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TITLE: A Taste of Tea and History: Garden Herbs
DESCRIPTION: (8-Adult) Enjoy a light afternoon tea with scones, preserves and butter with fresh herbs from Sully's garden. Learn about the crops that were grown in 1794 in the Sully farm and kitchen garden.

TITLE: Arts al Fresco (5-11 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Let nature be your classroom as you experiment outdoors with different art media. Our colorful gardens, streams, ponds and cool woodlands provide creative inspiration. Each day features different arts and crafts, honing a wide variety of creative skill sets to help your mind thrive. Bring lunch and drink daily. Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: Arts al Fresco (7-13 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Let nature be your classroom as you experiment outdoors with different art media. Our colorful gardens, streams, ponds and cool woodlands provide creative inspiration. Each day features different arts and crafts, honing a wide variety of creative skill sets to help your mind thrive. Bring lunch and drink daily. Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: Basic Pruning Techniques for Shrubs
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Learn to prune like a pro with this lecture and walk led by Peter Deahl of The Pruning School. Discover which shrubs and evergreens need pruning in winter and learn techniques for keeping your plants healthy and beautiful. Bring gloves and pruners.

TITLE: BGS Journey:Wonders of Water Tea
DESCRIPTION: This special tea program features activities from the WOW Journey book healthy living section for tea time snacks. We use tea-making to explore water cycle science and where water goes.

TITLE: BGS-Water Drop Patch
DESCRIPTION: Brownies learn how to observe groundwater, simulate an aquifer, and how to protect local water ecosystems

TITLE: Botanical Drawing Workshop-Buds & Bulbs
DESCRIPTION: This class is an advanced beginner or intermediate level for students with drawing experience. Learn to accurately illustrate the botanical details of buds and bulbs using pencil, colored pencil, watercolor or pen and ink. Artist Caroline Hottenstein guides you in seeing and rendering details as well as using basic watercolor techniques for botanical illustration. A supply list will be emailed before class.

TITLE: Build Your Own Butterfly Garden
DESCRIPTION: (5-Adult) Do you want to attract beautiful butterflies to your lawn? Tour the park's butterfly garden and learn how the plants selected nourish and feed butterflies. Then plant seeds that you can take home and transplant into your own butterfly garden.

TITLE: Carnivorous Plants Container Workshop
DESCRIPTION: (16-Adult) Construct a take-home container of marvelous, carnivorous plants with the help of horticulturalist Judy Zatsick. Learn about the natural history and conservation of these fascinating plants that trap and consume insects for nutrition. Get care and maintenance tips for your take-home container. Please register for program and supply fee.

TITLE: Carnivorous Plants Workshop Supply Fee
DESCRIPTION: (16-Adult) Construct a take-home container of marvelous, carnivorous plants with the help of horticulturalist Judy Zatsick. Learn about the natural history and conservation of these fascinating plants that trap and consume insects for nutrition. Get care and maintenance tips for your take-home container. Please register for program and supply fee.

TITLE: DGS-Between Earth & Sky Journey
DESCRIPTION: Girl Scout Daisies, Help with the journey, It's Your Planet, Love It!

TITLE: DGS-Flower Garden Journey
DESCRIPTION: Girl Scout Daisies, Help with the Journey. It's Your World, Change It!

TITLE: DGS-Water Drop Patch
DESCRIPTION: Daisies learn to observe the water cycle, build a rain gauge, and discover how important water is in daily life.

TITLE: Eco Explorers Camp (6-11 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Get outside and explore the wonders of nature as we combine recreation and science to focus on a new topic each day: soil/geology (rock formations and erosion), water (stream monitoring and pond life), trees (identification and botany), flowers (botany and pollination) and animals (tracks, adaptations and role in ecosystem). Bring lunch and drink daily. Download camp forms from website.

TITLE: Eco-Friendly Gardening Practices
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Join horticulturalist Brenda Skarphol as she highlights practical, spring gardening tasks in the gardens at Green Spring. Get tips on eco-friendly plant selection, planting and maintenance for your own garden. Learn how to keep your garden showy throughout the seasons while keeping a healthy environment in mind. Dress for the weather.

TITLE: Eco-Savvy Symposium: Skyward Gardening
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Make the most of limited garden space by going vertical! In this half-day symposium, learn alternative approaches to small space gardening using rooftops, balconies and terraces.

TITLE: Family Fun-St. Paddy's Peas and Potatoes
DESCRIPTION: (5-Adult) St. Patrick's Day is the traditional day to plant potatoes. Learn the origins of this staple and its importance to Ireland. Listen to tales of leprechauns, sample spuds, and plant peas and potatoes in our garden.

TITLE: Family Fun: Asian Brush Painting
DESCRIPTION: (5-Adult) Celebrate the Japanese culture with Asian sumi-e brush painting for kids and parents. Learn about the materials and brush strokes used in this beautiful art style and take home your own brush painting masterpiece. Art materials provided.

TITLE: Family Fun: Garden Terrarium Workshop
DESCRIPTION: (5-Adult) Create an enclosed, mini garden terrarium that is fun to view and easy to take care of. Learn about the water cycle and have fun decorating your mini world with colored sand, stones, and a figurine. The program is priced per project, not per person. More than one person can work on one project.

TITLE: Family Fun: Poetry in the Garden
DESCRIPTION: (5-Adult) Celebrate National Poetry Month surrounded by nature. Walk the gardens wtih a naturalist to find plants that have inspired poets. Perhaps be inspired to write and share some poems of your own.

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