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TITLE: Garden Talk: Vegetable & Herb Gardens
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) There is nothing more delectable than a homegrown tomato or fresh herbs and now is the best time to grow your own. Master gardeners show you how to plan, plant and harvest a fabulous vegetable and herb garden.

TITLE: Gardeners’ Holiday:Puppet Show
DESCRIPTION: (2-Adult) Register in advance for this festive, holiday puppet show by a professional troupe. Before or after the show enjoy the Gardeners'holiday open house sponsored by the Friends of Green Spring. Child must be accompanied by a paying adult.

TITLE: Getaway: Longwood Gardens Holiday Lights
DESCRIPTION: Includes motor coach, garden admission and tour. Longwood Gardens' holiday wonderland sparkles with more than 500,000 twinkling lights, spectacular performing fountains, festive floral displays and live music. Come along and let the holiday season begin. Bus departs from Green Spring Gardens at 11am and returns at 11pm. Trip cancellation deadline is November 23, 2017.

TITLE: Groundhog Day
DESCRIPTION: (3-Adult) Learn the story behind Groundhog Day and some interesting facts about this animal. Visit the home of the Walney garden groundhog and play some groundhog games. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: JGS-Drawing Artist
DESCRIPTION: Girl Scout Juniors, Legacy Badges

TITLE: Junior Farmer Fun
DESCRIPTION: (2-Adult) Junior Farmers and their families get to play an active role in helping to take care of our farm. Join us this season as we explore topics such as caring for our farm animals, tinkering with farm machinery, and learning the importance of our crops and gardens. Enjoy a new topic each week of the session as we go behind the scenes to help farmers with their work. Children must be accompanied by an adult registered in the program.

TITLE: Live Owl Prowl
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Meet live owls up close as we soar into their fascinating lives. What are great horned owls, barred owls, barn owls and eastern screech owls doing year-round? Follow them through courtship, nesting, raising young, fledging and finally dispersal of the young to their own territories. Speakers from Secret Garden Birds and Bees Wildlife Education and Preservation will bring live birds to the program.

TITLE: Natural Holiday Ornaments Workshop
DESCRIPTION: (16-Adult) Horticulturist Nancy Olney and her volunteer team have been crafting nature-inspired holiday decorations for the Green Spring Historic House for years. Now you can copy them or create your own as Nancy leads you through creating a few natural decorations and ornaments to take home. She also shows you some of her favorite projects that you can recreate on your own.

TITLE: Philadelphia Flower Show
DESCRIPTION: Includes motor coach and admission. The 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, Wonders of Water, will celebrate the beauty and life-sustaining interplay of horticulture and water. America's leading floral and garden designers create tropical jungles, temperate forests, native woodlands and arid landscapes, showcasing the astounding plants that thrive in each environment. Bring a lunch or enjoy the atmosphere and food of the Redding Terminal located across the street. Bus pick-up/return schedule is: Fair Oaks Mall-depart 7am, return 9pm; Mason Government Center-depart 7:30am, return 8:30pm: LeeREC-depart 8am, return 8pm. Trip cancellation deadline: February 16, 2018.

TITLE: Philadelphia Flower Show
DESCRIPTION: Includes motor coach and admission. The 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, Wonders of Water, will celebrate the beauty and life-sustaining interplay of horticulture and water. America's leading floral and garden designers create tropical jungles, temperate forests, native woodlands and arid landscapes, showcasing the astounding plants that thrive in each environment. Bring a lunch or enjoy the atmosphere and food of the Redding Terminal located across the street. March 5 trip departs Green Spring Garden Gardens at 10am and returns at 10pm. March 7 trip departs Green Spring Gardens at 8am and returns at 8pm. Trip cancellation deadline: February 16, 2018.

TITLE: Plants & Design:Enhancing Winter Gardens
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) With some planning and planting, you can enjoy color, texture and plant shapes while your garden is dormant. Horticulturist Judy Zatsick shares top winter interest plants and how to care for them, along with winter design ideas for color and garden structure. We'll also take a short walk outside to see what surprises Green Spring holds for the winter visitor (weather permitting).

TITLE: Plants & Design:Evergreens to Know & Gro
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Beautiful evergreens are often the bones of the garden with year-round appeal of foliage, fruits and cones. Horticulturalist Brenda Skarphol introduces you to some of the best evergreen trees and shrubs for your home landscape. A short program indoors is followed by an outdoor walk of the gardens.

TITLE: Tea Tasting: A Tea for Each Continent
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Sample teas from each of the seven continents of the world. This special selection spans the full range of tea types. Hear about their distinct characteristics and pair them with traditional accompaniments as you savor this intercontinental tour of tea.

TITLE: Tiger Adventure: Tigers in the Wild
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TITLE: Variety Zone (3-5 yrs)
DESCRIPTION: In this class, children experience two days each of Preschool Picassos, Gym Jam, Magic Kitchen, Wild about the Wild and Adventures in Gardening. This class is perfect for those who want to sample our children's programs. Supply fee payable to instructor at first class.

TITLE: Washington Garden Seed Exchange Guest
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Washington Gardener Magazine is co-hosting the thirteenth annual Seed Exchange at Green Spring Gardens with lectures, face-to-face seed swap and more. Bring your extra seeds to swap and leave with a bag full of seeds, new garden friends and expert planting advice. $15 for verified Friends of Green Spring members and WG subscribers; $20 for others.

TITLE: Washington Garden Seed Exchange Member
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Washington Gardener Magazine is co-hosting the thirteenth annual Seed Exchange at Green Spring Gardens with lectures, face-to-face seed swap and more. Bring your extra seeds to swap and leave with a bag full of seeds, new garden friends and expert planting advice. $15 for verified Friends of Green Spring members and WG subscribers; $20 for others.

TITLE: Watercolor Workshop:Paint a Winter Scene
DESCRIPTION: Learn to paint a winter landscape in watercolor with the help of artist Erik Hottenstein. Erik will demonstrate techniques for translating photographs into winter scenes and then provide guidance for your individual piece. Previous drawing experience recommended. Supply list will be emailed before class. Bring a bag lunch.

TITLE: Watercolor Workshop:Painting on Yupo 18+
DESCRIPTION: Paint on slick plastic called yupo with instructor Marni Maree. Make textures and experiment with different kinds of painting tools to create magical images. You will be delighted with what you can achieve on this surface. Bring a lunch. Supply list will be emailed before class.

TITLE: Winter Lecture: Design Inspirations
DESCRIPTION: (Adults) Global gardens and wild places provide inspiration for garden design. Christopher Lloyd's long border, Burle Marx masterpieces or Jensen council rings, as well as boundless prairies and cathedral woodlands are all grist for the designer's mill. Plantsman and author Cole Burrell explores landscapes, gardens, iconography and experiences inspire magnificent gardens he creates for clients with diverse needs and expectations.

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