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July 2017

Garden Concert–Andrew Shield

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Williamsburg Botanical Garden, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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Andrew Shield Guitarist/Harmonica Player I am Andrew Shield(15) I'm in 10th grade at Jamestown High School. I play guitar, harmonica, vocals, and more instruments. I have been performing around Hampton Roads since 2013. Soon after, I formed my own band, The Blue Notes, for which I was the guitarist and lead singer. Currently I play solo gigs and play with Tyler Harney in The Realists. In addition to my band and solo performances, I have performed as a guest artist…

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OLD AND NEW GARDEN FAVORITES-IF I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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John McFarlane, Assistant Director of Gardens and Grounds of The College of William and Mary, will talk about his favorite plants and local garden treasures from the Williamsburg area and William & Mary campus. He will share gardening insights from his 35+ years as a Virginia Horticulturist and his experience at William & Mary. During his 24 years working at William & Mary, his department has received numerous Arbor Day Beautification Awards. In 2010, he was honored with the Individual Arbor…

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CARING FOR ANIMALS

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Williamsburg Botanical Garden in Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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CARING FOR ANIMALS (all ages) Do you want to learn some helpful ways to care for dogs, cats, and other animals? Be prepared to fall in love with some adorable adoptable animals. The Heritage Humane Society will help children learn about proper care, treatment, training, and safety concerns with domestic animals. Sat 7/15 10:00-11:00am Free

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August 2017

Garden Concert–In Layman Terms featuring Cole and Logan Layman

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Williamsburg Botanical Garden, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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Cole and Logan Layman have grown up making music together.  They are both multi-instrumentalists and write original music.  They are young, passionate, and love blues and jazz.  Their unique and diverse sound ranges from gritty, foot-stomping acoustic work, to an electrified big-band sound.  There are Americana undertones and a hint of modern flair in their music. They perform nationally as a duo, as a trio with their mother on drums and washboard, or as a full band which includes keys, and trumpet. …

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LIVING LARGE IN SMALL PLACES…CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LITTLE YARDS AND GARDENS

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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The program will be presented by Peggy Krapf, an award winning VSLD Certified Landscape Designer who has been working in the Williamsburg area for 24 years. This event is part of the Learn and Grow Educational Series sponsored by the Williamsburg Botanical Garden. The program is free, although a $5.00 donation to help the Garden grow is appreciated. For more information, contact Peggy through her Web sites www.HeartsEaseLandscape.com and www.facebook.com/HeartsEaseLandscape After the program, Master Gardeners will be in the Garden…

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September 2017

Garden Concert–The W Quartet

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Williamsburg Botanical Garden, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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THE QUARTET Unique Sound. Exceptional Performance. Started in the summer of 2016, our quartet quickly developed from just talk between a brother and sister into the fully functioning musical ensemble it is today. Not only do we play for weddings and events, but we also enjoy giving back to the community and sharing our music through venues such as the Grove Christian Outreach and the Williamsburg United Methodist Respite Care Center. If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate…

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THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN:  STRATEGIC PLANTS THAT ATTRACT AND RAISE BUTTERFLIES

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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Master Naturalist and experienced butterfly raiser, Joni Carlson, will cover butterfly life cycles and let us know how to grow plants that sustain a variety of butterfly species. Her focus will be on the importance of native plants, especially milkweeds, and on a "natural" rather than a manicured garden in order to support butterflies. In addition, Joni will have information and samples on some of the many moths in the area. She also will speak on how you can become a citizen scientist…

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October 2017

USING HARDY FERNS IN THE LANDSCAPE

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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Jim Orband, retired York County Extension Agent and Senior Agent Emeritus, will present a very comprehensive discussion of ferns that are hardy to the climate of the Tidewater area. Slides will be used to illustrate landscape applications for ferns, identification of ferns, and seasonal interest of ferns in the landscape, as well as resources to learn more about ferns. This event is part of the Learn and Grow Educational Series sponsored by the Williamsburg Botanical Garden. The program is free,…

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November 2017

MEDICINAL HERBS: MYTHS, STORIES AND HOW TO GROW

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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Briscoe White, co-owner of The Growers Exchange which began in 1985 and over the years has become a successful web-based business, will share his knowledge on growing herbs. Briscoe’s workplace is in Charles City where his farm covers 650 acres and includes 10 greenhouses. The Growers Exchange ships over 100,000 herb plants of 160 types each year. Come join us for Briscoe’s informative presentation. This event is part of the Learn and Grow Educational Series sponsored by the Williamsburg Botanical…

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