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January 2018

PRUNING—WINTER TREE CARE

January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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January 20:  PRUNING—WINTER TREE CARE. Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 10:00 a.m., open to the public. This workshop will provide instruction on early winter tree care. James City County/Williamsburg Master Gardeners will demonstrate the proper use of pruning tools and will discuss the basics of pruning trees and shrubs. Weather permitting, after the program there will be an outdoor demonstration in the Garden. This event is part of the Learn and Grow Educational Series sponsored by the Williamsburg Botanical Garden. The…

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February 2018

NATIVE ORCHIDS IN THE UNITED STATES WITH AN EMPHASIS ON HAMPTON ROADS

February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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February 17:  NATIVE ORCHIDS IN THE UNITED STATES WITH AN EMPHASIS ON HAMPTON ROADS. Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 10:00 a.m., open to the public. In this program Lise Schioler will talk about some of the orchids native to Hampton Roads as well as interesting species from other parts of the United States. Lise is a Master Gardener and Native Plant Society member who participates in native plant rescues with the Williamsburg Native Plant Rescue Team. This event is part of…

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March 2018

COTTAGE GARDENS

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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March 17:  COTTAGE GARDENS. Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 10:00 a.m., open to the public. Local landscape architect and former garden director at Colonial Williamsburg, Gordon Chappell will talk about the history and design of cottage gardens and the plants found in them. 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 Gordon at gordonchappell@cox.net. Weather permitting, after the program Master Gardeners will…

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April 2018

GARDENING FOR BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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April 21:  GARDENING FOR BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES. Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 10:00 a.m., open to the public. Bob Schamerhorn, an award-winning nature photographer, will share information packed with tips and experiences on how to improve any property for a diversity of wildlife. Bob will show specific examples and results of a suburban landscape becoming inviting to a variety of birds, butterflies, insects and mammals.This event is part of the Learn and Grow Educational Series sponsored by the Williamsburg Botanical Garden.…

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May 2018

GROW YOUR FAVORITE VEGETABLES IN YOUR YARD

May 19, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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May 19:  GROW YOUR FAVORITE VEGETABLES IN YOUR YARD. Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 10:00 a.m., open to the public.  Barbara Gustafson, Master Gardener & Co-Chair of the Historic Triangle Community Garden, will share ways to grow vegetables in raised beds, containers, flower borders and elsewhere. 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 go…

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June 2018

THE ART OF GARDENING WITH ROCKS AND PLANTS

June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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June 16:  THE ART OF GARDENING WITH ROCKS AND PLANTS. Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 10:00 a.m., open to the public. Our speaker, Joseph Tychonievich, is the author of Rock Gardening:  Reimagining a Classic Style. His presentation will inspire you to develop this type of garden in your own yard or appreciate it in other yards. Joseph is known as one of the top young horticulturists in the United States. This event is part of the Learn and Grow Educational Series…

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July 2018

UNDERSTANDING SNAKES:  FEAR NOT!

July 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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July 21:  UNDERSTANDING SNAKES:  FEAR NOT! Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 10:00 a.m., open to the public. Tim Christensen is a biological scientist who works at the Conservation Branch at Joint Base Langley-Eustis at Fort Eustis.  Tim will explain snake biology, their significance, and will explore ways to alleviate fear of snakes. 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…

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August 2018

TIPS ON GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY

August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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August 18:  TIPS ON GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY. Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 10:00 a.m., open to the public. John Whistler, local gardener, photographer and owner of Whistler Works Studio, will give those gardeners who want to capture photos of the flora and fauna in their gardens or elsewhere basic and advanced suggestions to improve their images. Examples of his photography can be viewed at JohnWhistlerPhotos.com. For more information, contact John at jcwhis@msn.com Weather permitting, after the program Master Gardeners will be in…

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September 2018

THE TINY WILDLIFE IN YOUR GARDEN; INSECTS ON YOUR SIDE

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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September 15:  THE TINY WILDLIFE IN YOUR GARDEN; INSECTS ON YOUR SIDE. Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 10:00 a.m., open to the public. Dr. Shawn Dash, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Hampton University, will convince you to pay more attention to the insects in your garden. His enthusiasm and passion for nature will provide a most interesting program. This event is part of the Learn and Grow Educational Series sponsored by the Williamsburg Botanical Garden. The program is free, although…

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October 2018

HOW TO GROW HERBS

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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October 20:  HOW TO GROW HERBS. Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 10:00 a.m., open to the public. Briscoe White, co-owner of the Growers Exchange, an online company for herb plants in Charles City County, will give recommendations for no-fail herbs, the best time to plants specific herbs outdoors and what NOT to do with herbs. Additionally, he will talk about best practices in planting and pruning herbs outdoors as well as growing herbs indoors through the winter. This event is part of the Learn…

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November 2018

BULBS AS COMPANION PLANTS

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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November 17:  BULBS AS COMPANION PLANTS. Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 10:00 a.m., open to the public. Brent Heath of Brent and Becky’s in Gloucester, will advise you whether you are planning to plant bulbs in a fresh, newly prepared empty garden or if you are adding them to an already existing one. With slides illustrating the program, you will be introduced to the best of the best—the right bulbs for the right spots. You’ll learn how to combine bulbs, perennials,…

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