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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-Making Games
DESCRIPTION: BGS-Making Games Badge, Skill Builder It's Your Story.

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

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 :Excellent Evergreens
DESCRIPTION: (5-Adult) Learn about the wonderful world of evergreen trees and plants that really stand out this time of year. Enjoy a seasonal walk through the gardens and an evergreen craft to decorate your home.

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: 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: WinTree Party
DESCRIPTION: (5-Adult) Take a walk in the woods to examine trees in their wintry state. Get to know some evergreens and learn how critters use trees as their homes during our coldest months.

TITLE: Festival of Owls
DESCRIPTION: (4-Adult) Meet local live owls up close and personal! Learn how these raptors live, hunt, and survive. Touch real owl feathers and bones, dissect owl pellets and make an owl craft. Learn how you can help protect these elusive birds. Optional additional cost to purchase an owl pellet to dissect with the aid of a naturalist. Speakers from Secret Garden Birds and Bees Wildlife Education and Preservation will bring live birds to the program.

TITLE: Floral Design: Flowering Branches
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Make your own beautiful, early spring flower arrangement using cut flowers and flowering branches with the help of designer Betty Ann Galway. Learn how to harvest and force flowering branches and get ideas for ways to use them in floral designs at home. Please register for program code and supply fee.

TITLE: Floral Design:Victorian Flowers
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Explore the sentimental Victorian era in which every flower held a symbolic meaning. Create a fashionable flower arrangement in this romantic style with the help of designer Chuck Mason. Use the techniques you learn to try more arrangements at home. Please register for program and supply fee.

TITLE: Floral Design:Williamsburg Centerpiece 2
DESCRIPTION: (Adult) Make a beautiful Williamsburg-style Christmas centerpiece complete with greens, fruit and dried material. Florist Chuck Mason shows you techniques and leads you through the take home project. Please register for the program and supply fee.

TITLE: Floral Workshop: Williamsburg Supply Fee
DESCRIPTION: (Adult) Make a beautiful Williamsburg-style Christmas centerpiece complete with greens, fruit and dried material. Florist Chuck Mason shows you techniques and leads you through the take home project. Please register for the program and supply fee.

TITLE: Garden Buds
DESCRIPTION: (2-3 yrs.) Meet in the Children's Discovery Garden one Monday a month. Your child enjoys different sensory materials out in the garden, rain or shine. Dress for the weather and explore at your leisure.

TITLE: Garden Sprouts: Nature Playgroup
DESCRIPTION: (3-5 yrs.) Your preschooler enjoys nature-themed toys and puzzles while you meet other playgroup parents. A staff member is on hand to put out nature sensory bins, direct games and activities or lead a garden walk. Topics: Jan.-Evergreen, Feb.-Winter fun, Mar.-All Things Green.

TITLE: Garden Sprouts: Nature Playgroup Fall
DESCRIPTION: (3-6 yrs.) Your preschooler enjoys nature-themed toys and puzzles while you meet other playgroup parents one Monday a month. Through games, songs, activities and a garden walk we explore these topics: September-Pollinators; October-Harvest Time; November-It's Fall; December-Animals.

TITLE: Garden Talk: Fixes for a Tired Garden
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Master gardeners share how to design and plant a beautiful rock garden display with fabulous small and dwarf perennials and evergreens. Large, small, or even in a container, you will get great enjoyment from your rock garden.

TITLE: Garden Talk: Growing Roses
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Celebrated for beauty and fragrance, the rose lends elegance to any garden. Although this universally-loved plant has a reputation for being temperamental, master gardeners show you common-sense approaches and precautions to help ensure growing success.

TITLE: Garden Talk: Success with Seeds
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Experience the pride and joy of raising plants from seed. Master gardeners introduce you to the enormous selection of seeds available and offer lots of tips on how to grow them successfully. Take home a few Green Spring seeds to start your collection.

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