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March 2018

COTTAGE GARDENS

March 17 @ 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 @ 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

THE MAMMAL MAN–CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Freedom Park Interpretive Center, 5535 Centerville Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:00 to 11:00 am Are you interested in skulls, bones, pellets, and scat? Come hear Les Lawrence, a Virginia Master Naturalist, explain how to identify mammals by their skulls and skeletons. Participants will have a hands-on experience and learn how animals capture prey and survive in their natural habitat. This program is free for children 6 years and older, but a $5.00 donation to the WBG is appreciated. Please register by emailing wbgkids@gmail.com.

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GROW YOUR FAVORITE VEGETABLES IN YOUR YARD

May 19 @ 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

ART IN THE GARDEN–CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Williamsburg Botanical Garden, 5535 Centerville Road
Willliamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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Saturday, June 9, 2018 10:00 to 11:00 am Art in the Garden Calling all children 6 years and older who are interested in botanical art. Sally Henderson, art teacher at Matoaka Elementary School, will have a special art project for you at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden. All materials will be provided, so just bring your creativity. Registration is limited to 12 participants. This program is free, but a $5.00 donation to the WBG is appreciated. Please register by emailing wbgkids@gmail.com.

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THE ART OF GARDENING WITH ROCKS AND PLANTS

June 16 @ 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

THE MAGIC METAMORPHOSIS OF BUTTERFLIES–CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Williamsburg Botanical Garden, 5535 Centerville Road
Willliamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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Saturday, July 14, 2018 10:00 to 11:00 am When humans and animals are born, the babies look like miniature versions of their parents. But not so for butterflies! Learn how butterflies start as tiny eggs and the stages they go through before becoming beautiful flying creatures. Judith Alberts, a Virginia Master Gardener and butterfly enthusiast, will explain the life cycle and metamorphosis of butterflies through pictures and living examples from her own butterfly nursery. She will also explain how even…

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UNDERSTANDING SNAKES:  FEAR NOT!

July 21 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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