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How To Gardening Seminars

"How to" Gardening Seminars

Seminars & Events

We're putting together a wonderful schedule of festivities for 2017! So bookmark this page and check back often. Then mark your calendar and join us for fun activities and interesting people (and animals) at our series of themed seminars and events.
 

Saturday

June
03

Design Ideas for Edible Gardens
2:00 pm

Join us for this talk on new and exciting techniques to make your edible gardens interesting and productive. Learn how to optimize your planting space both vertically and horizontally, as well as planting to extend the growing season. We will also discuss the benefits of companion planting and inter-planting as ways to increase yield and reduce pesticide use.
Fee: Free
Preregistration required. Call (847) 272-1209 to reserve your place.

Saturday

June
10

Moon Garden
2:00 pm

There is something magical about a garden at night. Evening smells and light colored flowers attract evening pollinators, and it's a great place for relaxing in the light of the moon. Learn how to make your garden more interesting at night using both plants and other design ideas.
Fee: Free
Preregistration required. Call (847) 272-1209 to reserve your place.

Saturday

June
17

Perennial Garden Maintenance Seminar
2:00 pm

It's easy to keep your perennial garden in tip top shape. Proper care can encourage repeat blooming, reduce disease, and keep your plants compact. We will demonstrate pruning, pinching and thinning techniques that you can use in own garden. We will also discuss specific plants and what maintenance approach works best for each.
Fee: Free
Preregistration required. Call (847) 272-1209 to reserve your place.

Saturday

June
24

Perennial Garden Maintenance Seminar
2:00 pm

It's easy to keep your perennial garden in tip top shape. Proper care can encourage repeat blooming, reduce disease, and keep your plants compact. We will demonstrate pruning, pinching and thinning techniques that you can use in own garden. We will also discuss specific plants and what maintenance approach works best for each.
Fee: Free
Preregistration required. Call (847) 272-1209 to reserve your place.

Sat–Sun

July
14–15

Butterfly Festival

  • Mingle with living butterflies in our butterfly habitat.
    Saturday, July 15, 10:00 am–5::00 pm
    Sunday, July 16:, 9:00 am–1:30 pm
  • Learn about butterflies — their lifestyle and what to do in your garden to support their population.
    Saturday, July 15,at 2:00 pm.
  • Butterfly Releasing Ceremony
    Sunday, July 16, at :00 2pm

Saturday

July
29

Vertical Gardening using Vines
2:00 pm

Annual and perennial vines are a great way to add some vertical interest to your landscape. Learn about the characteristics and cultural requirements of various vines, as well as how to care for these beautiful plants.
Fee: Free
Preregistration required. Call (847) 272-1209 to reserve your place.

Gallery of Past Events

  • Children's Workshops

    Children's Workshops

  • Junior Spring Workshop

    Junior Spring Workshop

  • Butterfly Festival

    Butterfly Festival

  • Touch a Truck

    Touch a Truck Event

  • Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop

    Mosaic Stepping Stone Workshop

  • Fall Festival

    Fall Festival

  • Pumpkin Painting

    Pumpkin Painting

  • Petting Zoo

    Petting Zoo

  • Petting Zoo

    Petting Zoo

  • Pony Rides

    Pony Rides

  • Treasure Hunt

    Kids' Treasure Hunt

  • Mr. and Mrs. Claus at Reds

    Mr. & Mrs. Claus at Reds

  • Live Reindeer

    Live Reindeer at Reds