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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: Adventures in Gardening (3-6 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: Students explore the fascinating world of plants by learning about gardening, trees, flowers, seeds, fruit and all kinds of interesting plant topics. In each class students will to do a project related to the plant world such as planting seeds, arts and crafts and much, much more. Supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

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: Backyard Composting Basics
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Mother Nature can help you compost plant material into luscious amendment for your lawn and garden. Visit Green Spring's composting station to learn different composting methods, materials to use and not use, proportions, aeration, screening, critter control and compost use.

TITLE: Basic Pruning Techniques for Azaleas
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Learn to prune like a pro with this lecture and walk of the White Gardens led by Peter Deahl of The Pruning School. Gain skills and insight into shaping and rejuvenating your azaleas to make them more beautiful and healthy. Learn how to care for and sharpen your pruning equipment. Bring gloves and pruners. Directions to the White Gardens will be emailed before class.

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

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: Colored Pencil & Acrylic Workshop
DESCRIPTION: Colored pencils and acrylic layering is a fantastic technique for building up soft textures, sharp edges, and rich colors. Drawing from colorful photographs or still-life objects of flora and fauna, artist Dawn Flores helps you explore the techniques used to take colored pencils a step beyond their traditional use. Supply list will be emailed before class. Bring a lunch.

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: Family Fun: Meet a Horticulturalist
DESCRIPTION: (5-Adult)Budding junior gardeners and their parents can meet a Green Spring horticulturalist and learn about the work that they do here at our public garden. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of our growing areas and try your hand at some gardening tasks.

TITLE: Family Fun: Pond Party
DESCRIPTION: (5-Adult) Explore this special habitat with a naturalist where dragonflies, turtles and frogs live. Use nets to learn about the larvae that live in the pond.

TITLE: Family Fun: Worm Workshop Program Only
DESCRIPTION: (5-Adult) Learn how to build your own indoor worm composting bin with newspaper and live worms that will recycle food scraps into rich compost. Register for the program only or choose the program and worm kit so you can take a kit home.

TITLE: Family Fun: Worm Workshop with Worm Kit
DESCRIPTION: (5-Adult) Learn how to build your own indoor worm composting bin with newspaper and live worms that will recycle food scraps into rich compost. Register for the program only or choose the program and worm kit so you can take a kit home.

TITLE: Floral Design Workshop: Roses Supply Fee
DESCRIPTION: (Adutls) June is the time for beautiful roses. Designer Chuck Mason teaches you how to arrange a dozen roses and how to use roses to create a bud-vase arrangement and a small centerpiece. Learn what vase shape works best as well as the special care and handling requirements for roses. Register for program and supply fee.

TITLE: Floral Design Workshop:Pot-et-Fleur
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Floral designer Betty Ann Galway teaches you how to arrange a beautiful, long-lasting pot-et-fleur display. This Victorian style combines potted ferns or houseplants with cut flowers to make spectacular arrangement that you can use and reuse throughout the year as you refresh it with cut flowers and seasonal decorations. Please register for program and supply fee.

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