Diego County Fair. This exhibit has divisions for professionals, amateurs, garden clubs and students. Competition includes landscape displays and container gardens. The American Horticultural Society will be presenting a 2020 Environmental Award at the show. The Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014, (858) 755-1161.

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The New Mexico Master Gardener State Conference

Join the New Mexico Extension Master Gardeners at their 2020 statewide conference. The New Mexico Master Gardener State Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico on June 11-13 at the Marriott Pyramid. 5151 San Francisco Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, (575) 646-2771.

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