National & International Calendar of Events
University of Delaware Botanic Gardens Events
Tuesdays Now thru February 5 - Back to the Basics: A Down & Dirty Introduction or Refresher for the Home Gardener 6:30-8:30
Snow dates: Wednesdays. Registration & Pre-payment required. Register and pay online or 302-831-2534 or email BotanicGardens@udel.edu
January 29 - Great Garden Tools We Couldnít Live Without
Choosing appropriate tools for any garden task can result in less stress to the plants, your body, and save time. Join UDBG staff Andrew Adams, Donna Gerst & Valann Budischak, and professional gardeners Catherine Buckminster & Claudia Bradley as they show us their favorites along with maintenance tips to keep them in top working condition.
February 5 - Introduction to Soils and Soil Fertility
What comprises soil? How do soils differ in structure, texture, and properties (physical, chemical)? Knowing how to work with the soil in your landscape is key to the establishment of healthy plants. Join UD Assoc. Professor and Extension Specialist, Dr. Amy Shober as she explains the how, what, and why of soils.
University of Delaware Botanic Gardens
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
531 South College Avenue
152 Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Winterthur Museum, Library & Garden Events
Winterthur Museum, Library & Garden
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52)
Winterthur, DE 19735
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Events
January 26,27 - Orchid Show
Huizenga Grand Room will be filled with beautiful orchids, competing for ribbons and American Orchid Society Awards. Purchase an orchid to take home and hard-to-find orchid growing supplies. Free
February 1 thru August 25 - Exhibition: A National Treasure: Fred Meijer, His Collection and Legacy Sculpture
Fred Meijer was deeply interested in cultural endeavors and history, and had a long interest in sculpture. In particular, he was initially attracted to historical and figurative statuary in bronze. He began collecting in the mid-1980s according to his own interests. His views broadened in the following years. In 1999, he declared his dream to build a "world-class" sculpture collection, opening a door for collecting beyond his initial personal aesthetic with the betterment and enjoyment of the public in mind. Today, the collection is hailed as among the finest in the world. This exhibition explores Meijerís legacy through a series of eleven chronological chapters. Exhibition activities are below.
March 17 - Gardens of Art Around the World 2
Dr. Suzanne Eberle, Professor of Art History, Kendall College of Art & Design highlights sculpture gardens that inspired Fred Meijer and outstanding outdoor collections.
April 14 - Great American Collectors 2
Dr. Craig Hanson, Associate Professor, Calvin College discusses role of collectors in the U.S. and the legacy of art patronage.
May 5 The Art of Fine Art Collecting 2
Linda and Scott LaFontsee, Owners of LaFontsee Gallery show you easy ways to live with original artwork that inspires you every day. They have represented local artists for over 30 years in Grand Rapids.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 E Beltline Ave NE
MI 49525 www.meijergardens.org
Garden Conservancy Events
Rain or shine. $10 a garden unless otherwise noted.
Open Days Program
January 22 - Mullins' Mendocino Stonezone 10-4
Situated among magnificent redwoods of Northern California, this scenic coastal property imparts a wonderful sense of place that can only be created with time and patience. It boasts one of the most extraordinary collections of stone structures, follies, and sculptures anywhere in the world, all melding seamlessly with the forest setting. This beauty is hard working. By carefully removing brush on the 45-acre woodland site, lifting tree canopy, and adding extensive hardscaping, the garden and house are less susceptible to damage from fire and erosion. Romantic "ruins" along a historic stagecoach road through the trees suggest a lost station. A full-scale traditional Irish tower rises to provide visitors with a spectacular view of the ocean. The Pyromid merges Gothic arches with angular geometries that, like the floating boulder wall, feel both ancient and modern. Undulating patterned-granite terraces provide a setting for serene contemplation and deep musings.
Explore new stonework in progress and talk to traditional masons from around the world, members of The Stone Foundation, who will be in the midst of 3-week session to bring stone to life in Peter Mullins' garden. This is the 10th year Peter has hosted this group, so many participants will be able to discuss specific techniques used in other inventive stone creations on site. Consider visiting noteworthy outdoor stone installations nearby at the Gualala Arts Center and the Point Arena Lighthouse, which boasts a recent stone "picket fence."
Directions:From Hwy 1 head east on Fish Rock Road for 2.2 miles, main property is on left, secondary property on right. Park near house and along road. Please be respectful of space, traffic and neighbors.
The Garden Conservancy
11 Old Post Road
Information: The Garden Conservancy: 845-265-2029
Stone Foundation Events
January 22 - See above listing!
44600 Fish Rock Rd.
Gualala, Mendocino County, CA
Ladew Topiary Gardens
3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, Maryland 21111
Lord & Schryver Conservancy Events
Lord & Schryver Conservancy
PO Box 2755
Salem, OR 97308-2755
(503) 838-0527, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Events
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
18220 North Highway 1
Fort Bragg, California 95437
UNESCO World Heritage Site Sengan-en Events
Hyland Garden Design Events
Hyland Garden Design
1114 SE Clay Street
Portland, OR 97214
Digging Dog Nursery Events
Digging Dog Nursery
31101 Middle Ridge Rd
Albion, CA 95410
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